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Six Locals Appointed To State Boards

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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

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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

Wyoming Budget Goes To Conference

February 27, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off
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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

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  • 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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