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Area Reservoirs To Fill This Year

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(Burley, ID) The Bureau of Reclamation office in Burley, Idaho this week has been able to provide some positive news about the prospects this summer for the reservoirs making up the Minidoka Project.  Spokesman Mike Beus says with the amounts of snow being measured in the Natural Resource Conservation Service measuring sites, it now appears Jackson Lake and the reservoirs downstream will … Continue Reading

Airport Passenger Activity Increases Significantly

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(JACKSON)  There was more positive growth in Jackson Hole Airport business during February.  According to the monthly report to the airport board, the number of passengers arriving on flights was up by 14% and the number of those departing was up by nine percent over the same month last year.  That comes on top of … Continue Reading

Land Swap Provisions Approved By Legislature

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(CHEYENNE)  It was an uphill battle, but after hours of hashing over Senate File 39, a conference committee reached unanimous agreement on the provisions for an exchange for land in Grand Teton National Park between the state and the Interior Department.  Teton County Senator Leland Christensen, who sponsored the bill, says reaching that agreement was anything but easy. Christensen says there were … Continue Reading

Wildlife Safety Workshop Scheduled

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(JACKSON)  With reports of bears venturing out of their winter dens, residents are reminded that it’s a good time to think about how to avoid conflicts with large predators. Wildlife officials encourage anyone who spends time in bear and lion country to attend the upcoming “Staying Safe in Bear, Lion, and Wolf Country” workshop to be held … Continue Reading

No Need For Special Legislative Session

March 6, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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(CHEYENNE)  This week, the Wyoming House failed to act on Senate File 106 which would have provided for an a special legislative session in order to deal with the il-fated act last year which reorganized the office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.  That action was found by the State Supreme Court to be unconstitutional.  Teton County Representative Keith Gingery says … Continue Reading

Another Security Threat At Jackson Hole High School

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(JACKSON)  Jackson Hole High School was hit with another student threat yesterday, leading to another investigation by law enforcement and school officials, and continued tight security at the school.  School Superintendent Pam Shea would only term the incident as a “vague threat” which took place at a time in the morning she would not specify.  Shea says the message triggered … Continue Reading

LVE Announces Propane Rate Reduction

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(JACKSON)  Lower Valley Energy has announced a moderation in the price of propane at the wholesale level will bring a decrease in the price to customers by 9.22¢ per gallon.  Prices had increased for propane in January and again the beginning of this month for a total of 88¢ more per gallon.  Spokesman Brian Tanabe says the rate reduction … Continue Reading

Teton Library Considers Fee Changes

March 5, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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(JACKSON)  The Teton County Library Board is proposing changes to its library fee policy and is seeking public input for their proposal.  Under their plan, overdue fines would accrue up to a $3 maximum per item, interlibrary loan fees would increase to … Continue Reading

SPET Projects Chosen For Local Ballot

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A total of $11-million in special purpose excise tax issues will be placed before the voters this year following the approval yesterday by the town and county leadership of six issues.  Mayor Mark Barron points out that all six issues involve construction of publicly-owned capital construction projects.  They include … Continue Reading

Avalanche Danger Increases Again

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Bridger Teton National Forest Avalanche Center reports that there were numerous slides yesterday brought on by the new, wet snow received over the weekend.  Among those slides were a sizable one … Continue Reading

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  • Warmer on Friday, But Showers & Thunderstorms Are Expected For Parts of Wyoming - April 18, 2014
    Temperatures will be warm today, with highs mostly rising to the 60′s and 70′s statewide (slightly cooler across the western valleys and higher terrain).  Expect rain showers and thunderstorms to move into the western third of the state, while the rest of Wyoming see sunshine into this afternoon.  Scattered rain showers and pop-up thunderstorms will […]
  • A lunar eclipse, and me without my camera - April 18, 2014
    Monday night, or more accurately early Tuesday morning, there was a total lunar eclipse. And being the experienced nature photographer I am, you’d think I was ready with my camera. But you’d be wrong. The last total lunar eclipse visible in Wyoming was way back in 2009, if I’m not mistaken. So I’ve been looking […]
  • Enzi Opens Campaign HQ in Cheyenne - April 17, 2014
    U.S. Senator Mike Enzi opened his official campaign headquarters in Cheyenne on Wednesday. Wyoming’s senior senator is seeking his fourth term in the Senate. There were rumors last year that Enzi would retire at the end of his current term and he admits it is something he thought about. “Anytime anybody’s getting ready to go […]
  • Back to normal at the trap range - April 17, 2014
    By some strange luck, I shot really well last week in our trap league. But last night, I didn’t do so well. Not even close. The thing about shooting trap is that you’re bound to have good rounds once in a while. Those good nights give you hope that you’re improving. For some people, that […]

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