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Teton County Jobless Rate Plummets

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Unemployment in Teton County took a precipitous drop during June as to be expected as the summer tourist season got into full swing.  According to the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, the jobless rate dropped from 6.4% in May to … Continue Reading

Deceased Back Country Traveler Found

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Another deceased person was discovered in the Wind River Mountains northeast of Pinedale Saturday.  According to the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office, 71 year-old Randall Strand of Bountiful, Utah had been … Continue Reading

Udall’s Body Recovered In Wind River Mountains

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Searchers have discovered the body of a 61 year-old member of a politically prominent western family.  James Udall’s body was located in the Wind River Mountains near Pinedale Wednesday afternoon.  According to the Sublette County Sheriff’s office, … Continue Reading

Highway Patrol Increases Presence This Weekend

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With Independence Day falling in the middle of the week, traffic analysts plan to monitor a holiday period from Wednesday through Sunday.  That coincides with the period Lieutenant Tom Kelly of the Wyoming Highway Patrol’s Jackson office says troopers will be out in force.  Kelly says the officers will be looking to maintain … Continue Reading

Search Continues In Wind River Mountains

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The search for a missing hiker, James “Randy” Udall of Carbondale Colorado, continues in the Wind River Mountains of west of Pinedale today.  Udall was reported overdue on Friday, two days after his planned exit from the back country.  Search operations began that afternoon and … Continue Reading

Employment Here Rises For Tourist Season

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Wyoming’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate reportedly fell from 4.8% in April to 4.6% in May; and while that may not be a statistically significant change, it remains significantly lower than the current U.S. unemployment rate of 7.6%. The largest unemployment rate decrease in Wyoming … Continue Reading

Unattended Campfires A Persistent Threat

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Unattended campfires continue to plague fire managers on the Bridger Teton National Forest as conditions continue to dry out and the fire danger continues to rise.  Over the weekend, Teton Interagency Fire personnel had to douse … Continue Reading

Weather Service Warns Of Lightning Dangers

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This week, Wyoming marks Lightning Awareness Week; calling attention to what is probably the most deadly weather occurrence in the state, and certainly in this part of the state.  National Weather Service Severe Weather Warning Coordination Meteorologist Chris Jones says … Continue Reading

Bridger-Teton Names New Supervisor

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Clinton Kyhl, currently deputy forest supervisor of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest in central Washington State, has been named the new supervisor of the Bridger-Teton National Forest.  Kyhl replaces former Supervisor Jacque Buchanan who … Continue Reading

Power Rate Increase Here Still Unknown

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Customers of Idaho Power over the weekend were hit with a 12.5% rate increase – the fourth highest cost adjustment ever in Idaho – being blamed on a variety of factors.  However, Brian Tanabe of Lower Valley Energy serving Jackson Hole and parts of Sublette and Lincoln Counties says … 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 […]
  • My new used truck may be the death of me - October 23, 2014
    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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