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Snowpack Closer To Average

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As the season moved into more spring-like patterns, snow accumulations now more-closely resemble seasonal averages.  According to the Natural Resources Conservation Service, accumulations in local river basins are at or nearly equal to the 30-year average.  Currently, … Continue Reading

Wolf Plan Surges Ahead In House

Gibbon wolf pack standing on snow;Doug Smith;March 2007

The bill to adopt a wolf management plan for the state of Wyoming made it to the floor of the House now, and it appears none in the state legislature want to risk another year of federal control of the animal.  Teton County Representative Keith Gingery says … Continue Reading

Local Republicans Pick Romney

February 27, 2012 Jackson Hole, Sublette County, Teton County Comments Off
Republicans

Precinct Caucuses were held by the Republican Party around the state last Thursday.  In Teton County, the Republicans clearly selected Mitt Romney as their favorite with 36 votes, followed by Rick Santorum with 16 votes.  Ron Paul had six and Newt Gingrich had 5.  In Sublette County, meanwhile, the margin was similar with Mitt Romney being selected with 66 votes followed by Rick Santorum with 40 votes.  The democrats got to caucus here March 7th.

Spring Run-off To Be Low

melting snow

Snow water equivalents (SWEs) across Wyoming showed some improvement during January; but by early February, SWEs continued to be below average across the majority of western, central, and southern Wyoming headwater watersheds.  Wyoming NOAA Hydrologist Jim Fahey says … Continue Reading

Gas Bills Reduced In Jackson Hole

LVE

Jackson Hole Residents may be pleasantly surprised when they receive their natural gas bills from Lower Valley Energy this month.  The dropping price of natural gas from the fields will be reflected in the rates being charged by the local cooperative – a 12.9% decrease in residential rates to be exact, says LVE Spokesman Brian Tanabe. Tanabe says the rate change was effective February 1st and residents should have received a letter from LVE informing them of that change this week.

Sage Grouse Scoping Scheduled

Sage-grouse

The Bridger-Teton National Forest has scheduled a series of public meetings to discuss Greater Sage-grouse conservation measures in Wyoming.  Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says the meetings will include information on how Bureau of Land Management in Wyoming and the Bridger-Teton National Forest will … Continue Reading

Mead Seeks Support For Wolf Plan

Wolf

Governor Matt Mead yesterday urged the state legislature to pass the proposed state wolf management plan and bring an end to the state’s lack of control of the species within its borders.  Mead told the lawmakers that the years of court battles have … Continue Reading

Sublette County Reacts to Murder Verdict

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The seven-man, six-woman jury hearing the retrial of Troy Dean Willoughby, accused in the 1984 murder of Jackson Waitress Elizabeth Ehlers, found Willoughby not guilty after about five hours deliberation.  The retrial was ordered last August, vacating Willoughby’s January 29th, 2010 murder conviction after … Continue Reading

Willoughby Not Guilty

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“Not Guilty.”  That was the verdict today of a seven-man, six-woman jury after only five hours of deliberation.  With that, Troy Dean Willoughby – accused in the 1984 murder of Jackson Waitress Elizabeth Ehlers – is free.  District Court Judge Timothy Day had … Continue Reading

IPSSSDR Concludes

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The International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race is over for another year with Fort Nelson, British Columbia Musher Blyne Streeper scoring his fourth win in the annual event.  Aaron Peck of Grand Prairie, Alberta who has competed in the IPSSSDR … Continue Reading

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  • Quiet, Seasonal Weather Expected Today - October 22, 2014
    High pressure will build over the state of Wyoming today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry.  Winds, however, could be strong and gusty today, especially throughout central and southeastern portions of the state.  Parts of I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) and I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) could see winds […]
  • Estimating range on waterfowl is easy - October 22, 2014
    If you’ve done any goose hunting, you’ve probably heard the term “skybusting.” You may know it means shooting at birds that are out of your shotgun’s effective range, but do you know if you’re guilty of it? You can set up your decoys to minimize the risk of shooting at birds when they’re too far […]
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    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 […]
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    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 […]

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