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
Senator Mike Enzi visited with constituents in Jackson Hole Friday about issues being dealt with in Washington that impact them. In addition to those catching headlines every day, Enzi says there is a host of concerns just “under the radar.” He says among them are … Continue Reading
Windy In Eastern Wyoming, Otherwise, Pleasant Halloween Weather - October 31, 2014 A ridge of high pressure will slowly move east today. This will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry across much of the state today. Winds, however, will be strong and gusty across eastern Wyoming with gusts between 40 and 50 mph. Temperatures across western Wyoming will stay very mild and above […]
Goose hunters will always have a Halloween costume - October 31, 2014 Thank goodness for non-hunting spouses. If it weren’t for our better halves, most of us who hunt would be completely unprepared for fall holidays. Halloween is certainly one of the days that would be far less exciting if there weren’t people in our households who think about other things besides late-season deer, ducks, geese, pheasants […]
Cool With Mainly Quiet Weather Conditions Today - October 30, 2014 Weather concerns across the state will be very minimal today. Expect sunny to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and light to breezy winds. Temperatures will be a touch cooler today due to a weak cool front that will be brushing by northern and eastern parts of the state. Daytime highs will be in […]
Be ready for bumps, scrapes, cuts and more - October 30, 2014 Being prepared for the worst is never a bad idea. However, if you carry everything you might need for any emergency, you won’t have room for your tent or sleeping bag. A first aid kit needs to be light and compact, or it’ll be one of the first things you toss out of the pack […]
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