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3 Serious House Fires in 2 Weeks In Teton Valley

December 20, 2013 State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
TV Fire

Teton County, Idaho firefighters have battled three serious house fires in the last two weeks – one of which resulted in the total destruction of a home.  Fire Marshal Earl Giles says that latter fire took place Tuesday in Packsaddle Estates, and firefighters found the 800 square foot structure fully involved when they arrived.  Giles says the residents were able to … Continue Reading

Postal Dealines Are Here

December 19, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Idaho, State of Montana, State of Wyoming Comments Off
USPS package

Got your Christmas cards and packages out yet?  The deadline for mailing first class items in time for them to arrive by Christmas is tomorrow – however, if you procrastinate you can still get them there by priority mail service by Saturday or even Monday if you want to spend the money for priority express service.  However, as you head to the post office, be aware that the lines are long and more likely than not, the tempers of fellow patrons may be short.

ESA Marks 40 Years of Success Stories

ESA

Just at the time the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee has decided to recommend the grizzly bear in the Greater Yellowstone area be removed from protection under the Endangered Species Act, the ESA marks its 40th anniversary this month.  A new report from the Endangered Species Coalition points to … Continue Reading

Time Off Announced For Students

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For students attending Teton County School District 401 in Teton Valley, Idaho, today is an early release day beginning between 1:00 and 1:30 pm depending on the school.  The half day is to accommodate teacher in-service.  School resumes through … Continue Reading

IGBC Recommends Grizzly Delisting

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The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee Wednesday decided to recommend to the US Fish and Wildflife Service that the Greater Yellowstone grizzly bear population be removed from the endangered species list.  Spokesman Greg Losinski says a presentation was made to the IGBC by … Continue Reading

Postal Deadlines Looming

USPS package

Time is running out for packages to be mailed and still arrive in time for Christmas.  The US Postal Service says those with loved ones stationed overseas, today is the deadline for military mail.  Those trying to save money by sending things across the country by parcel post … Continue Reading

IGBC To Discuss Grizzly Delisting

IGBC

The annual winter meeting of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee, which is responsible for grizzly bear recovery throughout the Continental United States and adjoining Canadian Provinces, gets under way today in Missoula, Montana.  High on the committee’s agenda is the question of whether to recommend the delisting of the grizzly bear in … Continue Reading

Teton Valley, ID Schools Close Again Today

December 6, 2013 State of Idaho, Teton Valley Comments Off
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Schools in Teton County School District #401 in Teton Valley, Idaho are again closed for the day due to extremely cold temperatures.  School Superintendent Monte Woolstenhulme says the actual temperature was -24 at 5:30 am and wind chills there were estimated at -35 degrees.

Palisades Dam Responds To Power Shortage

palisades power plant

The Bureau of Reclamation responded to an emergency demand from the Bonneville Power Administration to increase generation at Palisades Dam at Swan Valley, Idaho yesterday. Flows at the dam were increased from … Continue Reading

Palisades Dam Responds To Power Shortage

December 5, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Idaho Comments Off
palisades power plant

The Bureau of Reclamation responded to an emergency demand from the Bonneville Power Administration to increase generation at Palisades Dam yesterday. Flows at the dam … Continue Reading

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  • Very Mild And Windy Through Saturday, Cooler On Sunday - October 24, 2014
    High pressure will continue to be the main weather feature today and Saturday.  Expect minimal cloudiness and mainly dry weather conditions across much of the state.   Winds, however, will be strong today with gusts as high as 50 mph across wind prone areas.   Temperatures will also stay very mild and about 15 to 20 degrees […]
  • A hunt with no disasters isn’t as much fun - October 24, 2014
    Not long ago, I saw a message on one of the hunting blogs I like to read. The writer wanted hunters to send in accounts of disasters they’d had in the field. I bet he got swamped with emails. Every hunter I know has had at least one calamity in the woods. If you hunt, […]
  • Windy At Times Today, Unseasonably Mild Through Saturday - October 23, 2014
    As high pressure strengthens, warmer air from southwestern portions of the nation will move into the region today.  Conditions will also stay mainly dry throughout much of the state, but winds will be strong and gusty.  Parts of I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) and I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) could see gusting as high as […]
  • My new used truck may be the death of me - October 23, 2014
    Not long ago, I brought home a 1994 Ford F-250. It’s not much to look at, but it’s even worse to drive. About the only things it has going for it are that it’s mechanically sound, and it’s technically a vehicle. I’ve named it Clunk, for good reason. When you shift it into either drive […]

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