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Gov. Mead Signs Park Land Trade Bill

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(CHEYENNE)  Governor Matt Mead signed the act passed this session by the state legislature to clear the way for the state and the Interior Department to exchange land parcels in order to keep school sections owned by the state within the protection of Grand Teton National Park.  Teton County Senator Leland Christensen and Jackson Representative Ruth Ann Petroff were … Continue Reading

February Visitation Down In Yellowstone

March 10, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Montana, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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(DENVER)  Visitation figures from Yellowstone National Park indicate a drop last month in recreational visits to the park.  According to statistics posted by the National Park Service Visitor Use Statistics office, almost 3,000 fewer visitors entered the park during the month for … Continue Reading

GTNP Invites Students Over Spring Break

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(MOOSE)  Spring break for college students has developed a reputation all of its own.  However, Grand Teton National Park four years ago developed a program that provides a valuable alternative to the carousing that stereotypically has come to represent spring break.  It is called … Continue Reading

First Jackson Centennial Event Tonight

March 10, 2014 State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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(JACKSON)  The Town of Jackson this year celebrates its centennial year with a variety of events either planned or currently in the planning stages.  The kick-off event, says Centennial Committee Chairman Ed Liebzeit takes place this evening beginning 5:00 pm at the Wort Hotel which offers an opportunity for community members to share stores and reminisce about the town’s earlier years. He explains primarily, it is … Continue Reading

A Reduced Speech Team Leads to a Loss

March 10, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Schools Comments Off
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(POWELL)  The Jackson Hole High School Speech and Debate team placed second at the Panther Classic, held at Powell High School Friday and Saturday. Jackson was outscored by Rawlins by a single point, earning 23 to Jackson’s 22 sweepstakes points.  However, … Continue Reading

Jackson Hole Broncs Suffer Losses at Regionals

March 10, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Schools Comments Off
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(MOUNTAIN VIEW)  In regional basketball this weekend, the Bronc Boys were defeated in their first round, falling to Star Valley 55 to 45, beat Pinedale in the second round 74 to 37 but then lost to Powell 60 to 56.  The girls went down to Powell 50 to 35, and then to Lander 45 to 41.

JH Moose Split The Weekend

March 10, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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(JACKSON)  In weekend hockey, the Jackson Hole Moose defeated Washington 7 to 4 Friday, but lost to them Saturday 4 to 6 in their final home game.

Area Reservoirs To Fill This Year

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(Burley, ID) The Bureau of Reclamation office in Burley, Idaho this week has been able to provide some positive news about the prospects this summer for the reservoirs making up the Minidoka Project.  Spokesman Mike Beus says with the amounts of snow being measured in the Natural Resource Conservation Service measuring sites, it now appears Jackson Lake and the reservoirs downstream will … Continue Reading

Airport Passenger Activity Increases Significantly

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(JACKSON)  There was more positive growth in Jackson Hole Airport business during February.  According to the monthly report to the airport board, the number of passengers arriving on flights was up by 14% and the number of those departing was up by nine percent over the same month last year.  That comes on top of … Continue Reading

Land Swap Provisions Approved By Legislature

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(CHEYENNE)  It was an uphill battle, but after hours of hashing over Senate File 39, a conference committee reached unanimous agreement on the provisions for an exchange for land in Grand Teton National Park between the state and the Interior Department.  Teton County Senator Leland Christensen, who sponsored the bill, says reaching that agreement was anything but easy. Christensen says there were … Continue Reading

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  • Owners Encouraged to Vaccinate Pets for Rabies - April 22, 2014
    Wyoming State Laboratory scientists are urging owners to have their pets vaccinated against rabies. Virologist Myrna Miller says it’s especially important for pet owners in Laramie and Goshen Counties. “The south central rabies virus strain has been moving into the state of Wyoming from the southern and eastern borders,” reports Miller. “So we’ve have quite […]
  • Statewide Unemployment Dips to 4.0% in March - April 22, 2014
    Wyoming’s unemployment rate continued to fall last month. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported on Tuesday that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 4.2 percent in February to 4.0 percent in March. “If you go back four years ago, unemployment was at 7.5 percent and now it’s at 4.0,” said Senior Economist […]
  • Warm And Windy, With Developing Showers And Thunderstorms - April 22, 2014
    Temperatures will be quite warm and comfortable today, ahead of an incoming low pressure system and cold front.  Along with warmer temperatures, winds will increase across the entire state, turning strong and gusty.  As the cold front pushes into the cowboy state from the west-northwest, clouds thicken and showers and thunderstorms will develop.  There will […]
  • You can’t catch Internet viruses if you turn off the computer - April 22, 2014
    I’m no tech genius, but I think the best way to keep your stuff safe from hackers is to just stay off the Internet and go outside. I might be a little behind on my Internet threats, but I thought I heard something last week about an Internet virus called the Heartbleed virus. I don’t […]