Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce has announced Lower Valley Energy CEO and President Jim Webb has been selected to replace Mike Halpin who stepped down earlier to serve on the Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Board Central Events Committee. The Chamber Board currently has 17 members who are responsible for representing Chamber members through committee leadership. Webb’s appointment takes effect immediately.
Wyoming US Senators John Barrasso and Mike Enzi are taking a page directly out of the Wyoming Legislature’s handbook and offering it as a bill intended to limit backroom deal-making and pork-barrel measures. That bill, explains Barrasso, would require any legislation considered by the Senate to be limited to a single issue – just as … Continue Reading
The Environmental Assessment for the Jenny Lake Renewal Plan has been published now and is open to public review for the next 30 days. Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says the renewal effort is intended to provide for improved visitor experiences in the Jenny Lake area while not only being safe and environmentally sensitive, but providing educational opportunities as well. She points out that … Continue Reading
After 26 years as Jackson’s Municipal Judge, Tom Jordan has submitted a letter to the Mayor and Jackson Town Council expressing his intent to retire from public service. In his letter, Judge Jordan set a retirement date of March 10th, and offered … Continue Reading
Wyoming Game and Fish Department is pointing to an individual grizzly bear sow living in the Blackrock area East of Moran for making significant contributions to information needed to manage the species. Large Carnivore Biologist Dan Bjornlie says wildlife personnel have trapped bear 179 eight times and recorded significant information in their journals that has been … Continue Reading
The bill to establish a state cookie, sponsored by Laramie County Representatives Lee Filer and Kenneth Esquibel, and Senator John Hastert on behalf of students at Goins Elementary School in Cheyennne, crumbled as soon as it hit the floor. The bill came up in a batch of other bills proposed for introduction Tuesday but … Continue Reading
Grand Teton National Park is getting a new superintendent. Intermountain Regional Director Sue Masica has announced that David Vela has been named superintendent of Grand Teton National Park; beginning his duties in about six weeks. Vela now serves as … Continue Reading
Jackson Town Council yesterday considered on first reading the setting of fines for those who violate the town’s new hands-free requirement for cell phone use while driving. Mayor Mark Barron says police used January as a time to inform drivers of the new law, and this month they are issuing warning tickets. He says all of those warnings are being kept on file so that … Continue Reading
After all of that snow over the weekend, snowpack in the Snake River Basin is still not quite up to the 30-year average. According to the Natural Resources Conservation Service, actual snowpack in the basin is now at 99%. Still, that’s up from last week’s 88%. Water content of the snow in the basin is currently estimated at … Continue Reading
During yesterday’s State of the State address, Wyoming Governor Matt Mead called for continued support for the tourism industry. He spoke of efforts he has made in traveling to foreign countries to promote state tourism, but said this is still more to be done. Mead told the joint session, … Continue Reading
Single Vehicle Rollover Kills Rock Springs Woman - September 19, 2014 A single vehicle rollover on September 11th, at 11:50 p.m., resulted in the 105th highway fatality in Wyoming for 2014. A 2000 Dodge Ram truck was being driven by 54 year old Denise R. Olson of Rock Springs, Wyoming. The Wyoming Highway Patrol reports that the truck was traveling south on WY 530 at mile post 15 […]
Not As Warm With A Few Showers And Thunderstorms Today - September 19, 2014 Scattered showers will be possible in central and southern Wyoming this morning into early afternoon as a weak cool front continues to push through the state. Higher pressure will then build over the region this afternoon and evening, but some lingering moisture and daytime heating could trigger a few hit or miss thunderstorms in southern […]
Be a geek — make a gear checklist - September 19, 2014 You’re miles from home. Heck, you’re even miles from the trailhead. You’re sitting in hunting camp, and you’re ready for the hunt that’ll start the next morning. You have your rifle. Your skinning knife’s on your belt. Your license is in your back pocket. Your cartridges are … uh, oh. They’re sitting on the seat […]
Cody Man Commits Suicide - September 18, 2014 A 41-year-old Cody man killed himself with a pistol following a fight with his fiancé on Wednesday night. The Cody Police Department reports that Thad Deuter shot himself in the head in his backyard following a domestic dispute shortly after 8 p.m. At this time, authorities are not releasing additional information and the investigation is […]
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