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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

Game & Fish Tests Goats

Mtn Goat

Wildlife managers with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department have recently captured four mountain goats in the Snake River Canyon near Alpine in an effort to learn more about their health, reproduction, and seasonal movements. Spokesman Mark Gocke says … Continue Reading

Newly Passed Act Protects Against Flooding

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Wyoming’s U.S. Senator John Barrasso, Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, is praising the Senate for their passage of the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act by a vote of 83 to 14.  Barrasso says the legislation will … Continue Reading

River Releases Announced

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The Bureau of Reclamation has announced plans to increase flows in the Snake River below Palisades Dam this week to about 18,000 cubic feet per second: making those increases gradually until the maximum is reached on May 18th. Then, after the high flow is sustained for two days, it will be … Continue Reading

3 BYUI Students Found Stranded In Cave

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Twenty-three members of the Teton County Search and Rescue team responded to a report Sunday morning of students from BYU-Idaho who had gone caving at the adjoining Wind & Ice Caves Saturday and had failed to return.  Search and Rescue Chairman Tim Ciocarlan says the county received the call about 5:30 am and Teton County Wyoming sheriff’s deputies living in Teton Valley … Continue Reading

Greater Water Draw-down Predicted

Jackson Lake Dam

The forecast runoff for the Snake River in Wyoming is below normal, and close to the 2012 condition.  Water Operations Manager Mike Beus of the Bureau of Reclamation’s Minidoka Project says the storage in downstream reservoirs is significantly less than last year which may result in … Continue Reading

Teton County Idaho Sheriff Honored

May 7, 2013 State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
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Teton County, Idaho Sheriff Tony Liford was honored at the Idaho Highway Safety Summit last Wednesday in Coeur d’alene with an award for Excellence in Traffic Safety from the Idaho Transportation Department. Liford has … Continue Reading

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  • Very Mild And Windy Through Saturday, Cooler On Sunday - October 24, 2014
    High pressure will continue to be the main weather feature today and Saturday.  Expect minimal cloudiness and mainly dry weather conditions across much of the state.   Winds, however, will be strong today with gusts as high as 50 mph across wind prone areas.   Temperatures will also stay very mild and about 15 to 20 degrees […]
  • A hunt with no disasters isn’t as much fun - October 24, 2014
    Not long ago, I saw a message on one of the hunting blogs I like to read. The writer wanted hunters to send in accounts of disasters they’d had in the field. I bet he got swamped with emails. Every hunter I know has had at least one calamity in the woods. If you hunt, […]
  • Windy At Times Today, Unseasonably Mild Through Saturday - October 23, 2014
    As high pressure strengthens, warmer air from southwestern portions of the nation will move into the region today.  Conditions will also stay mainly dry throughout much of the state, but winds will be strong and gusty.  Parts of I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) and I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) could see gusting as high as […]
  • My new used truck may be the death of me - October 23, 2014
    Not long ago, I brought home a 1994 Ford F-250. It’s not much to look at, but it’s even worse to drive. About the only things it has going for it are that it’s mechanically sound, and it’s technically a vehicle. I’ve named it Clunk, for good reason. When you shift it into either drive […]

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