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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

WinterFest Begins Friday

February 13, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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The fourth annual WinterFest gets under way in Jackson Hole tomorrow beginning with the arrival of cutter racers in town and their pre-race Calcutta, the race on Saturday and Sunday and two Slalom and Giant Slalom events at Snow King Resort.  Cutter Race Chairman Rod Everett says 30 teams are anticipated for this weekend’s race. Everett says … Continue Reading

Winter Snarls Local Traffic

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Teton Pass was reopened early this morning after a brief closure for avalanche control.  Highway 89 from Moose to Moran was closed through most of the day yesterday and remained closed this morning.  Today, the Bridger-Teton Avalanche Forecast Center says the danger of avalanches at all elevations is considerable, and extreme caution is advised.

Six Lost Snowmobilers Located

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A party of six snowmobilers from Minnesota was located yesterday afternoon after spending a cold night out on Togwotee Pass.  Undersheriff Bob Gilliam says the group had become stuck, and then after becoming mobile again, became disoriented and opted to spend Tuesday night before seeking their way out again by daylight.  Gilliam says the Teton County Sheriff’s Office was … Continue Reading

Jackson Hole’s Airport Manager To Retire

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Jackson Hole Airport Manager Ray Bishop has announced he will be retiring this fall after being in that position for eight years.  During his tenure, Bishop has focused on improvements to passenger safety, renovations to the airport to accommodate the growing activity, stewardship of the facility in a way that respects National Park values, and addressing environmental concerns in general.  Under Bishop’s supervision, … Continue Reading

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  • Hunters must be conservationists first - October 20, 2014
    As hunters, it’s our responsibility to take care of the critters we hunt, as well as those we don’t. We have to obey the game laws. Police ourselves to be sure others respect the wildlife. And even offer suggestions to the Game and Fish Commission when we think there are better ways to ensure that […]
  • Quiet & Mainly Settled Weather Expected - October 17, 2014
    High pressure will build over the area today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry.  Winds will also stay light to breezy and no significant gusting is expected.  Temperatures become a touch cooler statewide, but will be closer to average.  Daytime highs will be in the 50′s across the mountain […]
  • Wish list season is upon us again - October 17, 2014
    Late October is a bad time of year for me. If I were independently wealthy, it wouldn’t be so bad. But I’m not. I’m a journalist, so it’s a little painful. It’s rough because this is when the Christmas catalogs start hitting the mailbox, and they’re chock-full of gear I wish I had. From the […]
  • Pleasant Autumn Weather Expected - October 16, 2014
    Temperatures will be noticeably cooler and closer to average today due to a cool front that crossed through the state of Wyoming yesterday.  We can also expect partly to mostly cloudy skies and breezy winds today, but conditions will remain mainly dry.  Winds will gust between 15 to 25 mph.  Daytime highs will reach the […]

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