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Gas Price Decline Predicted

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A federal agency is providing some favorable news for anyone engaged in domestic tourism.  The US Energy Information Administration is predicting some relief at the pumps in the weeks ahead which may continue into next year.  In a release published yesterday, the federal agency predicted that the average national price for unleaded regular will fall to … Continue Reading

Teton High School Ends 100+ Year Old Mascot

June 12, 2013 State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
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Teton High School in Driggs is looking for a new mascot.  During the school district’s recent school board meeting, Superintendent Monte Woolstenhulme announced that he was directing the school to replace the Redskins with an image that is more politically correct.  He says he will ask the high school administration to … Continue Reading

Water Draw-down Significant This Year

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By the end of this summer, those boating in Palisades Reservoir may need wheels on their boats – well almost.  Reclamation Water Operations Manager Mike Beus of the Minidoka Project says the irrigation season has started with comparatively low levels in the major storage reservoirs of the Upper Snake River Basin.  Beus says … Continue Reading

Tidwell Outlines Firefighting Needs

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U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell highlighted the challenges facing his agency as it continues to respond to increasingly extreme wildfires, in a statement before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee yesterday.  He told the Senate leaders the Forest Service estimates a total of … Continue Reading

Water Storage Less Than Last Year

Jackson Lake

With the end of May just days away, water reserves are low, but compare well with last year.  According to the Natural Resource Conservation Service, the state average snow-water levels in the river drainages average 56% of state median compared with 43% last year at this time.  However, even though … Continue Reading

Giving Begins For Tin Cup Challenge

May 29, 2013 State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
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The giving period for the 6th Annual Tin Cup Challenge in Teton Valley, Idaho officially opened last week and donations will be accepted through July 29.  44 Teton Valley nonprofit organizations are participating in this year’s Tin Cup Challenge.  Community Foundation of Teton Valley’s Executive Director Kim Trotter says … Continue Reading

Scouts Endorse More Open Membership Policy

Grand Teton Council

National Boy Scouts of America Thursday approved a resolution to remove the restriction denying membership to youth on the basis of sexual orientation alone. The vote endorsed the resolution which also emphasized that Scouting is a youth program, and any sexual conduct, whether heterosexual or homosexual, by youth of Scouting age is contrary to the virtues of Scouting. A change to the current membership policy for adult leaders was not under consideration and so the original policy for adults remains in place. Grand Teton Council Chief Scout Executive Clarke Farrer says the newly passed policy … Continue Reading

AAA Predicts Less Travel This Weekend

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AAA Auto Club yesterday projected that there will be nearly one-percent fewer travelers going 50 miles or more away from home for the long holiday weekend ahead.  The Mountain Region meanwhile is predicted to see a 0.6% decline in travel this Memorial Day from the 2012 level. AAA President and CEO Robert Darbelnet blames … Continue Reading

Campgrounds All Open on the Caribou

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Caribou-Targhee National Forest has announced that all campgrounds in the Teton Basin and Palisades Ranger Districts are open in time for Memorial Day, as are most other campgrounds around the forest.    However, they ask that recreationists be conscious of … Continue Reading

Environmentalists Challenge 95-Year-Old Research Facility

May 21, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Idaho Comments Off
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A group of six environmental organizations have filed a lawsuit in Federal Court in Boise maintaining the US Sheep Experiment Station near Dubois, Idaho threatens the population of grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Region.  The Cottonwood Environmental Law Center was joined by … Continue Reading

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  • Wyoming Missionary Found Dead in Nicaragua - April 15, 2014
    Three days after going missing in Nicaragua, 37-year-old Karen Colcough was found dead. The Wilson resident was in Nicaragua on a mission trip with other people from the Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole. Colclough had left to go for a run on the beach and did not return. Her body was found by searchers and […]
  • Schedule Set for Big Boy 4014′s Trip to Cheyenne [AUDIO] - April 15, 2014
    The Union Pacific Railroad has released a tentative schedule for the Big Boy 4014′s  Headin’ Home Tour. The massive steam locomotive will leave its current location in Bloomington, California on April 28 and arrive in Cheyenne, Wyoming on May 8. Ed Dickens, Jr., the Senior Manager for UP’s Heritage Operations, says the 4014 will travel […]
  • WyoLotto Chooses Advertising Vendor - April 15, 2014
    A Cheyenne-based agency has been selected as the marketing and advertising vendor for the Wyoming Lottery Corporation. Warehouse Twenty One beat out two other proposals and will provide advertising, marketing, public relations, event and sponsorship planning and media buying services. “Warehouse Twenty One is a really good fit for the lottery,” said WyoLotto COO Louise […]
  • Total Lunar Eclipse to Occur Late Monday Night - April 14, 2014
    A total lunar eclipse will be visible over the entire area late this evening, April 14th into the early morning of April 15th. A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through at least a part of the shadow of the Earth, darkening the Moon’s surface as seen from Earth. According to the National Weather Service the entire eclipse will […]