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Film Fest Focuses on Fracking

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This year’s Wild and Scenic Film Festival will not only showcase vibrant films focused on the environment, it’s also a way to mobilize community members on a contentious environmental issue. Claire Fuller of the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance, which is helping to bring the festival to Wyoming, explains,  … Continue Reading

Forest Closures Still In Place

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Bridger-Teton National Forest is reminding the public that winter range closures are still in place on the Jackson and Buffalo Ranger Districts despite the unseasonally early spring.  Forest biologists point out that … Continue Reading

Fishing Regs Change In Wyoming

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With warming weather, fishing season is starting up again.  Ray Hageman of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department reminds residents that new fishing regulations take effect this year beginning immediately. Hageman says anglers fishing rivers and streams now have a limit of … Continue Reading

Study: Teton County Healthiest in State

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Teton County has been ranked the healthiest county in Wyoming for the second year in a row. A study released yesterday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin measured … Continue Reading

Public Comments Sought On Well Proposal

March 22, 2012 State of Wyoming, Sublette County Comments Off
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Bridger-Teton National Forest is seeking public comment on an exploration proposal for a project that would be located approximately 22-miles northwest of Big Piney in Sublette County.  True Oil Company is proposing to drill … Continue Reading

Unemployment Down Slightly

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While Wyoming’s unemployment continued to decline in January, Teton County continues to be numbered among the counties with moderate to high jobless rates.  During January 7.1% of the county’s workforce was idled compared with 5.5% statewide.  Still, that is … Continue Reading

Don’t Collect Antlers Yet

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As elk around the valley begin to shed their antlers, wildlife officials are concerned there are those who might be tempted to violate current restrictions on antler hunting.  Wyoming Game and Fish Spokesman  Mark Gocke points out that … Continue Reading

A Rough Year In BTNF

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Responses to winter recreationists on the Bridger Teton National Forest needing assistance – most notably those requiring a rescue – have been on the higher end of statistics this year.  Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says altogether, there have been ten such incidents: eight of which have been in Teton County alone.  Cernicek says the Forest assisted … Continue Reading

Mead Signs Wolf Management Agreement

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Wyoming’s plan for managing the population of wolves residing within the state is now official – made so by the stroke of Governor Matt Mead’s pen Wednesday afternoon.  Upon signing the measure, Mead acknowledged that it came as the result of a major team effort on the parts of legislators and a variety of interest groups.  Mead told those on hand, … Continue Reading

Natural Gas Vehicles Proposed For UW

March 6, 2012 State of Wyoming, Sublette County Comments Off
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A measure sought by Representative Jim Roscoe and thought to have been killed in the House has been resurrected in the Senate and endorsed by the conference committee; and now appears to be on its way to passage.  The issue, Roscoe says, involves providing resources for natural gas-powered vehicles at the University of Wyoming. The natural gas fueling station at UW would … Continue Reading

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  • Don’t lose your vision in the woods - October 21, 2014
    I don’t have good eyes. Had I been born a hundred years ago, there would have been no help for me. Glasses can’t help me, so I’d have blind. I have to wear a special kind of contact lens, which wasn’t available in the days of Davey Crockett and Daniel Boone. But through the miracle […]
  • Hunters must be conservationists first - October 20, 2014
    As hunters, it’s our responsibility to take care of the critters we hunt, as well as those we don’t. We have to obey the game laws. Police ourselves to be sure others respect the wildlife. And even offer suggestions to the Game and Fish Commission when we think there are better ways to ensure that […]
  • Quiet & Mainly Settled Weather Expected - October 17, 2014
    High pressure will build over the area today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry.  Winds will also stay light to breezy and no significant gusting is expected.  Temperatures become a touch cooler statewide, but will be closer to average.  Daytime highs will be in the 50′s across the mountain […]
  • Wish list season is upon us again - October 17, 2014
    Late October is a bad time of year for me. If I were independently wealthy, it wouldn’t be so bad. But I’m not. I’m a journalist, so it’s a little painful. It’s rough because this is when the Christmas catalogs start hitting the mailbox, and they’re chock-full of gear I wish I had. From the […]

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