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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
Snowmobile

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
legislature

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

Yellowstone Recruits For YCC

February 27, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
YCC

Yellowstone National Park is currently recruiting for the 2014 Youth Conservation Corps program, which is a residential work and education program for young men and women between the ages of 15 and 18.  The program is designed to develop an appreciation for the nation’s natural resources and heritage through unique educational, recreational and work experiences. Yellowstone will offer … Continue Reading

Figure Skating Competition Here Saturday

February 27, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Idaho, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
SCJH

The Figure Skating Club of Jackson Hole is hosting its first figure skating competition this weekend at the Snow King Sports and Events Center.  Replacing the defunct Jackson Hole Figure Skating Club which disbanded two years ago, The Figure Skating Club of Jackson Hole has been growing and developing with … Continue Reading

Cooper Honored With “Big Wyo Award”

February 27, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
Kari Cooper

The Wyoming Travel Commission has announced Kari Cooper, Executive Director of Jackson Hole Air, is this year’s recipient of the state Lodging and Restaurant Association’s “Big Wyo Award.”  In making the announcement, Travel and Tourism Spokesperson Chris Mickey noted that … Continue Reading

Sheep Study Continues Here

February 27, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
sheep

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is continuing its research of the health of bighorn sheep in Jackson Hole.  Last month, ten female sheep were captured and samples taken to analyze them for disease.  Since 2011, the department says a total of 29 ewes have been collared, and only 19 are still alive.  Spokesman Ray Hageman says many of the sheep have been … Continue Reading

Moose Day Volunteers Sought

Moose Research

A group of volunteers are joining biologists from Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Grand Teton National Park, Bridger-Teton National Forest and the National Elk Refuge Saturday to count moose in the region.  Called “Nature Mapping Jackson Hole”, this is a program by the Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation that trains volunteers to become “citizen scientists” who can … Continue Reading

Land Exchange Bill Squeaks By

February 26, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, State of Wyoming 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 State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson 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.

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    LOW TEMPERATURES TONIGHT ACROSS JACKSON HOLE ARE ONCE AGAIN EXPECTED TO BE IN THE MIDDLE 30S. HOWEVER...FREEZING TEMPERATURES COULD OCCUR TONIGHT IN TYPICAL COLDER SPOTS SUCH AS ALONG RIVER BOTTOMS. IN ADDITION...FROST IS EXPECTED IN SOME AREAS...WHICH COULD HARM SENSITIVE OUTDOOR PLANTS. RESIDENTS [...]

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  • Don’t let snakes ruin your Labor Day - September 1, 2014
    In my opinion, everybody should go hunting each weekend of the hunting season. You don’t have to go after elk or deer every time. Change it up a little. Hunt doves on the first weekend, then try to get a blue grouse or two the next. Later in the fall, you can start working duck […]
  • The Grizzlies Won’t Be a Pushover [AUDIO] - August 29, 2014
    The Wyoming Cowboys open up their football season at home against Montana tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon in Laramie.  It’s the first meeting between the two schools since 1997, and the Grizzlies enter the game as the fifth-ranked team in the FCS. On defense, the Cowboys top priority is to stop the run.  With a talented quarterback […]
  • Warmer Temperatures With Isolated Thunderstorms Expected Today - August 29, 2014
    A weak ridge of high pressure will build over the region today, which will allow temperatures to become warmer and closer to average statewide.  However, some lingering low-level moisture and daytime heating could trigger a few hit or miss thunderstorms for the afternoon and early evening hours.  Gusty winds and lots of lightning will be […]
  • GPS will sometimes lead you to astray - August 29, 2014
    At the risk of sounding like I’ve been watching too much Top Gear, I need to go off on a bit of a rant right now. The good folks at Nissan let me drive a Titan for two full months, which was really nice of them. And it’s done a pretty good job of filling […]

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