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Consolidation Through Committee

Representative Ruth Ann Petroff’s bill to allow town and county voters to decide whether to consolidate their local governments was passed out of a Senate committee yesterday and is now headed to the Senate floor to be heard by the Committee of the Whole.  The Senate Corporations Committee approved the measure 4-1 Petroff says the first reading in the Senate is likely to take place next week.

Cigarette Rule Up In Smoke

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Ninth District Judge Tim Day has ruled that Teton County’s Smokefree Air Rule of 2009 is void and unenforceable.  The rule would have prohibited smoking from areas including sports arenas (except in designated areas away from the general public), chair lift lines, outdoor restaurant patios and decks, public transportation terminals, or … Continue Reading

Auxillery Elk Feeding

GTNP Elk

For the past few weeks, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department has established two temporary emergency elk feeding operations in northwestern Wyoming as a result of the recent severe winter conditions and potential for elk damage and livestock commingling.  One of those sites … Continue Reading

Paradise Valley Wolf Specialist Named

MT FWP

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has announced the assignment of a new wolf specialist to the Paradise Valley area north of Gardiner.  Abby Nelson will serve as the new Livingston-area and Regions 3, 5 and 7 wolf specialist after completing … Continue Reading

Senate Gives Initial OK To Land Sale

WY Capitol

After nearly a half hour of debate Thursday afternoon, the Senate has passed House Bill 156, the Transfer of Lands Bill, on first reading in the Committee of the Whole.  That bill would authorize the completion of the sale of approximately 1400 acres of land surrounded by … Continue Reading

Smokefree Rule Snuffed Out

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Ninth District Judge Tim Day yesterday ruled Teton County’s Smokefree Air Rule of 2009 to be void and unenforceable.  That rule would have prohibited smoking from areas including sports arenas (except in designated areas away from the general public), chair lift lines, outdoor restaurant patios and decks, public transportation terminals, or outdoor service lines. There rule also required … Continue Reading

Land Sale Debated In Senate

Leland

The Transfer of Lands Bill, passed by the Wyoming House last week, hits the floor of the Senate today.  Teton County Senator Leland Christiansen says it will be meeting a certain amount of opposition there, mostly tied to constitutional issues.  Christiansen says the state attorney general … Continue Reading

Comprehensive Planning Resumes

Barron

The long-awaited comprehensive plan is soon to be put back on track as discussions resume beginning next week.  Town and County officials have retained a facilitator to help direct those discussions, and Jackson Mayor Mark Barron says the next meeting is set for February 15th.  The 2:00 meeting is open to the public.  Barron says he expects the final draft to be ready for adoption within the next several months.

Gasoline Prices Climb

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Gasoline prices may have spiked in Jackson Hole over the past week, but prices in the Cowboy State are still the lowest in the nation.  According to AAA Auto Club’s Fuel Gauge Report, the national average is currently $3.11 a gallon for unleaded regular while the state average is still $2.89.  Locally, gasoline prices average $2.95 per gallon in Jackson while the average in Teton Valley is three cents higher.

Exporting The Wyoming Way

Enzi

Wyoming’s US Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso have taken a page directly from the Wyoming legislature handbook and reintroduced a bill which would require each piece of legislation considered by the Senate be confined to a single issue – the same method the Wyoming legislature uses.  Enzi points to Wyoming as … Continue Reading

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  • Special Weather Statement issued August 22 at 10:07AM MDT by NWS - August 22, 2014 at 4:07 PM
    EXPECT SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TO CONTINUE TO MOVE ACROSS THE REGION THIS MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON FROM OUT OF IDAHO. SOME STORMS WILL PRODUCE MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN AND FREQUENT LIGHTNING IN ADDITION TO GUSTY WINDS UP TO 30 MPH. SMALL HAIL WILL ALSO BECOME POSSIBLE LATER THIS MORNING AND EARLY [...]

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  • Cool Temperatures With Showers And Thunderstorms Expected - August 22, 2014
    A weather system will mix with moisture out of the Pacific to make shower and thunderstorm activity likely statewide today.  Western and northern portions of the state have the best chance for widespread shower and thunderstorm activity, while the rest of the state will see spotty showers and thunderstorms.  However, heavy rain and flash flooding […]
  • Honey-dos should be outlawed during hunting season - August 22, 2014
    Let me preface this by saying I love my wife with all my heart. But it’s hunting season, and she keeps adding projects to my honey-do list. There should be some sort of marital rule that when hunting season starts, the only things that can be tagged onto to-do lists are drastic emergencies. We got […]
  • Isolated To Scattered Thunderstorms Possible Today - August 21, 2014
    A fast-moving weather system will push through the state of Wyoming today.  The best chance for thunderstorm activity today will be in western and northern parts of the state, where we will see widespread showers and thunderstorms with heavy rain and flash flooding possible.  Central and eastern Wyoming will see mainly isolated thunderstorm activity later […]
  • I can’t wait for rabbit season - August 21, 2014
    There are a lot of hunting seasons just around the corner. The archery antelope and black bear seasons are already under way, and the rifle seasons open for antelope and deer in about a week. Waterfowl season’s quickly approaching, too, and upland birds will be fair game before we know it. But this year, the […]

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