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
Windy In Eastern Wyoming, Otherwise, Pleasant Halloween Weather - October 31, 2014 A ridge of high pressure will slowly move east today. This will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry across much of the state today. Winds, however, will be strong and gusty across eastern Wyoming with gusts between 40 and 50 mph. Temperatures across western Wyoming will stay very mild and above […]
Goose hunters will always have a Halloween costume - October 31, 2014 Thank goodness for non-hunting spouses. If it weren’t for our better halves, most of us who hunt would be completely unprepared for fall holidays. Halloween is certainly one of the days that would be far less exciting if there weren’t people in our households who think about other things besides late-season deer, ducks, geese, pheasants […]
Cool With Mainly Quiet Weather Conditions Today - October 30, 2014 Weather concerns across the state will be very minimal today. Expect sunny to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and light to breezy winds. Temperatures will be a touch cooler today due to a weak cool front that will be brushing by northern and eastern parts of the state. Daytime highs will be in […]
Be ready for bumps, scrapes, cuts and more - October 30, 2014 Being prepared for the worst is never a bad idea. However, if you carry everything you might need for any emergency, you won’t have room for your tent or sleeping bag. A first aid kit needs to be light and compact, or it’ll be one of the first things you toss out of the pack […]
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