Ice anglers should expect a good fishing season on Wyoming lakes and reservoirs this winter. But, along with the good fishing, anglers are advised to use caution while on the ice. The cold snap of early December has … Continue Reading
The harvest of wolves in Wyoming’s Trophy Game area has moved closer to its 2013 limit with the killing of a fourth wolf in the area east of Grand Teton National park and a third in the area east of Yellowstone National Park last week. As of Monday, 24 of the 26 animals set as this year’s quota had been killed, and 13 others had been killed under predator status. The wolf hunting season closes at the end of the day today.
The message from the Wyoming Highway Patrol for New Year’s Eve is a very familiar one – if you drink, don’t drive. Lieutenant Tom Kelly of the Jackson District of the patrol says troopers will be out in force tonight to assure those celebrating the new year in get home safely. Kelly points out that New Year’s Eve is traditionally a drinking holiday and unfortunately, some people make some poor decisions and choose to drive after they’ve been drinking. Kelly says, “We try to increase our manpower out there to try to prevent anyone from getting hurt when people make those poor choices. We’re not saying don’t drink – we’re saying don’t drive if you’re going to drink.” Kelly urges … Continue Reading
Jackson Hole’s Salvation Army bell ringers this year raised $17,350 to help those in need in the community. While that is more than $2000 below last year’s collections, kettle drive coordinator Steve Kallin says the daily collections were significantly higher than they were last year. He says all the fundraising took place … Continue Reading
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says it will visit a number of western Wyoming communities to discuss current research and progress on the Wyoming Range Mule Deer Initiative that was created in 2010. One of the main thrusts of the Wyoming Range Mule Deer Initiative is … Continue Reading
Current avalanche conditions in the area are such that too often, those recreating in the back country underestimate the risk leading to an elevation in incidents like those seen in the region Thursday. Bridger Teton National Forest Avalanche Forecast Director Bob Comey says of the five danger levels more incidents take place … Continue Reading
The Bonneville County, Idaho Sheriff’s Office says 39 year-old Rex Andersen of Arco was killed about 3:00 pm Thursday afternoon in an avalanche in Neely’s Cover near Palisades Peak just west of the Idaho-Wyoming state line near Irwin. Anderson had been snowmobiling with … Continue Reading
This could be a record weekend for traffic through Jackson Hole Airport. Director of Operations Craig Logan says administrators are anticipating the 11 flights in and out of the valley will be running near capacity Friday, Saturday and Sunday pushing the small terminal to its limits – particularly during the noon-hour. Logan says airport staff has been really happy with … Continue Reading