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Gov. Schweitzer Explains Order

Schweitzer

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.

Mead Hears Wyoming Range Concerns

Wyoming Range

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

New School Offices?

TCSD

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

House Sorts Through Budget

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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

Redmond Improvements Planned

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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.

Injunction Overruled

Stephens Creek

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

Bison Licensing Closing

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

Ice Rink Free From CO

ice groomer

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

Land Sale Back To The House

Case

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

Legislature Keeps Budget In Balance

Gingery

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

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  • Warmer on Friday, But Showers & Thunderstorms Are Expected For Parts of Wyoming - April 18, 2014
    Temperatures will be warm today, with highs mostly rising to the 60′s and 70′s statewide (slightly cooler across the western valleys and higher terrain).  Expect rain showers and thunderstorms to move into the western third of the state, while the rest of Wyoming see sunshine into this afternoon.  Scattered rain showers and pop-up thunderstorms will […]
  • A lunar eclipse, and me without my camera - April 18, 2014
    Monday night, or more accurately early Tuesday morning, there was a total lunar eclipse. And being the experienced nature photographer I am, you’d think I was ready with my camera. But you’d be wrong. The last total lunar eclipse visible in Wyoming was way back in 2009, if I’m not mistaken. So I’ve been looking […]
  • Enzi Opens Campaign HQ in Cheyenne - April 17, 2014
    U.S. Senator Mike Enzi opened his official campaign headquarters in Cheyenne on Wednesday. Wyoming’s senior senator is seeking his fourth term in the Senate. There were rumors last year that Enzi would retire at the end of his current term and he admits it is something he thought about. “Anytime anybody’s getting ready to go […]
  • Back to normal at the trap range - April 17, 2014
    By some strange luck, I shot really well last week in our trap league. But last night, I didn’t do so well. Not even close. The thing about shooting trap is that you’re bound to have good rounds once in a while. Those good nights give you hope that you’re improving. For some people, that […]

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