A survey conducted by US News and World Report places Jackson Hole High School number one among all of Wyoming’s High Schools, and in the top 5.5% of the nation’s high schools surveyed; earning the school a silver medal. The publication teamed up with Washington, D.C.–based American Institutes for Research and based the rankings on … Continue Reading
A three-year study of mule deer on the Wyoming Range of western Wyoming resumed in December with the eventual goal to help researchers understand why populations of mule deer there are not reaching population goals. The study is part of the Wyoming Mule Deer Initiative, a joint effort between … Continue Reading
The National Elk Refuge is looking at the possibility of improving public roads on the refuge during the summer of 2015. The work will largely encompass adding aggregate surface course material to the majority of the public routes within the Refuge as well as establishing several pullouts to facilitate wildlife viewing and … Continue Reading
The Snake River Fund has provided help to the Star Valley Search and Rescue Team in the form of water gloves and funds to repair one of its rafts. Star Valley Search and Rescue is an important player in Lincoln County and Jackson Hole-area river emergencies, responding to an estimated 6 to 18 river-related calls per year. Most of the team’s river-related calls … Continue Reading
Two more men living in Jackson Hole have been arrested and are to be deported after illegally re-entering the United States. 34 year-old Efrain Tzompa-Hernandez and 30 year-old Jose Claudio Ramirez-Fuentes, both of Mexico, were arrested earlier this month and jailed. The Federal District Court handed down a … Continue Reading
The Jackson Bronc basketball teams both split the weekend with wins Friday night and losses Saturday. The boys romped over Mountain View 84 to 46 while the girls bested the buffs 49 to 44. On Saturday, the boys lost to Mountain View 39 to 44 while the girls suffered a tough loss 25 to 54. The Broncs next travel to Star Valley Friday.
The New York St. Nick’s hockey team beat the Jackson Hole Moose 5-3 Friday and 8-5 on Saturday in front of sell-out home crowds, handing the Moose their first two losses of the season. The Moose record moves to 12-2 following the losses to St. Nick’s. The Moose return to the ice at the Snow King Sports and Events Center again on January 31st and February 1st to take the Park City Pioneers.
The number of people catching flights out of Jackson Hole Airport in December was up very slightly, partially making up for a dip seen from 2011 to 2012. However, those arriving increased more appreciably which combined with the previous year’s increase was substantial. Altogether, the report to the airport board shows … Continue Reading
Air service to the East Coast could increase next winter based on the success of this year’s addition of flights between Jackson Hole and both Newark and JFK airports. That’s the word from Airport Manager Ray Bishop who says this year shaped up as a banner year at the Jackson Hole facility with 7% growth in the number of passengers served over 2012. Bishop says the Newark and JFK flights … Continue Reading
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
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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