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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

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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
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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

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  • A whole lotta’ lens - July 30, 2014
    I was taking pictures at Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo last week, and one of the local newspaper photographers asked me why I wasn’t packing a really cool, high-zoot lens. He reminded me that with my membership in the Canon Professional Services, I am entitled to test drive lenses pretty much whenever I want. But I […]
  • Heavy Showers and Thunderstorms - July 29, 2014
    A Pacific weather disturbance, Monsoonal moisture and stationary frontal system will create rather widespread and heavy shower and thunderstorm activity.  Rain will especially be heavy in portions of central, south-central and southeastern Wyoming.  Areas of flooding will be a concern.  Continued mild temperatures on Wednesday with decreased shower and thunderstorm activity.  Weather conditions this weekend […]
  • Release ‘em right - July 29, 2014
    Each year, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department sends out a reminder of the right way to release fish when you turn them back into the water. Al Langston of the Game and Fish recently sent out that reminder, so I thought I’d pass it along to you. When the water gets warm this time […]
  • Hauling hay makes me consider ATVs - July 28, 2014
    In my days in the mountains, I’ve seen some horse wrecks that probably should have turned my hair gray prematurely. I’ve had horses go lame on me deep in the backcountry. And I’ve been awakened in the night to the sound of thundering hooves receding down the trail toward the trailer. None of those situations […]

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