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Land Exchange Bill Sees Amendment

February 25, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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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

Initial Wolf Estimates Look Positive

February 25, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Gibbon wolf pack standing on snow;Doug Smith;March 2007

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

Enzi Lists Local Issues Getting Federal Attention

February 25, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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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

Drought Conditions Diminish

February 25, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Weekend snowstorms have helped improve the snow storage in Northwest Wyoming’s river basins.  According to the Natural Resource Conservation Service, the Snake River Basin surrounding Jackson Hole now has a snowpack of 110% of the 30-year average and a water content of 130%.  Farther east, … Continue Reading

YNP Opening Schedule Published

February 25, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Montana, State of Wyoming Comments Off
YNP Snowplows

Yellowstone National Park yesterday announced its schedule for opening the park to wheeled vehicles in the spring, and Spokesman Al Nash says the long and the short of it is the opening dates are projected to be back to normal this year.  Nash says the entrances and road segments will … Continue Reading

Stiegler Returns With A Positive Spirit But No Medal

February 25, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Jackson Hole’s Olympic Hopeful Resi Stiegler suffered a serious disappointment Friday when she caught a tip of one of her skis on a gate during the second run of slalom competition and lost her ski. Stiegler was enjoying a good run when the incident occurred. Stiegler was numbered among 11 who didn’t finish on their second runs while … Continue Reading

Local Architect Honored

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Ward & Blake Architects of Jackson, Wyoming, were recently named 2013 Firm of the Year by the six-state AIA Western Mountain Region, partly for their innovations in the sustainable design of the new Teton County School District offices. The firm had received … Continue Reading

State Legislation Moves Across The Capitol

February 24, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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Friday was the deadline for bills in the Wyoming Legislature to pass out of their houses of origin and onto the other side of the capitol.  However, Teton County Representative Keith Gingery says nearly 30 bills on General File in the house died Friday when they failed to see action – that, he says, is considerably more than normal.  One bill Gingery has been working on that died would have … Continue Reading

Washington Delegation Lobbies For Land Exchange

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Even as the Wyoming State Legislature continues to work out legislation to provide alternative compensation for land in Grand Teton National Park that the Interior Department has agreed to acquire, US Senator Mike Enzi says the delegation in Washington continues its efforts to help persuade the federal government to seize the opportunity.  While visiting Jackson Friday, Enzi said … Continue Reading

Trail Grooming Back On Schedule

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Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation encountered a bit of a problem last week, but this week efforts are back on schedule for trail grooming around the valley.  According to Tim Selke of the Parks and Rec trail grooming program, the groomer slid off Cache Creek Trail in Bridger-Teton National Forest, about … Continue Reading

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  • Estimating range on waterfowl is easy - October 22, 2014
    If you’ve done any goose hunting, you’ve probably heard the term “skybusting.” You may know it means shooting at birds that are out of your shotgun’s effective range, but do you know if you’re guilty of it? You can set up your decoys to minimize the risk of shooting at birds when they’re too far […]
  • Don’t lose your vision in the woods - October 21, 2014
    I don’t have good eyes. Had I been born a hundred years ago, there would have been no help for me. Glasses can’t help me, so I’d have blind. I have to wear a special kind of contact lens, which wasn’t available in the days of Davey Crockett and Daniel Boone. But through the miracle […]
  • 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 […]

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