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Forest Bill Goes Before Senate Committee

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A bill that would set timber harvest goals for national forests throughout the West was the subject of a U.S. Senate Committee hearing last Thursday. The “National Forest Jobs and Management Bill” sponsored by Wyoming Senator John Barrasso is promoted as a way to bring more money to rural schools and create timber jobs. Retired Bridger-Teton Forest Supervisor Kniffy Hamilton says … Continue Reading

Farm Bill Containing PILT On To White House

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The US Senate yesterday passed the long-debated farm bill on a margin of 68 to 32 and sent it to President Obama for his signature.  Contained in that bill are measures to help protect farmers from impacts of environmental events, trim the food stamp program, and provide funds for agricultural research programs.  However, Wyoming Senator John Barrasso points out the bill as passed also contains funds to continue the Payment in Lieu of Taxes program for states and … Continue Reading

Idaho Concerned About Effects of Wyoming Lottery

February 3, 2014 State of Idaho, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Idaho lawmakers are concerned that the advent of Wyoming’s lottery later this year may reduce sales of lottery tickets there and in turn impact funds for the budget.  Idaho’s lottery director Jeff Anderson estimates that could be as much as $3-million.  He explains that Idaho has enjoyed two borders where lottery products were not available. However he says, … Continue Reading

Groundhog Predicts More Winter

February 3, 2014 State of Idaho, State of Montana, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Punxsutawney Phil

If you believe the predictions of a large rodent in Pennsylvania yesterday, there will be six more weeks of winter – and while that prediction was made hundreds of miles away in Pennsylvania, Marvin the Marmot (the closest relative locally to a groundhog) agrees as he also emerged to a sunny day in … Continue Reading

Victor, ID To Get A Facelift

January 31, 2014 State of Idaho, Teton Valley Comments Off
Victor Facelift

The City of Victor will be getting a “new” business district on and around Main Street in Victor later this year. Under a proposed plan, a stop light at the intersection of Main Street and Center Street will allow pedestrians to cross the street more safely and facilitate automobile traffic. The sidewalks on Center Street are to be reconstructed with … Continue Reading

Western Senators Take Issue With State of the Union

January 30, 2014 State of Idaho, State of Wyoming Comments Off
State of the Union

US Senators from Wyoming and Idaho are taking issue with the tone of President Obama’s State of the Union Speech Tuesday night saying he needs to focus on the big issues; like putting the nation’s economy back on track – and promote the Congress working together. Wyoming Senator John Barrasso says it is time the President … Continue Reading

Fall River REA Relaxes Term Limits

January 30, 2014 State of Idaho, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
Fall River Electric

Fall River Rural Electric Cooperative owner-members approved a change in the nonprofit’s by-laws Tuesday night allowing Board of Director members to serve five consecutive terms of three years each, instead of the previously approved four terms. The change was made on a margin of 56% to 44%. The change was recommended by … Continue Reading

IPSSSDR Progress Available Online

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Competitors in the 2014 IPSSSDR are beginning to roll into Jackson for the 19th annual event that pits some of the world’s top mushers against each other over a four-state course.  Race Director Dan Carter says those wishing to follow the race from … Continue Reading

Grand Targhee Among Worlds 10 Most Scenic

Grand Targhee

USA Today has listed what it considers the ten most scenic ski resorts in the world.  Among them is Grand Targhee Resort in Alta, Wyoming.  The USA Today article touts, “…this lesser-known resort boasts the best views of the Grand Tetons.  From the top of Targhees Lone Peak, you can see four states and two national parks.”   The article goes on … Continue Reading

Grants Sought To Fix Intruded Campgrounds

January 24, 2014 State of Idaho Comments Off
Palisades Bridge

The Palisades Ranger District is seeking grant money from the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation to restructure the campground at the foot of Palisades Dam to accommodate a road that now runs directly through it.  The grant request seeks money to … Continue Reading

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  • Wyoming Law Enforcment To Particpate In Interstate Challenge - July 30, 2014
    Wyoming motorists will notice an extra law enforcement presence when driving on two of the country’s most highly traveled and dangerous interstates during a four-day enforcement campaign in early August.  The Wyoming Highway Patrol and law enforcement officials in 14 other states are joining together with a goal of zero deaths on Interstates 94 and […]
  • Mead Receives Endorsement Of Former Presidential Candidate - July 30, 2014
    Governor Mitt Romney announced his endorsement of Matt Mead’s re-election bid. “I’m honored to have Governor Romney’s endorsement,” said Governor Mead. “His support means a great deal to me in great part because of his leadership and integrity. As a former Governor, Mitt understands the importance of State leadership.  Wyoming has had to push back […]
  • Wyoming Lottery Releasing Names Of Lottery Retailers - July 30, 2014
    With the Aug. 24 launch of Powerball® and Mega Millions® ticket sales less than a month away, the Wyoming Lottery has started releasing the names of the retailers it has approved so far. The Lottery’s goal is to have a maximum of 450 to 500 ticket-selling locations statewide. To find the nearest WyoLotto™ location, residents can […]
  • State American Legion Baseball Previews [AUDIO] - July 30, 2014
    The AA and A State American Legion baseball tournaments begin today (Wednesday).  The AA tourney will be in Gillette, while the A championships will be played at Cowboy Field in Laramie. Just five teams will be in the AA bracket that will follow a double elimination format.  And with just a five-team bracket, a team […]

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