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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

National Park Fee Free Days Announced

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Grand Teton National Park has announced the holidays that entrance fees will be waived, starting next week with Martin Luther King Day.  Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says those holidays include … Continue Reading

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  • Very Mild And Windy Through Saturday, Cooler On Sunday - October 24, 2014
    High pressure will continue to be the main weather feature today and Saturday.  Expect minimal cloudiness and mainly dry weather conditions across much of the state.   Winds, however, will be strong today with gusts as high as 50 mph across wind prone areas.   Temperatures will also stay very mild and about 15 to 20 degrees […]
  • A hunt with no disasters isn’t as much fun - October 24, 2014
    Not long ago, I saw a message on one of the hunting blogs I like to read. The writer wanted hunters to send in accounts of disasters they’d had in the field. I bet he got swamped with emails. Every hunter I know has had at least one calamity in the woods. If you hunt, […]
  • Windy At Times Today, Unseasonably Mild Through Saturday - October 23, 2014
    As high pressure strengthens, warmer air from southwestern portions of the nation will move into the region today.  Conditions will also stay mainly dry throughout much of the state, but winds will be strong and gusty.  Parts of I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) and I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) could see gusting as high as […]
  • My new used truck may be the death of me - October 23, 2014
    Not long ago, I brought home a 1994 Ford F-250. It’s not much to look at, but it’s even worse to drive. About the only things it has going for it are that it’s mechanically sound, and it’s technically a vehicle. I’ve named it Clunk, for good reason. When you shift it into either drive […]

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