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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.

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
JHMR

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

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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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