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Advisory Committee Seeks Forest Project Ideas

February 18, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Idaho Comments Off
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The Eastern Idaho Resource Advisory Committee will be accepting proposals between now and March 14th for review, and consideration for funding during Fiscal Year 2014.  Caribou-Targhee National Forest Supervisor Brent Larson estimates about $473-thousand will be awarded this year.  Resource Advisory Committee-funded projects being proposed must be … Continue Reading

Cabela’s To Locate In Idaho Falls

February 13, 2014 State of Idaho Comments Off
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(FROM KID RADIO)

Cabela’s has announced plans to build a store in Ammon in 2015. The store is planned for the corner of Hitt and Sunnyside roads. The store will be smaller than the ones in Boise and Lehi, Utah, which are more than 120,000 square feet. The Ammon Cabela’s will be 42,000 square feet and employ 90 people. It will be Cabela’s third Idaho location, joining the Boise store opened in 2006 and the Post Falls store opened in 2007. Construction is scheduled to begin later this year and Cabela’s plans to open the location in spring 2015.

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
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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

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  • If you’re going to hunt rabbits, this is your year - October 2, 2014
    The rabbit populations in the state are going crazy. I have a degree in zoology, so I feel I’m qualified to estimate the number of cottontails hopping around Wyoming. My best estimate is zillions. OK, so maybe my methods for determining the rabbit numbers aren’t exactly scientific. But there are a lot of ‘em. There […]
  • Colder Today With Rain Showers And Mountain Snow - October 1, 2014
    A cold front and weather system will push through the state of Wyoming early today.  Scattered rain showers will be possible statewide across lower elevations, but the best chance will be in northern and southeastern Wyoming.  Rain showers could become heavy at times, especially in southeastern parts of the state in the afternoon and evening.  […]
  • Today’s a big day for hunters in Wyoming - October 1, 2014
    If you’re really serious about hunting, you’re probably not listening to this. Depending on where you are in the state, the sun’s either up already or sunrise isn’t far away. If you’re a die-hard hunter, you’re probably already hunkered down in a field waiting for the geese to come in, out in the timber trying […]
  • Not all bad news in judge’s decision to relist wolves - September 30, 2014
    U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson handed down a ruling last week that removed wolves from Wyoming control and put them back under the protection of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. That ruling put an end to hunting wolves anywhere in the state, whether they’re in the trophy game area in the northwestern corner […]

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