Three key bills for Teton County have seen all three readings in the House of Representatives and have been referred to the Senate for action. Representative Ruth Ann Petroff says the “Transfer of State Lands Bill,” the “Energy Improvement Program Bill,” and the “City/County Consolidation Bill” … Continue Reading
Grand Teton National Park is hosting a public scoping meeting to discuss plans to preserve or restore various historic structures within the park. Over the years, the national park’s emphasis has been … Continue Reading
Traffic through the Jackson Hole Airport apparently is not quickly recovering from the recession – but at least it is improving gradually according to the monthly report to the airport board. According to the monthly enplanement/deplanement report, the number of those catching flights out of the valley … Continue Reading
The Wyoming Department of Transportation has scheduled a closure of Teton Pass for Tuesday at 3:00am for avalanche control. Snow slides that reach the highway may prolong the closure and deteriorating weather conditions may force an earlier closure. Highway travelers and backcountry users are being advised to plan accordingly.
Two Wyomingites have already died as the result of this year’s flu season. While not much has been heard about flu season so far this year, the Wyoming Department of Health says there has been a significant increase in influenza reports in just the last couple weeks. Health officials say … Continue Reading
A Colorado Springs, Colorado man remains in intensive care at an Idaho Falls hospital after a snowmobiling accident in Teton County, Idaho Friday. 78-year-old Roy McClendon had been snowmobiling … Continue Reading
More than 370 Special Olympics Wyoming athletes, coaches and partners from all over the Cowboy State will converge on Jackson Hole tomorrow for this year’s Winter Games competition. Teams competing in this year’s games … Continue Reading
The “Transfer of State Lands” bill authorizing completion of the sale of state land inside Grand Teton National Park to the federal government cleared the Wyoming House Friday with a vote of 46 to 11 and is on its way to the Senate. The bill’s sponsor, Representative Ruth Ann Petroff says … Continue Reading
Yellowstone National Park has begun looking at ways it might improve the Bechler Area located in the park’s remote southwest corner. Other than US Highway 191 which skirts the western boundary of Yellowstone, the Bechler Area … Continue Reading
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 […]
Quiet & Mainly Settled Weather Expected - October 17, 2014 High pressure will build over the area today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry. Winds will also stay light to breezy and no significant gusting is expected. Temperatures become a touch cooler statewide, but will be closer to average. Daytime highs will be in the 50′s across the mountain […]
Wish list season is upon us again - October 17, 2014 Late October is a bad time of year for me. If I were independently wealthy, it wouldn’t be so bad. But I’m not. I’m a journalist, so it’s a little painful. It’s rough because this is when the Christmas catalogs start hitting the mailbox, and they’re chock-full of gear I wish I had. From the […]
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