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Legislators See Tourism Efforts Here

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Teton County’s State Representative Keith Gingery says during their meeting this week in Jackson, legislators on the Joint Judiciary interim Committee got to see how Jackson Hole is helping subsidize tourism promotion rather than … Continue Reading

Protester Sues Town of Jackson

May 17, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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Jackson residents may remember two years ago at this time when a pastor from Wichita, Kansas and a group of protesters with him set up picket lines to protest a doctor who performs abortions.  Due to other activities on the town square, they were they were issued … Continue Reading

Free Tote Bags

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Students from local schools have again provided their artistic talents to dress up reusable tote bags to be given away at local grocery stores and be used rather than plastic bags for repeated shopping trips.  Beginning Saturday, 500 bags are to be distributed at Jackson Whole Grocer beginning 9:30 am – no purchase is required.   Since 2006, organizer Jim LaRue and students have given away approximately 55-hundred free tote bags at local area grocery stores.

Newly Passed Act Protects Against Flooding

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Wyoming’s U.S. Senator John Barrasso, Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, is praising the Senate for their passage of the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act by a vote of 83 to 14.  Barrasso says the legislation will … Continue Reading

Judiciary Meeting Here Fruitful

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The meeting this week of the Wyoming Joint Judiciary Interim Committee is being termed a success by Co-chairman Keith Gingery.  Gingery says the group of legislators considered a variety of topics including sobriety programs, controlled substances, post-conviction relief, aggravated assault, and Title 25 mental health legislation.  In their consideration of … Continue Reading

July Fourth Concert Line-up Announced

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Organizers of JacksonHoleLive announced that the July 4th JacksonHoleLive concert will feature Old Crow Medicine Show, The Young Dubliners, Parker Milsap, and the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra, performing live via simulcast from Walk Festival Hall, as part of … Continue Reading

Local Funds Mitigate Sequestration Here

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Not surprisingly, Sequestration was on the minds of the superintendents of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks as they addressed the Jackson Hole Lunchtime Rotary Club Tuesday.  Both praised the participation of the local communities and foundations for … Continue Reading

Scouts Chalk Up Hours On Antler Project

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Scouts and Scout Leaders are in the midst this week of bundling, weighing, and tagging antlers to be sold at auction Saturday morning.  The task comes on the heels of several evenings and one full day combing the refuge for shed antlers to be included in that sale.  Altogether, Refuge Spokesperson Lori Iverson says the project involves a lot of hours on the parts of the volunteers.  Iverson says altogether, the Jackson District Boy Scouts donate 2000 hours or more which would be equivalent to a full-time refuge employee working a 40-hour week.  The yield from the annual sale varies from year to year, but frequently represents some high dollar amounts.  However, Iverson points out the scouts only get a fraction of the money to help pay their national fees.  Iverson says that amounted to about 20% of the gross sales in the past, but the refuge has revised the memorandum of understanding with the Boy Scouts increasing that to 25% reflecting the increase in dues that the district has struggled to pay over the past few years.  Iverson says in the past year, money raised by the Scout event has been used to purchase mat tracks for the tractors used in distributing feed to the elk, for new radio collars for tracking the elk, and to pay the salaries of irrigators as the refuge raises natural forage for the wintering herd. The antler auction begins at 10:00 am Saturday.

Clean-up Day Draws 500+

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Excellent weekend weather helped draw out a large number of area residents to participate in the 45th annual clean-up weekend.  Coordinator Bob Norton says it is difficult to know just how many participants there were but he estimates there were 500 or more volunteers on hand for the effort.  Norton says a lot of areas were … Continue Reading

More Construction At Jackson Airport

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The Jackson Hole Airport has begun construction on a new and expanded Baggage Claim Building as part of the Passenger Terminal Building. The expansion project is designed to alleviate operational and passenger challenges that exist in the current configuration as well as … Continue Reading

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    In my days in the mountains, I’ve seen some horse wrecks that probably should have turned my hair gray prematurely. I’ve had horses go lame on me deep in the backcountry. And I’ve been awakened in the night to the sound of thundering hooves receding down the trail toward the trailer. None of those situations […]
  • Red Flag Warnings In Effect; Isolated Thunderstorms Possible Across Southeast Wyoming - July 25, 2014
    The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings for parts of central and south-central Wyoming through today.  With drier conditions and breezy to gusty winds, there is an increased risk for initiation and the spread of wild fires.  Temperatures will remain quite warm to hot, with highs in the 80′s to low 90′s for […]
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    I promised you yesterday that I’d test a new product to see how well it works to keep you cool when the temperatures climb toward triple digits.   In case you missed it, yesterday I talked about seeing an ad on TV for a new type of training pants. The ad said, and I quote, […]
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    I recently saw an advertisement for a product that’s sure to be a big hit with outdoorsmen. Especially those of us who stomp around in the woods when the temperatures climb into the nineties. Last weekend, I found myself sitting in jeans, boots, a long-sleeved shirt and a cowboy hat at Cheyenne Frontier Days. While […]

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