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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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  • Body of Overdue Hiker Found in Grand Teton National Park - July 23, 2014
    The body of an overdue hiker was discovered Tuesday afternoon near the mouth of Cascade Canyon in Grand Teton National Park. Park officials report that Will Cornyn, 36, of San Francisco, Calif. was found below a steep cliff band near Inspiration Point. Cornyn had been reported overdue by his girlfriend on Monday when he did […]
  • Wyoming Sees Increase in Whooping Cough - July 22, 2014
    With continued growth in reported pertussis (whooping cough) cases this year, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is encouraging awareness of the disease and vaccination to help protect vulnerable residents, especially infants. Forty-three pertussis cases have been reported to WDH so far this year, compared to a total of 76 in 2013, 59 in 2012, […]
  • Digital age flattens the learning curve - July 22, 2014
    If you’re thinking you want to get some photographic evidence of the time you spend outdoors, now’s a great time to buy a camera. The prices on digital cameras has fallen a lot since I started shooting, and there are some fantastic cameras out there for very decent prices. I’m not a big fan of […]
  • Hot and Mostly Sunny - July 21, 2014
    Temperatures will stay hot for today with only a small chance of a few gusty thunderstorms in the east.  Temperatures for eastern Wyoming will be a few degrees cooler but still very warm on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Tuesday looks to be generally dry as well.

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