Teton County State Representative Keith Gingery was one of those who voted in favor of a last-ditch effort to fund expanded Medicaid benefits in Wyoming. The amendment was proposed to the state’s budget bill to accomplish what was intended in several other bills that failed to win support. The amendment failed on a vote of 27 to 29. Gingery has been a proponent of all the Medicaid expansion efforts.
It is said that the third try is a charm and that’s what Bridger-Teton National Forest officials are hoping for today. Over the weekend, the Teton County Park and Recreation snow groomer became mired in the slushy snow about four miles up Cache Creek which is where it still remains. Tuesday, Forest Service Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says … Continue Reading
Snow accumulations and snow piles have been causing some serious headaches for Teton County Fire/EMS in recent weeks. Fire Marshal Kathy Clay says obscured fire zones where parking is prohibited are not being observed – but they are necessary for firefighters to maneuver the trucks or access the buildings. House identification numbers, she says … Continue Reading
While Jackson Holes gasoline prices remain unchanged, the cost of gasoline nationwide has taken a sharp upturn. Amerine Woodyard of the US Energy Information Administration says the most precipitous increase was in the Gulf Coast region where prices spiked an average of 9.3¢. She says the U.S. average retail price for regular gasoline rose to $3.38 a gallon on Monday — up 7.1¢ from a week ago, based on the weekly price survey by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Closer to home, … Continue Reading
Kudos from the National Center for Disease Control for the state of Wyoming. Dr. Erin Sauber-Schatz at the C-D-C points to efforts in Wyoming as an example of a good program to stem the tide of traffic deaths among young children. Wyoming is one of only two states with a child safety-seat law that requires … Continue Reading
This may not have been the time to venture out for winter travel on forest roads. Bridger Teton National Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says the unseasonably warm weather has left roads soggy, slushy and at times impassable. She says even the trail groomers have been getting mired down. Cernicek says, “We had people sliding off the highway, we had snowmobiles that actually got … Continue Reading
There has been much debate over the use of drones over American soil – and the question actually has made its way this year into the Wyoming Legislature. But the concern does not center on the use of the new spy technology threatening people’s rights to privacy – it has to do with wildlife harassment. House Bill “double-O-30” seeks to … Continue Reading
Jackson Hole has two new Lawyers. The Wyoming State Bar Association recommended Regan Charlton and Laura Gibbs Ethington of Jackson for admission to practice law in Wyoming. An admission ceremony before the Wyoming Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming will be held this fall for all new admittees. The purpose of the ceremony is to administer the oath of attorney and to admit them to practice before the courts of the state of Wyoming.
The Wyoming Youth Services Association has honored Teton County’s State Representative Keith Gingery as the legislator of the year for his years of service in helping with juvenile justice issues. The Wyoming Youth Services Association is made up of organizations across the State of Wyoming that assist children, including … Continue Reading
An Oklahoma man has disappeared after a trip last December to Jackson Hole. The family of “Koby Minshall launched a nationwide search for the 52 year-old man after his cell phone stopped receiving calls. The family says they have no work information or permanent address for him and have become concerned about his welfare. Minshall was last seen driving a 2000 white Ford F-250 pick-up truck with Oklahoma plates. The family asks that anyone with information about Minshall’s where-abouts call 501-837-1437.
Get off the beaten path on holidays - September 2, 2014 The SuperWife and I took the kids fishing on Labor Day. Usually, going fishing on a holiday is a bad idea. There tend to be crowds just about everywhere you go. But even on a national day off, you can avoid having to share space with other anglers if you get well off the beaten […]
Don’t let snakes ruin your Labor Day - September 1, 2014 In my opinion, everybody should go hunting each weekend of the hunting season. You don’t have to go after elk or deer every time. Change it up a little. Hunt doves on the first weekend, then try to get a blue grouse or two the next. Later in the fall, you can start working duck […]
The Grizzlies Won’t Be a Pushover [AUDIO] - August 29, 2014 The Wyoming Cowboys open up their football season at home against Montana tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon in Laramie. It’s the first meeting between the two schools since 1997, and the Grizzlies enter the game as the fifth-ranked team in the FCS. On defense, the Cowboys top priority is to stop the run. With a talented quarterback […]
Warmer Temperatures With Isolated Thunderstorms Expected Today - August 29, 2014 A weak ridge of high pressure will build over the region today, which will allow temperatures to become warmer and closer to average statewide. However, some lingering low-level moisture and daytime heating could trigger a few hit or miss thunderstorms for the afternoon and early evening hours. Gusty winds and lots of lightning will be […]
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