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Coming Up Short For Buy-Out

Noble Basin

The push to raise funds to buy-out oil and gas leases in the Noble Basin area of the Wyoming Range is intensifying as the December 30th deadline to consummate the deal approaches.  The Trust for Public Lands was given until then to raise $8 ¾-million dollars to obtain … Continue Reading

Trying A Merger On For Size?

National Forest

There may be no decision yet with regard to the proposal to merge the Caribou-Targhee and Bridger-Teton National Forests, but for a second time this year, an interim management arrangement involving the two forests places them under unified supervision.  With the retirement of Intermountain Regional Forester Harv Forsgren, … Continue Reading

Gingery Concerned About SAR Liability

Rescue

Liability is at the heart of one of the provisions of a bill Teton County Representative Keith Gingery is proposing for the 2013 legislative session which seeks to change the way search and rescue organizations are legally viewed.  Gingery says under current regulations, individual members … Continue Reading

Jackson Hole Entry In Rose Parade

December 13, 2012 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Sublette County Comments Off
6-horse hitch

When you watch the Rose Parade January first, keep your eyes open for an entry out of Jackson Hole.  Jackson Fork Ranch’s prize-winning all-mare Percheron six-horse hitch will appear in the New Year’s Day parade. The Rose Parade website states … Continue Reading

BPA Eyes Rate Increases

BPA

Bonneville Power Administration, the wholesale power supplier for Lower Valley Energy, announced last week that it is considering a 9.6 percent average wholesale power rate increase to compensate for reduced revenue expectations from surplus power sales resulting from low natural gas prices.  The company is also proposing … Continue Reading

Tips Offered For Christmas Tree Care

home tree

Christmas is approaching and more Christmas trees are making their appearances in area homes now.  One of the annual challenges is to keep the tree fresh through the entire holiday season.  North Zone Fire Prevention Specialist Leslie Williams of Bridger Teton National Forest says the first thing is to be sure … Continue Reading

Snow Piles Up In High Country

snow measurements

The storm that passed through over the weekend was enough to push snow totals in the high country over the top.  The Natural Resources Conservation Service is reporting … Continue Reading

BTNF Travel Restrictions Take Effect

usfs

Winter travel restrictions took effect Saturday on Bridger Teton National Forest. The greater Snow King area, Josie’s Ridge, the K-C trail, the Horse Creek area, the slopes above the Putt-putt trail, the slopes north of the Game Creek trail and portions of the Gros Ventre drainage are examples of … Continue Reading

Sublette Ranch Conserved

November 30, 2012 State of Wyoming, Sublette County Comments Off
Ranch Home Place

One of Sublette County’s oldest working ranches will now be conserved for future generations due to a conservation easement sold to the Wyoming Land Trust.  Last week, the Miller family entered the Circle Ranch Home Place parcel into a conservation easement with the Land Trust. The easement is on … Continue Reading

Deadline Approaches For Buy-Out

Noble Basin

Time is running out for an agreement by which The Trust for Public Land can buy out oil and gas leases currently held by Plains Exploration and Production Company in the Noble Basin of the Wyoming Range just south of Jackson.  As of the end of November, … Continue Reading

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