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Jewell Calls for Balance In Land Management

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Interior Secretary Sally Jewell spoke to the National Press Club last week about public lands issues; focusing on the importance of funding for the agency to maintain stewardship of the lands it manages. Jewell also lamented the money – and access – that was lost on public lands because of the government shutdown.  Jewell says balanced management between multiple use and recreation needs to be important in that management.  She spoke of … Continue Reading

It’s Election Day in Teton Valley, Idaho

November 5, 2013 State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
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If you live in Teton Valley, Idaho, this is Election Day.  Polls are open from 8:00 am until 8:00 pm.  Issues on the ballots there include town council seats in both Victor and Driggs, a Mayoral race in Driggs, a vacancy on the Teton County, Idaho Fire Protection District and a recall petition involving a school board member there.  Voters should show up at the polls with a picture ID.

Election Day Today In Teton Valley

November 4, 2013 State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
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Tuesday is election day in Teton Valley, Idaho with town council positions up for grabs in both Victor and Driggs, one fire commissioner position for the county and a recall petition for a school board member.  Four people are vying for … Continue Reading

Daylight Savings Time Ends

November 1, 2013 State of Idaho, State of Montana, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Whoever came up with this crazy idea of shifting the clocks back and forth between daylight savings time and standard time?  Well, as it turns out,  Benjamin Franklin is credited for originally conceiving the idea.  Congress adopted the practice of time changes when … Continue Reading

Pets Don’t Find Halloween Fun

October 31, 2013 State of Idaho, State of Montana, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Many in the valley will be marking tonight with fun spookiness, but for some family members, the holiday is anything but fun.  A consortium of veterinarians nationally is urging pet-owners to be conscious of the effects on their four-legged friends.  Things pets will find upsetting include … Continue Reading

YNP Publishes New Winter Use Rules

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Yellowstone National Park published its new rule for winter use in the park yesterday.  The rule implements the provisions that were developed through public participation of the past several years during public comment periods and public hearings in the gateway communities.  The plan is rooted in the concept of … Continue Reading

Jackson Lake Releases Stabilized

JL Dam

Among the natural-occurring events that took place during the government shut-down this month was the end of the irrigation season and the cessation of the heavy draw-down of Jackson Lake.  Mike Beus of the Bureau of Reclamation’s Minidoka Project says as of October 11th, the outflow of the lake was stabilized.  Bues says the welfare of fish … Continue Reading

IPSSSDR Reorganized

IPSSSDR

International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race has announced changes to its organizational structure. Executive Director Frank Teasley, Creator, founder and mastermind of the IPSSSDR, has moved from Race Director to Executive Director to more effectively manage the increasingly popular event. Meanwhile,  Six-time IPSSSDR Competitor, Dan Carter has assumed the reins of Race Director and will … Continue Reading

Two Men Survive Plane Crash In Yellowstone National Park

October 14, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Idaho, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Piper 180 Crash

Two Alaska men survived an airplane crash this weekend after their single-engine Piper 180 aircraft went down Friday evening.  The plane crashed just inside the eastern boundary of Yellowstone National Park, and just southeast of the East Entrance road near Sylvan Pass.  61 year-old James Betzhold and his 25 year-old son Douglas from Beluga, Alaska, were en route to … Continue Reading

Young Man From Victor Dies While On Mission

October 11, 2013 State of Idaho, Teton Valley Comments Off
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A 20-year-old man from Victor has died while serving an LDS mission in Mexico. Officials from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Colt Daniel Kunz died from injuries he received when he came in contact with a live electrical wire. He had been in the church’s Mexico Tampico Mission for only a month. Kunz was a 2012 graduate of Teton High School and a member of the state championship cross country team.

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  • Owners Encouraged to Vaccinate Pets for Rabies - April 22, 2014
    Wyoming State Laboratory scientists are urging owners to have their pets vaccinated against rabies. Virologist Myrna Miller says it’s especially important for pet owners in Laramie and Goshen Counties. “The south central rabies virus strain has been moving into the state of Wyoming from the southern and eastern borders,” reports Miller. “So we’ve have quite […]
  • Statewide Unemployment Dips to 4.0% in March - April 22, 2014
    Wyoming’s unemployment rate continued to fall last month. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported on Tuesday that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 4.2 percent in February to 4.0 percent in March. “If you go back four years ago, unemployment was at 7.5 percent and now it’s at 4.0,” said Senior Economist […]
  • Warm And Windy, With Developing Showers And Thunderstorms - April 22, 2014
    Temperatures will be quite warm and comfortable today, ahead of an incoming low pressure system and cold front.  Along with warmer temperatures, winds will increase across the entire state, turning strong and gusty.  As the cold front pushes into the cowboy state from the west-northwest, clouds thicken and showers and thunderstorms will develop.  There will […]
  • You can’t catch Internet viruses if you turn off the computer - April 22, 2014
    I’m no tech genius, but I think the best way to keep your stuff safe from hackers is to just stay off the Internet and go outside. I might be a little behind on my Internet threats, but I thought I heard something last week about an Internet virus called the Heartbleed virus. I don’t […]