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Old Bills Enjoys Top Turn-out

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Several thousand participants arrived on the Jackson Town Square Saturday to participate in the 15th annual Old Bill’s Fun Run for Charities wearing their favorite Old Bill’s shirt from the last 14 years. The event combined with the perfect fall weather to … Continue Reading

Montana Wolf Hunt To Begin

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Montana’s 2011 wolf hunting licenses go on sale today.  Ron Aasheim of Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks says those licenses will be valid within 14 specifically defined wolf management units. At the same time, he says, hunters must obtain permission to hunt on private lands.  The total harvest quota is … Continue Reading

KMTN Giveaway for Targhee Bluegrass

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KMTN is teaming up with Grand Targhee to giveaway tickets and camping permits to some lucky listeners. Known as the “grandfather of Bluegrass Festivals in the northern Rockies”, the 24th Annual Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival includes performances by Rodney Crowell, Donna the Buffalo, Infamous Stringdusters, Joy Kills Sorrow, The Greencards, Jim Lauderdale, Tim O’Brien Band, Yonder Mountain String Band, Peter Rowan Band, The Wilders, Railroad Earth, and Grant Farm.
The festival is held August 12 -14. Tickets and camping permits are available from the normal outlets.
Register to win on the JacksonHoleRadio.com Facebook Page.

Palisades Bridge Funded

August 3, 2011 KJAX 93.3FM, KMTN 96.9FM, KZJH 95.3FM, Swan Valley Comments Off
Palisades Dam

Earlier this year, a plan was unveiled to build a bridge downstream from the Palisades Dam so that traffic into the recreation area there did not have to cross the dam and problematic landslide areas beyond.  Now, The Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a $2-million contract to Cannon Builders of Blackfoot, Idaho.  The 310 foot long three span bridge will be … Continue Reading

Fire On Yellowstone Boundary Grows

August 2, 2011 Greater Yellowstone, KMTN 96.9FM, Paradise Valley Comments Off
Bull Fire

The lightning-caused Bull Fire, located near Bull Mountain about 12 miles east of Gardiner, has has grown now to approximately 168 acres.  The fire is burning in dead and downed trees near the 1996 Coyote and 1988 Hell Roaring fires and is being managed to achieve … Continue Reading

Fire Closes Trail Near Yellowstone

August 1, 2011 Greater Yellowstone, KMTN 96.9FM, Paradise Valley Comments Off
YNP Fire

Gallatin National Forest officials have closed about 2.5 miles of the Hell Roaring Trail east of Gardiner, Montana due to human safety concerns caused by the Bull Fire.  The lightening caused Bull Fire, located within the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Area was discovered late Friday afternoon and is burning in … Continue Reading

Lightning Strikes Trail Ride

August 1, 2011 Greater Yellowstone, KMTN 96.9FM, Paradise Valley Comments Off
lightning bolt

A wrangler is reportedly still hospitalized after lightning struck her and two others on her trail ride near Chico in Paradise Valley, Montana last Tuesday evening.  A mother from California and her child were also hurt when the lightning struck the three while they were on a trail ride from Chico Hot Springs.  According to a report from the Park County Sheriff’s Department, … Continue Reading

Modern Family Confirms JH Selection

Modern-Family (Small)

The producers of “Modern Family” have announced that they will film the season 3 premiere of the hit ABC series at Lost Creek Ranch in Jackson Hole. “Modern Family” is a popular television show with over 12 million viewers that follows the trials and tribulations of a large, blended family and how they cope in their own unique ways. The premiere episode will air … Continue Reading

Snake River Claims First Life of the Season

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A 77-year-old Cedar Rapids, Iowa man has died after the raft he was in spilled him into the Snake River about a half mile above Sheep Gulch in Lincoln County.  Lieutenant John Stezenbach of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s office says the man was on a professionally guided float trip from … Continue Reading

Wolf Delisting In Wyoming Nears

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A sort of summit between Wyoming Governor Matt Mead, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and US Fish and Wildlife Director Dan Ashe yesterday has resulted in an agreement in principle leading to the de-listing of wolves in Wyoming.  Salazar told reporters that it was an historic day, and with the resolution of a few details, … Continue Reading

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  • I’ll try anything to stay cool in the summer - July 24, 2014
    I recently saw an advertisement for a product that’s sure to be a big hit with outdoorsmen. Especially those of us who stomp around in the woods when the temperatures climb into the nineties. Last weekend, I found myself sitting in jeans, boots, a long-sleeved shirt and a cowboy hat at Cheyenne Frontier Days. While […]
  • Start honing your archery skills now - July 23, 2014
    Don’t just let that bow sit in the closet or out in the garage all summer. Dust off the case, take the bow out and get some practice. There are dozens of archery ranges around the state where you can practice shooting in the off season. If you don’t know where the one closest to […]
  • 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, […]

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