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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
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Streeper Wins For A Fourth Time

Streeper Wins

Blayne “Bud” Streeper from Fort Nelson, British Columbia, is the winner of the 2012 International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race with an overall time of 19:52.42. This is the fourth first-place IPSSSDR win for Streeper, who also won the race in 2004, 2010 and 2011. Aaron Peck from Grand Prairie, Alberta, took … Continue Reading

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    A Pacific weather disturbance, Monsoonal moisture and stationary frontal system will create rather widespread and heavy shower and thunderstorm activity.  Rain will especially be heavy in portions of central, south-central and southeastern Wyoming.  Areas of flooding will be a concern.  Continued mild temperatures on Wednesday with decreased shower and thunderstorm activity.  Weather conditions this weekend […]
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    Each year, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department sends out a reminder of the right way to release fish when you turn them back into the water. Al Langston of the Game and Fish recently sent out that reminder, so I thought I’d pass it along to you. When the water gets warm this time […]
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    In my days in the mountains, I’ve seen some horse wrecks that probably should have turned my hair gray prematurely. I’ve had horses go lame on me deep in the backcountry. And I’ve been awakened in the night to the sound of thundering hooves receding down the trail toward the trailer. None of those situations […]
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