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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

State Supreme Court Rules Against Legislature

January 29, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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The Wyoming legislature erred when it passed a bill stripping state Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill of most of her power last year.  The Wyoming Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hill in a split decision that the legislature is prohibited from … Continue Reading

Jackson Airport Project Wins Architectural Award

January 29, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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It’s a good looking airport. Most who pass through the Jackson Hole Terminal agree the facility is quite attractive.  However, earlier this month, the American Institute of Architects gave the terminal expansion and renovation project at Jackson Hole their “Honor Award for Architecture.”  The project involved the renovation of … Continue Reading

Girl Scouts Launch Anti-bullying Program Here

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Girl Scouts in Montana and Wyoming are helping launch a national anti-bullying experience for middle school girls entitled “Be a Friend First.”  Community Development Manager Desiree Young of the Council’s Girl Scout office says the program is to include girls in Jackson Hole Middle School and other nearby schools.  She says the program … Continue Reading

Significant Snowstorm Forecast

January 28, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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There may be hope for more snow in the week ahead which will not only enhance the skiing opportunities here but build up water reserves as well.  According to the National Weather Service Office in Riverton, after a couple weeks of mainly benign weather over western Wyoming, significant snowfall is … Continue Reading

Gasoline Prices Here Remain Unchanged

January 28, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
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Gasoline Prices are still declining slightly nationwide, but not so here in northwestern Wyoming.  According to AAA Auto Club’s Fuel Gauge Report, the current national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $3.82, down two cents from a month ago.  The average for the state … Continue Reading

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  • Cold and Windy, Areas of Snow Too - November 24, 2014
    Wind will continue to be the biggest story and headache across Wyoming through about Wednesday.  Strong sustained winds of 25 to 40 mph will be likely across many areas with gusts to 60 mph or more at times, especially on Tuesday.  Mountain locations across the state will continue to see on and off periods of […]
  • Grand Teton elk hunt is under fire - November 24, 2014
    Two photographers from Teton County have filed a lawsuit in Washington, D.C., in an effort to stop the annual elk hunt that takes place in Grand Teton National Park. The Grand Teton hunt has already begun this year, and as far as I know, there are no plans to shut it down early. In fact, […]
  • Mild With Increasing Winds Today, Colder And More Unsettled This Weekend - November 21, 2014
    High pressure will slowly slide east today, which will cause winds to increase and become strong by this afternoon and evening.  Expect wind gusts between 35 and 50 mph throughout central and southeastern Wyoming.  Otherwise, we will see sunny to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and near or slightly above normal temperatures.  Daytime […]
  • Shouldn’t my dogs be KEEPING their hair now? - November 21, 2014
    I don’t understand why it’s happening now, when the temperatures are dropping well below zero, but my golden retriever’s blowing her coat. In a big way. And it’s not just her. Our collie’s doing the same thing, and to a much bigger degree. At least the golden has some abilities that allow me to overlook […]

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