Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer has issued an executive order prohibiting brucellosis-infected bison from the Stephens Creek Holding Facility at Yellowstone National Park to be shipped through the state to slaughter. That order will remain in place for 90 days. Listen to Governor Schweitzer explain his reasons for issuing the order to Jackson Hole Radio News.
A delegation of people opposed to plans to drill for natural gas in the upper Hoback River Drainage had an audience yesterday with Wyoming Governor Matt Mead and a couple of close advisors. So far, the governor has not … Continue Reading
Teton County School District could be in for nearly $2-million dollars in special one-time funding from the state legislature if a request made by the school board is honored. Representative Keith Gingery says the request was made Monday night in order … Continue Reading
The Wyoming House spent most of yesterday combing through some 60 requests for supplemental funds for projects as part of House Bill One – the 2011 supplemental budget. Ruth Ann Petroff says what was submitted for consideration is … Continue Reading
The Jackson Town Council has put together the plan for repairs and improvements on Redmond Street from the Hospital south to Cache Creek Drive. Mayor Mark Barron explains that the project this summer will repair a leaking water main, but create much overdue sidewalks along the street. Barron says the work will be done with an eye to creating as little disruption as possible to the residents along the street. The project is expected to occupy most of the summer months this year.
A federal judge in Montana has denied a request from environmentalists to halt the shipment of bison to slaughter from the Stephens Creek holding facility near Yellowstone National Park. About 525 bison have been … Continue Reading
Applications for the fall bison hunt in Wyoming must be completed by the end of this month. Wyoming Game and Fish Spokesman Mark Gocke says the application period concludes February 28th. This time, says Gocke, the Jackson region is … Continue Reading
Recent national news about carbon monoxide poisoning in several of the nation’s ice rinks has caused a number of local residents become concerned about the carbon monoxide levels in Jackson Hole’s own rink at the Snow King Center. In response, Jackson Hole Fire/EMS Inspector Kathy Clay took … Continue Reading
House Bill 156 to authorize the sale of 1400 acres of state land inside Grand Teton National Park to the Interior Department is now headed back to the House for concurrence on minor amendments made in a Senate Committee. The bill was passed on third reading in the Senate yesterday despite … Continue Reading
The Wyoming House of Representatives has set aside the consideration of issues passed onto them by the Senate in order to take up the supplemental budget. Representative Keith Gingery explains that while this is not a budget year in the biennium, … Continue Reading
Quiet, Seasonal Weather Expected Today - October 22, 2014 High pressure will build over the state of Wyoming today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry. Winds, however, could be strong and gusty today, especially throughout central and southeastern portions of the state. Parts of I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) and I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) could see winds […]
Estimating range on waterfowl is easy - October 22, 2014 If you’ve done any goose hunting, you’ve probably heard the term “skybusting.” You may know it means shooting at birds that are out of your shotgun’s effective range, but do you know if you’re guilty of it? You can set up your decoys to minimize the risk of shooting at birds when they’re too far […]
Don’t lose your vision in the woods - October 21, 2014 I don’t have good eyes. Had I been born a hundred years ago, there would have been no help for me. Glasses can’t help me, so I’d have blind. I have to wear a special kind of contact lens, which wasn’t available in the days of Davey Crockett and Daniel Boone. But through the miracle […]
Hunters must be conservationists first - October 20, 2014 As hunters, it’s our responsibility to take care of the critters we hunt, as well as those we don’t. We have to obey the game laws. Police ourselves to be sure others respect the wildlife. And even offer suggestions to the Game and Fish Commission when we think there are better ways to ensure that […]
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