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BPA Eyes Rate Increases

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Bonneville Power Administration, the wholesale power supplier for Lower Valley Energy, announced last week that it is considering a 9.6 percent average wholesale power rate increase to compensate for reduced revenue expectations from surplus power sales resulting from low natural gas prices.  The company is also proposing … Continue Reading

Postal Deadlines Approach

December 7, 2012 Jackson Hole, State of Idaho, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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If you are planning on sending Christmas Cheer through the mail in the form of packages or cards, the US Post Office advises there are some deadlines to be sure the items arrive in time.  Items being sent priority or first class overseas to the military or other international recipients need to be … Continue Reading

Palisades Dam Closed To Traffic

December 6, 2012 Greater Yellowstone, State of Idaho, Swan Valley Comments Off
Palisades Bridge

Access across Palisades Dam to the Calamity and Bear Creek areas closed to most motorized traffic Tuesday.  Over the past summer, the new Palisades Bridge was completed by the Bureau of Reclamation just downstream from the dam, and then they built the access road from the Riverside Park campground to … Continue Reading

BPA Assists New Jersey Power Companies

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Crews from Bonneville Power Authority, the agency that generates and sells power to local utilities in the northwestern US including Lower Valley Energy, have returned from the east coast where they helped restore power to communities after Sandy ripped through New York and New Jersey.  Altogether, BPA sent … Continue Reading

Idaho Seeks Help Catching Poachers

November 20, 2012 Greater Yellowstone, State of Idaho, Swan Valley Comments Off
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Idaho Fish and Game is seeking information from the public that could lead them to whoever was responsible for two poaching incidents in the Upper Snake River Region where two of the slain animals were left to waste.  The first incident took place in October near St. Anthony, but the second occurred near Swan Valley … Continue Reading

Idaho Grants Driggs $30,000

November 15, 2012 State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
Idaho DEQ

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality announced Tuesday   they had awarded a drinking water planning grant in the amount of $30,000 to the city of Driggs to prepare … Continue Reading

Jackson Man Hurt In Idaho Crash

November 13, 2012 State of Idaho, Swan Valley, Town of Jackson Comments Off
Idaho State Police

The Idaho State Police are reporting a three-vehicle accident on Pine Creek Pass, just north of Swan Valley Saturday left three people including a Jackson man hospitalized with injuries they sustained in the crash. According to the report, 24-year-old Jamie Krupinski of Jackson, Wyoming was … Continue Reading

Grizzly Bears In Region Make Do

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While it has been a tough food year for grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem due to this year’s drought, the bears appear to be doing well none-the-less due to their adaptability.  The Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee wrapped up their two-day fall meeting yesterday, and … Continue Reading

Maverik Stores Support GTNPF

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Maverik Inc., the familiar convenience store and gas station chain across Western Wyoming,  Eastern Idaho, and the Rocky Mountain West has made a $4,000 contribution to Grand Teton National Park Foundation in support of … Continue Reading

Slim Margins Mark Teton County Idaho Election

November 7, 2012 State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
Teton County

In Teton County, Idaho, residents voted to send Mike Simpson back to the US House for another term, Sid Kunz was elected county commissioner by a slim 51 votes and Kelly Park was seated with over a 300 vote margin.  Sheriff Tony Liford was returned to his office with a margin of 34 votes.  Marc Gibbs and Ralph Mossman will … 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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