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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

Another Delay For Hoback Bridge

January 13, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
Hoback Bridge

It probably will come as no surprise to anyone who has driven through Hoback Junction over the past month that the new bridge over the Snake River is not ready for traffic yet.  Wyoming Department of Transportation Spokesperson Stephanie Harsha says … Continue Reading

YNP Visitation Not A Record, But Solid

January 13, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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2013 was not a record year for visitation to Yellowstone National Park, but it was among the top half-dozen.  Park Spokesman Al Nash says using the new system of counting people visiting the park for recreation; there were a total of more than 3-million-188-thousand.  He says while that’s down from what it was in 2012, … Continue Reading

WGF Changes Bison Hunting Regulations

January 13, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has imposed changes in hunting regulations as they pertain to wild bison.  Beginning this year, a person who is issued an “any wild bison” license and harvests a bull bison will not be eligible to apply for, or receive an “any wild bison” license in any future year, but will be eligible to apply for and receive a female or calf wild bison license the following year. Likewise, … Continue Reading

Some Wins, Some Losses for JH Broncs

January 13, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Schools Comments Off
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Jackson Hole High School Speech and Debate Team finished in first place in the 3A division once again over the weekend as they competed at Worland High School with fourteen other schools.  Jackson took the meet with 72 sweepstakes points compared with … Continue Reading

JH Moose Remain Undefeated

January 13, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
Moose Midgets

In weekend hockey, the Moose remain undefeated with wins of 6 to 3 and 3 to 2 over Denver/Fort Collins here in Jackson.  The Moose next take on New York at home this weekend.

Avalanche WARNING In Effect Here

Avalanche Center

The Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center has issued an Avalanche WARNING for the Teton and Gros Ventre ranges through noon Monday. Dangerous avalanche conditions exist and large avalanches have been observed.  Large to very large natural and human-triggered avalanches are likely.  Travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended.  Visit http://jhavalanche.org for the latest information.

Teton Pass To Close Tonight

January 11, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Wyoming Department of Transportation has issued a statement that they will need to close Highway 22 – Teton Pass – at 9:00 pm tonight (January 11) for avalanche control.  Closures could occur earlier if conditions worsen. Large avalanches could keep the highway closed overnight.  All efforts will be made to keep the roadway open and safe.  Visit http://wyoroad.info for the latest information.

One Bridge Fixed, Another Under Repair

January 10, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Crews completed repair work on a stringer supporting the Swinging Bridge ahead of schedule, enabling that bridge to be opened yesterday.  The repair consisted of replacing one of the wooden beams that supports the bridge deck.  The stringer deficiency was identified … Continue Reading

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  • Know how to defend yourself from a bear attack - April 24, 2014
    I hope you know what to do to avoid having a bad encounter with a bear. But do you know what to do if an encounter is unavoidable? If you’re wandering around the woods, doing everything you should do to keep from startling a bear, chances are you won’t see one. But even the best […]
  • Rep. Lummis Announces Re-Election Bid - April 23, 2014
    U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis announced her re-election bid on Wednesday in Cheyenne. Lummis said she wants a fourth term representing Wyoming in Congress so she can work to reduce the federal government’s role in the Cowboy State. “The federal government cannot do better for Wyoming, than Wyoming can do for itself,” Lummis said. “So part […]
  • Wyoming Veterans Asked to Complete Survey - April 23, 2014
    Wyoming veterans and family members are encouraged to complete a short online survey regarding Wyoming veteran benefits and services, which is located at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WYOVET2014. The Wyoming Veterans Commission is updating their strategic plan and surveying Wyoming veterans and family members is an important part of that process. The survey, which only takes a few minutes to complete, is focused on […]
  • Wyoming Head Coach Recaps Spring Football Practice [AUDIO] - April 23, 2014
    The Wyoming Cowboys wrapped up spring practice last Saturday afternoon in Laramie.  And if you asked head coach Craig Bohl, he would tell you he wants 15 more practices this spring.  That’s not because of poor practicing by the Cowboys, but more so that he can get to know his team even better and get […]