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Rockfall Mess To Be Repaired

January 23, 2014 Lincoln County, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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The Wyoming Department of Transportation has announced that TK Mining Service of Grand junction, Colorado has submitted the low bid of $817,000 to replace and repair rock-fall mesh on the slopes above highways over Salt Pass, Teton Pass and in the Snake River Canyon. Rock falls since the mesh was installed in 2000 have damaged panels and split some of the seams between the panels of mesh that protect the highways and the traffic using them below. The work is scheduled to be completed by October 31st.

Wort Hotel Bestowed More Honors

January 23, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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Jackson’s Wort Hotel has been the recipient in the past few months of some of the industry’s highest accolades.  General Manager Jim Waldrop today is in Las Vegas, Nevada where he is accepting an award for the hotel’s selection as a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Hotel.  He says earning such an award is “truly an honor.” Forbes Travel Guide was … Continue Reading

Replaced Fences Paying Off

January 23, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Cameras installed around Jackson Hole indicate that numerous wildlife species are showing a preference for crossing fences that the Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation volunteers installed last fall.  Spokesman Cory Hatch says animals, including … Continue Reading

Former BTNF Supervisor Calls For Reform

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A former Supervisor on the Bridger Teton National Forest is calling for a revised approach to the management philosophy for the nation’s forests.  Brian Stout has just released a book entitled Trees of Life – Our Forests In Peril, where he references the respect given our natural resources by the Native American culture.  Stout says the crisis brought upon the planet by the loss of biodiversity and environmental services is actually a people problem which results from … Continue Reading

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

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  • Grand Teton elk hunt is under fire - November 24, 2014
    Two photographers from Teton County have filed a lawsuit in Washington, D.C., in an effort to stop the annual elk hunt that takes place in Grand Teton National Park. The Grand Teton hunt has already begun this year, and as far as I know, there are no plans to shut it down early. In fact, […]
  • Mild With Increasing Winds Today, Colder And More Unsettled This Weekend - November 21, 2014
    High pressure will slowly slide east today, which will cause winds to increase and become strong by this afternoon and evening.  Expect wind gusts between 35 and 50 mph throughout central and southeastern Wyoming.  Otherwise, we will see sunny to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and near or slightly above normal temperatures.  Daytime […]
  • Shouldn’t my dogs be KEEPING their hair now? - November 21, 2014
    I don’t understand why it’s happening now, when the temperatures are dropping well below zero, but my golden retriever’s blowing her coat. In a big way. And it’s not just her. Our collie’s doing the same thing, and to a much bigger degree. At least the golden has some abilities that allow me to overlook […]
  • Cool And Still Breezy At Times - November 20, 2014
    High pressure will be the main weather feature across much of the state today.  Expect partly to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and near or slightly above normal temperatures.  Winds, however, could still be breezy to gusty at times.  Expect gusting between 35 and 50 mph across central and southeastern Wyoming this morning […]

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