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
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
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
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
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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