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Wyoming’s US Senators Seek Simplification

February 12, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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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

EA Issued For Jenny Lake Improvements

February 12, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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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

Judge Tom Jordan Retires

February 12, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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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

Local Bear Provides Much Information

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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

Chips Are Down For Cookie Bill

February 12, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off
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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 NP Gets New Superintendent

February 11, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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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 Sets Fines For Driving With Cell Phone

February 11, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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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

Still Need More Snow

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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

Mead Calls For More Tourism Support

February 11, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off
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During yesterday’s State of the State address, Wyoming Governor Matt Mead called for continued support for the tourism industry.  He spoke of efforts he has made in traveling to foreign countries to promote state tourism, but said this is still more to be done. Mead told the joint session, … Continue Reading

Wyo Legislature May Set Special Session

February 11, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The Wyoming State Legislature may schedule a special session later this year in order to address the recent decision by the Supreme Court overturning Senate File 104 stripping power from the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.  Wyoming Speaker Pro Tempore Rosie Berger explains that … Continue Reading

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  • Windy In Eastern Wyoming, Otherwise, Pleasant Halloween Weather - October 31, 2014
    A ridge of high pressure will slowly move east today.  This will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry across much of the state today.  Winds, however, will be strong and gusty across eastern Wyoming with gusts between 40 and 50 mph.  Temperatures across western Wyoming will stay very mild and above […]
  • Goose hunters will always have a Halloween costume - October 31, 2014
    Thank goodness for non-hunting spouses. If it weren’t for our better halves, most of us who hunt would be completely unprepared for fall holidays. Halloween is certainly one of the days that would be far less exciting if there weren’t people in our households who think about other things besides late-season deer, ducks, geese, pheasants […]
  • Cool With Mainly Quiet Weather Conditions Today - October 30, 2014
    Weather concerns across the state will be very minimal today.  Expect sunny to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and light to breezy winds.  Temperatures will be a touch cooler today due to a weak cool front that will be brushing by northern and eastern parts of the state.  Daytime highs will be in […]
  • Be ready for bumps, scrapes, cuts and more - October 30, 2014
    Being prepared for the worst is never a bad idea. However, if you carry everything you might need for any emergency, you won’t have room for your tent or sleeping bag. A first aid kit needs to be light and compact, or it’ll be one of the first things you toss out of the pack […]

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