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 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.
Representatives of Bridger Teton National Forest met with Teton County officials and land-owners along the Gros Ventre Road this week to discuss needed improvements to a four-mile, paved segment of the road. Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek explains that the work is not slated to begin right away, but information is being gathered about … Continue Reading
Jackson Hole High School along with other schools in the district returned to normal routines yesterday with the imposition of criminal charges on a suspect arrested in connection with a shooting threat found at the high school Thursday. At the same time, Superintendent Pam Shea says … Continue Reading
Idaho officials continue to investigate the carbon monoxide leak that killed a Pocatello family late Saturday or early Sunday. Officials continue to investigate the exact cause of the leak but suspect the gas-fired water heater. Here in Jackson Hole, Fire Marshal Kathy Clay says the heavy snows we have been receiving make homes more susceptible to venting failures that can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning. Says Clay: … Continue Reading
Five Jackson Hole High School students last week passed their state Certified Nursing Assistant’s exam allowing them to begin practicing in the state of Wyoming immediately. Instructor Annette Eastman explains that the students are concurrently enrolled through Central Wyoming College. The course has been … Continue Reading
Wyoming’s US Senator Mike Enzi together with Senator John Barrasso earlier this month proposed a bill limiting legislation at the national level to single issues, just as Wyoming restricts their legislation. In that way, he says the Congress can limit irrelevant add-ons. During his visit last week to Jackson, Enzi said … Continue Reading
Even as Yellowstone National Park this week announced that the roads through the park would be reopened once again on their normal schedule, Grand Teton National Park also assured those roads that are seasonally closed in the park would reopen on schedule as well. The Teton Park road, which is closed in the wintertime will be plowed out and initially opened on schedule for … Continue Reading
The bill to allow an exchange of land for the parcels in Grand Teton National Park to the federal government passed on second reading in the state Senate yesterday with one amendment. Senate Majority Floor Leader Phil Nicholas explained the intent of the amendment was to assure the state got full value for the land. He says, “If we are going to go and exchange for minerals, … Continue Reading
Wyoming Game and Fish Personnel have put together their estimates for the minimum pack sizes of every known pack of wolves in northwest Wyoming outside Yellowstone National Park and the Wind River Indian Reservation. In addition, personnel coordinated … Continue Reading
Be a geek — make a gear checklist - September 19, 2014 You’re miles from home. Heck, you’re even miles from the trailhead. You’re sitting in hunting camp, and you’re ready for the hunt that’ll start the next morning. You have your rifle. Your skinning knife’s on your belt. Your license is in your back pocket. Your cartridges are … uh, oh. They’re sitting on the seat […]
Cody Man Commits Suicide - September 18, 2014 A 41-year-old Cody man killed himself with a pistol following a fight with his fiancé on Wednesday night. The Cody Police Department reports that Thad Deuter shot himself in the head in his backyard following a domestic dispute shortly after 8 p.m. At this time, authorities are not releasing additional information and the investigation is […]
Lummis Votes Against President’s Plan to Arm and Train Syrians - September 18, 2014 The U.S. House passed two amendments on Wednesday to the continuing resolution to fund government which authorize the President’s plan to arm and train approved Syrian rebel groups to defend against groups like ISIS. Wyoming Representative Cynthia Lummis voted against the measures, citing the lack of an end goal in the President’s plan. “After waiting […]
Wyoming Secretary of State and U.S. Attorney Join Forces to Ensure Integrity of Election - September 18, 2014 United States Attorney Christopher A. Crofts and Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield announced that their offices will again work together to ensure public confidence in the integrity of the election process for 2014. They will provide local points of contact within their agencies for the public to report any election concerns or possible voting […]
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