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T.C.Unemployment Fell In February

Employment

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

hazardous waste

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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  • 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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