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Teton Pass To Close Tonight

January 11, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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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.

One Bridge Fixed, Another Under Repair

January 10, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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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

Concessioner Named For BTNF Campgrounds & Pool

January 10, 2014 Bridger Teton National Forest, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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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

Aurora Expected But Hidden By Storm

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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

Bang Branch Manager Recognized

January 10, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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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

Cancer Support Group Established

January 10, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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St. John’s Medical Center has established a new support group for cancer patients and survivors. Facilitated by social worker Sharon Walls and cancer survivor Carol Poole, the support group is open to all cancer survivors, cancer patients, caregivers, and family members. The cancer support group provides … Continue Reading

Two Men Living Here Deported

January 10, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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Two men living in Jackson have been convicted of illegal re-entry to the United States after previously being deported.  They were fined and briefly jailed, and now face deportation once again.  22 year-old Jose Alonso Bedolla-Vasquez and 27 year-old Mariano Flores-Sosa were arrested early this week in Jackson and will be returned to Mexico after being released from jail in ten days.

Wolf Hunters Surveyed by State

January 9, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is asking gray wolf hunters to take a few minutes and participate in an online survey regarding the 2013 gray wolf harvest.  Spokesman Ray Hageman says nearly 1900 surveys are also being mailed to those who held gray wolf hunting licenses.  Those surveys, he says … Continue Reading

Gasoline Prices Forecast To Fall

January 9, 2014 State of Idaho, State of Montana, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The federal government is forecasting cheaper gasoline prices over the next two years.  Jonathan Cogan of the US Energy Information Administration says oil production over the next two years is expected to grow to its highest level since the early 1970s.  He says oil output increased by 1 million barrels per day in 2013…and is expected to repeat that growth rate during 2014… according to the new forecast from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. U.S. crude oil production is forecast to … Continue Reading

State Samples Afton Air Quality

January 9, 2014 Lincoln County, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The state wants to know how human activity is affecting the air quality in Afton.  To that end, Wyoming’s Department of Environmental Quality – Air Quality Division has begun operating a Mobile Beta Attenuation Monitor trailer in Afton.  That unit houses … Continue Reading

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  • Be ready for bumps, scrapes, cuts and more - October 30, 2014
    Being prepared for the worst is never a bad idea. However, if you carry everything you might need for any emergency, you won’t have room for your tent or sleeping bag. A first aid kit needs to be light and compact, or it’ll be one of the first things you toss out of the pack […]
  • Cowboy Running Back Ready For His New Role [AUDIO] - October 29, 2014
    Wyoming freshman running back Brian Hill figured he would get some carries this season.  And in week one, Hill was able to put in a couple of key runs in a win over Montana.  But for the most part, it’s been spot time for the first-year Cowboys.  But, with injuries to D.J. May and now […]
  • Mild & Windy Conditions Expected - October 29, 2014
    A ridge of high pressure will strengthen and remain settled over the state of Wyoming on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Expect sunny to mostly sunny skies with mainly dry weather conditions for the end of the work week.  Winds, however, will be strong on Wednesday and Friday with gusts between 30 and 45 mph.  Wind […]
  • Test new gear before you buy it - October 29, 2014
    Don’t just buy your gear because it looks good. Buy it only if it fits you properly. Hiking boots that don’t fit you well will give you blisters, and you’ll spend your entire trip sitting around in camp, dreading the walk back out. A backpack that isn’t the right size or shape for your back […]

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