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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

Counties Join Forces To Seek Sustainable Housing

January 16, 2014 State of Idaho, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
Sustainable Yellowstone

Three Idaho Counties and Teton County, Wyoming have joined forces to assess regional housing needs in order to provide a basis for developing regional objectives and strategies.  Working together in an organization called Western Greater Yellowstone Consortium, … Continue Reading

Snowmaking Repaired At Snow King

January 15, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
snow making

It may not be permanent, but it should make it through the season.  The snowmaking system for the Cougar area of Snow King Mountain above Jackson underwent a temporary repair last week and Mountain Manager Adam Shankland says it survived a rigorous test.  Shankland says … Continue Reading

GTNP Visits Down In December, Up For 2013

January 15, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, State of Wyoming Comments Off
GRTE Winter

While recreational visitations to Grand Teton National Park were down last month from what they were in 2012, total visitations for the year were up by five percent despite the 2 ½ weeks lost in October.  Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says altogether, more than 4-million-117-thousand people passed through Grand Teton’s gates in 2013.  Skaggs points out that … Continue Reading

Jackson Hole Occupancy Down In December

January 15, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Chamber

The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce has published a report indicating last month’s occupancy at the valley’s lodging was down by 6.1% from December 2012, but the average daily rate was still up 22.6%.  Chamber President Jeff Golightly says the chamber has contracted with premier provider of lodging performance benchmarking tools to western US mountain resorts, DestiMetrics to provide numbers that will identify occupancy strengths and opportunities.  These statistics, he says … Continue Reading

New Entrepreneural Course For Local Latinos

January 15, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
latino

The Latino Resource Center has announced a new partnership with Silicon Couloir for a 10-week intensive, entrepreneurial training program for one member per year through the Resource Center.  Quoting Resource Center Director Sonia Capece, “Improving education is a key to success, and it is … Continue Reading

No Remote Vaccination For Bison

January 15, 2014 Bridger Teton National Forest, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Bison

A National Park Service study has determined it impractical to implement the proposed brucellosis remote vaccination program for bison in Yellowstone National Park.  Instead, biologists should continue administering the vaccine to bison calves and yearlings with a syringe.  According to the final Environmental Impact Statement, … Continue Reading

Snow Accumulations Still Near Normal

January 14, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
NRCS

While the weekend’s winter storm dropped appreciable amounts of snow on the mountains of western Wyoming, the total precipitation in the drainages surrounding Jackson Hole are still at or slightly below the 30 year average.  According to the Natural Resources Conservation Service, … Continue Reading

Calendar Changes Mulled By School Board

January 14, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County Schools Comments Off
TCSD

Members of the Teton County School Board met in a workshop Monday to discuss some major diversions considered from the calendars the district has traditionally followed.  One of the primary changes would suspend classes at the high school on Fridays when absenteeism is traditionally high due to student activities, using those days instead for teacher in-service.  Superintendent Pam Shea explains that … Continue Reading

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  • Heavy Showers and Thunderstorms - July 29, 2014
    A Pacific weather disturbance, Monsoonal moisture and stationary frontal system will create rather widespread and heavy shower and thunderstorm activity.  Rain will especially be heavy in portions of central, south-central and southeastern Wyoming.  Areas of flooding will be a concern.  Continued mild temperatures on Wednesday with decreased shower and thunderstorm activity.  Weather conditions this weekend […]
  • Release ‘em right - July 29, 2014
    Each year, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department sends out a reminder of the right way to release fish when you turn them back into the water. Al Langston of the Game and Fish recently sent out that reminder, so I thought I’d pass it along to you. When the water gets warm this time […]
  • Hauling hay makes me consider ATVs - July 28, 2014
    In my days in the mountains, I’ve seen some horse wrecks that probably should have turned my hair gray prematurely. I’ve had horses go lame on me deep in the backcountry. And I’ve been awakened in the night to the sound of thundering hooves receding down the trail toward the trailer. None of those situations […]
  • Red Flag Warnings In Effect; Isolated Thunderstorms Possible Across Southeast Wyoming - July 25, 2014
    The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings for parts of central and south-central Wyoming through today.  With drier conditions and breezy to gusty winds, there is an increased risk for initiation and the spread of wild fires.  Temperatures will remain quite warm to hot, with highs in the 80′s to low 90′s for […]

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