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Moose Count Breeds Optimism

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(JACKSON, Wyo)  A recent count of moose in the Jackson Hole area has biologists here cautiously optimistic about an apparent recovery taking place in the population.  Volunteers had joined biologists from Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Grand Teton National Park, Bridger-Teton National Forest and the National Elk Refuge late last month to count moose in the region in an effort … Continue Reading

School District Adopts 2014/2015 Calendar

March 13, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Schools Comments Off
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(JACKSON, Wyo)  Teton County School District #1 board members last night approved next year’s calendar which provides for a start of the school year the day after Labor Day, an eight-day winter break beginning Christmas Eve and the customary two-week spring break beginning March 30th.  School would then dismiss for the year June 11th.  Public feedback had expressed concerns that … Continue Reading

Bears To Emerge From Hibernation Here Soon

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(JACKSON, Wyo)  While there have been no reports of bears emerging from hibernation in the Jackson Hole area yet, they have been spotted out already in Yellowstone National Park.  Still, Wyoming Game and Fish Spokesman Mark Gocke admits it is possible to see some “early risers” in this area now as well.  Gocke says the area usually sees the bears emerging beginning this time of year, and … Continue Reading

Bald Eagle Recovers, Heads For The Sky

March 13, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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(JACKSON, Wyo)  An adult bald eagle is being released today from the Teton Raptor Center after nearly two weeks of treatment for lead poisoning.  The eagle had been found unable to move near Dubois, Wyoming on February 28th and Wyoming Game and Fish officers transported the bird to the center in Jackson Hole for rehabilitation.  After several days of treatment, oxygen therapy and rehab at Spring Creek Animal Hospital and TRC, … Continue Reading

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Too Much and “The Jig Is Up”

March 13, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off
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(CHEYENNE, Wyo)  If you wish to enjoy the luck of the Irish Monday or at a St. Patrick’s Day party over the weekend, you need to temper your thirst if you’re fancyin’ a wee nip of the brew.  The Wyoming Highway Patrol says it is joining law enforcement agencies to increase their patrols for those driving under the influence.  The agencies will be … Continue Reading

TC Health Department Encourages Well Testing

March 13, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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(JACKSON, Wyo)  Teton County Public Health Department’s Environmental Health Services and the Teton Conservation District are promoting Groundwater Awareness Week.  Groundwater is tapped through wells placed in water-bearing soils and rocks beneath the surface of the earth.  In observance of the week, the county’s health department is urging residents with private wells … Continue Reading

Deep Snow Brings Spring Flooding

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(JACKSON, Wyo)  Snowpack continues to pile up in the measuring sites of area river basins as spring snowstorms continue to march through the region.  According to the Natural Resource Conservation Service, the Snake River Basin now has 123% of the 30-year average with a water equivalency of 144%.  To the north, Yellowstone has 130% of normal snow with a water-content of 149%.  While the eventual melt-out of those accumulations is good news for area reservoirs, it also brings with it the threat of minor flooding.  Teton County Emergency Management Coordinator Rich Ochs says … Continue Reading

Gas Prices Spike

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(JACKSON, Wyo)  Jackson Hole residents are suffering sticker-shock as they go to fill up their cars this week.  The price of gasoline spiked by about 10¢ per gallon over the weekend.  Nationally, the US Energy Information Administration says prices rose about … Continue Reading

Yellowstone & Grand Teton Remain Top Destinations

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(MOOSE, Wyo)  Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks continue to be listed among the ten most popular national parks in the country.  Great Smokey Mountains National Park was the most popular with over nine-million visitors, but Yellowstone came in fourth place with nearly 3.2-million visitors – just behind Yosemite in California.  Grand Teton National Park was … Continue Reading

Bison Demonstrator Appears In Court

March 12, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Montana, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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(MAMMOTH, Wyo)  The man who chained himself to the bison capture facility outside Yellowstone National Park last week made his first appearance in federal court and refused a plea arrangement – opting for a full trial with the aid of an attorney.  20 year-old Comfrey Jacobs had … 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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