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Bear Researcher Bitten

July 30, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Idaho Comments Off
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A bear researcher collecting habitat data in the Island Park area was attacked and bitten by a grizzly bear yesterday.  Brett Panting of the Wildlife Conservation Society was in the Davis Lake area of Big Bend Ridge when the bear attacked.  The bear ran off after biting Panting, and other volunteers transported the researcher to Eastern Idaho Medical Center for treatment.

Recovered Osprey Released

Osprey Release

Teton Raptor Center released another osprey over the weekend that had been shot with a shotgun earlier this year in an undisclosed location in Idaho.  Raptor Center officials say for several weeks, the Osprey had been … Continue Reading

Wildfires Becoming More Numerous

Hardluck Fire

A surveillance flight by Bridger-Teton National Forest discovered a fire on the neighboring Shoshone National Forest Saturday which is burning on a ridge in the Washakie Wilderness north of Togwotee Pass.  Fire Management Officer Tim Klukas says the “Hardluck Fire” is burning in lodgepole pine and spruce fir with … Continue Reading

National Gasoline Prices Up, Local Prices Steady

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Jackson Hole Gasoline Prices have been holding relatively steady as national prices spiked by over 14¢ over the past week, and 21¢ over the same time last year.  According to the US Energy Information Administration, … Continue Reading

Mascot Debate Put On Hold

July 10, 2013 State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
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Don’t look for a decision to be made on the Teton High School mascot in Teton Valley, Idaho anytime soon.  The question was raised last month regarding the political correctness of “Redskins” as the high school mascot.  The school board Monday heard a considerable amount of … Continue Reading

Western Governors Would Pool Resources

July 5, 2013 State of Idaho, State of Montana, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Gov Mead

Members of the Western Governors’ Association are beginning to talk about putting together a joint regional aerial fleet to fight fires in the western states.  Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper told reporters Tuesday that the idea was first brought up at the WGA meeting in Utah late last month.  Wyoming Governor Matt Mead agrees that … Continue Reading

LVE Members Elect Directors

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Customer/members of Lower Valley Energy elected their representation of the cooperative’s board of directors Thursday night.  Up for grabs were the seats representing District 2 which covers parts of Lincoln County and portions of Eastern Idaho, and District 5 which includes East Jackson and areas north of town.  When the votes were counted, Incumbent Fred Brog was reelected in District 2, and Challenger Bruce Egan unseated Dean Lewis who had represented District 5 since 1985. Board terms last three years.

Independence Day Travel May See Slight Decline

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With Independence Day coming up next week, travel experts are analyzing what tourism interests might expect in the days ahead.  AAA Auto Club is projecting nationwide; 40.8 million people will be traveling 50 miles or more from their homes for the holiday – down slightly from last year.  Specifically, the western states will see … Continue Reading

Western Governors Worry About Drought

WGA

The Western Governors’ Association is again voicing concerns about the persistent drought conditions over the western states documented in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s “Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook.”  The WGA points out that … Continue Reading

Jackson Lake Draw-down Begins In Earnest

Jackson Lake Dam

Representatives of the Bureau of Reclamation are visiting with National Park and National Forest officials and fishing and river rafting interests by phone today as the drafting of water from Jackson Lake has begun in earnest over the past 48 hours.  Reclamation Water Operations Manager Mike Beus of the Minidoka Project says as the fields are drying out more downstream, … Continue Reading

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  • 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 […]
  • Estimating range on waterfowl is easy - October 22, 2014
    If you’ve done any goose hunting, you’ve probably heard the term “skybusting.” You may know it means shooting at birds that are out of your shotgun’s effective range, but do you know if you’re guilty of it? You can set up your decoys to minimize the risk of shooting at birds when they’re too far […]
  • Don’t lose your vision in the woods - October 21, 2014
    I don’t have good eyes. Had I been born a hundred years ago, there would have been no help for me. Glasses can’t help me, so I’d have blind. I have to wear a special kind of contact lens, which wasn’t available in the days of Davey Crockett and Daniel Boone. But through the miracle […]
  • Hunters must be conservationists first - October 20, 2014
    As hunters, it’s our responsibility to take care of the critters we hunt, as well as those we don’t. We have to obey the game laws. Police ourselves to be sure others respect the wildlife. And even offer suggestions to the Game and Fish Commission when we think there are better ways to ensure that […]

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