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Snowmaking Repaired At Snow King

January 15, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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It may not be permanent, but it should make it through the season.  The snowmaking system for the Cougar area of Snow King Mountain above Jackson underwent a temporary repair last week and Mountain Manager Adam Shankland says it survived a rigorous test.  Shankland says … Continue Reading

GTNP Visits Down In December, Up For 2013

January 15, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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While recreational visitations to Grand Teton National Park were down last month from what they were in 2012, total visitations for the year were up by five percent despite the 2 ½ weeks lost in October.  Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says altogether, more than 4-million-117-thousand people passed through Grand Teton’s gates in 2013.  Skaggs points out that … Continue Reading

Jackson Hole Occupancy Down In December

January 15, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce has published a report indicating last month’s occupancy at the valley’s lodging was down by 6.1% from December 2012, but the average daily rate was still up 22.6%.  Chamber President Jeff Golightly says the chamber has contracted with premier provider of lodging performance benchmarking tools to western US mountain resorts, DestiMetrics to provide numbers that will identify occupancy strengths and opportunities.  These statistics, he says … Continue Reading

New Entrepreneural Course For Local Latinos

January 15, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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The Latino Resource Center has announced a new partnership with Silicon Couloir for a 10-week intensive, entrepreneurial training program for one member per year through the Resource Center.  Quoting Resource Center Director Sonia Capece, “Improving education is a key to success, and it is … Continue Reading

No Remote Vaccination For Bison

January 15, 2014 Bridger Teton National Forest, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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A National Park Service study has determined it impractical to implement the proposed brucellosis remote vaccination program for bison in Yellowstone National Park.  Instead, biologists should continue administering the vaccine to bison calves and yearlings with a syringe.  According to the final Environmental Impact Statement, … Continue Reading

Snow Accumulations Still Near Normal

January 14, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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While the weekend’s winter storm dropped appreciable amounts of snow on the mountains of western Wyoming, the total precipitation in the drainages surrounding Jackson Hole are still at or slightly below the 30 year average.  According to the Natural Resources Conservation Service, … Continue Reading

Calendar Changes Mulled By School Board

January 14, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County Schools Comments Off
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Members of the Teton County School Board met in a workshop Monday to discuss some major diversions considered from the calendars the district has traditionally followed.  One of the primary changes would suspend classes at the high school on Fridays when absenteeism is traditionally high due to student activities, using those days instead for teacher in-service.  Superintendent Pam Shea explains that … Continue Reading

National Park Fee Free Days Announced

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Grand Teton National Park has announced the holidays that entrance fees will be waived, starting next week with Martin Luther King Day.  Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says those holidays include … Continue Reading

Wyoming Lottery Start-Up Date Uncertain

January 14, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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It’s still too early to say for certain, but Wyoming could see lottery tickets go on sale here early this summer.  Teton County Sheriff Jim Whalen who sits on the lottery board says the June target is optimistic, and considering the elements that are not yet in place – like finding and contracting with a vender – the start-up date could … Continue Reading

10 – 16 Thousand Acres of Prescribed Burns Proposed

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Bridger Teton National Forest is proposing to conduct prescribed burns over the next ten years totaling between ten and sixteen thousand acres on the Greys River Ranger District.  The burns would be located within a nearly 65-thousand acre area from … 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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