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Town May Annex 34 Acres Of Greenspace

January 8, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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The Town of Jackson is considering the annexation of property across from Shervin’s Independent Oil and extending south to South Park Loop Road later this month.  During its December 2nd meeting, the Jackson Town Council found that an annexation request of approximately 5 ½  acres adjacent to Highway 89 south of the Highway 22 intersection along with … Continue Reading

Tree Recycling Continues

January 8, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off

With the twelve days of Christmas behind us now, more and more Jackson Hole residents are un-trimming their homes and looking to dispose of their Christmas trees.  Teton County Integrated Solid Waste and Recycling has two sites established for the dropping off of … Continue Reading

Fire Damages Cabin at Togwotee Lodge

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An early-morning fire in a cabin at Togwotee Mountain Lodge Tuesday heavily damaged the cabin, but the occupants were able to escape uninjured with their belongings.  Jackson Hole Fire chief Willy Watsabaugh says units responded from Moran, Jackson and Grand Teton National Park at about 4:00 am, and together the 24 firefighters were … Continue Reading

Blueways Program Dissolved

January 8, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Responding to pressure from members of the Western Caucus, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has dissolved the National Blueways System.  The Secretary’s action also dissolves the National Blueways Committee, which was composed entirely of federal officials and which claimed the authority to unilaterally designate entire river watersheds as “National Blueways.”  These designations held the potential to expand the reach of … Continue Reading

Film Contest Enters Its Seventh Year

January 8, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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For the seventh year running, the Wyoming Film Office is seeking submissions for the Wyoming Short Film Contest. Film makers can submit their videos online at by April 4th and qualify for … Continue Reading

Wyoming Seeking Solution To Completing Land Sale

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The deadline for the next payment to the state of Wyoming for parcels within Grand Teton National Park that are being sold to the federal government passed over the weekend without the third of four payments being made.  While that could spell a broken contract allowing the state to move forward with a sale of the land to someone else, Wyoming Governor Matt Mead says the state is looking for … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Shaken by a 3.5 Quake

January 7, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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While Yellowstone National Park experiences earth tremors daily, usually measuring little over 1 on the Richter scale, a quake of 3.5 was felt early Monday morning in the interior of the park, about 19 miles south of Gardiner, Montana.  That shake reportedly occurred around … Continue Reading

Weather Still Snarling Air Traffic

January 7, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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Weather across the nation continues to impact flights in and out of Jackson Hole as it has since the beginning of January.  As in the previous several days, Director of Operations Craig Logan says several flights Monday, especially those connecting to the east coast, were … Continue Reading

Artists Sought For Street Project

January 7, 2014 State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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As the town of Jackson reconstructs Cache Street south of the downtown area, the town’s art association is seeking artistic contributions to incorporate into the pavers.  The selected artist or team will design and fabricate pavers that will be integrated into … Continue Reading

Teton County Commission Chooses New Leadership

January 7, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Monday brought a “changing of the guard” at the Teton County Commission with Commission Chairman Paul Vogelheim stepping down and Hank Phibbs again taking the lead as the board’s chairman.  Vogelheim says it was a prolific year for the commissioners to set policy, but perhaps the most significant accomplishment was operating the county within a tight budget. He says the commission actually got the budget done before … Continue Reading

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  • 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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