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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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  • Cold and Windy, Areas of Snow Too - November 24, 2014
    Wind will continue to be the biggest story and headache across Wyoming through about Wednesday.  Strong sustained winds of 25 to 40 mph will be likely across many areas with gusts to 60 mph or more at times, especially on Tuesday.  Mountain locations across the state will continue to see on and off periods of […]
  • Grand Teton elk hunt is under fire - November 24, 2014
    Two photographers from Teton County have filed a lawsuit in Washington, D.C., in an effort to stop the annual elk hunt that takes place in Grand Teton National Park. The Grand Teton hunt has already begun this year, and as far as I know, there are no plans to shut it down early. In fact, […]
  • Mild With Increasing Winds Today, Colder And More Unsettled This Weekend - November 21, 2014
    High pressure will slowly slide east today, which will cause winds to increase and become strong by this afternoon and evening.  Expect wind gusts between 35 and 50 mph throughout central and southeastern Wyoming.  Otherwise, we will see sunny to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and near or slightly above normal temperatures.  Daytime […]
  • Shouldn’t my dogs be KEEPING their hair now? - November 21, 2014
    I don’t understand why it’s happening now, when the temperatures are dropping well below zero, but my golden retriever’s blowing her coat. In a big way. And it’s not just her. Our collie’s doing the same thing, and to a much bigger degree. At least the golden has some abilities that allow me to overlook […]

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