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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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  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]

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