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Supreme Court Mulls Arguements

January 17, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The Wyoming Supreme Court yesterday heard arguments in the case of an environmentalist denied access to state records related to endangered species protection for grizzly bears. Robert Aland sought records that supported the conclusion that Yellowstone grizzly population is healthy enough to be removed from protection as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. He had been denied on the grounds that … Continue Reading

Bison Population Reduced By 240

January 17, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Sunday marked the final day for bison hunting on the National Elk Refuge in Jackson Hole.  Preliminary estimates from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department place the success rate of hunters at 240 bison.  Refuge Biologist Eric Cole says if the count proves to be true, … Continue Reading

Gingery Wants To Expand CHINS

January 17, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Teton County’s State Representative Keith Gingery has filed a bill to increase the eligibility age for the Child in Need of Supervision program.  Under the proposed legislation for the session beginning next month, Gingery wants the age increased from the current 16, to 17 years old.  Gingery explains the bill comes out of … Continue Reading

Funds Awarded For Natural Gas Fueling Station in Jackson

January 16, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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A state grant was awarded to the town of Jackson this morning to build a natural gas fueling station at a local service station in time for summer tourist season.  Mayor Mark Barron and members of the Energy Conservation Works committee met with the State Lands and Investments Board Thursday and made their case for more than … Continue Reading

Legislation Seeks To Restore Courthouse To Teton County

January 16, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Wyoming’s US Senators John Barrasso and Mike Enzi Wednesday introduced legislation that would allow the federal government to transfer ownership of the Clifford P. Hansen U.S. Courthouse back to Teton County.   The Teton County Commissioners had conveyed a parcel of land without any payment to the federal government in 1986 as part of … Continue Reading

Enzi Seeks To Restore PILT Payments

January 16, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Wyoming’s US Senator Mike Enzi is fighting for federal funds due to the state’s counties in lieu of taxes.  The annual payment, called PILT, is critical funding to nearly 1,900 counties in 49 states and three U.S. territories to help offset … Continue Reading

Gingery Seeks Credit Fraud Legislation

January 16, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Teton County Representative Keith Gingery and Representative Albert Sommers of Pinedale, have introduced a bill for the upcoming Wyoming Legislative Session regarding Credit Card Fraud.  Gingery explains that the difficulty with the current law is … Continue Reading

Public Work Groups Being Formed For YNP Winter Management

January 16, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Yellowstone National Park is seeking people to participate in five working groups to help forge winter use management policies for the park.  Each of the working groups is to focus on specific winter use topics including soundscape and air quality, wildlife, the noncommercially-guided snowmobile access program, winter operations and technology, and overall visitor experience.  Park Spokesman Al Nash says … Continue Reading

Elk Feeding Not Yet Needed

January 16, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Feeding season ends for elk.

The number of elk on the National Elk Refuge is increasing, but the more numerous ungulates still will have to forage for their own meals for a while.  Refuge Biologist Eric Cole says ample forage remains at wet meadow index sites north of Miller Butte, and … Continue Reading

Planning Begins For Moose-Wilson Corridor

January 16, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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“A lot of high, positive energy flowing” is how Grand Teton National Park officials are terming the first public meeting regarding management plans for the Moose-Wilson corridor Tuesday night in Jackson.  Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says around 200 people attended the event in Jackson and shared their ideas and concerns with park planners.  She says there were a lot of … Continue Reading

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  • Start honing your archery skills now - July 23, 2014
    Don’t just let that bow sit in the closet or out in the garage all summer. Dust off the case, take the bow out and get some practice. There are dozens of archery ranges around the state where you can practice shooting in the off season. If you don’t know where the one closest to […]
  • Body of Overdue Hiker Found in Grand Teton National Park - July 23, 2014
    The body of an overdue hiker was discovered Tuesday afternoon near the mouth of Cascade Canyon in Grand Teton National Park. Park officials report that Will Cornyn, 36, of San Francisco, Calif. was found below a steep cliff band near Inspiration Point. Cornyn had been reported overdue by his girlfriend on Monday when he did […]
  • Wyoming Sees Increase in Whooping Cough - July 22, 2014
    With continued growth in reported pertussis (whooping cough) cases this year, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is encouraging awareness of the disease and vaccination to help protect vulnerable residents, especially infants. Forty-three pertussis cases have been reported to WDH so far this year, compared to a total of 76 in 2013, 59 in 2012, […]
  • Digital age flattens the learning curve - July 22, 2014
    If you’re thinking you want to get some photographic evidence of the time you spend outdoors, now’s a great time to buy a camera. The prices on digital cameras has fallen a lot since I started shooting, and there are some fantastic cameras out there for very decent prices. I’m not a big fan of […]

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