What happens when there is a government sector that contains children who need educations but is not served by a school district. US Senator Mike Enzi responded to the situation in Yellowstone National Park where funds used to compensate nearby Montana school districts became prohibited, saying the need is not provided for under Payment in Lieu of Taxes. He says the Payment in Lieu of Taxes is … Continue Reading
The Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services is reporting that total unemployment insurance covered payroll in Wyoming increased by $17.5 million, or 0.6% during second quarter 2013. The report goes on that employment rose by 390 jobs and average weekly wage increased by $4. However, … Continue Reading
The Jackson Hole High School Speech and Debate team got back to their winning ways this weekend, winning the 3A division at the Outlaw Classic in Rawlins. Jackson gathered 36 sweepstakes points for the win compared with … Continue Reading
The Jackson Hole Broncs traveled this weekend with the boys bringing back a win and a loss while the girls returned with two losses. On Friday, the Broncs played Mountain View who slipped by the boys … Continue Reading
It was a successful weekend for Jackson Hole High School’s Nordic ski team who returned from state competition in Cody this weekend with a solid wins for both the boys and girls teams. The boys accumulated … Continue Reading
In weekend hockey, the Jackson Hole Moose suffered two losses against Denver here in Jackson: 5 to 4 Friday and 7 to 3 Saturday. The Moose were able to get off many more shots on the goal than Denver, but just couldn’t get by their Goalie who is considered one of the best in the league.
The Wyoming House of Representatives worked late into the night on Wednesday night working through 83 amendments to the Budget Bill. The major change they made, says Teton County Representative Keith Gingery, was adding over $14 million to community college budgets. He says there also was a substantial change in … Continue Reading
Jackson Hole’s Snow King Mountain Resort yesterday revealed to the public some of their plans for future development of facilities on Snow King Mountain as submitted to the US Forest Service. The proposal includes an additional ice rink at the events center, a gondola up the face of the King, a half pipe and terrain park and a possible conference and restaurant facility on the summit. Bridger-Teton National Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek explains, however … Continue Reading
With more severe winter weather being experienced in Jackson Hole during recent weeks, more elk have moved onto the National Elk Refuge feed grounds. In cooperation with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, the refuge staff counted 8296 elk on feed. By comparison, more than 2000 fewer elk were on feed at the refuge last year. Biologist Eric Cole says … Continue Reading
WinterFest week in Jackson Hole wraps up this weekend with several activities including the second annual ski jouring competition south of town. Event Chairman Lou Scarlett says the Jackson Hole Shriners who put the event on anticipate about thirty teams this year. He says, “We’re expecting more powerful teams coming out of Colorado, Utah, Idaho, and we’ll get some from Montana as well – it’s sounding like … Continue Reading
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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