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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

Minimum Wage Hike Fails

February 13, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off
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A bill that would have raised the state’s required minimum wage from $5.15 to $9.00 an hour has failed to win the necessary 2/3 majority in order to be introduced for discussion. Wyoming Representative James Byrd of Laramie County explained that the increase would manifest itself in … Continue Reading

Bison “Volunteer” For Slaughter

February 13, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The Buffalo Field Campaign yesterday released a statement saying Yellowstone National Park had initiated their 2014 wild bison slaughter.  The activist organization said the Park shipped 20 bison to slaughter.  The release said 25 bison were captured Friday in the Stephens Creek bison holding area … Continue Reading

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  • 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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