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Flat Creek Project Wins State Grant

December 23, 2013 State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
Natural Resource Trust

The Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust awarded $8.2 million in natural resource grants at their winter project selection meeting in Casper last week.  The board reviewed more than 40 projects, ultimately funding 33 efforts to enhance wildlife habitat, water quality, and agricultural productivity. Among those projects is a restoration project on … Continue Reading

Illeagal In Jackson Sent Home

December 23, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
homeland

An illegal resident in Jackson was sentenced in Federal District Court one week ago, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. 25 year-old Erick Romero-Badillo of Mexico received time served plus ten days, was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment, and is subject to deportation upon release from custody.  Romero-Badillo  had been arrested in Jackson. The case was investigated by the US Department of Homeland Security and prosecuted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Season’s First Rescue Staged on Teton Pass

December 20, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Teton County Search and Rescue was called to Teton Pass shortly before 2:00 pm Wednesday after a Jackson woman suffered a shoulder injury while snowboarding the pass.  23 year-old Viorica Cazacu was brought down on a toboggan since she was … Continue Reading

Elk Numbers Increasing on Refuge

December 20, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
Elk

One of the occurrences Jackson Hole residents have come to expect each year at this time is the arrival of large numbers of elk on the refuge – particularly as the early winter storms move through.  Refuge Spokesperson Lori Iverson says that is the case now and even more are on forest land adjacent the refuge ready to move in.  She says as of Wednesday, … Continue Reading

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

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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, […]
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    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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