The 2014 annual America the Beautiful Pass, which provides admission to national park and federal recreational lands for the year, is out sporting a photo of a location on the Bridger Teton National Forest. The pass, which is now on sale by the Department of Interior, depicts a campsite at Island Lake in the Wind River Range. … Continue Reading
Jackson Hole could someday be home to a public observatory and planetarium if the vision of a recent PhD recipient from the University of Wyoming is realized. Dr. Samuel Singer who constructed two telescopes and established a small astronomical observatory at Hampshire College as part of his bachelor’s degree in physics and astronomy, went on to be recognized by NASA for … Continue Reading
A Russian citizen arrested last August in Jackson has been sentenced and deported immediately to Russia after spending the last five months in federal prison for conspiracy to illegally export military-grade scopes to Russia. 32 year-old Roman Georgiyevich Kvinikadze was arrested by Homeland Security agents after earlier attempting to purchase the scopes from an undercover agent in Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition to his time in prison and subsequent deportation, he was fined $7500.
The Jackson Hole High School Speech and Debate Team won again last weekend with a first place finish at the Evanston Invitational, held at Evanston High School Friday and Saturday, with ten schools in attendance. Jackson captured the 3A crown with 96 sweepstakes points compared to second place Worland’s 26 points and third place Star Valley’s 24 points. Jackson also topped … Continue Reading
In Jackson Hole Bronc Basketball this week, both the boys and the girls were in Star Valley to face the Braves and both came away with defeats. Star Valley easily got by the Bronc boys 53 to 29 and the girls were overrun 53 to 37 in their game. The Broncs next host Lyman Friday night. The Jackson Hole Moose were off this weekend but host the Park City Pioneers this weekend for the second time this season.
It wasn’t quite the opening they were counting on, but Friday evening, the Wyoming Department of Transportation rerouted traffic on US Highway 26/89 across the newly-built Snake River Canyon Bridge at Hoback Junction – or at least two lanes of it anyway. District Engineer Bob Hammond explains that some work still remains on … Continue Reading
Park rangers began an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the presence of two wildlife carcasses—one coyote and one red fox— lying alongside the road near Gros Ventre Junction and just east of Highway 26/89/191 in Grand Teton National Park. Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says several passersby spotted the two animal carcasses and reported them to … Continue Reading
Snowpack averages, which had been hovering near normal in the river basins of Northwest Wyoming has been steadily declining as snowstorms have been few and far between in the past weeks. Currently, the Natural Resources Conservation Service reports the actual snow level … Continue Reading
USA Today has listed what it considers the ten most scenic ski resorts in the world. Among them is Grand Targhee Resort in Alta, Wyoming. The USA Today article touts, “…this lesser-known resort boasts the best views of the Grand Tetons. From the top of Targhees Lone Peak, you can see four states and two national parks.” The article goes on … Continue Reading
During his visit to Jackson this week, Wyoming’s US Senator John Barrasso said the value of the land owned by the State of Wyoming inside Grand Teton National Park that is being sold to the Department of Interior is increasing. Barrasso says the state’s Washington delegation has been … Continue Reading
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 […]
Quiet & Mainly Settled Weather Expected - October 17, 2014 High pressure will build over the area today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry. Winds will also stay light to breezy and no significant gusting is expected. Temperatures become a touch cooler statewide, but will be closer to average. Daytime highs will be in the 50′s across the mountain […]
Wish list season is upon us again - October 17, 2014 Late October is a bad time of year for me. If I were independently wealthy, it wouldn’t be so bad. But I’m not. I’m a journalist, so it’s a little painful. It’s rough because this is when the Christmas catalogs start hitting the mailbox, and they’re chock-full of gear I wish I had. From the […]
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