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
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
Hunters must be conservationists first - October 20, 2014 As hunters, it’s our responsibility to take care of the critters we hunt, as well as those we don’t. We have to obey the game laws. Police ourselves to be sure others respect the wildlife. And even offer suggestions to the Game and Fish Commission when we think there are better ways to ensure that […]
Quiet & Mainly Settled Weather Expected - October 17, 2014 High pressure will build over the area today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry. Winds will also stay light to breezy and no significant gusting is expected. Temperatures become a touch cooler statewide, but will be closer to average. Daytime highs will be in the 50′s across the mountain […]
Wish list season is upon us again - October 17, 2014 Late October is a bad time of year for me. If I were independently wealthy, it wouldn’t be so bad. But I’m not. I’m a journalist, so it’s a little painful. It’s rough because this is when the Christmas catalogs start hitting the mailbox, and they’re chock-full of gear I wish I had. From the […]
Pleasant Autumn Weather Expected - October 16, 2014 Temperatures will be noticeably cooler and closer to average today due to a cool front that crossed through the state of Wyoming yesterday. We can also expect partly to mostly cloudy skies and breezy winds today, but conditions will remain mainly dry. Winds will gust between 15 to 25 mph. Daytime highs will reach the […]
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