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Volunteers Sought For Advisory Board

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Ten Idaho counties including Teton County along with the Caribou Targhee National Forest are seeking to fill positions recently vacated on the Eastern Idaho Resource Advisory Committee.  Committee members work collaboratively through … Continue Reading

Victor Becomes “Capitol for a Day”

July 18, 2012 State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
Idaho Capitol

Idaho Governor “Butch” Otter announced yesterday that the community of Victor will host the next Capital for a Day next Wednesday. It is a practice in Idaho for the governor to bring State government to state residents living outside Boise, each month declaring … Continue Reading

Trash Shipped To Idaho Now

July 16, 2012 Jackson Hole, State of Idaho, Teton County Comments Off
landfill

Teton County no longer ships its trash to Sublette County as it has for the past 23 years.  As of July second, Teton County Solid Waste has been hauling trash from the transfer station to Bonneville County, Idaho where the tipping fee is lower.  Integrated Solid Waste and Recycling Division Chief Heather Overholser says … Continue Reading

Grizzly Trapping Continues

July 11, 2012 Greater Yellowstone, State of Idaho Comments Off
bear trap

As part of ongoing efforts required under the Endangered Species Act to monitor the distribution of grizzly bears in the Yellowstone Ecosystem, the Idaho Department of Fish & Game is continuing to trap and study bears in Caribou-Targhee National Forest.  Those trapping operations began … Continue Reading

Reservoir Drafts Begin

Jackson Lake Dam

Water supplies in the reservoir system along the upper Snake River are being drawn down now, almost imperceptibly at local reservoirs.  Storage at Jackson Lake, which had been at 100% capacity as recent as last week is now at … Continue Reading

$1-million Granted For Creek Restoration

June 29, 2012 State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
FTR

Teton County, Idaho has been awarded $1-million to restore Teton Creek and reduce risk of flooding to nearby homes.  The project is being funded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Flood Mitigation Assistance program.  Additionally, … Continue Reading

Wolf Pup Orphan Moves East

June 21, 2012 Greater Yellowstone, State of Idaho Comments Off
Idaho-wolf-pup

That wolf pup, mistakenly picked up by visitors to the Ketchum, Idaho area last month, was sent to Virginia yesterday where it will have a new home at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg.  The pup was found, presumably orphaned near the road, and wildlife officials were unable to … Continue Reading

Fire Danger Ramps Up

red flag

The volatility of this area for fire has not been nearly as high as other areas nearby, but all of Southern Idaho and extending east to the Tetons were placed under a red-flag warning for the first time this summer yesterday.  This included up to the boundaries of … Continue Reading

WGA Wants Teens Outdoors

June 13, 2012 Greater Yellowstone, State of Idaho, State of Wyoming Comments Off
WGA

The Western Governors’ Association and Outdoor Nation have announced a pilot project to inspire teenagers and their families to get outdoors and take advantage of the many great places for outdoor recreation throughout the Western states.  Several western governors have agreed to create a position of Youth Outdoor Recreation Outreach Coordinator in their offices.  Then, … Continue Reading

Fall River Electric Elections Held

June 13, 2012 State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
Fall River Electric

Fall River Electric serving residents of Teton Valley and other Eastern Idaho communities, held its election over the weekend for three seats on the board of directors. Brent Robson of the Tetonia area was elected as a new director of Fall River and will … Continue Reading

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  • Governor Pushes EPA and Army Corps to Withdraw Water Proposal - July 9, 2014
    Calling it time consuming and costly, Governor Matt Mead is opposing the Interpretive Rule proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps). The Interpretive Rule expands the Waters of the U.S., which is part of the Clean Water Act. In a letter to the Administrator of the EPA […]
  • Owen Fire is 80% Contained - July 9, 2014
    The Owen Fire was declared 80 percent contained following Tuesday’s operational period and crews are hopeful to make even more gains today. The wildfire has not grown in size over the last 24 hours and remains at approximately 500 acres in the area directly north of Lake Owen on the Medicine Bow National Forest. Despite […]
  • Warm Temperatures; Chance for Isolated Thunderstorms - July 9, 2014
    Temperatures will warm up quickly today, across most of the state.  Expect highs generally in the 80′s to low 90′s, above average ranges for early July.  Partial sunshine is expected, but we are expecting the chance for isolated late-day thunderstorms.  Thunderstorms will be likely over the northwest mountains, and towards eastern and southeast Wyoming late […]
  • Don’t forget the worms - July 9, 2014
    When I go fishing, I expect to come home without any fish. In fact, I’m often surprised if I even get a bite. But when I go with my boys, they seem to catch something on just about every cast. That wasn’t the case a few nights ago. For once, they had the same luck […]

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