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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
Vela

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

Snowpack

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
WY Capitol

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

Airport Business Continues To Grow In Jackson Hole

February 11, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
airport ticketing

The Jackson Hole Airport continued to get busier last month compared with previous Januaries.  Statistics from the airport were posted yesterday and show not only an 11% increase in those catching flights out of the valley in January, but a 17% increase in those arriving over the same month last year.  That also means … Continue Reading

Scientists Challenge Wolf Studies

February 11, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
graywolf

The US Fish and Wildlife Service published a peer review report Friday stating that the US Government’s bid to lift federal protection of gray wolves across most of the 48 states is based on unproven claims about their genetics.  The publication represents a significant setback for the pending proposal to de-list the wolf in most areas of the country.  The scientists participating in the review … Continue Reading

Gasoline Prices Here Not Reflecting National Rise

gas pump

Anyone taking a casual drive around town can plainly see the price of gasoline has remained unchanged for the past several weeks. Nationally, it appears to be on its way up again.  Amerine Woodyard of the US Energy Information Administration says, the U.S. average retail price for regular gasoline rose for the first time in 5 weeks to … Continue Reading

Mead Recognizes Jackson Businesswoman In His State of the State

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

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead honored Jackson Business Woman Clarene Law during his state of the state address as the first living inductee to the Wyoming Business Hall of Fame.  Mead told the joint session of the state legislature that Law serves as a role model for the hospitality industry and the growth of Wyoming business in general.  Mead pointed out that … Continue Reading

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  • Very Mild And Windy Through Saturday, Cooler On Sunday - October 24, 2014
    High pressure will continue to be the main weather feature today and Saturday.  Expect minimal cloudiness and mainly dry weather conditions across much of the state.   Winds, however, will be strong today with gusts as high as 50 mph across wind prone areas.   Temperatures will also stay very mild and about 15 to 20 degrees […]
  • A hunt with no disasters isn’t as much fun - October 24, 2014
    Not long ago, I saw a message on one of the hunting blogs I like to read. The writer wanted hunters to send in accounts of disasters they’d had in the field. I bet he got swamped with emails. Every hunter I know has had at least one calamity in the woods. If you hunt, […]
  • Windy At Times Today, Unseasonably Mild Through Saturday - October 23, 2014
    As high pressure strengthens, warmer air from southwestern portions of the nation will move into the region today.  Conditions will also stay mainly dry throughout much of the state, but winds will be strong and gusty.  Parts of I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) and I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) could see gusting as high as […]
  • My new used truck may be the death of me - October 23, 2014
    Not long ago, I brought home a 1994 Ford F-250. It’s not much to look at, but it’s even worse to drive. About the only things it has going for it are that it’s mechanically sound, and it’s technically a vehicle. I’ve named it Clunk, for good reason. When you shift it into either drive […]

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