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More Variable Signs On Wyo Roads

November 12, 2012 State of Wyoming, Sublette County Comments Off
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New electronic variable speed limit signs are now in operation on Wyoming Highway 28 in the South Pass area between Farson and Lander. The signs will allow the Wyoming Department of Transportation to drop the speed limit in 5 mph increments to as low as … Continue Reading

Travel Promotion Budget Faces Cuts

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Anticipated state budget cuts could impact Wyoming’s winter marketing to the tune of $ ½-million.  That’s what Teton County lawmakers learned during a meeting with Travel Commission Director Dianne Shober.  State Representative Keith Gingery says at this point, it’s still unknown if … Continue Reading

IPSSSDR Field Over 1/2 Filled

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The deadline for dog teams to sign up for the annual International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race is still nearly three weeks away, but already the field is more than half filled.  Currently 13 teams from … Continue Reading

Teton County Unemployment Bumps Up

October 24, 2012 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Sublette County, Teton County Comments Off
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With the end of the summer season, Teton County’s unemployment rate began inching its way back up again; increasing 3-tenths of a percent in September to 4.4%.  According to the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, that runs counter to the trend statewide where … Continue Reading

Voter Registration Closing Soon

October 18, 2012 Lincoln County, State of Wyoming, Sublette County, Teton County Comments Off
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Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield has announced that Monday, October 22, is the last day to register to vote ahead of the November 6 election.  Maxfield explains that voter registration closes 14 days before the General Election so that … Continue Reading

WHP Observes National Teen Driving Week

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Wyoming is observing National Teen Driver Safety Week this week as one way to raise teen awareness about distracted driving.  Statistically, Wyoming Highway Patrol Lieutenant Tom Kelly says nearly 3100 people died across the nation as a direct result of distracted driving.  Kelly says however, … Continue Reading

Judge Retention Question On Ballot

October 16, 2012 State of Wyoming, Sublette County, Teton County Comments Off
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When voters go to the polls in Wyoming next month, they will find themselves asked if several judges should be retained on the bench.  The Wyoming State Bar Association explains that Wyoming judges are appointed by a process in which the Judicial Nominating Commission screens applicants and recommends three qualified candidates to the Governor for appointment.  Wyoming’s five Supreme Court Justices must stand for retention every eight years. This means that voters go to the polls during each General Election and decide whether or not those justices standing for retention should be retained in office. District Court Judges in Wyoming stand for retention every six years, and Circuit Court Judges face a retention vote every four years. The Ninth District Court includes courtrooms in Fremont, Sublette and Teton Counties with three judges serving the district.  If the results of the General Election indicate that a judge should not be retained in office, the Bar Association says a Judicial Nominating Commission would then advertise for applicants to fill the vacancy and the process would begin again.  Meanwhile, those judges in the Ninth District have all seen a high approval rating by members of the Bar.

Don’t Feed Wildlife

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Due to the severe drought conditions in many parts of Wyoming, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is reminding people not to put out feed for the wildlife.   Officials point out that regardless of winter conditions, there may be significant losses of wildlife this year.  Each winter says Wildlife Management Coordinator Daryl Lutz, … Continue Reading

IPSSSDR Expanded

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The International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race is expanding its 2013 route to include Montana, Idaho and Utah along with its Wyoming venue.  Race Director Frank Teasley explains the move comes in an effort to challenge participants with some new terrain.  He says many of the sled dog races across the country and around the world set their courses, and … Continue Reading

PXP Agrees To Sell Leases In The Wyoming Range

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The Trust for Public Land Friday hosted a news conference and reception in Jackson where it was announced they had reached an agreement with Plains Exploration and Production Company to buy out oil and gas leases on 58-thousand acres in the Hoback Basin of the Wyoming Range.   Spokesperson Deb Love told the group that … Continue Reading

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  • Very Mild And Windy Through Saturday, Cooler On Sunday - October 24, 2014
    High pressure will continue to be the main weather feature today and Saturday.  Expect minimal cloudiness and mainly dry weather conditions across much of the state.   Winds, however, will be strong today with gusts as high as 50 mph across wind prone areas.   Temperatures will also stay very mild and about 15 to 20 degrees […]
  • A hunt with no disasters isn’t as much fun - October 24, 2014
    Not long ago, I saw a message on one of the hunting blogs I like to read. The writer wanted hunters to send in accounts of disasters they’d had in the field. I bet he got swamped with emails. Every hunter I know has had at least one calamity in the woods. If you hunt, […]
  • Windy At Times Today, Unseasonably Mild Through Saturday - October 23, 2014
    As high pressure strengthens, warmer air from southwestern portions of the nation will move into the region today.  Conditions will also stay mainly dry throughout much of the state, but winds will be strong and gusty.  Parts of I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) and I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) could see gusting as high as […]
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    Not long ago, I brought home a 1994 Ford F-250. It’s not much to look at, but it’s even worse to drive. About the only things it has going for it are that it’s mechanically sound, and it’s technically a vehicle. I’ve named it Clunk, for good reason. When you shift it into either drive […]

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