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Jackson Hole Broncs Split Weekend

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In weekend basketball, both the Jackson Hole Bronc boys and Lady Broncs won one and lost one as they traveled to Pinedale Friday evening and hosted Lander here on Saturday.  While at Pinedale, the boys chalked up a 63 to 43 victory while the girls defeated the Rangers 57 to 49.  However on Saturday, … Continue Reading

Jackson Hole Road Closures

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Winter conditions have forced the Wyoming Department of Transportation to close two main roads out of Jackson Hole this afternoon.  Shortly after 2:00 pm, Sunday, WYDOT announced it had closed Hoback Canyon between Bondurant and Hoback Junction due to winter driving conditions, and then at 5:30 pm, Teton Pass was closed due to driving conditions and poor visibility.  Both roads were reopened by about 7:30 pm.  Bridger-Teton National Forest also announced that several popular roads had become all but impassible and the Granite Creek road had been hit by a slide measuring an estimated 15 feet deep rendering it impassible shortly before 5:00 pm.

LVE Raises Natural Gas Price

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Energy Prices continue to rise for Jackson Hole and Star Valley.  Lower Valley Energy has announced the cost of natural gas will increase by 15¢ per therm on March first. Spokesman Brian Tanabe explains that the increase is a pass-through of the price increase being charged the cooperative from the wholesaler.  He explains that the market for natural gas has … Continue Reading

Bill Seeks To Exempt Tips From Sales Tax

February 14, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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If sales tax is not taken out of tips provided to food service workers, why should it be charged on tips for hospitality and lodging workers?  That’s the point of a bill introduced by Teton County Representative Ruth Ann Petroff.  Petroff explained to members of the that  a bill was … Continue Reading

Legislature Speaks Out On Moose-Wilson Plan

February 14, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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A House resolution sponsored by State Representatives Robert Nicolas of Laramie County, Keith Gingery and Ruth Ann Petroff of Teton County and Tim Stubson of Natrona County; along with 11 state senators was introduced Wednesday urging the National Park Service to retain two-way traffic on Moose-Wilson Road.  The Resolution (attached here) points out that the pedestrian and bicycle pathways … Continue Reading

New Airline Market Announced For December

February 14, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Even before the ink has dried on the summer flight schedule for Jackson Hole Airport, Delta Airlines has announced it will be adding a route next ski season from Seattle to Jackson on Saturdays.  During the height of the season this year, Jackson Hole was served by … Continue Reading

House Considers Raising Snowmobile Fees

February 14, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The Wyoming House today will consider on first reading a bill to raise snowmobile registration fees while at the same time dropping use fees for Wyoming residents. House Bill 32 also repeals the requirement to show proof of sales taxes paid, and clarifies … Continue Reading

Wyoming Seeks Supreme Court Intervention

February 14, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The state of Wyoming along with 18 other states is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a significant Second Amendment case.  The request expresses concern over a Third Circuit Court of Appeals decision in New Jersey which, the states maintain, impacts the right to keep and bear arms outside of the home. Wyoming Governor Matt Mead says, … Continue Reading

NPS Free Weekend

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This would be a good weekend to fall in love with your national park all over again.  Entrance fees will be waived from Saturday through Monday at all national parks including Grand Teton and Yellowstone in Wyoming. Weekend visitors to Grand Teton can … Continue Reading

Teton School Superintendent To Retire

February 13, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Schools Comments Off
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Teton County School District #1 Superintendent Pam Shea has announced plans to retire at the end of the 2014-2015 school year.  Shea began her career in the district over thirty years ago, serving first as a classroom teacher, then a middle school principal, an elementary principal, and a district accreditation director before becoming … Continue Reading

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  • Cowboy Basketball Releases Schedule for 2014-2015 Season - July 31, 2014
    The University of Wyoming men’s basketball team announced the Cowboys’ 2014-15 slate Thursday. The Pokes will contest 11 games against teams that participated in the postseason last year, including 13 matchups versus teams with 20 or more wins and eight games with teams ranked in the nation’s top 30. 2014-2015 University of Wyoming Men’s Basketball […]
  • Video of Candidate Forums Available Online - July 31, 2014
    Video of League of Women Voters forums for 2014 candidates for Secretary of State, Superintendent of Public Instruction and Governor are available online. The forums for Secretary of State and Superintendent were recorded on July 28, and the forum for gubernatorial candidates was recorded on July 29. Both were in the Laramie County Commission hearing room in Cheyenne and were moderated by […]
  • Pleasant Temperatures Expected; Thunderstorms Possible Across The West & Mountains - July 31, 2014
    Temperatures today will be warm and comfortable for many areas.  Expect highs in the mid 70′s to mid 80′s across western to eastern Wyoming, respectively.  Most of the state will be able to see some good sunshine today, especially through early afternoon.  Far western Wyoming and the state’s mountains will have a chance for developing […]
  • Towing with a half-ton - July 31, 2014
    I’ve been hauling horses with either a three-quarter-ton or a one-ton truck for about the past 10 years, and I’ve gotten kind of spoiled by the towing power of those old Ford diesels. Even with a heavy load cruising along behind me, I’d sometimes forget I was pulling a trailer. But when the F-350 started […]

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