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Search Continues for Benzene in Wyoming Wells

April 3, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality is testing private wells in Hoback this week to find if benzene, the chemical detected in Hoback Market’s well, is found in others nearby. Hoback Market’s tap water had 60 times the maximum amount of benzene allowed when it was tested in March. Benzene is a compound found in gasoline and other sources that can cause anemia and cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

Island Park Power Outage

April 3, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

If you live or have a cabin in Island Park, prepare for a power outage. Fall River Electric says there will be an electrical service outage in the Macks Inn and Big Springs areas of Island Park today starting at 1p.m. About 500 homeowners and businesses will be affected. It’s scheduled to last about four hours.

 

New Environmental Agreement Manages Yellowstone’s Wild Bison

March 31, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

The National Park Service and the State of Montana will prepare a joint Environmental Impact Statement on the future of managing wild Yellowstone bison. The new agreement allows the agencies to look at creating a new plan to replace the existing Interagency Bison Management Plan. That plan’s purpose is to conserve wild Yellowstone bison, while reducing negative impacts of the bison on the public.

Government Needs to Repay $2.6 million to Petroleum Companies

March 28, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

A U.S. Bureau of Land Management official says the government will need to repay $2.6 million to petroleum companies if the U.S. Forest Service decides not to allow gas drilling in the Wyoming Range next year. The BLM sold the leases of the 65-square mile area to petroleum companies in 2005. If the Forest Service rejects drilling, the lease-holding companies will need to get their money back.

 

Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club’s Pole, Pedal, Paddle on Saturday

March 27, 2014 Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off

It’s time to pole, pedal and paddle in Jackson Hole this Saturday at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. This year it’s a four event race and contestants can compete by themselves or in teams. The race has four legs…alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, bicycling and boating. The event is raising money for the non-profit Jackson Hole Ski& Snowboard Club to help kids afford Alpine, Freeride, Nordic and snowboard programs

Jackson Woman Life Flighted After Ski Fall

March 26, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

A 25-year-old Jackson woman had to be rescued by helicopter after injuring her knee skiing in Targhee National Forest this weekend. Teton County Under-sheriff says Search and Rescue picked up Bree Buckley from a hillside near Battleship Mountain

Health Insurance Deadline Approaches

March 26, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

The health insurance deadline is almost here and the Teton County Library is offering one more chance to sign up before next week’s enrollment deadline. The library is hosting a “marathon” sign-up session today from noon to 7 p.m.

Ecosystem Roundtable Draws a Major Crowd

March 26, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

The Jackson ecosystem roundtable drew a much larger crowd than expected Monday. 60 people came to talk about climate change, diseases and dozens of other issues with the federal land managers of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. County politicians, wildlife lovers and ranchers shared their views with the Greater Yellowstone Coordinating Committee that represents every land manager in the 20 million acre ecosystem.

 

Bighorn River Gets Flushed Out

March 25, 2014 Teton County Comments Off

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is telling hunters, fishers and hikers to watch out for more water flowing through the Bighorn River today until Thursday. The Bureau of Reclamation is dumping more water from the Boysen Reservoir causing the river to flow from 475 cubic feet per second to 5000 feet per second. Game and Fish is doing the flush to clean out fish spawning areas to help more fish grow.

Wyoming Cops Give Twice as Many Speeding Tickets to Out-of State Drivers

March 25, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off

Wyoming Highway Patrol gives twice as many speeding tickets to out-of-state drivers as it does people from Wyoming. The Highway Patrol handed out just over 21,000 speeding tickets to state residents and 40,000 to drivers from other states in 2012. Wyoming Highway Patrol Colonel John Buter says they do not target out-of-state drivers

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