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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

Better Connectivity For Area Schools

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Greater capacity broadband services are now being provided to elementary schools in Alta, Kelly, and Moose along with educational facilities in Star Valley. Silver Star Communications was one of nine companies throughout the state to aid in improving existing broadband infrastructure to schools. The Wyoming Department of Education first created the Wyoming Equality Network to deliver video and Internet service to … Continue Reading

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    Don’t just let that bow sit in the closet or out in the garage all summer. Dust off the case, take the bow out and get some practice. There are dozens of archery ranges around the state where you can practice shooting in the off season. If you don’t know where the one closest to […]
  • Body of Overdue Hiker Found in Grand Teton National Park - July 23, 2014
    The body of an overdue hiker was discovered Tuesday afternoon near the mouth of Cascade Canyon in Grand Teton National Park. Park officials report that Will Cornyn, 36, of San Francisco, Calif. was found below a steep cliff band near Inspiration Point. Cornyn had been reported overdue by his girlfriend on Monday when he did […]
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