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Firefighters Refresh Their Skills

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Members of Teton Interagency Fire are meeting this week for refresher sessions as they renew their certifications to fight wildfires.  Bridger Teton National Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says topics discussed are critical for … 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

Bus Service Set Between YNP and Gateway Commuinities

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The Wyoming Department of Transportation has awarded the Yellowstone Business Partnership a $145,155 public transportation grant to help connect national park gateway towns under its “Linx Bus in Yellowstone” transit service, set to operate between June 4th and September 30th. Yellowstone Business Partnership officials say … Continue Reading

Police To Collect Unwanted Meds

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The Jackson Police Department Saturday will partner with the Drug Enforcement Administration and Smith’s Food and Drug on a nationwide prescription drug “Take-Back” initiative in hopes of preventing increased pill abuse and theft.  Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are … Continue Reading

Less Radiation from Hospital’s CT Scanner

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To make CT exams as safe and accurate as possible for its patients, St. John’s Medical Center, has acquired a dose reduction system, for its CT scanner.  Dr. Robert Berlin MD, Medical Director for St. John’s Imaging Department says … Continue Reading

Gov. Mead Planning Fof Flat Budget

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Governor Matt Mead told those attending a town hall meeting in Jackson Saturday morning that he intends to submit a flat, or nearly flat budget next month for the state’s agencies to consider as they plan their expenditures for the year ahead.  Mead told the group of town, county and agency leaders that … Continue Reading

LVE Seeks Board Candidates

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Lower Valley Energy is seeking nominations of individuals to represent two districts on the Lower Valley Energy Board of Directors. Those districts are District 2 in Star Valley and District 5 in the town of Jackson.  Specifically, District 5 encompasses … Continue Reading

Air Service Here May Expand Again

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Representatives of United Airlines told officers of Jackson Hole Air that they were very pleased with the success they saw this past winter in Jackson Hole, and are willing to explore expanding the service to other markets that would make sense to continuing that success.  Mark Barron, who serves as the vice chairman of Jackson Hole Air says … Continue Reading

New Guard Facility To Serve Region

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Construction of a 30,000 square foot Wyoming Army National Guard readiness center near Star Valley High School, in Afton, will replace a 1950′s built complex and provide Lincoln County with key structures in case of a disaster. Lt. Col. Guy Beaudoin says the town of Afton, Lincoln County, and the Wyoming Military Department have … Continue Reading

Bronc Band Earns Top Rating

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The Jackson Hole High School Band last week earned a Superior rating at the Wyoming Music Educators’ Southwest Music Festival.  Band Director Pete Closson took the group to Lyman last Thursday to compete in the event. This marks the first time since 1998 that the band has enjoyed such an accomplishment.  The rating of Superior is the highest a performing group can earn at such a music festival.

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  • Warmer on Friday, But Showers & Thunderstorms Are Expected For Parts of Wyoming - April 18, 2014
    Temperatures will be warm today, with highs mostly rising to the 60′s and 70′s statewide (slightly cooler across the western valleys and higher terrain).  Expect rain showers and thunderstorms to move into the western third of the state, while the rest of Wyoming see sunshine into this afternoon.  Scattered rain showers and pop-up thunderstorms will […]
  • A lunar eclipse, and me without my camera - April 18, 2014
    Monday night, or more accurately early Tuesday morning, there was a total lunar eclipse. And being the experienced nature photographer I am, you’d think I was ready with my camera. But you’d be wrong. The last total lunar eclipse visible in Wyoming was way back in 2009, if I’m not mistaken. So I’ve been looking […]
  • Enzi Opens Campaign HQ in Cheyenne - April 17, 2014
    U.S. Senator Mike Enzi opened his official campaign headquarters in Cheyenne on Wednesday. Wyoming’s senior senator is seeking his fourth term in the Senate. There were rumors last year that Enzi would retire at the end of his current term and he admits it is something he thought about. “Anytime anybody’s getting ready to go […]
  • Back to normal at the trap range - April 17, 2014
    By some strange luck, I shot really well last week in our trap league. But last night, I didn’t do so well. Not even close. The thing about shooting trap is that you’re bound to have good rounds once in a while. Those good nights give you hope that you’re improving. For some people, that […]