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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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  • I’ll try anything to stay cool in the summer - July 24, 2014
    I recently saw an advertisement for a product that’s sure to be a big hit with outdoorsmen. Especially those of us who stomp around in the woods when the temperatures climb into the nineties. Last weekend, I found myself sitting in jeans, boots, a long-sleeved shirt and a cowboy hat at Cheyenne Frontier Days. While […]
  • Start honing your archery skills now - July 23, 2014
    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 […]
  • Body of Overdue Hiker Found in Grand Teton National Park - July 23, 2014
    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 […]
  • Wyoming Sees Increase in Whooping Cough - July 22, 2014
    With continued growth in reported pertussis (whooping cough) cases this year, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is encouraging awareness of the disease and vaccination to help protect vulnerable residents, especially infants. Forty-three pertussis cases have been reported to WDH so far this year, compared to a total of 76 in 2013, 59 in 2012, […]

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