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Bison Population Reduced By 240

January 17, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Sunday marked the final day for bison hunting on the National Elk Refuge in Jackson Hole.  Preliminary estimates from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department place the success rate of hunters at 240 bison.  Refuge Biologist Eric Cole says if the count proves to be true, … Continue Reading

Gingery Wants To Expand CHINS

January 17, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Teton County’s State Representative Keith Gingery has filed a bill to increase the eligibility age for the Child in Need of Supervision program.  Under the proposed legislation for the session beginning next month, Gingery wants the age increased from the current 16, to 17 years old.  Gingery explains the bill comes out of … Continue Reading

Funds Awarded For Natural Gas Fueling Station in Jackson

January 16, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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A state grant was awarded to the town of Jackson this morning to build a natural gas fueling station at a local service station in time for summer tourist season.  Mayor Mark Barron and members of the Energy Conservation Works committee met with the State Lands and Investments Board Thursday and made their case for more than … Continue Reading

Legislation Seeks To Restore Courthouse To Teton County

January 16, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Wyoming’s US Senators John Barrasso and Mike Enzi Wednesday introduced legislation that would allow the federal government to transfer ownership of the Clifford P. Hansen U.S. Courthouse back to Teton County.   The Teton County Commissioners had conveyed a parcel of land without any payment to the federal government in 1986 as part of … Continue Reading

Enzi Seeks To Restore PILT Payments

January 16, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Wyoming’s US Senator Mike Enzi is fighting for federal funds due to the state’s counties in lieu of taxes.  The annual payment, called PILT, is critical funding to nearly 1,900 counties in 49 states and three U.S. territories to help offset … Continue Reading

Gingery Seeks Credit Fraud Legislation

January 16, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Teton County Representative Keith Gingery and Representative Albert Sommers of Pinedale, have introduced a bill for the upcoming Wyoming Legislative Session regarding Credit Card Fraud.  Gingery explains that the difficulty with the current law is … Continue Reading

Public Work Groups Being Formed For YNP Winter Management

January 16, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Yellowstone National Park is seeking people to participate in five working groups to help forge winter use management policies for the park.  Each of the working groups is to focus on specific winter use topics including soundscape and air quality, wildlife, the noncommercially-guided snowmobile access program, winter operations and technology, and overall visitor experience.  Park Spokesman Al Nash says … Continue Reading

Elk Feeding Not Yet Needed

January 16, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Feeding season ends for elk.

The number of elk on the National Elk Refuge is increasing, but the more numerous ungulates still will have to forage for their own meals for a while.  Refuge Biologist Eric Cole says ample forage remains at wet meadow index sites north of Miller Butte, and … Continue Reading

Planning Begins For Moose-Wilson Corridor

January 16, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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“A lot of high, positive energy flowing” is how Grand Teton National Park officials are terming the first public meeting regarding management plans for the Moose-Wilson corridor Tuesday night in Jackson.  Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says around 200 people attended the event in Jackson and shared their ideas and concerns with park planners.  She says there were a lot of … Continue Reading

Counties Join Forces To Seek Sustainable Housing

January 16, 2014 State of Idaho, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
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Three Idaho Counties and Teton County, Wyoming have joined forces to assess regional housing needs in order to provide a basis for developing regional objectives and strategies.  Working together in an organization called Western Greater Yellowstone Consortium, … Continue Reading

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  • Warmer on Friday, But Showers & Thunderstorms Are Expected For Parts of Wyoming - April 18, 2014
    Temperatures will be warm today, with highs mostly rising to the 60′s and 70′s statewide (slightly cooler across the western valleys and higher terrain).  Expect rain showers and thunderstorms to move into the western third of the state, while the rest of Wyoming see sunshine into this afternoon.  Scattered rain showers and pop-up thunderstorms will […]
  • A lunar eclipse, and me without my camera - April 18, 2014
    Monday night, or more accurately early Tuesday morning, there was a total lunar eclipse. And being the experienced nature photographer I am, you’d think I was ready with my camera. But you’d be wrong. The last total lunar eclipse visible in Wyoming was way back in 2009, if I’m not mistaken. So I’ve been looking […]
  • Enzi Opens Campaign HQ in Cheyenne - April 17, 2014
    U.S. Senator Mike Enzi opened his official campaign headquarters in Cheyenne on Wednesday. Wyoming’s senior senator is seeking his fourth term in the Senate. There were rumors last year that Enzi would retire at the end of his current term and he admits it is something he thought about. “Anytime anybody’s getting ready to go […]
  • Back to normal at the trap range - April 17, 2014
    By some strange luck, I shot really well last week in our trap league. But last night, I didn’t do so well. Not even close. The thing about shooting trap is that you’re bound to have good rounds once in a while. Those good nights give you hope that you’re improving. For some people, that […]

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