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Interior Budget Unveiled for 2015

March 5, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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(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

Snow King Improvements Go To Scoping

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(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

Gasoline Prices On The Rise

March 5, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton Valley Comments Off
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(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

SPET Projects Chosen For Local Ballot

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A total of $11-million in special purpose excise tax issues will be placed before the voters this year following the approval yesterday by the town and county leadership of six issues.  Mayor Mark Barron points out that all six issues involve construction of publicly-owned capital construction projects.  They include … Continue Reading

Avalanche Danger Increases Again

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Bridger Teton National Forest Avalanche Center reports that there were numerous slides yesterday brought on by the new, wet snow received over the weekend.  Among those slides were a sizable one … Continue Reading

Water Storage Increases In River Basins

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Weekend snows in Northwest Wyoming have pushed the snow storage and its water content significantly over the 30 year average now, according to the Natural Resource Conservation Service.  Monday’s report from the river basins in the region show actual snow accumulation in the Snake River Basin is now … Continue Reading

Land Exchange Bill Moves Forward In House

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The Wyoming House of Representatives passed the Grand Teton National Park land swap bill on general file Monday – the first action taken in the House after it was sent over from the Senate.  Teton County Representative Keith Gingery says the passage was fairly uneventful, with most of the legislators supportive of the measure. Gingery says the members of the House understand that … Continue Reading

Town and County Share Planning Director

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Jackson Town Council and Teton County Commissioners entered into an agreement Monday that allows the Town of Jackson Planning Director to provide management and leadership services for the Teton County Planning and Development Department.  The move help fills the void left when … Continue Reading

Grand Teton National Park Recruits YCP Workers

March 4, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Grand Teton National Park is recruiting participants for the 2014 Youth Conservation Program now. The YCP is a summer program for high school students, ages 16 to 19. The 2014 program will span ten weeks from June 16th through August 21st. During the course of their day, YCP participants may … Continue Reading

Snowstorm Snarls Traffic

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Heavy snows dumped more than a foot of snow on the valley floor in Jackson Hole Saturday, and as much as three feet in the mountains, closing roads for a time and causing flights at the airport to be canceled.  An accident on Teton Pass led to the closure of the highway there for several hours in the middle of the day.  Farther west, Fremont County Search and Rescue teams helped … Continue Reading

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  • Mild With Increasing Winds Today, Colder And More Unsettled This Weekend - November 21, 2014
    High pressure will slowly slide east today, which will cause winds to increase and become strong by this afternoon and evening.  Expect wind gusts between 35 and 50 mph throughout central and southeastern Wyoming.  Otherwise, we will see sunny to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and near or slightly above normal temperatures.  Daytime […]
  • Shouldn’t my dogs be KEEPING their hair now? - November 21, 2014
    I don’t understand why it’s happening now, when the temperatures are dropping well below zero, but my golden retriever’s blowing her coat. In a big way. And it’s not just her. Our collie’s doing the same thing, and to a much bigger degree. At least the golden has some abilities that allow me to overlook […]
  • Cool And Still Breezy At Times - November 20, 2014
    High pressure will be the main weather feature across much of the state today.  Expect partly to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and near or slightly above normal temperatures.  Winds, however, could still be breezy to gusty at times.  Expect gusting between 35 and 50 mph across central and southeastern Wyoming this morning […]
  • Don’t commercialize hunting - November 20, 2014
    The state of New Jersey is dealing with a huge whitetail deer overpopulation problem. To get more people to get out and hunt those deer, and hopefully bring the population down to a more manageable level, the state is toying with the idea of allowing the commercial sale of meat from wild deer. It’s a […]

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