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Independence Day Travel May See Slight Decline

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With Independence Day coming up next week, travel experts are analyzing what tourism interests might expect in the days ahead.  AAA Auto Club is projecting nationwide; 40.8 million people will be traveling 50 miles or more from their homes for the holiday – down slightly from last year.  Specifically, the western states will see … Continue Reading

Western Governors Worry About Drought

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The Western Governors’ Association is again voicing concerns about the persistent drought conditions over the western states documented in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s “Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook.”  The WGA points out that … Continue Reading

Jackson Lake Draw-down Begins In Earnest

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Representatives of the Bureau of Reclamation are visiting with National Park and National Forest officials and fishing and river rafting interests by phone today as the drafting of water from Jackson Lake has begun in earnest over the past 48 hours.  Reclamation Water Operations Manager Mike Beus of the Minidoka Project says as the fields are drying out more downstream, … Continue Reading

No Fire Restrictions Yet In NW Wyoming

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Some counties in eastern Wyoming have implemented fire restrictions in time for the Independence Day holiday, but none have been imposed in either Yellowstone or Grand Teton National Park, on the Bridger-Teton National Forest, or within Teton County.  Due to dry conditions and an elevated fire danger, … Continue Reading

Park Promotes Barn Art

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Grand Teton National Park has partnered with the Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum and the T.A. Moulton Barn Centennial Celebration committee to stage a public art exhibition titled “A Nickel for the Barn.” Artists, poets, and photographers of all ages, abilities and disciplines are invited to … Continue Reading

Cause Of Climber’s Death Still Sought

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Results of an autopsy on the body of a Colorado Springs climber who died late last week after falling through snow and into a moat are not yet available.  However, it now appears that 55 year-old Gary Miller most likely died of hypothermia.  Teton County Coroner Kiley Campbell says there was not significant evidence of … Continue Reading

Personal Fireworks Banned In Teton County

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It is virtually impossible to approach Teton County from any direction without seeing the seasonal fireworks outlets doing a land-office business prior to the Independence Day holiday.  However, once you cross into Teton County, Wyoming, the personal use of pyrotechnics is strictly prohibited. Fire Marshal Kathy Clay says … Continue Reading

Linx Expands Service

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For the third consecutive summer, the Linx Regional Transportation Cooperative is providing affordable public transportation inside Yellowstone National Park and to and from its gateway communities. The Linx Bus in Yellowstone pilot demonstration has been expanded beyond the Park’s South Loop to include … 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

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    I hope you know what to do to avoid having a bad encounter with a bear. But do you know what to do if an encounter is unavoidable? If you’re wandering around the woods, doing everything you should do to keep from startling a bear, chances are you won’t see one. But even the best […]
  • Rep. Lummis Announces Re-Election Bid - April 23, 2014
    U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis announced her re-election bid on Wednesday in Cheyenne. Lummis said she wants a fourth term representing Wyoming in Congress so she can work to reduce the federal government’s role in the Cowboy State. “The federal government cannot do better for Wyoming, than Wyoming can do for itself,” Lummis said. “So part […]
  • Wyoming Veterans Asked to Complete Survey - April 23, 2014
    Wyoming veterans and family members are encouraged to complete a short online survey regarding Wyoming veteran benefits and services, which is located at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WYOVET2014. The Wyoming Veterans Commission is updating their strategic plan and surveying Wyoming veterans and family members is an important part of that process. The survey, which only takes a few minutes to complete, is focused on […]
  • Wyoming Head Coach Recaps Spring Football Practice [AUDIO] - April 23, 2014
    The Wyoming Cowboys wrapped up spring practice last Saturday afternoon in Laramie.  And if you asked head coach Craig Bohl, he would tell you he wants 15 more practices this spring.  That’s not because of poor practicing by the Cowboys, but more so that he can get to know his team even better and get […]