Economists are keeping an eye on Jackson today where Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will give a speech on the outlook of the US economy. Her speech is a much-anticipated part of the economic conference sponsored by the Federal Reserve and held every August in Jackson
The Bureau of Reclamation reduced the water in the Snake River by 15 percent at Jackson Lake Dam this weekend. Jackson Hole Daily says the Bureau dropped the levels from 2,400 cubic feet per second to 2,000 over the weekend. Upper Snake Water Operations Manager Mike Boyce says the decision to drop water levels is probably because of recent rain. Jackson Lake was 87 percent full and Palisades Reservoir 55 percent this Monday
Voters from across the state are heading to the polls today to choose which political parties will represent them in the general election. Voters are also selecting which special tax projects they want to pay for. Citizens need a Social Security number and driver’s license to vote at one of the 17 locations. Jackson Hole Daily says the polls will stay open until 7 o’clock tonight
Jackson Hole Daily says areas of northwest Wyoming are just as dangerous for potential large earthquakes as anywhere in the nation according to a U.S. Geological Survey. University of Utah geophysicist Bob Smith says it’s no surprise the area is seismically active, but the new survey shows its more dangerous that we knew. Smith says the area is well above a normal earthquake hazard and all the new roads and dams are at high risk.
Americans are going hungry in the same towns where most of the country’s food is growing. More than 14 percent of rural households are receiving food stamps or SNAP benefits compared to urban households at 11. There are about 34,000 people in Wyoming who use SNAP which averages out to about $125 a month. One out of every nine rural households has a SNAP recipient under 18-years-old or over 60.
Wyoming’s congressional trio is putting major pressure on the Grand Teton National Park Service to account for all the money they’ve spent on studying the Moose-Wilson Road. U.S Representative Cynthia Lummis and U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso are asking how the Park Service is spending taxpayer dollars. Jackson Hole Daily says the Park Service hasn’t responded about their several-year study deciding whether the road should be a one way or two way
A Wyoming man and woman are facing felony charges for allegedly keeping the woman’s 7-year-old son in an outdoor cage several times over three weeks forcing the child to sleep outside even during rainstorms. ABC News says deputies went to the property and found a cage made of wood and metal about five feet tall and six feet wide with a cot, toothbrush and bucket inside. The Laramie Boomerang says the man and woman are each facing one count of child abuse and three counts of felony restraint
A real estate blog called Movato created an interactive map of the U.S. with the wealthiest person in each state and Christy Walton is officially the richest woman in Wyoming. She inherited $18.2 billion in 2005 from her late husband John Walton of Wal-Mart. Movoto says Christy is worth $37.9 billion
Jackson Hole Daily says a Secretary of State candidate bashed of the League of Women Voters because of their leftward slant. Clark Stith said he will not go to a forum of people who lobby for gun control, oppose the Keystone KL pipeline, seek to eliminate coal production and support partial birth abortion. The League’s state president Amy Williamson said Stith’s statements were an oversimplification of the national league’s research findings on those issues
Several wildfires are burning around Jackson Hole including one in the Gros Ventre Range and another in the National Elk Refuge. The largest in Teton Interagency Fire’s district is the Bang Creek Fire which is 52 acres and was started by lightning. Jackson Hole Daily says even though the West Crossing, Swede and Wolf fires are burning in addition to the Bang Creek fire, this is still a mild year for Wyoming
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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