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
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
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
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
Very Mild And Windy Through Saturday, Cooler On Sunday - October 24, 2014 High pressure will continue to be the main weather feature today and Saturday. Expect minimal cloudiness and mainly dry weather conditions across much of the state. Winds, however, will be strong today with gusts as high as 50 mph across wind prone areas. Temperatures will also stay very mild and about 15 to 20 degrees […]
A hunt with no disasters isn’t as much fun - October 24, 2014 Not long ago, I saw a message on one of the hunting blogs I like to read. The writer wanted hunters to send in accounts of disasters they’d had in the field. I bet he got swamped with emails. Every hunter I know has had at least one calamity in the woods. If you hunt, […]
Windy At Times Today, Unseasonably Mild Through Saturday - October 23, 2014 As high pressure strengthens, warmer air from southwestern portions of the nation will move into the region today. Conditions will also stay mainly dry throughout much of the state, but winds will be strong and gusty. Parts of I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) and I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) could see gusting as high as […]
My new used truck may be the death of me - October 23, 2014 Not long ago, I brought home a 1994 Ford F-250. It’s not much to look at, but it’s even worse to drive. About the only things it has going for it are that it’s mechanically sound, and it’s technically a vehicle. I’ve named it Clunk, for good reason. When you shift it into either drive […]
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