A bill to increase the speed limit on some Wyoming highways to 80 miles per hour is not expected to speed through the legislature to passage now that it has been submitted for debate. Proponents argue that the new limit would save time, and those states that have already introduced the higher speed have seen … Continue Reading
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
Very Windy in Many Areas, Developing Light to Moderate Snow - November 25, 2014 The I-25 and I-80 corridors and adjacent roads throughout central, eastern and southern Wyoming will see very strong and gusty winds today. Sustained winds of 25 to 40 mph likely for many areas with gusts to 60 mph or higher in the wind prone locations. Light to moderate snow shower activity will also be increasing […]
Tame that recoil - November 25, 2014 You don’t have to put up with nasty recoil when you’re hunting. Even if you’re hunting our state’s bigger animals, like elk, moose, or even bison, today’s technology can take a lot of the sting out of your hunting rifle. A friend told me he developed a bad flinch while sighting in his .300 Win […]
Cold and Windy, Areas of Snow Too - November 24, 2014 Wind will continue to be the biggest story and headache across Wyoming through about Wednesday. Strong sustained winds of 25 to 40 mph will be likely across many areas with gusts to 60 mph or more at times, especially on Tuesday. Mountain locations across the state will continue to see on and off periods of […]
Grand Teton elk hunt is under fire - November 24, 2014 Two photographers from Teton County have filed a lawsuit in Washington, D.C., in an effort to stop the annual elk hunt that takes place in Grand Teton National Park. The Grand Teton hunt has already begun this year, and as far as I know, there are no plans to shut it down early. In fact, […]