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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

Advisory Committee Seeks Forest Project Ideas

February 18, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Idaho Comments Off
CTNF

The Eastern Idaho Resource Advisory Committee will be accepting proposals between now and March 14th for review, and consideration for funding during Fiscal Year 2014.  Caribou-Targhee National Forest Supervisor Brent Larson estimates about $473-thousand will be awarded this year.  Resource Advisory Committee-funded projects being proposed must be … Continue Reading

Cabela’s To Locate In Idaho Falls

February 13, 2014 State of Idaho Comments Off
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(FROM KID RADIO)

Cabela’s has announced plans to build a store in Ammon in 2015. The store is planned for the corner of Hitt and Sunnyside roads. The store will be smaller than the ones in Boise and Lehi, Utah, which are more than 120,000 square feet. The Ammon Cabela’s will be 42,000 square feet and employ 90 people. It will be Cabela’s third Idaho location, joining the Boise store opened in 2006 and the Post Falls store opened in 2007. Construction is scheduled to begin later this year and Cabela’s plans to open the location in spring 2015.

Forest Bill Goes Before Senate Committee

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A bill that would set timber harvest goals for national forests throughout the West was the subject of a U.S. Senate Committee hearing last Thursday. The “National Forest Jobs and Management Bill” sponsored by Wyoming Senator John Barrasso is promoted as a way to bring more money to rural schools and create timber jobs. Retired Bridger-Teton Forest Supervisor Kniffy Hamilton says … Continue Reading

Farm Bill Containing PILT On To White House

Sen John Barrasso

The US Senate yesterday passed the long-debated farm bill on a margin of 68 to 32 and sent it to President Obama for his signature.  Contained in that bill are measures to help protect farmers from impacts of environmental events, trim the food stamp program, and provide funds for agricultural research programs.  However, Wyoming Senator John Barrasso points out the bill as passed also contains funds to continue the Payment in Lieu of Taxes program for states and … Continue Reading

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  • Warmer on Friday, But Showers & Thunderstorms Are Expected For Parts of Wyoming - April 18, 2014
    Temperatures will be warm today, with highs mostly rising to the 60′s and 70′s statewide (slightly cooler across the western valleys and higher terrain).  Expect rain showers and thunderstorms to move into the western third of the state, while the rest of Wyoming see sunshine into this afternoon.  Scattered rain showers and pop-up thunderstorms will […]
  • A lunar eclipse, and me without my camera - April 18, 2014
    Monday night, or more accurately early Tuesday morning, there was a total lunar eclipse. And being the experienced nature photographer I am, you’d think I was ready with my camera. But you’d be wrong. The last total lunar eclipse visible in Wyoming was way back in 2009, if I’m not mistaken. So I’ve been looking […]
  • Enzi Opens Campaign HQ in Cheyenne - April 17, 2014
    U.S. Senator Mike Enzi opened his official campaign headquarters in Cheyenne on Wednesday. Wyoming’s senior senator is seeking his fourth term in the Senate. There were rumors last year that Enzi would retire at the end of his current term and he admits it is something he thought about. “Anytime anybody’s getting ready to go […]
  • Back to normal at the trap range - April 17, 2014
    By some strange luck, I shot really well last week in our trap league. But last night, I didn’t do so well. Not even close. The thing about shooting trap is that you’re bound to have good rounds once in a while. Those good nights give you hope that you’re improving. For some people, that […]