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Control Burn At Palisades Reservoir

March 20, 2012 Lincoln County, State of Idaho, Swan Valley Comments Off
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The Palisades Ranger District plans to implement a prescribed burn at Sheep Creek sometime between March 20th and May 15th, pending favorable conditions.   This prescribed burn is to be just north of Palisades Reservoir. Forest officials explain that … Continue Reading

Electric Coop Offers Scholarships

March 16, 2012 State of Idaho, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
Fall River Electric

Fall River Rural Electric Cooperative is once again offering postsecondary scholarships to area high school graduating seniors whose parents or guardians are members of Fall River Electric. This specifically includes those attending both Teton County, Wyoming District #1 schools and Teton County, Idaho District #401 schools.  A member may either … Continue Reading

Teton River Needs Trout

March 14, 2012 State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
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Friends of the Teton River in Teton Valley, Idaho is proposing to re-introduce Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout into the Teton River in cooperation with the Idaho Fish and Game Department to help make the species more resilient there.  The group says the species has fallen victim to … Continue Reading

Idaho Kills Controversial Wolf Bill

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Even as Wyoming’s wolf management bill is winning widespread support as it moves through the legislature, a more controversial wolf-management bill before the Idaho legislature was killed in that’s state Senate yesterday.  That bill would have allowed … Continue Reading

Narcotics Stolen From Driggs Pharmacy

February 29, 2012 State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
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The Teton County Idaho Sheriff’s Department is investigating the burglary of a Driggs pharmacy last Friday which involved a large amount of prescription drugs taken from the store.  Specifically, narcotics including Methadone, Hydromorphone, Methylin and Oxycodone were reported missing.  Estimated value of the drugs is … Continue Reading

Caribou-Targhee Seeks YCC Applicants

February 29, 2012 Lincoln County, State of Idaho, Swan Valley Comments Off
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The Palisades Ranger District of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest is taking applications for this summer’s Youth Conservation Corps Program .  Four positions will be offered there this year. Spokesman Lynn Ballard says applicants must be at least 17 years old the day they are hired and cannot … Continue Reading

Raid On Tourism Funds Fended Off

Efforts in the Wyoming House yesterday to strip funds from the Travel and Tourism budget were fended off by members of the Teton County delegation led by Representative Ruth Ann Petroff.  Speaker Pro Tempore Keith Gingery says the county’s representatives successfully argued that … Continue Reading

Idaho Seeks Fewer License Plates

February 7, 2012 State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
Idaho License

You’ve seen the variety of license plates on the cars of residents in neighboring Idaho – commemorating  potatoes, old timers, white water, corvettes, skiers, snowmobiles – 38 specialty plates in all in addition to the standard license plate.  Too many?  Apparently the state legislature … Continue Reading

Impacts Expected From Solar Flares

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Broadcasting and electricity could get a little “jiggy” today and tomorrow after a strong solar flare erupted Sunday evening and continues to affect the earth.  According to the National Weather Service Space Weather Prediction Center, the impacts of the solar storm are likely to be minimal, but could pose an impact to power grids, where voltage corrections may be required and false alarms triggered on some protective devices.  Satellite radio signals could also be briefly interrupted.  The weather service also says high-latitude sky watchers could be treated to some displays of the aurora borealis.

Flu Season Coming

December 29, 2011 Jackson Hole, State of Idaho, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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Teton County Public Health Department says this season’s Influenza activity remains low at this time, but is expected to increase in the coming weeks.  Teton County Health Officer Jim Little is reminding residents to be vigilant in stopping the spread of illness. Recently, there have been … Continue Reading

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    Don’t just let that bow sit in the closet or out in the garage all summer. Dust off the case, take the bow out and get some practice. There are dozens of archery ranges around the state where you can practice shooting in the off season. If you don’t know where the one closest to […]
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    The body of an overdue hiker was discovered Tuesday afternoon near the mouth of Cascade Canyon in Grand Teton National Park. Park officials report that Will Cornyn, 36, of San Francisco, Calif. was found below a steep cliff band near Inspiration Point. Cornyn had been reported overdue by his girlfriend on Monday when he did […]
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