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Wyoming Lottery Start-Up Date Uncertain

January 14, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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It’s still too early to say for certain, but Wyoming could see lottery tickets go on sale here early this summer.  Teton County Sheriff Jim Whalen who sits on the lottery board says the June target is optimistic, and considering the elements that are not yet in place – like finding and contracting with a vender – the start-up date could … Continue Reading

10 – 16 Thousand Acres of Prescribed Burns Proposed

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Bridger Teton National Forest is proposing to conduct prescribed burns over the next ten years totaling between ten and sixteen thousand acres on the Greys River Ranger District.  The burns would be located within a nearly 65-thousand acre area from … Continue Reading

Another Delay For Hoback Bridge

January 13, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
Hoback Bridge

It probably will come as no surprise to anyone who has driven through Hoback Junction over the past month that the new bridge over the Snake River is not ready for traffic yet.  Wyoming Department of Transportation Spokesperson Stephanie Harsha says … Continue Reading

YNP Visitation Not A Record, But Solid

January 13, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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2013 was not a record year for visitation to Yellowstone National Park, but it was among the top half-dozen.  Park Spokesman Al Nash says using the new system of counting people visiting the park for recreation; there were a total of more than 3-million-188-thousand.  He says while that’s down from what it was in 2012, … Continue Reading

WGF Changes Bison Hunting Regulations

January 13, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has imposed changes in hunting regulations as they pertain to wild bison.  Beginning this year, a person who is issued an “any wild bison” license and harvests a bull bison will not be eligible to apply for, or receive an “any wild bison” license in any future year, but will be eligible to apply for and receive a female or calf wild bison license the following year. Likewise, … Continue Reading

Some Wins, Some Losses for JH Broncs

January 13, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Schools Comments Off
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Jackson Hole High School Speech and Debate Team finished in first place in the 3A division once again over the weekend as they competed at Worland High School with fourteen other schools.  Jackson took the meet with 72 sweepstakes points compared with … Continue Reading

JH Moose Remain Undefeated

January 13, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
Moose Midgets

In weekend hockey, the Moose remain undefeated with wins of 6 to 3 and 3 to 2 over Denver/Fort Collins here in Jackson.  The Moose next take on New York at home this weekend.

Avalanche WARNING In Effect Here

Avalanche Center

The Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center has issued an Avalanche WARNING for the Teton and Gros Ventre ranges through noon Monday. Dangerous avalanche conditions exist and large avalanches have been observed.  Large to very large natural and human-triggered avalanches are likely.  Travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended.  Visit http://jhavalanche.org for the latest information.

Teton Pass To Close Tonight

January 11, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Wyoming Department of Transportation has issued a statement that they will need to close Highway 22 – Teton Pass – at 9:00 pm tonight (January 11) for avalanche control.  Closures could occur earlier if conditions worsen. Large avalanches could keep the highway closed overnight.  All efforts will be made to keep the roadway open and safe.  Visit http://wyoroad.info for the latest information.

One Bridge Fixed, Another Under Repair

January 10, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Crews completed repair work on a stringer supporting the Swinging Bridge ahead of schedule, enabling that bridge to be opened yesterday.  The repair consisted of replacing one of the wooden beams that supports the bridge deck.  The stringer deficiency was identified … Continue Reading

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  • Special Weather Statement issued July 28 at 6:32PM MDT by NWS - July 29, 2014 at 12:32 AM
    ...LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING FROM HEAVY RAIN POSSIBLE TUESDAY... LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING...IS POSSIBLE ACROSS PORTIONS OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL WYOMING TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING...AS DEEP MONSOONAL MOISTURE AND A WEAK DISTURBANCE SPREAD OVER THE COWBOY STATE. THE POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING WILL BE ENH [...]

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  • 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 […]
  • Diapers weren’t a magic bullet for staying cool - July 25, 2014
    I promised you yesterday that I’d test a new product to see how well it works to keep you cool when the temperatures climb toward triple digits.   In case you missed it, yesterday I talked about seeing an ad on TV for a new type of training pants. The ad said, and I quote, […]
  • I’ll try anything to stay cool in the summer - July 24, 2014
    I recently saw an advertisement for a product that’s sure to be a big hit with outdoorsmen. Especially those of us who stomp around in the woods when the temperatures climb into the nineties. Last weekend, I found myself sitting in jeans, boots, a long-sleeved shirt and a cowboy hat at Cheyenne Frontier Days. While […]

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