(MOOSE) Grand Teton Association, Grand Teton National Park’s partner organization of 77 years, along with Former Park Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott received national awards at the recent Association of Partners for Public Lands conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Scott received APPL’s 2014 Agency Partner of the Year award in recognition of … Continue Reading
(CHEYENNE) Looking for a place to retire? How about Wyoming? The National Institute on Retirement security has ranked the Cowboy State as the nation’s best for future retirees. Governor Matt Mead says the positive ranking recognizes Wyoming’s conservative and forward thinking culture and … Continue Reading
(JACKSON) Jackson Hole High School was hit with another student threat yesterday, leading to another investigation by law enforcement and school officials, and continued tight security at the school. School Superintendent Pam Shea would only term the incident as a “vague threat” which took place at a time in the morning she would not specify. Shea says the message triggered … Continue Reading
(JACKSON) Lower Valley Energy has announced a moderation in the price of propane at the wholesale level will bring a decrease in the price to customers by 9.22¢ per gallon. Prices had increased for propane in January and again the beginning of this month for a total of 88¢ more per gallon. Spokesman Brian Tanabe says the rate reduction … Continue Reading
(JACKSON) The Teton County Library Board is proposing changes to its library fee policy and is seeking public input for their proposal. Under their plan, overdue fines would accrue up to a $3 maximum per item, interlibrary loan fees would increase to … Continue Reading
(JACKSON) The Jackson Police Department is cautioning those seeking a rental property or property for sale to be careful about responding to listings of real estate on websites like Facebook or Craig’s List. Lieutenant Cole Nethercott says the scammers – often-times in foreign countries – list properties they don’t own and offer them for incredible deals. He says that prompts … Continue Reading
(JACKSON) Jackson Police yesterday closed the north entrance to South Park Loop Road from the Maverick gas station to Middle School Road due to rock-fall off of High School Butte. Several cars were struck by rocks but police officials say there were no injuries. At this time, the road has been reopened to traffic. However, town of Jackson Public Works and the Jackson Police Department will continue to assess the stability of the hillside above the road.
(WASHINGTON) Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell yesterday discussed President Obama’s fiscal year 2015 budget request of $11.9 billion for the Department of the Interior. The 2015 budget allocates funds for efforts to upgrade and restore national parks and other public-land areas, while engaging thousands of youth, and veterans in outdoor activities. Jewell says an additional $30-million dollars has been set aside for … Continue Reading
(JACKSON) Bridger Teton National Forest has issued a public scoping notice for the proposed snowmaking facilities and associated infrastructure at Snow King Mountain Resort in Jackson. Additionally, a conduit to carry fiber optic cable for communications would be … Continue Reading
(REGIONAL) Those gassing up their vehicles in Jackson Hole this week certainly noticed the marked increase in the price per gallon of gasoline at the pumps. Nationally, says Amerine Woodyard of the US Energy Information Administration, the price per gallon remains on a steady increase. She says the U.S. average retail price for regular gasoline rose to … Continue Reading
Diapers weren’t a magic bullet for staying cool - July 25, 2014 I promised you yesterday that I’d test a new product to see how well it works to keep you cool when the temperatures climb toward triple digits. In case you missed it, yesterday I talked about seeing an ad on TV for a new type of training pants. The ad said, and I quote, […]
I’ll try anything to stay cool in the summer - July 24, 2014 I recently saw an advertisement for a product that’s sure to be a big hit with outdoorsmen. Especially those of us who stomp around in the woods when the temperatures climb into the nineties. Last weekend, I found myself sitting in jeans, boots, a long-sleeved shirt and a cowboy hat at Cheyenne Frontier Days. While […]
Start honing your archery skills now - July 23, 2014 Don’t just let that bow sit in the closet or out in the garage all summer. Dust off the case, take the bow out and get some practice. There are dozens of archery ranges around the state where you can practice shooting in the off season. If you don’t know where the one closest to […]
Body of Overdue Hiker Found in Grand Teton National Park - July 23, 2014 The body of an overdue hiker was discovered Tuesday afternoon near the mouth of Cascade Canyon in Grand Teton National Park. Park officials report that Will Cornyn, 36, of San Francisco, Calif. was found below a steep cliff band near Inspiration Point. Cornyn had been reported overdue by his girlfriend on Monday when he did […]
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