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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
Mascot

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
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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

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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

Gasoline Price Drops Nationally, Rises Locally

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Gasoline prices nationwide appear to be slowly declining once again, according to statistics published on the AAA Auto Club Fuel Gauge Report.  That report indicates the national average is currently $3.56-point-7 per gallon of unleaded regular – five cents lower than it was one week ago.  Wyoming, in the meantime, … Continue Reading

Mascot Not Immediately Eradicated

June 15, 2013 State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
Mascot

Not surprisingly, reaction from the community to Teton School District 401’s proposal to abandon the Redskins mascot has been passionate and mixed.  Superintendent Monte Woolstenhulme says for the time being the proposal will be put on hold until the school board next meets July 8th and the public can offer its input.  Woolstenhulme says … Continue Reading

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  • Start honing your archery skills now - July 23, 2014
    Don’t just let that bow sit in the closet or out in the garage all summer. Dust off the case, take the bow out and get some practice. There are dozens of archery ranges around the state where you can practice shooting in the off season. If you don’t know where the one closest to […]
  • Body of Overdue Hiker Found in Grand Teton National Park - July 23, 2014
    The body of an overdue hiker was discovered Tuesday afternoon near the mouth of Cascade Canyon in Grand Teton National Park. Park officials report that Will Cornyn, 36, of San Francisco, Calif. was found below a steep cliff band near Inspiration Point. Cornyn had been reported overdue by his girlfriend on Monday when he did […]
  • Wyoming Sees Increase in Whooping Cough - July 22, 2014
    With continued growth in reported pertussis (whooping cough) cases this year, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is encouraging awareness of the disease and vaccination to help protect vulnerable residents, especially infants. Forty-three pertussis cases have been reported to WDH so far this year, compared to a total of 76 in 2013, 59 in 2012, […]
  • Digital age flattens the learning curve - July 22, 2014
    If you’re thinking you want to get some photographic evidence of the time you spend outdoors, now’s a great time to buy a camera. The prices on digital cameras has fallen a lot since I started shooting, and there are some fantastic cameras out there for very decent prices. I’m not a big fan of […]

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