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
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
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
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.
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.
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
A decade-long tenure of managing the Granite Creek Hot Springs and campground will come to an end this May for a local company and a company for southern Utah will take over the task along with managing 16 other campgrounds on the Bridger Teton National Forest. Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek explains the change is the result of a bidding process that began last June. She says the Forest had put out a very detailed prospectus with … Continue Reading
Would you rather have snow or a show? Tonight, that might be a hard question to answer, but this area of northwest Wyoming will be giving up what might be an impressive display of the Aurora Borealis due to the current winter storm. Forecasters at NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center are expecting strong … Continue Reading
Olga Pastukhova, Bank of the West Branch Manager has been presented Jackson Hole’s “Golden Spur” award after her efforts rescued a visiting Alabama couple after their credit card was compromised. The couple, identified only as Johnny and Martha, were concluding their third visit to Jackson Hole from Alabama when they were alerted that … Continue Reading
Don’t lose your vision in the woods - October 21, 2014 I don’t have good eyes. Had I been born a hundred years ago, there would have been no help for me. Glasses can’t help me, so I’d have blind. I have to wear a special kind of contact lens, which wasn’t available in the days of Davey Crockett and Daniel Boone. But through the miracle […]
Hunters must be conservationists first - October 20, 2014 As hunters, it’s our responsibility to take care of the critters we hunt, as well as those we don’t. We have to obey the game laws. Police ourselves to be sure others respect the wildlife. And even offer suggestions to the Game and Fish Commission when we think there are better ways to ensure that […]
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 […]
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