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
Sunday marked the final day for bison hunting on the National Elk Refuge in Jackson Hole. Preliminary estimates from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department place the success rate of hunters at 240 bison. Refuge Biologist Eric Cole says if the count proves to be true, … Continue Reading
Teton County’s State Representative Keith Gingery has filed a bill to increase the eligibility age for the Child in Need of Supervision program. Under the proposed legislation for the session beginning next month, Gingery wants the age increased from the current 16, to 17 years old. Gingery explains the bill comes out of … Continue Reading
Special Weather Statement issued November 27 at 2:34AM MST by NWS - November 27, 2014 at 9:34 AM ...ANOTHER SIGNIFICANT WINTER WEATHER SYSTEM TO IMPACT THE WESTERN AND CENTRAL MOUNTAINS THIS WEEKEND... OCCASIONAL LIGHT SNOW MAY FALL ACROSS YELLOWSTONE AND THE TETONS THROUGH FRIDAY. HOWEVER...A STRONGER SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING. NEW SNOWFALL OF 8 TO 16 INCHE [...]
Happy Thanksgiving, Wyoming! - November 27, 2014 I know, a show about giving thanks on Thanksgiving is pretty predictable. But it doesn’t feel right to overlook the importance of this day. However, because this is a program about the outdoors, I’ll just talk about the things in the outdoors I’m thankful for. There’s plenty of it. Especially here in Wyoming. We’ve got […]
Pelts are nearing prime conditions - November 26, 2014 The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer. It’s the amount of daylight, and not the temperature, that causes wild animals to grow longer, thicker coats. If you’re a predator hunter or a trapper, that’s your cue. The pelts are coming into their prime right now, but that doesn’t mean they’re at […]
Very Windy in Many Areas, Developing Light to Moderate Snow - November 25, 2014 The I-25 and I-80 corridors and adjacent roads throughout central, eastern and southern Wyoming will see very strong and gusty winds today. Sustained winds of 25 to 40 mph likely for many areas with gusts to 60 mph or higher in the wind prone locations. Light to moderate snow shower activity will also be increasing […]
Tame that recoil - November 25, 2014 You don’t have to put up with nasty recoil when you’re hunting. Even if you’re hunting our state’s bigger animals, like elk, moose, or even bison, today’s technology can take a lot of the sting out of your hunting rifle. A friend told me he developed a bad flinch while sighting in his .300 Win […]