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Carbon Monoxide Dangers Emphasized

February 26, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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Idaho officials continue to investigate the carbon monoxide leak that killed a Pocatello family late Saturday or early Sunday.  Officials continue to investigate the exact cause of the leak but suspect the gas-fired water heater.  Here in Jackson Hole, Fire Marshal Kathy Clay says the heavy snows we have been receiving make homes more susceptible to venting failures that can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning.  Says Clay:  … Continue Reading

Land Exchange Bill Sees Amendment

February 25, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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The bill to allow an exchange of land for the parcels in Grand Teton National Park to the federal government passed on second reading in the state Senate yesterday with one amendment.  Senate Majority Floor Leader Phil Nicholas explained the intent of the amendment was to assure the state got full value for the land.  He says, “If we are going to go and exchange for minerals, … Continue Reading

Hunting Regs Changing In Teton Valley

February 25, 2014 State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
Idaho Fish & Game

The Idaho Fish and Game Department has announced that it is proposing to divide the Teton Zone for elk hunting, moving Unit 62 into the Island Park zone and Unit 65 into the Palisades zone.  The department has scheduled public meetings this week to discuss those and other proposed changes for the coming big game hunting season.  According to Regional Wildlife Manager Daryl Meints, … Continue Reading

Local Architect Honored

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Ward & Blake Architects of Jackson, Wyoming, were recently named 2013 Firm of the Year by the six-state AIA Western Mountain Region, partly for their innovations in the sustainable design of the new Teton County School District offices. The firm had received … Continue Reading

State Legislation Moves Across The Capitol

February 24, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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Friday was the deadline for bills in the Wyoming Legislature to pass out of their houses of origin and onto the other side of the capitol.  However, Teton County Representative Keith Gingery says nearly 30 bills on General File in the house died Friday when they failed to see action – that, he says, is considerably more than normal.  One bill Gingery has been working on that died would have … Continue Reading

Trail Grooming Back On Schedule

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Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation encountered a bit of a problem last week, but this week efforts are back on schedule for trail grooming around the valley.  According to Tim Selke of the Parks and Rec trail grooming program, the groomer slid off Cache Creek Trail in Bridger-Teton National Forest, about … Continue Reading

Wyoming Average Payroll Increasing

February 24, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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The Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services is reporting that total unemployment insurance covered payroll in Wyoming increased by $17.5 million, or 0.6% during second quarter 2013. The report goes on that employment rose by 390 jobs and average weekly wage increased by $4. However, … Continue Reading

Budget Amendments Cut Funds To Jackson Hole

February 21, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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The Wyoming House of Representatives worked late into the night on Wednesday night working through 83 amendments to the Budget Bill.  The major change they made, says Teton County Representative Keith Gingery, was adding over $14 million to community college budgets.  He says there also was a substantial change in … Continue Reading

Jackson Celebrates 118th Annual ’49er Ball

February 21, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
49er Ball

Jackson’s oldest celebration, the ‘49er Ball (now in its 118th year) features some serious “boot-scootin’” Saturday night complete with a live band, silent auction, a queen and a costume contest.  There is also a grand prize of $1000 with the purchase of a ticket. The event originally was begun to help fight cabin fever in Jackson Hole in the late 1800’s, but now serves as a fundraiser for the local eye-care program supported by the Jackson Hole Lion’s Club. The event is at the Virginian Convention Center beginning at 8:00 pm with dance lessons one hour before.

Student Arrested In Connection With Shooting Threat

JH High School

A 17 year old Jackson Hole High School Student has been arrested under suspicion of being involved with the posting of a threat of a shooting to take place Friday at the school.  Undersheriff Bob Gilliam told a news conference Thursday evening that the case was being handled as a criminal investigation.  He explained that the young man was connected to … 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 […]