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Russian Citizen Arrested In Jackson

January 27, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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A Russian citizen arrested last August in Jackson has been sentenced and deported immediately to Russia after spending the last five months in federal prison for conspiracy to illegally export military-grade scopes to Russia.  32 year-old Roman Georgiyevich Kvinikadze was arrested by Homeland Security agents after earlier attempting to purchase the scopes from an undercover agent in Las Vegas, Nevada.  In addition to his time in prison and subsequent deportation, he was fined $7500.

Traffic Rerouted Over New Bridge

January 25, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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It wasn’t quite the opening they were counting on, but Friday evening, the Wyoming Department of Transportation rerouted traffic on US Highway 26/89 across the newly-built Snake River Canyon Bridge at Hoback Junction – or at least two lanes of it anyway.  District Engineer Bob Hammond explains that some work still remains on … Continue Reading

Snowpack Down But Water Content Normal

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Snowpack averages, which had been hovering near normal in the river basins of Northwest Wyoming has been steadily declining as snowstorms have been few and far between in the past weeks.  Currently, the Natural Resources Conservation Service reports the actual snow level … Continue Reading

Grand Targhee Among Worlds 10 Most Scenic

Grand Targhee

USA Today has listed what it considers the ten most scenic ski resorts in the world.  Among them is Grand Targhee Resort in Alta, Wyoming.  The USA Today article touts, “…this lesser-known resort boasts the best views of the Grand Tetons.  From the top of Targhees Lone Peak, you can see four states and two national parks.”   The article goes on … Continue Reading

IPSSSDR Promises Keen Competition

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The 19th annual International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race begins from the Jackson town square one week from today with 17 competitors registered to participate.  That’s down from 21 racers last year, but Race Director Dan Carter says the competition will be very keen. Carter points in particular to … Continue Reading

Man Charged With Human Trafficking

January 23, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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A Pocatello, Idaho man is facing charges of human trafficking after being arrested in Jackson earlier this month.  Charges allege that 31-year-old Jonathan Massoletti of Pocatello, Idaho forced an 18 year-old woman to work for him as a prostitute and have sex with clients in three states. The victim reportedly told investigators … Continue Reading

Rockfall Mess To Be Repaired

January 23, 2014 Lincoln County, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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The Wyoming Department of Transportation has announced that TK Mining Service of Grand junction, Colorado has submitted the low bid of $817,000 to replace and repair rock-fall mesh on the slopes above highways over Salt Pass, Teton Pass and in the Snake River Canyon. Rock falls since the mesh was installed in 2000 have damaged panels and split some of the seams between the panels of mesh that protect the highways and the traffic using them below. The work is scheduled to be completed by October 31st.

Replaced Fences Paying Off

January 23, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Cameras installed around Jackson Hole indicate that numerous wildlife species are showing a preference for crossing fences that the Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation volunteers installed last fall.  Spokesman Cory Hatch says animals, including … Continue Reading

Former BTNF Supervisor Calls For Reform

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A former Supervisor on the Bridger Teton National Forest is calling for a revised approach to the management philosophy for the nation’s forests.  Brian Stout has just released a book entitled Trees of Life – Our Forests In Peril, where he references the respect given our natural resources by the Native American culture.  Stout says the crisis brought upon the planet by the loss of biodiversity and environmental services is actually a people problem which results from … Continue Reading

New Snake River Canyon Bridge To Open Friday

January 22, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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It’s just around the corner now – or for that matter, around the roundabout.  Construction crews are going through the final check-list on the new Snake River Canyon Bridge at Hoback Junction south of Jackson, and state department of transportation officials say they expect to open it to traffic Friday with little fanfare.  The new bridge was … Continue Reading

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  • Very Mild And Windy Through Saturday, Cooler On Sunday - October 24, 2014
    High pressure will continue to be the main weather feature today and Saturday.  Expect minimal cloudiness and mainly dry weather conditions across much of the state.   Winds, however, will be strong today with gusts as high as 50 mph across wind prone areas.   Temperatures will also stay very mild and about 15 to 20 degrees […]
  • A hunt with no disasters isn’t as much fun - October 24, 2014
    Not long ago, I saw a message on one of the hunting blogs I like to read. The writer wanted hunters to send in accounts of disasters they’d had in the field. I bet he got swamped with emails. Every hunter I know has had at least one calamity in the woods. If you hunt, […]
  • Windy At Times Today, Unseasonably Mild Through Saturday - October 23, 2014
    As high pressure strengthens, warmer air from southwestern portions of the nation will move into the region today.  Conditions will also stay mainly dry throughout much of the state, but winds will be strong and gusty.  Parts of I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) and I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) could see gusting as high as […]
  • My new used truck may be the death of me - October 23, 2014
    Not long ago, I brought home a 1994 Ford F-250. It’s not much to look at, but it’s even worse to drive. About the only things it has going for it are that it’s mechanically sound, and it’s technically a vehicle. I’ve named it Clunk, for good reason. When you shift it into either drive […]

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