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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

Outdoor Recreation Very Profitable

WGA

The Western Governors’ Association and a coalition of outdoor industry groups have released a joint study which documents the continued growth and importance of outdoor recreation to the economies of the Western states and the nation.  With $646-billion in national sales and services in 2011, recreation dollars are nearly … Continue Reading

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  • Owners Encouraged to Vaccinate Pets for Rabies - April 22, 2014
    Wyoming State Laboratory scientists are urging owners to have their pets vaccinated against rabies. Virologist Myrna Miller says it’s especially important for pet owners in Laramie and Goshen Counties. “The south central rabies virus strain has been moving into the state of Wyoming from the southern and eastern borders,” reports Miller. “So we’ve have quite […]
  • Statewide Unemployment Dips to 4.0% in March - April 22, 2014
    Wyoming’s unemployment rate continued to fall last month. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported on Tuesday that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 4.2 percent in February to 4.0 percent in March. “If you go back four years ago, unemployment was at 7.5 percent and now it’s at 4.0,” said Senior Economist […]
  • Warm And Windy, With Developing Showers And Thunderstorms - April 22, 2014
    Temperatures will be quite warm and comfortable today, ahead of an incoming low pressure system and cold front.  Along with warmer temperatures, winds will increase across the entire state, turning strong and gusty.  As the cold front pushes into the cowboy state from the west-northwest, clouds thicken and showers and thunderstorms will develop.  There will […]
  • You can’t catch Internet viruses if you turn off the computer - April 22, 2014
    I’m no tech genius, but I think the best way to keep your stuff safe from hackers is to just stay off the Internet and go outside. I might be a little behind on my Internet threats, but I thought I heard something last week about an Internet virus called the Heartbleed virus. I don’t […]