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
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
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
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
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
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
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
In Moose Hockey action over the weekend, the Moose took both games over Chicago, 8 to 2 Friday and 7 to 4 Saturday. That puts them 16 and two for the season. The Moose have this weekend off, but host Boston February 21st and 22nd.
The report from a missing counter is in and January visitation statistics from Grand Teton National Park indicate a significant increase over the same month last year. According to the report published by the National Park Service Visitor Use Statistics Office, nearly 44,800 people entered the park for recreation last month, a 12.3% growth from the previous year. Combined with those passing through the park for non-recreational purposes … Continue Reading
Don’t lose your vision in the woods - October 21, 2014 I don’t have good eyes. Had I been born a hundred years ago, there would have been no help for me. Glasses can’t help me, so I’d have blind. I have to wear a special kind of contact lens, which wasn’t available in the days of Davey Crockett and Daniel Boone. But through the miracle […]
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 […]
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