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Teton School District Asks for $19 Million Bond

July 31, 2014 State of Idaho Comments Off

The Teton County School District is asking residents to pass a $19 million bond. The district plans to build new schools in Driggs and Victor to house kindergarten through third-grades. If it passes, the bond would mean $95 in additional taxes on a $100,000 home. The bond will be held Aug. 26

Driggs Quake

July 18, 2014 State of Idaho Comments Off

A 3.1A 3.1 magnitude earthquake hit near Driggs last night. The United States Geological Survey said the quake hit about 5:30 pm four miles north of Driggs. No damage or injuries were reported, but several residents reported feeling the temblor

Pilot Dies in Plane Crash

June 19, 2014 State of Idaho, State of Montana Comments Off

One person is dead after a plane crash near the Idaho-Montana border. The twin-engine airplane crashed in a parking lot Tuesday near the Lost Trail ski area. The pilot was alone on the plane and was killed in the crash. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating

Lummis Defends States’ Water Rights

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(WASHINGTON, D.C.)  Wyoming’s U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis voted with a bi-partisan majority of 238-174 to pass the Water Rights Protection Act yesterday.  The bill bars federal agencies from demanding that citizens and businesses relinquish their water rights to the U.S. government and have them considered for a public lands permit or lease.  Lummis told the Congress that such a federal government practice … Continue Reading

Fire Near Driggs, ID Investigated

March 14, 2014 State of Idaho, Teton Valley Comments Off
TV Fire

(DRIGGS, Ida)  Fire officials are still trying to determine what caused a fire south of Driggs Tuesday that gutted a barn, destroying its contents.  The mid-afternoon fire burned for about an hour, and while the contents were destroyed, the structure remained sound.  Fire Marshal Earle Giles says no livestock was lost in the blaze.  Giles says he hopes to have a cause determined by early next week.

Idaho To Join States Raising Speed Limit

March 13, 2014 State of Idaho Comments Off
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(BOISE, Ida)  Wyoming is not the only state to recently authorize the raising of speed limits on portions of interstate highway to as much as 80 miles per hour.  A bill to do the same in Idaho has been passed in that state’s legislature and sent to Governor Butch Otter to be signed into law.  As in Wyoming, … Continue Reading

Gas Prices Spike

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(JACKSON, Wyo)  Jackson Hole residents are suffering sticker-shock as they go to fill up their cars this week.  The price of gasoline spiked by about 10¢ per gallon over the weekend.  Nationally, the US Energy Information Administration says prices rose about … Continue Reading

Victor Re-examines Open Container Law

March 11, 2014 State of Idaho, Teton County Comments Off
Victor

(VICTOR, Ida)  The town of Victor Idaho has launched a survey to determine public opinion about its open container ordinance and the sale of alcoholic beverages on public property for community events. Currently, the town’s ordinance prohibits any person from having an open container of … Continue Reading

Caribou-Targhee Seeks Comments For Vegetation Project

March 11, 2014 State of Idaho Comments Off
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(IDAHO FALLS, Ida)  The Palisades Ranger District, Caribou-Targhee National Forest is seeking comments on the proposed Rainey Creek Vegetation Restoration Project, located on National Forest lands east of Swan Valley in Bonneville County, Idaho.  The proposed actions of thinning juniper stands and use of prescribed fire would occur in … Continue Reading

Area Reservoirs To Fill This Year

Jackson Lake

(Burley, ID) The Bureau of Reclamation office in Burley, Idaho this week has been able to provide some positive news about the prospects this summer for the reservoirs making up the Minidoka Project.  Spokesman Mike Beus says with the amounts of snow being measured in the Natural Resource Conservation Service measuring sites, it now appears Jackson Lake and the reservoirs downstream will … Continue Reading

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  • Mainly Isolated Thunderstorms Possible Today - August 20, 2014
    A passing weather system will combine with monsoonal moisture to trigger shower and thunderstorm activity throughout the state today.  Shower and thunderstorm activity will be likely across the western, northern and southern mountain areas (and higher terrain), while mainly isolated thunderstorms will be possible throughout eastern Wyoming.  However, any storms that do develop have the […]
  • Cramming for hunting - August 20, 2014
    My kids aren’t involved in all the things a kid can take part in, but they still keep my wife and me pretty busy. With the activities they do, though, combined with all the commitments Amy and I have, summer sort of got away from us. Now it’s fall, and that means getting the kids […]
  • Cowgirls Picked Fifth In MW-Kirby First Team - August 19, 2014
    The Wyoming volleyball team was selected to finish fifth, as the Mountain West announced the 2014 preseason volleyball poll and all-conference team on Tuesday morning. The voting panel consisted of the league’s 11 head coaches. Defending league-champion Colorado State was chosen as the favorite to win the 2014 MW regular-season title. The Rams collected seven […]
  • Bigger trucks aren’t always better - August 19, 2014
    I recently had the rare opportunity to test a compact and a full-size pickup pretty much head-to-head. Going into it, I was pretty sure there was nothing the compact version could offer that I would like more than the full-size truck. But the Nissan Frontier, despite its size, is no less truck than the Nissan […]

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