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Forest Fires Not Growing

Bull Fire

The Dog Creek Fire sparked by lightning on Wolf Mountain last week has not grown significantly.  The fire remains in a managed status and has not grown beyond a tenth of an acre.  Fire officials on the Bridger Teton National Forest say they anticipate the precipitation forecast this week will continue to limit its growth or possibly suppress it entirely.  Meanwhile, the Bull Fire in the Grays River area is also expected to be curtailed by this week’s rain and snow.

Heart Patient Evacuated From Wilderness

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Teton County Search and Rescue responded to a call in the Teton Wilderness near “Dead Horse Pass” just west of the Grand Teton National Park boundary Friday.  Undersheriff Bob Gilliam says the man needing assistance was reported to be suffering from a heart condition.  Gilliam says the unidentified man, … Continue Reading

Gasoline Prices Remain High Here

September 24, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
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Gasoline prices are seeing a seasonal dip in price now nationwide, while they seem to be remaining stubbornly high here.  Amerine Woodyard of the US Energy Information Administration says the national average price as of yesterday was $3.55 a gallon of regular gasoline.  Woodyard says that’s down 5.2 cents from a week ago, based on … Continue Reading

Motorized Watercraft Banned

September 24, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission, meeting in Jackson yesterday, agreed that motorized water craft should be banned from the stretch of the Snake River between Grand Teton National Park and the South Park Bridge.  Under the new rules, … Continue Reading

Levee Closed

September 24, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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The Teton County Road and Levee Department has extended the closure of the South Park Levee to allow the Army Corps of Engineers to conduct levee maintenance work.  County officials say the Levee will be closed to the public for several weeks while heavy equipment is on scene to effect repairs to the levee in the interest of public safety.

New Lawyers To Be Admitted To The Bar

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Eighty-three people have been recommended for admission to practice law in Wyoming.  An admission ceremony before the Wyoming Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming will be … Continue Reading

Clothing Drive A Major Success

September 23, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Sublette County, Teton County Comments Off
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A clothing drive launched by Jackson Oddfellow’s Lodge #8 to benefit those who lost their homes in the Colorado floods yielded more than organizers had expected.  Oddfellows member Wayne Johnson says the response was what he termed “amazing.”  Johnson says, … Continue Reading

Forest Users Should Be Rain Wary

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While northwestern Wyoming has not experienced the kind of severe weather seen in Colorado recently, Bridger-Teton National Forest and Bureau of Land Management’s High Desert District are encouraging visitors to take extra precautions while recreating on public lands in light of all of the recent rain. Above all else, says Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek, … Continue Reading

Alleged Drug Dealer In Schools Arrested

September 20, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Teton County Schools Comments Off
Vargas

Teton County Sheriff’s detectives have arrested a 19 year-old man for delivery of controlled substances and conspiracy to deliver controlled substances into Jackson Hole High School and Summit High School. Sheriff’s Sergeant Tom Combs says Edwing Vargas’ arrest comes as a result of … Continue Reading

WGF Commission Considers Watercraft On Snake River

September 20, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
watercraft on Snake

The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission will take up the question of whether to restrict motorized watercraft on the Snake River when it meets in Jackson Monday.  Motorized watercraft is already prohibited in Grand Teton National Park and in the Snake River Canyon.  The question before the commission now involved … Continue Reading

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