A Christmas gift from the power cooperative? Not really, but it comes just in time for the holiday season. Lower Valley Energy is offering an Energy Efficiency Kit to help its member/consumers use less electricity both for lighting and heating water. The free kit includes … Continue Reading
Most big game seasons are over now in Wyoming and many of the Game and Fish Department wildlife management areas that provide winter range are now closed for the season. Spokesman Ray Hagaman says seasonal closures minimize stress for the wintering animals. He says intrusions cause … Continue Reading
The last of the four weekends that Salvation Army Bell Ringers will be out in Jackson Hole this year is coming up. Kettle coordinator Steve Kallin says giving has been strong, but there is still a long way to go as efforts continue to raise money to help those in need around the valley. Kallin says, “We’re a little ahead of last year’s pace, but the unfortunate thing is … Continue Reading
Those driving past the construction of the new bridge across the Snake River at Hoback Junction south of Jackson may not be seeing all that much difference in the construction site, but Wyoming Department of Transportation officials say there is a big change under all that construction material. In fact, progress is still … Continue Reading
Beginning this week, Idaho Fish and Game personnel are conducting population survey flights for deer and elk across the Upper Snake Region. Helicopters are being used in capture operations so that radio collars can be placed on animals. Fish and Game Spokesman Gregg Losinski says … Continue Reading
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has named a new North Jackson Game Warden replacing Bill Long who retired from that position after 37 years. Game and Fish officials say Jon Stephens comes to Jackson after serving as Game Warden in Torrington for the past seven years. Stephens graduated from the University of Wyoming with a degree in Wildlife & Fisheries Biology and Management in 2003.
Sunday marks the beginning of the busy winter airline schedule at Jackson Hole Airport, with 11 non-stop flights to and from Jackson Hole over the next few months. Airport manager Ray Bishop says due to the popularity of the Jackson Hole area, the airport is expected to be extremely busy and the lobby to fill up fast. Since most of the flights will be arriving mid-day, Bishop says … Continue Reading
St. John’s Medical Center Monday signs an affiliation agreement with the University of Utah Health Care Center which will enhance the coordination of resources between the two facilities. St. John’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Lou Hochheiser says St. John’s Patients have long benefited from Services provided by the university hospital and clinics, but this will provide … Continue Reading
The water is rising in Flat Creek again as the bitter cold temperatures have led to what is known as anchor ice forming and blocking the flow of the stream. Anchor ice is formed when frazil ice forms on the channel bottom during cold periods and the creek flow becomes super cooled. As that ice rises, so does the water level. Town Manager Bob McLauren says … Continue Reading
The Wyoming Department of Health is urging residents now to take common-sense steps to avoid becoming ill with influenza or spreading it to others as influenza seems to be spreading through the state again. According to Surveillance Epidemiologist Reggie McClinton, the state is not seeing as many cases … Continue Reading
Diapers weren’t a magic bullet for staying cool - July 25, 2014 I promised you yesterday that I’d test a new product to see how well it works to keep you cool when the temperatures climb toward triple digits. In case you missed it, yesterday I talked about seeing an ad on TV for a new type of training pants. The ad said, and I quote, […]
I’ll try anything to stay cool in the summer - July 24, 2014 I recently saw an advertisement for a product that’s sure to be a big hit with outdoorsmen. Especially those of us who stomp around in the woods when the temperatures climb into the nineties. Last weekend, I found myself sitting in jeans, boots, a long-sleeved shirt and a cowboy hat at Cheyenne Frontier Days. While […]
Start honing your archery skills now - July 23, 2014 Don’t just let that bow sit in the closet or out in the garage all summer. Dust off the case, take the bow out and get some practice. There are dozens of archery ranges around the state where you can practice shooting in the off season. If you don’t know where the one closest to […]
Body of Overdue Hiker Found in Grand Teton National Park - July 23, 2014 The body of an overdue hiker was discovered Tuesday afternoon near the mouth of Cascade Canyon in Grand Teton National Park. Park officials report that Will Cornyn, 36, of San Francisco, Calif. was found below a steep cliff band near Inspiration Point. Cornyn had been reported overdue by his girlfriend on Monday when he did […]
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