A bill to allow the State of Wyoming to enter into an agreement with the US Department of Interior for the trade of land in their acquisition of the remaining two parcels in Grand Teton National Park was successfully introduced in the state senate Tuesday and referred to the Agriculture Committee. Senator Leland Christensen who introduced the bill explained … Continue Reading
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
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 […]
Whitetails can be creatures of habit - October 16, 2014 Quite a few mule deer hunters are already back from their hunts. They might even have had a venison steak for supper last night. But muleys aren’t the only deer in Wyoming. There’s also whitetail – the other deer meat. If you’re an ardent whitetail hunter, you probably haven’t even stacked your gear by the […]
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