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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
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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

Teton County, Idaho Unemployment Rises

August 20, 2013 State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
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Unemployment in neighboring Idaho appears to be on the rise, increasing from 6.4% in June to 6.6% in July.  It was the third straight monthly increase in the rate, which has risen a half percentage point since April. The worst county to find a job in the Gem State was Adams County where the unemployment rate was 15.4%.  Teton County, Idaho posted a 5.6% jobless rate – that’s up ½% from June.

Reservoirs Being Depleted

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As the drought out west continues, the Bureau of Reclamation continues its draft of reservoirs around the Upper Snake River Basin including Jackson Lake and Palisades Reservoir.  Currently, Jackson Lake is reported to have dropped to 47% of its storage capacity while Palisades is now at a disquieting 13% of capacity.  Altogether, the reservoir system on the Snake and Henry’s Fork Rivers is at 24% of its capacity with about a month of growing season yet to go.

A Second Grizzly Attack in 2 1/2 Weeks

August 15, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Idaho Comments Off
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Another incident involving a grizzly bear in the Island Park area was reported Thursday.  Officials on the Caribou-Targhee National Forest report that two contract technicians collecting habitat information surprised a grizzly bear west of Island Park Reservoir about noon.  Spokesman Gregg Losinski says the bear charged the two men and … Continue Reading

Berry Hunters May Find Bears Too

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Huckleberries are a special treat in this part of Wyoming, but people aren’t the only ones looking for the wild berries – bears love them, too. Wildlife biologist Erin Edge with Defenders of Wildlife says surprise encounters aren’t good for either party, so berry hunters need to be … Continue Reading

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