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Feeding Begins on Refuge

February 4, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Biologists at the National Elk Refuge have determined that the natural forage conditions there have dwindled to the point supplemental feeding is appropriate.  Refuge Biologist Eric Cole explains that available forage at most index sites was near or below the threshold level of 300 pounds per acre.   Although remaining forage was higher in … Continue Reading

Recreation Center Expansion Proposed

February 4, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
Recreation Center

The Jackson Town Council and Teton County Commission yesterday examined a proposal to enlarge the town and county recreation center in order to accommodate more features.  Among the proposed features are an additional pool for fitness and lessons, a health and wellness center for fitness equipment, an additional gymnasium and track, a bowling alley and expanded meeting and education facilities. Town and county officials point out … Continue Reading

Special Olympians Face Cold Competitions

February 4, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Even as the 2014 Wyoming Special Olympics Winter Games get under way in Jackson Hole, temperatures here for the next few days will be colder than usual.  Warning Coordination Meteorologist Chris Jones says the trough of cold air that has been dominating the upper Midwestern states is moving west to … Continue Reading

WGF Announces Personnel Changes

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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has announced some significant personnel changes in western Wyoming.  Wildlife Biologist, Doug Brimeyer, has been promoted to the Wildlife Management Coordinator position, which was previously … Continue Reading

Idaho Concerned About Effects of Wyoming Lottery

February 3, 2014 State of Idaho, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Idaho lawmakers are concerned that the advent of Wyoming’s lottery later this year may reduce sales of lottery tickets there and in turn impact funds for the budget.  Idaho’s lottery director Jeff Anderson estimates that could be as much as $3-million.  He explains that Idaho has enjoyed two borders where lottery products were not available. However he says, … Continue Reading

Teton County Parks Gain Two Arborists

February 3, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Teton County Parks and Recreation appears to be branching out a bit.  Last week, the county agency announced that two parks and recreation employees had become International Society of Arboriculture certified arborists.  The certification requires … Continue Reading

Wyoming Seeks Owners of Unclaimed Funds

February 3, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off
WY Windfall

Hundreds of thousands of dollars in unclaimed funds are available from the state to the rightful owners.  Wyoming State Treasurer Mark Gordon says “Wyoming Windfall” is the catch name for the Unclaimed Property Division of the State Treasurer’s Office. Unclaimed property includes, but is not limited to, … Continue Reading

Groundhog Predicts More Winter

February 3, 2014 State of Idaho, State of Montana, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Punxsutawney Phil

If you believe the predictions of a large rodent in Pennsylvania yesterday, there will be six more weeks of winter – and while that prediction was made hundreds of miles away in Pennsylvania, Marvin the Marmot (the closest relative locally to a groundhog) agrees as he also emerged to a sunny day in … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Plowing To Begin On Time

February 3, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
YNP Snowplows

While Punxsutawney Phil may have predicted six more weeks of winter yesterday, officials in Yellowstone National Park are thinking ahead to plowing the park’s roads for the season.  This year, says Park Spokesman Al Nash, the park’s budget will allow plowing to take place on schedule.  Nash says, “We are planning to begin our normal spring opening procedure on time in early March.”  With 251 miles of roads to clear of an entire season’s snow accumulation, Nash says … Continue Reading

JH Speechies Winning Streak Broken

February 3, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Schools Comments Off
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It was a loss that the Jackson Hole High School Speech and Debate Team came home with this weekend.  That’s the first time they have not taken first place in 2½ seasons.  Speech Coach Londe Gagnon says, “We knew this streak would someday come to an end.” During the Friday and Saturday competition in Casper, … Continue Reading

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  • Warmer on Friday, But Showers & Thunderstorms Are Expected For Parts of Wyoming - April 18, 2014
    Temperatures will be warm today, with highs mostly rising to the 60′s and 70′s statewide (slightly cooler across the western valleys and higher terrain).  Expect rain showers and thunderstorms to move into the western third of the state, while the rest of Wyoming see sunshine into this afternoon.  Scattered rain showers and pop-up thunderstorms will […]
  • A lunar eclipse, and me without my camera - April 18, 2014
    Monday night, or more accurately early Tuesday morning, there was a total lunar eclipse. And being the experienced nature photographer I am, you’d think I was ready with my camera. But you’d be wrong. The last total lunar eclipse visible in Wyoming was way back in 2009, if I’m not mistaken. So I’ve been looking […]
  • Enzi Opens Campaign HQ in Cheyenne - April 17, 2014
    U.S. Senator Mike Enzi opened his official campaign headquarters in Cheyenne on Wednesday. Wyoming’s senior senator is seeking his fourth term in the Senate. There were rumors last year that Enzi would retire at the end of his current term and he admits it is something he thought about. “Anytime anybody’s getting ready to go […]
  • Back to normal at the trap range - April 17, 2014
    By some strange luck, I shot really well last week in our trap league. But last night, I didn’t do so well. Not even close. The thing about shooting trap is that you’re bound to have good rounds once in a while. Those good nights give you hope that you’re improving. For some people, that […]

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