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Area Reservoirs To Fill This Year

Jackson Lake

(Burley, ID) The Bureau of Reclamation office in Burley, Idaho this week has been able to provide some positive news about the prospects this summer for the reservoirs making up the Minidoka Project.  Spokesman Mike Beus says with the amounts of snow being measured in the Natural Resource Conservation Service measuring sites, it now appears Jackson Lake and the reservoirs downstream will … Continue Reading

Fall River Electric Offers Scholarships

March 4, 2014 State of Idaho, Teton Valley Comments Off
Fall River Electric

Fall River Rural Electric Cooperative in eastern Idaho is once again offering college scholarships to local area high school graduating seniors whose parents or guardians are members of the co-op. A member is anyone who receives electric service from Fall River, whether at a … Continue Reading

Snowstorm Snarls Traffic

stuck car

Heavy snows dumped more than a foot of snow on the valley floor in Jackson Hole Saturday, and as much as three feet in the mountains, closing roads for a time and causing flights at the airport to be canceled.  An accident on Teton Pass led to the closure of the highway there for several hours in the middle of the day.  Farther west, Fremont County Search and Rescue teams helped … Continue Reading

Idaho May Abandon Daylight Savings Time

March 3, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
Daylight Savings

Teton Pass could become the difference between this hour and last hour.  An Idaho lawmaker has introduced legislation to do away with Daylight Savings Time in the Gem State.  He says the time change causes … Continue Reading

Idaho Native Americans Decry Mascots

February 28, 2014 State of Idaho, Teton Valley Comments Off
Mascot

Concerns regarding negative depictions of Native Americans have been taken to the steps of the Idaho State Capitol in Boise now.  A Shoshone-Bannock Tribes leader asked an Southeast Idaho Lawmaker to bring the issue of what he terms the offensive nature that some sports mascots represent of Indian tribes to the state legislature.  The Idaho Council on Indian Affairs has pointed to … Continue Reading

Driggs Parents To Discuss Youth Suicide

February 28, 2014 State of Idaho, Teton Valley Comments Off
Idaho Lives

The Idaho Lives Project, in partnership with the State Department of Education and the Suicide Prevention Action Network of Idaho, is hosting a series of 90-minute youth suicide prevention trainings in communities across the Gem State.  One of those training sessions is set for Monday in Driggs at the Teton Middle School.  These trainings provide … Continue Reading

Figure Skating Competition Here Saturday

February 27, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Idaho, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
SCJH

The Figure Skating Club of Jackson Hole is hosting its first figure skating competition this weekend at the Snow King Sports and Events Center.  Replacing the defunct Jackson Hole Figure Skating Club which disbanded two years ago, The Figure Skating Club of Jackson Hole has been growing and developing with … Continue Reading

Hunting Regs Changing In Teton Valley

February 25, 2014 State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
Idaho Fish & Game

The Idaho Fish and Game Department has announced that it is proposing to divide the Teton Zone for elk hunting, moving Unit 62 into the Island Park zone and Unit 65 into the Palisades zone.  The department has scheduled public meetings this week to discuss those and other proposed changes for the coming big game hunting season.  According to Regional Wildlife Manager Daryl Meints, … Continue Reading

National Gasoline Price Average Rises

gasoline prices

While Jackson Holes gasoline prices remain unchanged, the cost of gasoline nationwide has taken a sharp upturn.  Amerine Woodyard of the US Energy Information Administration says the most precipitous increase was in the Gulf Coast region where prices spiked an average of 9.3¢.  She says the U.S. average retail price for regular gasoline rose to $3.38 a gallon on Monday — up 7.1¢ from a week ago, based on the weekly price survey by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Closer to home, … Continue Reading

No Support For New Teton Dam

February 19, 2014 State of Idaho, Teton Valley Comments Off
Henry's Fork Dam

The Bureau of Reclamation has developed a final report for the Henrys Fork Basin Study which sought to identify opportunities for developing water supplies improving water management, and sustaining environmental quality in the Henrys Fork River basin in Idaho.  Twelve alternatives were identified, but only three are considered to have the broad support of those they would impact.  Those alternatives include … Continue Reading

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  • Mild With Increasing Winds Today, Colder And More Unsettled This Weekend - November 21, 2014
    High pressure will slowly slide east today, which will cause winds to increase and become strong by this afternoon and evening.  Expect wind gusts between 35 and 50 mph throughout central and southeastern Wyoming.  Otherwise, we will see sunny to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and near or slightly above normal temperatures.  Daytime […]
  • Shouldn’t my dogs be KEEPING their hair now? - November 21, 2014
    I don’t understand why it’s happening now, when the temperatures are dropping well below zero, but my golden retriever’s blowing her coat. In a big way. And it’s not just her. Our collie’s doing the same thing, and to a much bigger degree. At least the golden has some abilities that allow me to overlook […]
  • Cool And Still Breezy At Times - November 20, 2014
    High pressure will be the main weather feature across much of the state today.  Expect partly to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and near or slightly above normal temperatures.  Winds, however, could still be breezy to gusty at times.  Expect gusting between 35 and 50 mph across central and southeastern Wyoming this morning […]
  • Don’t commercialize hunting - November 20, 2014
    The state of New Jersey is dealing with a huge whitetail deer overpopulation problem. To get more people to get out and hunt those deer, and hopefully bring the population down to a more manageable level, the state is toying with the idea of allowing the commercial sale of meat from wild deer. It’s a […]

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