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US Senator Barrasso Says ESA Needs Revision

January 22, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Last fall, the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee voted to recommend the delisting of the grizzly bear in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, leaving it to the US Fish and Wildlife Service to make the final determination.  Senator John Barrasso, in Jackson Tuesday agrees that the bear should be de-listed, but says the question of such a determination goes deeper than just this issue.  He says he believes … Continue Reading

New Snake River Canyon Bridge To Open Friday

January 22, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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It’s just around the corner now – or for that matter, around the roundabout.  Construction crews are going through the final check-list on the new Snake River Canyon Bridge at Hoback Junction south of Jackson, and state department of transportation officials say they expect to open it to traffic Friday with little fanfare.  The new bridge was … Continue Reading

Invitations Go Out for 2014 Cutter Races

January 22, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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Invitations are going out for next month’s 43rd Annual Cutter Races staged each year by the Jackson Hole Shriners to raise funds for the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City.  Event Chairman Rod Everett says this year’s event will involve about 30 teams.  He says based on starting the races about noon, they have to be cut off around sunset and that limits the number of races that can be run to … Continue Reading

Popular Conference Gets New Owner

January 22, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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A popular Jackson Hole event, the Western Design Conference held annually in September during the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival has been purchased by local resident Allison Merritt who has plans for expansion in 2014.  After acting as the Events Manager of the Western Design Conference for seven years, … Continue Reading

Light Bulb Law “Screwed Up”

January 22, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off
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How many Wyomingites does it take to change a light bulb?  While that may sound like the lead line of a joke, it actually is not.  The answer is only those holding valid electrician’s licenses are permitted to change light bulbs under an antiquated law.  However, Senators Gerald Geis and Cale Case of Fremont County want to … Continue Reading

Wolf Shot and Killed in GTNP

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A gray wolf was shot and killed Monday morning at a private in-holding within Grand Teton National Park. Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says the person who shot the wolf is not being identified.  She says that individual immediately … Continue Reading

Avalanches Continue

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An avalanche in Maverick Canyon South of Togwotee Pass briefly buried one person Saturday, but ultimately caused no injury to the unidentified victim.  The Bridger-Teton National Forest Avalanche Center describes the slide as 50 yards across, about 200 yards long and … Continue Reading

Mead Wants Locals To Decide Budget Use

January 21, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Governor Matt Mead says he wants money he has added to his budget for local government support to be used as those local governments see fit.  Mead told members of the Wyoming Press Association that he is proposing a nearly flat budget compared with the last two years, but there is an additional $200-million for lawmakers to allocate. He hopes $175 million dollars of that can be provided to local governments with … Continue Reading

JHHS Hosts 8th Grade Interactive Night

January 21, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Schools Comments Off
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Jackson Hole High School is hosting its second ever 8th grade Interactive Night Thursday to provide parents and students with information about what the coming year as a high school freshman holds for them.  Principal Scott Crisp says … Continue Reading

State Land Sale Hangs in Doubt

January 20, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead gives a keynote speech during the 2013 Wyoming Press Association winter convention in Cheyenne. (Dustin Bleizeffer/WyoFile ? click to enlarge)

It now appears that the remainder of the sale of state land inside Grand Teton National Park to the federal government may not take place.  That is what Governor Matt Mead told members of the Wyoming Press Association at their luncheon meeting in Cheyenne Friday.  Mead told the group that the state is still … Continue Reading

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  • Quiet, Seasonal Weather Expected Today - October 22, 2014
    High pressure will build over the state of Wyoming today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry.  Winds, however, could be strong and gusty today, especially throughout central and southeastern portions of the state.  Parts of I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) and I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) could see winds […]
  • Estimating range on waterfowl is easy - October 22, 2014
    If you’ve done any goose hunting, you’ve probably heard the term “skybusting.” You may know it means shooting at birds that are out of your shotgun’s effective range, but do you know if you’re guilty of it? You can set up your decoys to minimize the risk of shooting at birds when they’re too far […]
  • 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 […]

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