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Farm Bill Containing PILT On To White House

Sen John Barrasso

The US Senate yesterday passed the long-debated farm bill on a margin of 68 to 32 and sent it to President Obama for his signature.  Contained in that bill are measures to help protect farmers from impacts of environmental events, trim the food stamp program, and provide funds for agricultural research programs.  However, Wyoming Senator John Barrasso points out the bill as passed also contains funds to continue the Payment in Lieu of Taxes program for states and … Continue Reading

Congressional Study: ESA Needs Reform

February 5, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
ESA

There is room for improvement to the 40 year-old Endangered Species Act.  That is the finding of a Congressional working group which released its conclusions in a report yesterday.  That report states, “After more than 40 years, sensible, targeted reforms would not only improve the eroding credibility of the Act, but would ensure it is implemented more effectively for species and people.”  Such reforms would include … Continue Reading

Streeper Leads IPSSSDR But Teasley Moves Up

February 5, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Sublette County Comments Off
IPSSSDR Lander

While Jackson Hole’s Stacey Teasley won the Lander leg of the International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race yesterday, Blaine “Bud” Streeper of British Columbia remains in first place overall with a lead of 27 minutes over second place John Stewart of Scotland.  Streeper is a regular to the IPSSSDR, and he explains … Continue Reading

Jackson Students Take 2nd In Model UN

February 5, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Schools Comments Off
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Sixteen Jackson Hole High School students took second place in the 30th annual Ivy League Model United Nations Conference at the University of Pennsylvania last week.  According to a school district news release the students participated in four intense days of … Continue Reading

A State Cookie?

February 5, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off
chocolate chip cookies

You know it had to happen.  Wyoming has a state bird – the Western Meadowlark, it has a state flower – the Indian Paintbrush, it has a state tree – the Plains Cottonwood, it even has a state dinosaur – the Triceratops.  It was only a matter of time before a bill would be introduced to establish an official state……cookie. The bill is enough to … Continue Reading

Winter Tour Permit Application Time Extended

February 4, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Changes to the application process have led to an extension of the application period for those concessioners wanting to provide snowmobile or snowcoach tours into Yellowstone National Park beginning next year.  Park Spokesman Al Nash says the changes were in response to … Continue Reading

Feeding Begins on Refuge

February 4, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
elk feeding

Biologists at the National Elk Refuge have determined that the natural forage conditions there have dwindled to the point supplemental feeding is appropriate.  Refuge Biologist Eric Cole explains that available forage at most index sites was near or below the threshold level of 300 pounds per acre.   Although remaining forage was higher in … Continue Reading

Recreation Center Expansion Proposed

February 4, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
Recreation Center

The Jackson Town Council and Teton County Commission yesterday examined a proposal to enlarge the town and county recreation center in order to accommodate more features.  Among the proposed features are an additional pool for fitness and lessons, a health and wellness center for fitness equipment, an additional gymnasium and track, a bowling alley and expanded meeting and education facilities. Town and county officials point out … Continue Reading

Special Olympians Face Cold Competitions

February 4, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Even as the 2014 Wyoming Special Olympics Winter Games get under way in Jackson Hole, temperatures here for the next few days will be colder than usual.  Warning Coordination Meteorologist Chris Jones says the trough of cold air that has been dominating the upper Midwestern states is moving west to … Continue Reading

WGF Announces Personnel Changes

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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has announced some significant personnel changes in western Wyoming.  Wildlife Biologist, Doug Brimeyer, has been promoted to the Wildlife Management Coordinator position, which was previously … 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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