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Bear Population Healthy and Well-Behaved

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Members of the Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee heard estimates yesterday that the grizzly bear population here has increased to approximately 741 bears including 58 females with cubs.  Despite the increase, Spokesman Gregg Losinski says bear-human conflicts were down dramatically from previous years.  He says bears were … Continue Reading

Teton Valley Election Results Posted

November 6, 2013 State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
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Teton County School District #401 trustee Nancy Arnold will retain her seat on that board.  Voters in Zone 5 of School District #401 in Teton Valley, Idaho soundly defeated a recall petition to unseat Arnold. That attempt went down with a vote of 266 against and 84 for the recall.  Proponents for the recall were … Continue Reading

Bear Spray Training Placed Online

Use your bear spray instead of a firearm to ward off bears.

The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee and the Wildlife Management Institute have teamed up with renowned hunting journalist Craig Boddington to produce a one-minute demonstration video and 30-second public service announcement to promote the use of bear spray by hunters.  The demonstration video is posted on the IGBC website and on outdoor-oriented Facebook pages and websites that have hundreds of thousands of fans. Meanwhile, the PSA will be seen on The Outdoor Channel, The Sportsman Channel, and WILD TV.

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

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  • Torrington Man’s Body Recovered from Hawk Springs Reservoir - September 22, 2014
    The body of James “Jesse” Nelson was recovered from Hawk Springs Reservoir on Saturday by Goshen County Search and Rescue personnel. Wyoming State Parks reports that the 53-year-old Torrington man jumped into the reservoir on September 15 to save an occupant that jumped from his boat into the reservoir for an unknown reason. That person […]
  • New Miss Wyoming USA Crowned - September 22, 2014
    The 2015 Miss Wyoming USA and Miss Wyoming Teen USA Pageants took place Sunday, September 21, at the Casper Events Center in Casper. A large crowd filled the center on Sunday evening for the pageant finals, where the panel of judges selected Caroline Scott of Cheyenne as Miss Wyoming USA 2015, and Payton Sanders of Casper as Miss Wyoming TEEN USA 2015.  Both […]
  • Simple steps can help you get your goat - September 22, 2014
    In Wyoming, antelope hunting is often an afterthought. We tend to focus on elk, and deer are a close second. Not many of us do a whole lot of planning for our antelope hunts. Maybe that’s partly because compared to deer and especially elk, antelope hunting can be pretty easy. As long as you’re not […]
  • Single Vehicle Rollover Kills Rock Springs Woman - September 19, 2014
    A single vehicle rollover on September 11th, at 11:50 p.m., resulted in the 105th highway fatality in Wyoming for 2014. A 2000 Dodge Ram truck was being driven by 54 year old Denise R. Olson of Rock Springs, Wyoming. The Wyoming Highway Patrol reports that the truck was traveling south on WY 530 at mile post 15 […]

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