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Snowpack Still Average or Below

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Despite this week’s snowfall in northwestern Wyoming, snowpack in the region is still lagging slightly behind in some basins and is running about average in others.  According to the Natural Resources Conservation Service, snowpack in the Snake River Basin is … Continue Reading

Propane Rates Increase

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Lower Valley Energy has announced a planned increase in the cost of propane service to customers.  According to a statement from the energy cooperative, a “pass-through” hike of 56¢ per gallon will be imposed beginning January 25th.  According to a news release from the co-op, the increase is the result of a hike in the wholesale price.

Man Prosecuted for Fossil Smuggling

January 3, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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A Colorado man with ties to Jackson has pleaded guilty to conspiring to smuggle fossils from China into the United States.  John Richard Rolater who operates “By Nature Gallery” in Jackson now faces sentencing for the felony.  His guilty plea was announced by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Wyoming.  The investigation was conducted by … Continue Reading

Jackson Hole Airport Crunch Coming

January 2, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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It’s that part of their trips that visitors to Jackson knew was going to come eventually – the trip home.  Tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday will be the days for the crunch at Jackson Hole airport, and Airport Manager Ray Bishop says of the 1380 seats available on outgoing flights, 1320 are spoken for. He says the outbound rush will … Continue Reading

Gasoline Prices To Decline In 2014

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While gasoline prices increased during the final days of 2013, the US Energy Information Administration is predicting the prices will fall slightly through 2014, in spite of the predictable seasonal increase during the summer.  The agency is posting an annual average price for the coming year of … Continue Reading

Elk Refuge Visitation Sets Record

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A record number of visitors was set last week as throngs of visitors have been taking the sleigh rides through the National Elk Refuge herd over the holiday weeks.  Spokesperson Lori Iverson says that visitation peaked last Saturday.  She says 862 people went on a sleigh ride on the 55 sleighs that went out during the day. Altogether, Iverson says … Continue Reading

Nevada Murder Suspect Dies In Stand-Off

December 31, 2013 State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
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The man being sought in connection with a Carson City, Nevada murder who authorities had thought might be headed to Driggs, Idaho was died during a stand-off with Reno, Nevada police Monday.  29 year-old Michael Dylan Brentlinger had been … Continue Reading

Traffic Patrols Stepped Up Tonight

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The message from the Wyoming Highway Patrol for New Year’s Eve is a very familiar one – if you drink, don’t drive.  Lieutenant Tom Kelly of the Jackson District of the patrol says troopers will be out in force tonight to assure those celebrating the new year in get home safely. Kelly points out that New Year’s Eve is traditionally a drinking holiday and unfortunately, some people make some poor decisions and choose to drive after they’ve been drinking.  Kelly says, “We try to increase our manpower out there to try to prevent anyone from getting hurt when people make those poor choices.  We’re not saying don’t drink – we’re saying don’t drive if you’re going to drink.”  Kelly urges … Continue Reading

Stranded Snowmobiler Rescued From Pine Creek Pass

December 31, 2013 State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
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Teton County, Idaho Search and Rescue was called out shortly after 6:00 pm Sunday when two snowmobilers failed to return home when their snow machines became caught in a ravine.  Paul Bruno of the search and rescue team says … Continue Reading

Salvation Army Donations Down In 2013

December 31, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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Jackson Hole’s Salvation Army bell ringers this year raised $17,350 to help those in need in the community.  While that is more than $2000 below last year’s collections, kettle drive coordinator Steve Kallin says the daily collections were significantly higher than they were last year. He says all the fundraising took place … Continue Reading

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  • Hunters must be conservationists first - October 20, 2014
    As hunters, it’s our responsibility to take care of the critters we hunt, as well as those we don’t. We have to obey the game laws. Police ourselves to be sure others respect the wildlife. And even offer suggestions to the Game and Fish Commission when we think there are better ways to ensure that […]
  • Quiet & Mainly Settled Weather Expected - October 17, 2014
    High pressure will build over the area today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry.  Winds will also stay light to breezy and no significant gusting is expected.  Temperatures become a touch cooler statewide, but will be closer to average.  Daytime highs will be in the 50′s across the mountain […]
  • Wish list season is upon us again - October 17, 2014
    Late October is a bad time of year for me. If I were independently wealthy, it wouldn’t be so bad. But I’m not. I’m a journalist, so it’s a little painful. It’s rough because this is when the Christmas catalogs start hitting the mailbox, and they’re chock-full of gear I wish I had. From the […]
  • Pleasant Autumn Weather Expected - October 16, 2014
    Temperatures will be noticeably cooler and closer to average today due to a cool front that crossed through the state of Wyoming yesterday.  We can also expect partly to mostly cloudy skies and breezy winds today, but conditions will remain mainly dry.  Winds will gust between 15 to 25 mph.  Daytime highs will reach the […]

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