(MAMMOTH) The plowing of roads in the interior of Yellowstone National Park is making excellent progress, having only begun Monday. Park Spokesman Al Nash says crews have already opened 21 miles of road reaching Norris Junction and are now proceeding the 19 miles to Canyon. Nash says … Continue Reading
(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
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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