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Blue Ribbon Award Means High Performance

September 27, 2013 State of Idaho, State of Wyoming, Teton County Schools Comments Off
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Jackson Hole High School was not the only school in Wyoming to be named among the nation’s prestigious Blue Ribbon Schools.  Lovell High School and Henry Coffeen Elementary School in Sheridan were also named to the honor, as were … Continue Reading

Orphaned Young Grizzlies Should Be OK

September 25, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Idaho Comments Off
Grizzly Yearlings

Officials of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game say a pair of young grizzly bears, orphaned when their mother was shot and killed earlier this month, has an excellent chance for survival.  Spokesman Gregg Losinski says measurements taken of the young bears’ front paw pad prints are … Continue Reading

Healthy Forest Bill Passes House

September 24, 2013 State of Idaho, State of Montana, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Wyoming’s US Representative Cynthia Lummis joined a bipartisan majority of her colleagues in passing a bill entitled the Restore Healthy Forest for Healthy Communities Act.  She says the bill rededicates the Forest Service to proactive forest management, gives state and local voices more input, and … Continue Reading

Skiers Rank Western Ski Areas

September 20, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Idaho, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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By now you have heard that the readers of Ski Magazine have ranked Jackson Hole Mountain Resort as the best ski resort in the west – but how does that compare with other nearby areas?  The number two resort according to the magazine’s survey was … Continue Reading

Water Reserves Depleted

Palisades Empty

Despite the past week of rainy days, irrigation reserves in the reservoirs making up the Bureau of Reclamation’s Minidoka Project have continued to drop.  According to the Bureau, the system collectively is now at 12% of its capacity.  Among the nearby measurements, … Continue Reading

Caribou-Targhee NF Plans Burns

September 17, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Idaho, Swan Valley Comments Off
CTNF

Forest users of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest near the Palisades and Teton Basin Ranger Districts can expect to see fire activity through the forest area this fall as fire crews will be burning debris piles in multiple locations throughout each district.  Forest Spokesman Lynn Ballard says … Continue Reading

Grizzly Bears Share The Forest This Fall

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Stern warnings are being sent out regarding the chances of encountering a grizzly bear during outdoor activities this fall.  But while news releases sent out by the area’s national forests, national parks and both the Idaho and Montana wildlife departments telling of a low yield in the whitebark pine crop this year, Spokesman Gregg Losinski says plenty of other foods that bears like … Continue Reading

New Online Directory Launched In Teton Valley, ID

September 11, 2013 State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
TV Community Foundation

As a result of a  2012 Teton Valley Human Services Needs Assessment that identified local gaps in health and human services in Teton Valley, Idaho, the Community Foundation of Teton Valley has launched a website where residents can navigate their way to help ranging from … Continue Reading

Reservoirs Now Critically Low

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Storage of water in the major storage reservoirs of the Upper Snake River Basin is graphically low now as drought conditions continue into the end of the growing season in southern Idaho.  According to the Bureau of Reclamation, the system collectively is at only 15% of its storage capacity, although some of the reservoirs are incredibly low.  West of Pocatello, the American Falls reservoir is now … Continue Reading

Flood Control Under Way Near Driggs

September 5, 2013 State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
Teton Creek Restoration

Heavy equipment is in place in Teton Creek, near the Aspen Pointe and Aspens subdivisions, upstream of the City of Driggs this week.  The work is part of a multi-million dollar effort to repair a stream channel that was severely damaged by illegal channelization work.  Engineers with the county say … Continue Reading

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  • Rep. Lummis Announces Re-Election Bid - April 23, 2014
    U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis announced her re-election bid on Wednesday in Cheyenne. Lummis said she wants a fourth term representing Wyoming in Congress so she can work to reduce the federal government’s role in the Cowboy State. “The federal government cannot do better for Wyoming, than Wyoming can do for itself,” Lummis said. “So part […]
  • Wyoming Veterans Asked to Complete Survey - April 23, 2014
    Wyoming veterans and family members are encouraged to complete a short online survey regarding Wyoming veteran benefits and services, which is located at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WYOVET2014. The Wyoming Veterans Commission is updating their strategic plan and surveying Wyoming veterans and family members is an important part of that process. The survey, which only takes a few minutes to complete, is focused on […]
  • Wyoming Head Coach Recaps Spring Football Practice [AUDIO] - April 23, 2014
    The Wyoming Cowboys wrapped up spring practice last Saturday afternoon in Laramie.  And if you asked head coach Craig Bohl, he would tell you he wants 15 more practices this spring.  That’s not because of poor practicing by the Cowboys, but more so that he can get to know his team even better and get […]
  • Be Bear Aware when you’re out in the wilds - April 23, 2014
    Seeing a bear can be the highlight of an outdoor adventure. Especially if you’re trying to see one on a spring bear hunt. But getting too close to a grizzly can turn an awe-inspiring experience into a tragic one. There’s a common perception floating around that grizzlies are aggressive defenders of their territory that will […]