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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

Teton Valley Employment Up

December 26, 2011 State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
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Even though Teton County eclipsed all of the Wyoming’s other 22 counties with a jobless rate of 11.8% in November, things looked considerably better only a few miles west In Teton County, Idaho.  According to the Idaho Department of Labor, Teton Valley posted … Continue Reading

AAA Says Travel Is Up

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Triple-A Auto Club predicts more drivers will hit the highways this holiday season. They say nearly 92 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the 11-day period from December 23rd to January 2nd. That’s an increase of 1.4%, and the second highest number … Continue Reading

SJMC Crosses Teton Pass

December 20, 2011 State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
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St. John’s Medical Center has reached out to prospective patients in Teton Valley, Idaho now.  When 4 Peaks Clinic & Urgent Care in Driggs reopens its doors after the New Year’s holiday, locals and visitors there will find the family health and urgent care services provided at the clinic since 2004 – but also … Continue Reading

Reward Offered In Arson Case

December 20, 2011 State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
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A reward has now been offered for information involving a fire last August in Victor, Idaho – believed to have been a case of arson.  The fire destroyed the residence belonging to … Continue Reading

Grizzly ESA Listing Could Be Brief

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The recent court decision to re-list the Greater Yellowstone grizzly bear population as an endangered species carries with it the assessments that must be satisfied to once again achieve delisting of the animal.  As such, Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee Spokesman Gregg Losinski says it is possible the bear could be off the list again as early as … Continue Reading

IGBC Meets for Day #2

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The winter meeting of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee enters its second day today, with conversation focusing on the increasing levels of bear/human conflicts in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.  Yesterday’s agenda involved … Continue Reading

Winter Regs Take Effect

November 30, 2011 Greater Yellowstone, State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
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The Caribou-Targhee National Forest winter travel regulations for the Teton Basin Ranger District have gone into effect now.  Caribou-Targhee Spokesman Lynn Ballard says the official travel map for the Teton Basin Ranger District describes … Continue Reading

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  • Cold and Windy, Areas of Snow Too - November 24, 2014
    Wind will continue to be the biggest story and headache across Wyoming through about Wednesday.  Strong sustained winds of 25 to 40 mph will be likely across many areas with gusts to 60 mph or more at times, especially on Tuesday.  Mountain locations across the state will continue to see on and off periods of […]
  • Grand Teton elk hunt is under fire - November 24, 2014
    Two photographers from Teton County have filed a lawsuit in Washington, D.C., in an effort to stop the annual elk hunt that takes place in Grand Teton National Park. The Grand Teton hunt has already begun this year, and as far as I know, there are no plans to shut it down early. In fact, […]
  • Mild With Increasing Winds Today, Colder And More Unsettled This Weekend - November 21, 2014
    High pressure will slowly slide east today, which will cause winds to increase and become strong by this afternoon and evening.  Expect wind gusts between 35 and 50 mph throughout central and southeastern Wyoming.  Otherwise, we will see sunny to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and near or slightly above normal temperatures.  Daytime […]
  • Shouldn’t my dogs be KEEPING their hair now? - November 21, 2014
    I don’t understand why it’s happening now, when the temperatures are dropping well below zero, but my golden retriever’s blowing her coat. In a big way. And it’s not just her. Our collie’s doing the same thing, and to a much bigger degree. At least the golden has some abilities that allow me to overlook […]

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