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Western Senators Take Issue With State of the Union

January 30, 2014 State of Idaho, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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US Senators from Wyoming and Idaho are taking issue with the tone of President Obama’s State of the Union Speech Tuesday night saying he needs to focus on the big issues; like putting the nation’s economy back on track – and promote the Congress working together. Wyoming Senator John Barrasso says it is time the President … Continue Reading

Avalanche Closes Hoback Canyon

January 30, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Wyoming Department of Transportation crews reopened Hoback Canyon last night after an avalanche at Cow of the Woods deposited up to 15 feet of debris on the highway.  Fortunately, no vehicles were caught in the slide.  The avalanche was reported about 8:00 pm.  Avalanche danger in the area today is understandably rated high today.

Hitchhiking Brings Concerns On Teton Pass

January 30, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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With the legalization of hitchhiking now, the increased number of those who are taking advantage of the arrangement are causing some concerns.  Teton Pass Ambassador Jay Pistano explains that primarily, hitchhikers may not be easily seen as they walk along the road at the edges of traffic lanes. He says a lot of the passenger traffic right now goes up … Continue Reading

Fall River REA Relaxes Term Limits

January 30, 2014 State of Idaho, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
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Fall River Rural Electric Cooperative owner-members approved a change in the nonprofit’s by-laws Tuesday night allowing Board of Director members to serve five consecutive terms of three years each, instead of the previously approved four terms. The change was made on a margin of 56% to 44%. The change was recommended by … Continue Reading

IPSSSDR Progress Available Online

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Competitors in the 2014 IPSSSDR are beginning to roll into Jackson for the 19th annual event that pits some of the world’s top mushers against each other over a four-state course.  Race Director Dan Carter says those wishing to follow the race from … Continue Reading

Man Convicted of Illegally Killing Grizzly Bear

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An Etna, Wyoming man has been found guilty of illegally shooting and killing of a grizzly bear near Moran in 2012.  After a lengthy investigation and a two day jury trial, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department reports the successful conviction of Joe B. Conger who shot and killed the bear on September 30, 2012, while hunting on Mount Randolph north of Moran. While registering the bear with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, … Continue Reading

Teton Pass To Close For Avalanche Control

January 29, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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The Wyoming Department of Transportation has scheduled a closure of Teton Pass for Thursday, January 30th, at 3:00am for avalanche control.  Highway officials quickly add, however that deteriorating weather and avalanche conditions may force an earlier closure.  Prohibition of parking at the summit of Teton Pass will be strictly enforced.  Highway travelers and backcountry users are advised to plan accordingly. 

Residents Seek Solution To Flooding Issue

January 29, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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About 35 Jackson residents living along Flat Creek gathered in the town hall yesterday evening to discuss the annual winter flooding problems brought about by the unique nature of the waterway.  Mayor Mark Barron says while some expressed frustration with the situation and unrealized expectations from the use of so-called “thaw wells,” the overall tone of the meeting was … Continue Reading

Teton Unemployment Highest In Wyoming

January 29, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Teton County once again posted the highest unemployment in the state during December.  According to the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, 6.4% of Teton County’s workforce was idled during the month while the state’s unemployment rate remained at 4.4% for the second month in a row. Still, the report says Teton County’s unemployment … Continue Reading

Flu Still Running Rampant In Wyoming

January 29, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Influenza activity remains high in Wyoming with 25 cases having been recorded here in Teton County alone.  According to the Wyoming Department of Health, the highest numbers of cases are on the eastern side of the state with 390 being reported in Campbell County, 380 cases in Laramie County and 226 cases in Natrona County.  Still, Health Department Spokesperson Kim Deti says … Continue Reading

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  • Quiet, Seasonal Weather Expected Today - October 22, 2014
    High pressure will build over the state of Wyoming today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry.  Winds, however, could be strong and gusty today, especially throughout central and southeastern portions of the state.  Parts of I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) and I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) could see winds […]
  • Estimating range on waterfowl is easy - October 22, 2014
    If you’ve done any goose hunting, you’ve probably heard the term “skybusting.” You may know it means shooting at birds that are out of your shotgun’s effective range, but do you know if you’re guilty of it? You can set up your decoys to minimize the risk of shooting at birds when they’re too far […]
  • 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 […]

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