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Six Locals Appointed To State Boards

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Six Teton County residents have been listed among those being appointed or reappointed to state boards by Wyoming Governor Matt Mead.  Altogether there are 36 boards for which positions are being filled.  Among the locals being tapped to serve are … Continue Reading

Wyoming Legislature Receives Marching Orders

March 3, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off
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A rather harsh ruling from the Wyoming Supreme Court is cause for the state legislature to diligently work on reversing a ruling they made last year, stripping power from the State Superintendent of Public Instruction and creating a new position in the department.  Friday’s denial of a rehearing was … Continue Reading

New Wyoming License Plate Unveiled

March 3, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Wyoming’s license plate depicting the Tetons last year was the national winner of surveys asking which state has the most beautiful license plates.  However, in two more years, those plates will change.  Every eight years, the state changes the appearance of the plates.  Starting in 2016, says Teton County Representative Keith Gingery, that photo will be … Continue Reading

Wildlife Frequent Residential Neighborhoods

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Wyoming Game and Fish officials are asking residents in the Jackson and Wilson areas to be aware of and show patience with moose and other wildlife that often show up in residential areas during the winter months.  Game and Fish Spokesman Mark Gocke says the local office has received numerous calls from … Continue Reading

Snowmobiler Dies In Sublette County

February 28, 2014 State of Wyoming, Sublette County Comments Off
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The Sublette County Sheriff’s office Thursday released information about a fatal snowmobile accident Friday in the Upper Green River area.  According to the sheriff’s report, they received a call last Friday morning of a snow machiner having struck a tree, seriously injuring two people. The two injured people were … Continue Reading

Center For The Arts To Develop Outdoor Space

February 28, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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The Jackson Hole Center for the Arts is looking to develop the property south of the center’s theater lobby in downtown Jackson for outdoor activities. The Center’s board has wanted to build something on the empty lawn since the center was built which could range from … Continue Reading

School Bus Cameras To Be Funded

February 28, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County Schools Comments Off
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The Wyoming Senate yesterday battled over money to place cameras on board school busses intended to catch red light violators.  When all was said and done, the legislators did not permit the measure to become an unfunded mandate. The Senate Appropriations Committee had stripped $5-million dollars that had been … Continue Reading

House Pulling Plug On Light Bulb Restriction

February 28, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off
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You may make light of this bill on its way to approval in the Wyoming House, but once passed, residents will not have to be concerned about being habitual offenders of misdemeanor light bulb screwing.  An antiquated law on the books prohibited anyone but a licensed electrician from replacing bulbs in lighting fixtures. The bill to reverse this restriction originated in the state senate and passed on second reading in the house at “light speed.”

Snowmobile Fee Bill Heads To Final Rounds

February 27, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off
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After a variety of questions and a minor amendment, the Wyoming Senate passed the “Snowmobile Permit and Registration Fees” bill out of general file. It now will appear on the first of three readings later this week.  The amendment changes the time limit allowed for snowmobile registration to 30 days, putting it in line with the parameters for vehicle and trailer registration in Wyoming.  The fee increase itself increases from … Continue Reading

Wyoming Budget Goes To Conference

February 27, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The Wyoming State Legislature is now faced with cutting a budget that is currently in the red following the last two weeks of work by the House and the Senate.  Teams from those two houses are now meeting in conference to see where they can trim and to resolve differences between the budget amendments made by each group.  Among the issues in debate is … 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 […]