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Grizzly Bears Share The Forest This Fall

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Stern warnings are being sent out regarding the chances of encountering a grizzly bear during outdoor activities this fall.  But while news releases sent out by the area’s national forests, national parks and both the Idaho and Montana wildlife departments telling of a low yield in the whitebark pine crop this year, Spokesman Gregg Losinski says plenty of other foods that bears like … Continue Reading

New Online Directory Launched In Teton Valley, ID

September 11, 2013 State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
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As a result of a  2012 Teton Valley Human Services Needs Assessment that identified local gaps in health and human services in Teton Valley, Idaho, the Community Foundation of Teton Valley has launched a website where residents can navigate their way to help ranging from … Continue Reading

Reservoirs Now Critically Low

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Storage of water in the major storage reservoirs of the Upper Snake River Basin is graphically low now as drought conditions continue into the end of the growing season in southern Idaho.  According to the Bureau of Reclamation, the system collectively is at only 15% of its storage capacity, although some of the reservoirs are incredibly low.  West of Pocatello, the American Falls reservoir is now … Continue Reading

Flood Control Under Way Near Driggs

September 5, 2013 State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
Teton Creek Restoration

Heavy equipment is in place in Teton Creek, near the Aspen Pointe and Aspens subdivisions, upstream of the City of Driggs this week.  The work is part of a multi-million dollar effort to repair a stream channel that was severely damaged by illegal channelization work.  Engineers with the county say … Continue Reading

Agreement Reached For Alta Fire Protection

September 4, 2013 State of Idaho, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
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The Teton Board of County Commissioners and the Teton County Idaho Fire Protection District have reached an agreement to update and renew its contract for fire suppression services in Alta, Wyoming.   After staff’s preliminary contract discussions, … Continue Reading

Labor Day Travel Increases

August 29, 2013 State of Idaho, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The official end to the summer travel season is coming up this weekend and AAA Auto Club says it expects about 34.1-million Americans will go 50 miles or more from home over the long holiday weekend.  That’s up 4.2% nationally from last Labor Day weekend and would represent a new post-recession high.  In the mountain states, … Continue Reading

Tin Cup Challenge Raises Record Match Fund

August 29, 2013 State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
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The Community Foundation of Teton Valley has announced the highest match since the Tin Cup Challenge was established six years ago.  Foundation Executive Director Kim Trotter says the percentage of the match is 54% this year – up a full percent from last year.  Trotter says … Continue Reading

Caretaker Shoots Grizzly In Island Park

August 26, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Idaho Comments Off
Grizzly-Bear

Wildlife officials in Idaho are investigating the shooting of a young female grizzly bear near a private residence in Island Park Friday evening.  According to Idaho Fish and Game Spokesman Gregg Losinski, the bear was shot and then killed by the caretaker of the residence in Shotgun Valley.  Losinski says … Continue Reading

2 Young Driggs Men Arrested In T-C, Wyoming

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Two young Driggs, Idaho men were arrested by Teton County, Wyoming Sheriff’s officers Monday after a routine traffic stop on Teton Pass, and one found to be wanted in connection with a 2011 burglary of an Alta, Wyoming residence.  According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Tom Combs, … Continue Reading

National Fire Risk Highest Since 2008

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The National Interagency Fire Coordinating Group has moved to national Preparedness Level 5 as of Tuesday.  That’s the highest alert level the nation has seen since 2008. Preparedness Levels are based on … Continue Reading

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  • A hunt with no disasters isn’t as much fun - October 24, 2014
    Not long ago, I saw a message on one of the hunting blogs I like to read. The writer wanted hunters to send in accounts of disasters they’d had in the field. I bet he got swamped with emails. Every hunter I know has had at least one calamity in the woods. If you hunt, […]
  • Windy At Times Today, Unseasonably Mild Through Saturday - October 23, 2014
    As high pressure strengthens, warmer air from southwestern portions of the nation will move into the region today.  Conditions will also stay mainly dry throughout much of the state, but winds will be strong and gusty.  Parts of I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) and I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) could see gusting as high as […]
  • My new used truck may be the death of me - October 23, 2014
    Not long ago, I brought home a 1994 Ford F-250. It’s not much to look at, but it’s even worse to drive. About the only things it has going for it are that it’s mechanically sound, and it’s technically a vehicle. I’ve named it Clunk, for good reason. When you shift it into either drive […]
  • Quiet, Seasonal Weather Expected Today - October 22, 2014
    High pressure will build over the state of Wyoming today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry.  Winds, however, could be strong and gusty today, especially throughout central and southeastern portions of the state.  Parts of I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) and I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) could see winds […]

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