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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

Grizzly Bear Trapping Planned

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

The Idaho Department of Fish & Game has announced that pre-baiting and scientific trapping operations are beginning again in the Upper Snake Region west of the Tetons.  Spokesman Gregg Losinski says these efforts are part of … Continue Reading

Caribou-Targhee Invokes Summer Regs.

May 10, 2012 Greater Yellowstone, State of Idaho, Teton Valley Comments Off
CTNF

Summer Travel Regulations go into effect today for the Teton Basin Ranger District of Caribou-Targhee National Forest.  Local conditions are slowly becoming suitable to support vehicle traffic on most roads and some trails without causing resource damage.  At the same time, … Continue Reading

GYCC Committee Gets Arbor Day Award

Arbor Day

The Greater Yellowstone Whitebark Pine Committee is the recipient of a 2012 Arbor Day Award in honor of its contribution to tree planting, conservation and stewardship.  The Arbor Day Foundation announced Tuesday that … Continue Reading

Wyoming Grizzly Euthanized In Idaho

griz trap

Game officials from Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services along with assistance from Idaho Department of Fish & Game yesterday trapped and euthanized a three-year old female grizzly bear that had hibernated in Island Park, traveled to a subdivision near the Idaho/Wyoming border between Victor and Driggs, Idaho this spring, 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 […]