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Bears To Emerge From Hibernation Here Soon

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(JACKSON, Wyo)  While there have been no reports of bears emerging from hibernation in the Jackson Hole area yet, they have been spotted out already in Yellowstone National Park.  Still, Wyoming Game and Fish Spokesman Mark Gocke admits it is possible to see some “early risers” in this area now as well.  Gocke says the area usually sees the bears emerging beginning this time of year, and … Continue Reading

Bald Eagle Recovers, Heads For The Sky

March 13, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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(JACKSON, Wyo)  An adult bald eagle is being released today from the Teton Raptor Center after nearly two weeks of treatment for lead poisoning.  The eagle had been found unable to move near Dubois, Wyoming on February 28th and Wyoming Game and Fish officers transported the bird to the center in Jackson Hole for rehabilitation.  After several days of treatment, oxygen therapy and rehab at Spring Creek Animal Hospital and TRC, … Continue Reading

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Too Much and “The Jig Is Up”

March 13, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off
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(CHEYENNE, Wyo)  If you wish to enjoy the luck of the Irish Monday or at a St. Patrick’s Day party over the weekend, you need to temper your thirst if you’re fancyin’ a wee nip of the brew.  The Wyoming Highway Patrol says it is joining law enforcement agencies to increase their patrols for those driving under the influence.  The agencies will be … Continue Reading

TC Health Department Encourages Well Testing

March 13, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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(JACKSON, Wyo)  Teton County Public Health Department’s Environmental Health Services and the Teton Conservation District are promoting Groundwater Awareness Week.  Groundwater is tapped through wells placed in water-bearing soils and rocks beneath the surface of the earth.  In observance of the week, the county’s health department is urging residents with private wells … Continue Reading

Deep Snow Brings Spring Flooding

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(JACKSON, Wyo)  Snowpack continues to pile up in the measuring sites of area river basins as spring snowstorms continue to march through the region.  According to the Natural Resource Conservation Service, the Snake River Basin now has 123% of the 30-year average with a water equivalency of 144%.  To the north, Yellowstone has 130% of normal snow with a water-content of 149%.  While the eventual melt-out of those accumulations is good news for area reservoirs, it also brings with it the threat of minor flooding.  Teton County Emergency Management Coordinator Rich Ochs says … Continue Reading

Gas Prices Spike

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(JACKSON, Wyo)  Jackson Hole residents are suffering sticker-shock as they go to fill up their cars this week.  The price of gasoline spiked by about 10¢ per gallon over the weekend.  Nationally, the US Energy Information Administration says prices rose about … Continue Reading

Yellowstone & Grand Teton Remain Top Destinations

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(MOOSE, Wyo)  Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks continue to be listed among the ten most popular national parks in the country.  Great Smokey Mountains National Park was the most popular with over nine-million visitors, but Yellowstone came in fourth place with nearly 3.2-million visitors – just behind Yosemite in California.  Grand Teton National Park was … Continue Reading

Bison Demonstrator Appears In Court

March 12, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Montana, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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(MAMMOTH, Wyo)  The man who chained himself to the bison capture facility outside Yellowstone National Park last week made his first appearance in federal court and refused a plea arrangement – opting for a full trial with the aid of an attorney.  20 year-old Comfrey Jacobs had … Continue Reading

TC Recycling Department Offers Certification

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(JACKSON, Wyo)  Teton County Integrated Solid Waste & Recycling is offering a new and improved version of the local green business certification program originally established in 2007.  Solid Waste and Recycling Spokesman Mac Dukart explains the program has been dormant for the past few years due to the recession, but thanks to … Continue Reading

Togwotee Fatal Accident Details Released

March 11, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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(CHEYENNE, Wyo)  The Wyoming Highway Patrol released information about the horrific traffic accident on Togwotee Pass last Thursday that left two dead and closed the pass for five hours.  According to the report, 56 year-old Dolores Ruiz and four year-old Aylin Ruiz of Mountain Home, Idaho died when the multi-passenger vehicle in which … Continue Reading

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  • Warmer on Friday, But Showers & Thunderstorms Are Expected For Parts of Wyoming - April 18, 2014
    Temperatures will be warm today, with highs mostly rising to the 60′s and 70′s statewide (slightly cooler across the western valleys and higher terrain).  Expect rain showers and thunderstorms to move into the western third of the state, while the rest of Wyoming see sunshine into this afternoon.  Scattered rain showers and pop-up thunderstorms will […]
  • A lunar eclipse, and me without my camera - April 18, 2014
    Monday night, or more accurately early Tuesday morning, there was a total lunar eclipse. And being the experienced nature photographer I am, you’d think I was ready with my camera. But you’d be wrong. The last total lunar eclipse visible in Wyoming was way back in 2009, if I’m not mistaken. So I’ve been looking […]
  • Enzi Opens Campaign HQ in Cheyenne - April 17, 2014
    U.S. Senator Mike Enzi opened his official campaign headquarters in Cheyenne on Wednesday. Wyoming’s senior senator is seeking his fourth term in the Senate. There were rumors last year that Enzi would retire at the end of his current term and he admits it is something he thought about. “Anytime anybody’s getting ready to go […]
  • Back to normal at the trap range - April 17, 2014
    By some strange luck, I shot really well last week in our trap league. But last night, I didn’t do so well. Not even close. The thing about shooting trap is that you’re bound to have good rounds once in a while. Those good nights give you hope that you’re improving. For some people, that […]

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