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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
80 mph

(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
CTNF

(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

Fall River Electric Offers Scholarships

March 4, 2014 State of Idaho, Teton Valley Comments Off
Fall River Electric

Fall River Rural Electric Cooperative in eastern Idaho is once again offering college scholarships to local area high school graduating seniors whose parents or guardians are members of the co-op. A member is anyone who receives electric service from Fall River, whether at a … Continue Reading

Snowstorm Snarls Traffic

stuck car

Heavy snows dumped more than a foot of snow on the valley floor in Jackson Hole Saturday, and as much as three feet in the mountains, closing roads for a time and causing flights at the airport to be canceled.  An accident on Teton Pass led to the closure of the highway there for several hours in the middle of the day.  Farther west, Fremont County Search and Rescue teams helped … Continue Reading

Idaho May Abandon Daylight Savings Time

March 3, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
Daylight Savings

Teton Pass could become the difference between this hour and last hour.  An Idaho lawmaker has introduced legislation to do away with Daylight Savings Time in the Gem State.  He says the time change causes … Continue Reading

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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 […]

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