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Scouts Round Up Antlers On Refuge

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Approximately 160 Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and adult leaders, not including National Elk Refuge personnel in attendance, combed the refuge for shed antlers that will be put up for auction in mid-May.  80% of the money raised by the project help fund activities on the refuge while … Continue Reading

Kyle Petty Brings Charity Ride To Jackson

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Former NASCAR driver and racing analyst Kyle Petty will lead more than 175 motorcycle riders on a cross-country motorcycle trek to benefit a camp for children with long-term illnesses called Victory Junction.  In the process, Petty will be bringing … Continue Reading

Host Families Sought For Exchange Student

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The Jackson Lunchtime Rotary Club is looking for families who might be willing to host a foreign exchange student for a period of time in the upcoming school year.  Rotarian John Morgan says it is important for them to line up the first of those host families soon in order to … Continue Reading

Local Angler Speaks About Endangered River

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The Colorado River is “number one” on the 2013 list of “America’s Most Endangered Rivers,” from the group American Rivers. And its connections to Wyoming, primarily the Green River, are noted in the report. The listing doesn’t mean … Continue Reading

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

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  • Governor Takes Action to Protect Wyoming Forests - April 24, 2014
    Governor Matt Mead continues to work to protect Wyoming’s forests. In a letter to the Secretary of Agriculture, Governor Mead identified most forested acres in Wyoming as areas needing expedited insect and disease treatment. These areas include portions of the Bighorn, Black Hills, Bridger-Teton, Medicine Bow, Shoshone, and Uinta National Forests and could potentially lead to […]
  • University of Wyoming Professor Receives Prestigious Math Fellowship - April 24, 2014
    Chris Hall soon will roam the halls where a mathematical giant once stood. Hall, a University of Wyoming associate professor in the Department of Mathematics, has been selected for the prestigious von Neumann Fellowship at Princeton University’s Institute for Advanced Study. Up to eight of these fellowships are available each year. “I’m excited about the fellowship […]
  • Know how to defend yourself from a bear attack - April 24, 2014
    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 […]

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