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Lightning Sparks New Fires

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Lightning Saturday ignited three small fires in Grand Teton National Park and several new fires in Bridger Teton National Forest.  One of the three park fires was immediately suppressed while the two others have only involved a tenth of an acre or less and are difficult to access.  Meanwhile, four new fires were sparked on the forest and two were put into full suppression while the options for management of the other two – one of which is in the Teton Wilderness – are still being weighed.

Not All Birth Certificates Real

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Now that Wyoming has begun requiring additional documentation to prove citizenship when applying for a state driver’s license, the Wyoming Department of Health is alerting people that not all documents that are labeled as “birth certificates” are in fact official birth certificates.  Matthew Rowe, registration supervisor with the Vital Statistics Services office says … Continue Reading

More Sublette Commissioners Approved

August 18, 2011 State of Wyoming, Sublette County Comments Off
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Sublette County will be increasing the size of their county commission after a special election was held on Tuesday – the result of a petition drive asking for a change in the total number of County Commissioners from 3 to 5.  One-thousand-ninty-three of the registered voters, or only 28.6% took part in the election. The vote totals were close, with … Continue Reading

Willoughby Gets New Trial

August 17, 2011 State of Wyoming, Sublette County, Teton County Comments Off
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Troy Dean Willoughby will be getting a new trial. District Court Judge Timothy Day issued the ruling Tuesday, vacating Willoughby’s murder conviction, and ordering a new trial. Willoughby was convicted of the murder of Lisa Ehlers, who was … Continue Reading

FEMA Deadline Approaching

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The deadline for eligible applicants to apply for assistance under the recent Federal Emergency Management Agency declaration is drawing near.  The recent FEMA declaration for 2011 severe storms, flooding and landslides provides for federal assistance to state agencies, local and tribal governments and private nonprofit entities which … Continue Reading

Comments Sought On Wolf Agreement

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The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission is seeking public comment on its revised Gray Wolf Management Plan after a recent agreement between Governor Matt Mead and the US Fish and Wildlife Service.  Several public meetings have been scheduled to solicit those comments. Under the proposed plan, … Continue Reading

Retrial Bid Made

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The fate of a retrial for accused murderer Troy Willoughby is now in the hands of the district court.  Willoughby, accused in the 1984 death of Jackson Waitress Elizabeth Ehlers, requested that retrial through his lawyers after it was revealed investigators had failed to share a piece of evidence with defense counsel.  Willoughby’s attorneys made their appeal for the new trial yesterday in Pinedale.  The decision will be made by Judge Tim Day sometime in the next two weeks.

Problem Bear Relocated

August 2, 2011 State of Wyoming, Sublette County Comments Off
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Another grizzly bear has been relocated – this time FROM Bridger Teton National Forest to Shoshone National Forest.  The young adult male had injured seven and killed one domestic sheep in the Dutch Joe area southeast of Pinedale, and Wyoming Game and Fish personnel trapped the bear Friday to relocate to an area about 45 miles west of Cody.  Game and Fish Spokesman Eric Keszler says … Continue Reading

Fire Danger Declared Moderate

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Teton Interagency Fire managers yesterday raised the fire danger rating to moderate. Along with a moderate fire danger, fires in open-cured grassland will burn briskly and spread rapidly on windy days while forest fires can spread slowly to moderately fast. Even though most areas still appear green, says Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek, unattended or … Continue Reading

Unemployment Plummets Here

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Another slight decline in Wyoming’s unemployment rate has been reported during June by the state’s Department of Workforce Services, but the jobless rate in Teton County took a more precipitous tumble with the onset of the summer tourist season.  According to the monthly report, … Continue Reading

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    Wyoming’s unemployment rate continued to fall last month. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported on Tuesday that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 4.2 percent in February to 4.0 percent in March. “If you go back four years ago, unemployment was at 7.5 percent and now it’s at 4.0,” said Senior Economist […]
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