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T.C.Unemployment Fell In February

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Unemployment in Teton County dropped significantly in February according to statistics posted by the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services yesterday.  That agency’s monthly report shows the unemployment rate here was down to 5.6% from 6.5% seen here in January and down from … Continue Reading

Beetle Activity Declines On Forests

beetle kill

The U.S. Forest Service released the results of the annual aerial forest health survey in Wyoming last month which indicate that the mountain pine beetle epidemic here is on the decline.  Statewide, the survey shows … Continue Reading

Hazardous Waste Center To Open

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The Teton County Integrated Solid Waste and Recycling office has announced the seasonal opening of the county’s hazardous waste and collection facility next week.  According to Teton County Solid Waste & Recycling Division Chief Heather Overholser, the facility will accept … Continue Reading

Wireless Not Replacing Landlines Yet

cell phone

A poplular trend these days is for people to replace their traditional landline telephone service with wireless phones, or Internet-based phones. However, for thousands of Wyomingites outside of cell and broadband service range, such a shift isn’t an option. Also, those who prefer … Continue Reading

Oil & Gas Leases Officially Retired

Pronghorn antelope, oil tower in background.

It’s official now:  the oil and gas leases in the Upper Hoback Basin have been permanently retired with the completion of the purchase of those leases from Plains Exploration and Production Company earlier this year.  Working with a broad coalition of … Continue Reading

Forest Supervisor Marks Last Day Here

Buchanan

Today is Bridger Teton National Forest Supervisor Jacque Buchanan’s final day here before turning the mantle of leadership over the Cheryl Probert who becomes the Acting Forest Supervisor Monday.  Probert is to remain in the position only until that position can be filled permanently.  Coming to Wyoming from … Continue Reading

White Pine Ski Area Ending Season

white pine

Operators of White Pine Ski Resort near Pinedale have announced that ski area will close at the end of skiing Saturday.  According to a posting on the resort’s website, the decision was made based on deteriorating snow conditions there.  Owners of the resort had hoped to be able to remain open yet another week.

Unemployment Drops Here

unemployment

State analysts were not surprised by the drop in unemployment from 7.3% to 6.5% in Teton County last January.  Senior State Economist David Bullard explains that the drop is a result of winter tourist season in the county.  Still, Teton County was far from … Continue Reading

Economic Impacts of Fire Studied

U of Oregon

Fire analysts plan a webinar Wednesday to examine the impacts of large wildfires for anyone interested.  Specifically, the webinar will discuss findings from a recent study by the Ecosystem Workforce Program at the University of Oregon which examined … Continue Reading

Fremont Lake Campground Closed

Fremont Lake Camp

The Bridger-Teton National Forest plans to close the Fremont Lake Campground and Upper Fremont Lake Boat Launch Site on the Pinedale Ranger District during the 2013 summer season to allow for reconstruction. Work at these sites includes … 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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