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Land Exchange Bill Squeaks By

February 26, 2014 Uncategorized Comments Off
GTNP Sign

The Wyoming Senate debated the Grand Teton National Park Land Exchange Bill for over an hour before passing it on a split vote of 18 to 12.  Among the issues being discussed was an amendment placed on the bill Monday that Teton County Senator Leland Christensen says endangered the deal. He called that amendment … Continue Reading

Jackson Prepares for Centenial

February 26, 2014 Uncategorized Comments Off
Historic Jackson

Jackson Mayor Mark Barron this week signed a proclamation declaring this year as the community’s centennial year.  What few residents there were at the time voted on September 21st, 1914 to incorporate.  Plans are only now in the making for this year’s celebration of 100 years, but a newly-formed centennial committee plans a kick-off event next month.

Repairs Discussed For Gros Ventre Road

February 26, 2014 Uncategorized Comments Off
gros_ventre_road

Representatives of Bridger Teton National Forest met with Teton County officials and land-owners along the Gros Ventre Road this week to discuss needed improvements to a four-mile, paved segment of the road.  Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek explains that the work is not slated to begin right away, but information is being gathered about … Continue Reading

Schools Days Return To Normal

February 26, 2014 Uncategorized Comments Off
TC school district

Jackson Hole High School along with other schools in the district returned to normal routines yesterday with the imposition of criminal charges on a suspect arrested in connection with a shooting threat found at the high school Thursday.  At the same time, Superintendent Pam Shea says … Continue Reading

Carbon Monoxide Dangers Emphasized

February 26, 2014 Uncategorized Comments Off
damaged vent

Idaho officials continue to investigate the carbon monoxide leak that killed a Pocatello family late Saturday or early Sunday.  Officials continue to investigate the exact cause of the leak but suspect the gas-fired water heater.  Here in Jackson Hole, Fire Marshal Kathy Clay says the heavy snows we have been receiving make homes more susceptible to venting failures that can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning.  Says Clay:  … Continue Reading

Five JHHS Students Earn Nursing Licenses

February 26, 2014 Uncategorized Comments Off
Nursing Assistant

Five Jackson Hole High School students last week passed their state Certified Nursing Assistant’s exam allowing them to begin practicing in the state of Wyoming immediately.  Instructor Annette Eastman explains that the students are concurrently enrolled through Central Wyoming College. The course has been … Continue Reading

Enzi’s Proposed Single Issue Bill Is Popular

February 26, 2014 Uncategorized Comments Off
Enzi

Wyoming’s US Senator Mike Enzi together with Senator John Barrasso earlier this month proposed a bill limiting legislation at the national level to single issues, just as Wyoming restricts their legislation.  In that way, he says the Congress can limit irrelevant add-ons.  During his visit last week to Jackson, Enzi said … Continue Reading

GTNP Road Openings On Schedule

February 26, 2014 Uncategorized Comments Off
Teton Park Road

Even as Yellowstone National Park this week announced that the roads through the park would be reopened once again on their normal schedule, Grand Teton National Park also assured those roads that are seasonally closed in the park would reopen on schedule as well. The Teton Park road, which is closed in the wintertime will be plowed out and initially opened on schedule for … Continue Reading

Land Exchange Bill Sees Amendment

February 25, 2014 Uncategorized Comments Off
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The bill to allow an exchange of land for the parcels in Grand Teton National Park to the federal government passed on second reading in the state Senate yesterday with one amendment.  Senate Majority Floor Leader Phil Nicholas explained the intent of the amendment was to assure the state got full value for the land.  He says, “If we are going to go and exchange for minerals, … Continue Reading

Initial Wolf Estimates Look Positive

February 25, 2014 Uncategorized Comments Off
Gibbon wolf pack standing on snow;Doug Smith;March 2007

Wyoming Game and Fish Personnel have put together their estimates for the minimum pack sizes of every known pack of wolves in northwest Wyoming outside Yellowstone National Park and the Wind River Indian Reservation.  In addition, personnel coordinated … Continue Reading

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  • Total Lunar Eclipse to Occur Late Monday Night - April 14, 2014
    A total lunar eclipse will be visible over the entire area late this evening, April 14th into the early morning of April 15th. A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through at least a part of the shadow of the Earth, darkening the Moon’s surface as seen from Earth. According to the National Weather Service the entire eclipse will […]