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Bernanke To Miss This Year’s Symposium

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When the annual economic policy symposium comes again to Jackson Hole in August, one prominent figure will be missing.  Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke announced he would not be in Jackson Hole for the event, citing a personal scheduling conflict.  Bernanke has delivered the keynote speech since 2006.  The event has … Continue Reading

State Calls Interior Department Into Question

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Wyoming Governor Matt Mead told those attending a town hall meeting in Jackson Saturday morning that the state is drafting a letter to the Department of Interior voicing concern over the curtailment of services to the traveling public at the national parks in the state. Mead says the letter being drafted … Continue Reading

New Bear-Counting Methods Discussed

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The region’s grizzly bear managers are refining the methods they use to determine the number of bears in the ecosystem as well as their distribution through the ecosystem and food sources. Some of those new methods were discussed during the Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee meeting of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee in Jackson this week. Outgoing Chairperson Mary Gibson Scott says … Continue Reading

National Park Week Brings Free Admission

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Tomorrow begins National Park Week, bringing with it free park admission Monday through Friday and a variety of special events.  Those events take place at the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center in Moose including National Junior Ranger Day tomorrow to help … Continue Reading

Fire Interests Host Public Meeting

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The Teton Area Wildfire Protection Coalition is updating the Community Wildfire Protection Plan and is seeking public input in that update by hosting an Open House tonight beginning 6:00 pm at the Jackson Hole Middle School. Jackson Hole Fire Chief Willy Watsabaugh says participants will discuss … Continue Reading

Strutting Grouse Excursions Offered

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Ranger-led tours to observe strutting sage grouse performing their annual courtship dances on an historic lek have begun now and will continue for the next two weekends.  Sage grouse tours begin from the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center at 5:30 am on Saturday and Sunday mornings, and reservations are required. To make a reservation and obtain information about what to wear and bring along on these trips, interested people need to call 739-3399.

Grizzly Bear Scientists Meet In Jackson

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The Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee will be in Jackson this week to hold its spring meeting which is to include reports on the estimation of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem grizzly bear population and issues relating to future management. The Yellowstone ecosystem grizzly bear recovery area includes … Continue Reading

More Wolf Packs in 2012

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The number of wolves living in the Northern Rocky Mountain Region has been growing substantially over the past two years.  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in collaboration with other federal, state and tribal agencies, Friday released the 2012 Annual Report for … Continue Reading

Bicycle Paths Begin Seasonal Openings

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It is time to haul out the bicycles and get them tuned up for the season.  Friends of Pathways points out that already, most of the town and county pathways have been plowed and swept by the Parks and Recreation staff. Community Brooms are also installed at many intersections of the pathways and roads for … Continue Reading

Salazar Praises President’s Interior Budget

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Interior Secretary Ken Salazar defended President Obama’s allocation in his proposed budget of $11.9-billion for the Department of the Interior as a balanced one that makes tough budget choices but funds the highest priorities.  During a telephone news conference yesterday, Salazar told reporters … Continue Reading

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  • The Grizzlies Won’t Be a Pushover [AUDIO] - August 29, 2014
    The Wyoming Cowboys open up their football season at home against Montana tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon in Laramie.  It’s the first meeting between the two schools since 1997, and the Grizzlies enter the game as the fifth-ranked team in the FCS. On defense, the Cowboys top priority is to stop the run.  With a talented quarterback […]
  • Warmer Temperatures With Isolated Thunderstorms Expected Today - August 29, 2014
    A weak ridge of high pressure will build over the region today, which will allow temperatures to become warmer and closer to average statewide.  However, some lingering low-level moisture and daytime heating could trigger a few hit or miss thunderstorms for the afternoon and early evening hours.  Gusty winds and lots of lightning will be […]
  • GPS will sometimes lead you to astray - August 29, 2014
    At the risk of sounding like I’ve been watching too much Top Gear, I need to go off on a bit of a rant right now. The good folks at Nissan let me drive a Titan for two full months, which was really nice of them. And it’s done a pretty good job of filling […]
  • Centennial Church Burglary And Shooting A Hoax, Pastor Shot Himself - August 28, 2014
    A Pastor of the Centennial Valley Community Church, who claims he was shot during a robbery staged the whole incident.  The Albany County Sheriff’s department says 44 year old Pastor Dennis Lynn Davis falsified his report of the robbery and in fact shot himself. Undersheriff Robert Debree says deputies immediately became suspicious of the crime, and after interviewing […]

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