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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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  • Improving Weather Expected For Friday & Weekend - September 12, 2014
    We will see improving weather conditions today and this weekend as our latest cold front moves out of the area and higher pressure builds overhead.  However, there could be a few more additional light snow showers in far southeastern parts of the state this morning and visibility could also be reduced at times along I-25 […]
  • Let’s go … skishing? - September 12, 2014
    Many of us in Wyoming have braved the frigid waters of our state in a float tube in order to get into a better position to catch a big fish. But would you consider just jumping all the way in and swimming out to the deep water? Some crazy guy out in New York is […]
  • Colder Temperatures With Rain And Snow Expected - September 11, 2014
    A strong Canadian cold front will continue to push south today, which brings significantly colder and well below average temperatures.  Daytime highs  in northern Wyoming will stay in the 30′s, 40′s in central and southeastern Wyoming, and lower 50′s in southwest parts of the state.  Temperatures today will be around 30 to 40 degrees below […]
  • Use a decoy to get your goat - September 11, 2014
    I don’t think I’d try it during the rifle season, but if your antelope area’s still open to archery only, a decoy might be just the trick you need. After the pronghorns have broken into their harem groups, the bucks get extremely territorial. Just sit back and watch them sometime. If another buck gets anywhere […]

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