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3 Serious House Fires in 2 Weeks In Teton Valley

December 20, 2013 State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
TV Fire

Teton County, Idaho firefighters have battled three serious house fires in the last two weeks – one of which resulted in the total destruction of a home.  Fire Marshal Earl Giles says that latter fire took place Tuesday in Packsaddle Estates, and firefighters found the 800 square foot structure fully involved when they arrived.  Giles says the residents were able to … Continue Reading

Jackson Hole Fire/EMS Getting 5 New Trucks

December 20, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
New Pumper

Jackson Hole Fire/EMS is seeing some equipment upgrades with two fire engines already delivered and three more anticipated in the months ahead.  Fire Chief Willy Watsabaugh says the two that have been received are … Continue Reading

Rec Center Gym Reopens

December 19, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
solar

Problems at the Jackson/Teton County Recreation Center have at last been temporarily resolved and the gymnasium there has been reopened.  The gym had been closed after the structure that holds the solar array on the Rec Center gym roof failed, causing the structure to come to rest directly on the roof.  Steel rods from that structure punctured the roof membrane, creating … Continue Reading

Swinging Bridge To Close For Repairs

December 19, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
swinging bridge

Those living on the Old Henry’s Road will have to access the area from just north of Horse Creek during the first full week of January due to the scheduled closure of the “Swinging Bridge” near Evans Trailer Court south of Jackson while repairs to the bridge are being made.  That repair consists of replacing a cracked bridge stringer, discovered during … Continue Reading

Free Energy-Saving Kits Offered By LVE

December 19, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
LVE Logo

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

State Closes Big Game Areas

December 19, 2013 State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
elk migration

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

Salvation Army Kettles Out One More Weekend

December 18, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
Salvation Army

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

Hoback Bridge Nearly Completed

December 17, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
WYDOT logo

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

Idaho Fish & Game Survey Deer

December 17, 2013 Teton County Comments Off
IGF

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

WGF Names New Warden For North Jackson

December 17, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
Stephens

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.

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    A ridge of high pressure will be the main weather feature today, which will keep temperatures warm and slightly above normal statewide.  There will be a chance for showers and thunderstorms today as moisture out of the southwest creeps into state.  The best chance for thunderstorms today will be in far western parts of the […]
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    If you spend any time with your dog out in the field, you’ll eventually run into a situation where your dog needs some help. I was hunting the Table Mountain habitat management area several years ago with my friend Spike, and Spike’s German shorthair cut her front leg on a strand of barbed wire. It […]
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    Another pleasant day is expected across the Cowboy state on this Tuesday.  Warmer temperatures and high pressure will allow for a summer-like day, with highs reaching into the 70′s and 80′s statewide.  Expect partly to mostly sunny skies for most regions, though some moisture will bring a chance for isolated thunderstorms to northern and northwest […]
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