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Yellowstone Begins Clearing Roads

YNP Snowplows

It may not have entirely felt like it over the weekend, but this is the time seasons change in Yellowstone National Park.  Park Spokesman Al Nash says park plows are taking to the roads today, beginning to make their ways south through the park to open the roads.  That, says Nash is no small chore. He explains that unlike roads that are cleared for travel throughout the winter, … Continue Reading

Six Locals Appointed To State Boards

Governor Seal

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

Yard Moose (Small)

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

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  • Heavy Showers and Thunderstorms - July 29, 2014
    A Pacific weather disturbance, Monsoonal moisture and stationary frontal system will create rather widespread and heavy shower and thunderstorm activity.  Rain will especially be heavy in portions of central, south-central and southeastern Wyoming.  Areas of flooding will be a concern.  Continued mild temperatures on Wednesday with decreased shower and thunderstorm activity.  Weather conditions this weekend […]
  • Release ‘em right - July 29, 2014
    Each year, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department sends out a reminder of the right way to release fish when you turn them back into the water. Al Langston of the Game and Fish recently sent out that reminder, so I thought I’d pass it along to you. When the water gets warm this time […]
  • Hauling hay makes me consider ATVs - July 28, 2014
    In my days in the mountains, I’ve seen some horse wrecks that probably should have turned my hair gray prematurely. I’ve had horses go lame on me deep in the backcountry. And I’ve been awakened in the night to the sound of thundering hooves receding down the trail toward the trailer. None of those situations […]
  • Red Flag Warnings In Effect; Isolated Thunderstorms Possible Across Southeast Wyoming - July 25, 2014
    The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings for parts of central and south-central Wyoming through today.  With drier conditions and breezy to gusty winds, there is an increased risk for initiation and the spread of wild fires.  Temperatures will remain quite warm to hot, with highs in the 80′s to low 90′s for […]

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