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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
Bison

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
TCSD

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

Wyoming Lottery Start-Up Date Uncertain

January 14, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
Whalen

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
YNP Winter

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

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  • Quiet & Mainly Settled Weather Expected - October 17, 2014
    High pressure will build over the area today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry.  Winds will also stay light to breezy and no significant gusting is expected.  Temperatures become a touch cooler statewide, but will be closer to average.  Daytime highs will be in the 50′s across the mountain […]
  • Wish list season is upon us again - October 17, 2014
    Late October is a bad time of year for me. If I were independently wealthy, it wouldn’t be so bad. But I’m not. I’m a journalist, so it’s a little painful. It’s rough because this is when the Christmas catalogs start hitting the mailbox, and they’re chock-full of gear I wish I had. From the […]
  • Pleasant Autumn Weather Expected - October 16, 2014
    Temperatures will be noticeably cooler and closer to average today due to a cool front that crossed through the state of Wyoming yesterday.  We can also expect partly to mostly cloudy skies and breezy winds today, but conditions will remain mainly dry.  Winds will gust between 15 to 25 mph.  Daytime highs will reach the […]
  • Whitetails can be creatures of habit - October 16, 2014
    Quite a few mule deer hunters are already back from their hunts. They might even have had a venison steak for supper last night. But muleys aren’t the only deer in Wyoming. There’s also whitetail – the other deer meat. If you’re an ardent whitetail hunter, you probably haven’t even stacked your gear by the […]

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