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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

Water Storage Increases In River Basins

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Weekend snows in Northwest Wyoming have pushed the snow storage and its water content significantly over the 30 year average now, according to the Natural Resource Conservation Service.  Monday’s report from the river basins in the region show actual snow accumulation in the Snake River Basin is now … Continue Reading

Land Exchange Bill Moves Forward In House

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The Wyoming House of Representatives passed the Grand Teton National Park land swap bill on general file Monday – the first action taken in the House after it was sent over from the Senate.  Teton County Representative Keith Gingery says the passage was fairly uneventful, with most of the legislators supportive of the measure. Gingery says the members of the House understand that … Continue Reading

Town and County Share Planning Director

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Jackson Town Council and Teton County Commissioners entered into an agreement Monday that allows the Town of Jackson Planning Director to provide management and leadership services for the Teton County Planning and Development Department.  The move help fills the void left when … Continue Reading

Glory Bowl Runs, Blocks Pass

March 3, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Not surprisingly, the heavy snow Saturday brought with it an elevated avalanche danger.  The Wyoming Department of Transportation shot down snow at Glory Bowl above Teton Pass and the slide ran all the way to the highway, depositing … Continue Reading

Six Locals Appointed To State Boards

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Six Teton County residents have been listed among those being appointed or reappointed to state boards by Wyoming Governor Matt Mead.  Altogether there are 36 boards for which positions are being filled.  Among the locals being tapped to serve are … Continue Reading

New Wyoming License Plate Unveiled

March 3, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Wyoming’s license plate depicting the Tetons last year was the national winner of surveys asking which state has the most beautiful license plates.  However, in two more years, those plates will change.  Every eight years, the state changes the appearance of the plates.  Starting in 2016, says Teton County Representative Keith Gingery, that photo will be … Continue Reading

Wildlife Frequent Residential Neighborhoods

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Wyoming Game and Fish officials are asking residents in the Jackson and Wilson areas to be aware of and show patience with moose and other wildlife that often show up in residential areas during the winter months.  Game and Fish Spokesman Mark Gocke says the local office has received numerous calls from … Continue Reading

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  • Special Weather Statement issued April 24 at 1:40PM MDT by NWS - April 24, 2014 at 7:40 PM
    AS A NEW UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE MOVES THROUGH THE REGION...CHANCES FOR LIGHT RAIN OR SNOW WILL RETURN TO THE WESTERN VALLEYS. THERE WILL BE A LET UP IN THE PRECIPITATION THIS EVENING BEFORE A BETTER CHANCE FOR INCREASING SNOW ARRIVES FRIDAY MORNING...CHANGING TO A RAIN SNOW MIX BY LATE MORNING. GEN [...]

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  • Governor Takes Action to Protect Wyoming Forests - April 24, 2014
    Governor Matt Mead continues to work to protect Wyoming’s forests. In a letter to the Secretary of Agriculture, Governor Mead identified most forested acres in Wyoming as areas needing expedited insect and disease treatment. These areas include portions of the Bighorn, Black Hills, Bridger-Teton, Medicine Bow, Shoshone, and Uinta National Forests and could potentially lead to […]
  • University of Wyoming Professor Receives Prestigious Math Fellowship - April 24, 2014
    Chris Hall soon will roam the halls where a mathematical giant once stood. Hall, a University of Wyoming associate professor in the Department of Mathematics, has been selected for the prestigious von Neumann Fellowship at Princeton University’s Institute for Advanced Study. Up to eight of these fellowships are available each year. “I’m excited about the fellowship […]
  • Know how to defend yourself from a bear attack - April 24, 2014
    I hope you know what to do to avoid having a bad encounter with a bear. But do you know what to do if an encounter is unavoidable? If you’re wandering around the woods, doing everything you should do to keep from startling a bear, chances are you won’t see one. But even the best […]
  • Rep. Lummis Announces Re-Election Bid - April 23, 2014
    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 […]