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16-Year-Old Driggs, ID Girl Missing

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Teton County, Idaho Sheriff’s office is trying to locate a 16-year-old girl who has been missing since July 17.  Kenia America Stack of Driggs was last seen by her mother when she was heading to work at Wendy’s in Jackson, Wyoming.  However, her mother says she failed to return home after work that evening.  Madison County Sheriff’s office found her vehicle parked under a tree with the keys left inside, Friday morning.  The girl has also not been answering her phone since July 13th.  Kenia’s mother believes the girl is trying to go back to Mexico.  Sheriff’s officials are asking that anyone who may know or have contact with Kenia to contact them at 208-354-2323.

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
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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
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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
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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

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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
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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
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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

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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
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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

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