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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

Logging Project Halted Near YNP

June 12, 2012 Greater Yellowstone, State of Idaho Comments Off
logging

A federal judge has halted a 7,000-acre eastern Idaho logging project in potential lynx habitat near Yellowstone National Park, after finding the U.S. Forest Service failed to follow federal laws intended to safeguard the environment. U.S. District Magistrate Judge Candy Dale’s decision last week is the result of … Continue Reading

New Electric Monitoring System Offered

June 8, 2012 State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
MYMETER

Fall River Electric Cooperative this weekend plans to unveil what may be the most innovative service to ever be offered its member-owners. MYMETER is a free service which allows members to see their actual electric usage on a … Continue Reading

INL Offers Free Tour

EBR-1

Those looking for something to do this weekend may be interested in taking a closer look at some of Idaho National Laboratory’s early historic nuclear energy activities by visiting the Experimental Breeder Reactor-1 museum west of Idaho Falls. Free summer tours of the recently expanded EBR-1 museum begin tomorrow. EBR-1 was … Continue Reading

Fatal Fire Investigation Continues

May 22, 2012 State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
Victor Fire

The investigation continues into the fire in Victor, Idaho last week which claimed the life of a 33-year-old Victor man, destroyed the home and a vehicle parked next to it.  According to Fire Marshall Bret Campbell a Victor fire engine was on scene within minutes but could not … Continue Reading

Fatal Fire in Victor, ID

May 15, 2012 State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
Victor Fire

A Victor man has died as the result of an early Monday morning fire that destroyed his home along with a vehicle parked next to it.  According to Fire Marshall Bret Campbell, the call was received shortly after 2:30 am  and the Victor fire engine was on scene within minutes.  Ultimately, he says, … Continue Reading

Local Reservoirs Filling

Jackson Lake Dam

Even as the snow-melt is winding down for another season, Jackson Lake Reservoir has risen to 88% of its capacity leaving about 100-thousand acre-feet of empty space for flood control.  Mike Beus of the Minidoka Project office of the Bureau of Reclamation says forecasts for flood control operations here show … Continue Reading

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  • Colder Today With Rain Showers And Mountain Snow - October 1, 2014
    A cold front and weather system will push through the state of Wyoming early today.  Scattered rain showers will be possible statewide across lower elevations, but the best chance will be in northern and southeastern Wyoming.  Rain showers could become heavy at times, especially in southeastern parts of the state in the afternoon and evening.  […]
  • Today’s a big day for hunters in Wyoming - October 1, 2014
    If you’re really serious about hunting, you’re probably not listening to this. Depending on where you are in the state, the sun’s either up already or sunrise isn’t far away. If you’re a die-hard hunter, you’re probably already hunkered down in a field waiting for the geese to come in, out in the timber trying […]
  • Not all bad news in judge’s decision to relist wolves - September 30, 2014
    U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson handed down a ruling last week that removed wolves from Wyoming control and put them back under the protection of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. That ruling put an end to hunting wolves anywhere in the state, whether they’re in the trophy game area in the northwestern corner […]
  • The king of upland game birds is a worthy opponent - September 29, 2014
    Ruffed grouse hunters in the parts of the country where the birds are hunted heavily might flush 60 birds in one day, see six, get shots at four and come home with two. They consider that an average day. The birds are not easy to see, even when you know where they are. If you […]

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