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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
speech

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

Jackson Hole Moose Win Again

February 3, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
Moose Midgets

The Jackson Hole Moose defeated the Park City Pioneers both Friday and Saturday with identical scores of 8 to 2.  They face Chicago this coming weekend.

Broncs Lose to Lyman

February 3, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County Schools Comments Off
Bronc

It was a tough loss after a close game Friday night as the Bronc Boys basketball team fell to the Lyman Eagles 39 to 35 in front of an Eagles crowd.  The Eagles meanwhile rolled over Lady Broncs 61 to 39.  The Broncs next face the formidable Cody Broncs in Cody Friday night.

Man Injured in Avalanche Airlifted to Safety

TCSAR

A Colorado Springs man was airlifted to safety Saturday afternoon after he and two companions were involved an avalanche shortly before 4:00 pm in the M & M Coulior south of Jackson Hole Ski Resort. The three were reportedly boot-packing in the area when the snow released, sweeping two over a cliff.  Undersheriff Bob Gilliam says 61 year-old Paul Biggs was caught in the avalanche and suffered a … Continue Reading

Refuge Not To Begin Feeding Yet

Elk

There may be more snow on the ground at the National Elk Refuge, but biologists don’t think that is preventing the elk there from accessing sufficient forage yet.  As such state and federal wildlife biologists do not anticipate initiating supplemental feeding quite yet.  Refuge Biologist Eric Cole says there is … Continue Reading

Wyoming Adopts Lottery Logo

January 31, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off
lottery

The Wyoming Lottery Commission yesterday unveiled the logo that will be used for Wyoming’s lottery sales.  In addition to the words “WyoLotto” emblazoned across the middle of it, it depicts a jackalope reaching for a star.  Lottery Commission Chief Executive Officer Jon Clontz says he believes it is … Continue Reading

First Western Trust Begins Banking Services

January 31, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
First Western

Jackson Hole has a new bank.  Beginning Monday, First Western Trust’s Jackson office will engage in commercial banking services. First Western Trust opened its trust operations in Jackson in 2011, and for the past two years, they have been … Continue Reading

IPSSSDR Sets Out From Jackson Tonight

IPSSSDRStart

The Jackson town square will be taken over by the sound of barking dogs and cheering tonight at 6:30 pm as the 19th annual International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race gets under way with a ceremonial start on the Jackson Town Square.  The evening is highlighted by … Continue Reading

GTNP Inks Agreement With Teton County Parks

Park Road Skiing

Grand Teton National Park has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Teton County to provide regular grooming for Nordic and skate skiing along the Teton Park Road in partnership with the Grand Teton National Park Foundation. As an extension of community grooming activities outside the park, Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says … Continue Reading

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  • Owners Encouraged to Vaccinate Pets for Rabies - April 22, 2014
    Wyoming State Laboratory scientists are urging owners to have their pets vaccinated against rabies. Virologist Myrna Miller says it’s especially important for pet owners in Laramie and Goshen Counties. “The south central rabies virus strain has been moving into the state of Wyoming from the southern and eastern borders,” reports Miller. “So we’ve have quite […]
  • Statewide Unemployment Dips to 4.0% in March - April 22, 2014
    Wyoming’s unemployment rate continued to fall last month. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported on Tuesday that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 4.2 percent in February to 4.0 percent in March. “If you go back four years ago, unemployment was at 7.5 percent and now it’s at 4.0,” said Senior Economist […]
  • Warm And Windy, With Developing Showers And Thunderstorms - April 22, 2014
    Temperatures will be quite warm and comfortable today, ahead of an incoming low pressure system and cold front.  Along with warmer temperatures, winds will increase across the entire state, turning strong and gusty.  As the cold front pushes into the cowboy state from the west-northwest, clouds thicken and showers and thunderstorms will develop.  There will […]
  • You can’t catch Internet viruses if you turn off the computer - April 22, 2014
    I’m no tech genius, but I think the best way to keep your stuff safe from hackers is to just stay off the Internet and go outside. I might be a little behind on my Internet threats, but I thought I heard something last week about an Internet virus called the Heartbleed virus. I don’t […]