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Senator Enzi Speaks of Closure Effect On Teton County

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Senator Mike Enzi Thursday told Jackson Hole Radio that while the shutdown of the federal government and the resulting closure of the national parks was hard on the entire country, he is aware that it was particularly hard of residents here.  He says the whole state was affected by the government shutdown, but he is sure a lot of people in Teton County … Continue Reading

Forest Roads Seeing Overuse

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Among the first concerns facing Bridger Teton National Forest employees as they return to work is dealing with the increased usage of the wet forest service roads.  Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says already, managers are seeing damage to the roads that will be costly to correct next spring.  She says … Continue Reading

Elk Hunt Resumes On Refuge

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With the reopening of the National Elk Refuge and its facilities, the annual elk hunt which was to have begun Monday began yesterday with the permits for hunt period #2 through Sunday still valid. The remaining hunt periods will adhere to the previously published schedule.  Meanwhile, the bison hunt which was halted resumed yesterday as well, picking up in hunt period #5 which also concludes Sunday.  Fishing is again permitted through the end of the season October 31st.

Refuge Week Missed Because Of Shutdown

October 17, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
National Elk Refuge

Because of the lapse in appropriations that has caused the federal government shutdown, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service cancelled all Refuge Week events at national wildlife refuges across the country this week not having the logistical requirements to support them. Refuge Week was … Continue Reading

Hoback Bridge To Be Done By January

October 17, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
Hoback Bridge

Construction on the Hoback Junction Bridge over the Snake River which had been idled for almost a year due to litigation over the state’s contract with the builder resumed earlier this year.  Among the issues on the bridge itself was … Continue Reading

Teton County Contracts for Green Energy

October 17, 2013 Jackson Hole, Lincoln County, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Lower Valley Energy and Teton County have signed the 100% Renewable Green Energy Partnership Agreement, allowing Teton County to purchase all of its electricity from Lower Valley Energy’s Swift Creek hydroelectric project located in Lincoln County. Lower Valley Energy’s CEO Jim Webb says … Continue Reading

TCSD Achievement Misses Mark But Trends Upward

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The Wyoming Department of Education released the statewide scores for the Proficiency Assessment of Wyoming Students and Alternative Proficiency Assessment of Wyoming Students Monday in Cheyenne. The PAWS outcomes continue a two-year upward achievement trend. Meanwhile, while some classes in some of Teton County’s schools failed to meet adequate yearly progress … Continue Reading

Scouting For Food Gearing Up

October 16, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
Scouting For Food

The door fliers have been distributed now and local scouts and scouters are organizing for the big pick-up Saturday morning as the young men go from door to door in their annual Scouting for Food drive.  Amy Brooks of the Jackson Food Cupboard says the annual food drive yields critical contributions to the cupboard.  She says … Continue Reading

Jackson Pumpkin Sale In Its 36th Year

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This is the 36th year area residents will be able to purchase their pumpkins for Halloween jack-o-lanterns while benefiting the activities of the Jackson Hole Parent Teacher Organization.    PTO President Cathy Blount says this year; 16,000 pounds of pumpkins have been purchased for the sale including … Continue Reading

Local “Stars” Dance Up $150,000

October 15, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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They may not be stars as Hollywood would know them, but the eight couples who formed the “Dancing with the Stars” competition over the weekend are more than stars in the eyes of the Children’s Learning Center.  When the two nights of the event were over, Executive Director Patti Boyd says … Continue Reading

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    U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis announced her re-election bid on Wednesday in Cheyenne. Lummis said she wants a fourth term representing Wyoming in Congress so she can work to reduce the federal government’s role in the Cowboy State. “The federal government cannot do better for Wyoming, than Wyoming can do for itself,” Lummis said. “So part […]
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  • Wyoming Head Coach Recaps Spring Football Practice [AUDIO] - April 23, 2014
    The Wyoming Cowboys wrapped up spring practice last Saturday afternoon in Laramie.  And if you asked head coach Craig Bohl, he would tell you he wants 15 more practices this spring.  That’s not because of poor practicing by the Cowboys, but more so that he can get to know his team even better and get […]
  • Be Bear Aware when you’re out in the wilds - April 23, 2014
    Seeing a bear can be the highlight of an outdoor adventure. Especially if you’re trying to see one on a spring bear hunt. But getting too close to a grizzly can turn an awe-inspiring experience into a tragic one. There’s a common perception floating around that grizzlies are aggressive defenders of their territory that will […]

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