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Mascot Not Immediately Eradicated

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

Reservoir Drafting Slows

Jackson Lake Dam

Cooler, wet weather has slowed the draw-down of the reservoirs in the Upper Snake River basin this week.  Bureau of Reclamation officials have predicted that Jackson Lake will be seriously drafted this summer as … Continue Reading

IGBC Meets Near Dubois

IGBC

The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee which is responsible for grizzly bear recovery in the continental United States and adjacent Canadian Provinces will be holding its annual summer meeting at the Wyoming Game & Fish Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp outside of Dubois next week.  The public portion of the meeting is … Continue Reading

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
Mascot

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

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