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
The second week of efforts by the Salvation Army volunteers in Jackson proved profitable last weekend, although the need for assistance by many in the community is still very high. Kettle Drive Coordinator Steve Kallin says considering the frigid temperatures late last week, the bell ringers … Continue Reading
Jackson Hole Fire Marshal Kathy Clay has issued a ruling on the cause of the blaze Sunday night which destroyed a multi-million dollar home near Jackson. Clay says while the extent of damage to the point of origin was such that a complete investigation was not possible, it is certain the cause was chimney-related. Clay says the most probable cause was … Continue Reading
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, […]
Windy At Times Today, Unseasonably Mild Through Saturday - October 23, 2014 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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