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Archive for March, 2012

The bears are waking up »

Yellowstone National Park officials report the bears are emerging from hibernation, so they are advising hikers, skiers and snowshoers in the park to stay in groups of three of more, make noise on the trail and carry bear spray. On March 12, Yellowstone National Park employees observed a grizzly bear in the north central portion […]

Soccer teams sweep Pinedale to open conference play »

The Lady Braves matched their newly minted program record goals scored in a game with an 8-1 victory while the Braves collected their third shutout of the season with a 2-0 victory over visiting Pinedale Tuesday evening.  Both teams now stand at 3-0-1 and 1-0 in the 3A West.

Gardner on NBC »

Rulon Gardner will appear in an interview on NBC tonight, Wednesday, Mar. 21. Gardner will be on the news program, “Rock Center.”  The two-time Olympic medalist and world champion joins Harry Smith on the program, scheduled to start at 8 p.m. MST.  In the interview, Gardner speaks about his accomplishments and struggles as part of […]

Governor’s office backs “Project Summit” »

Governor Matt Mead plans to provide $5 million dollars from the Governor’s Data Center Recruitment fund for “Project Summit.” These funds would be used for infrastructure in support of a $112 million dollar data center, which a company is considering building near Cheyenne.  The State Loan and Investment Board approved a separate $5 million dollar […]

Lincoln County unemployment leads the list »

Lincoln County continued to lead Wyoming in unemployment statistics with the latest January report just released by the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services.  The Lincoln County unemployment rate in January of 2012 was 9.1 percent, followed by Johnson County with 8.0 percent and Fremont with 7.9 percent.  The report noted Lincoln County had 746 people […]

Teton Raptor presentation at the Elk Refuge »

The National Elk Refuge will host the Teton Raptor Center on Friday, March 23 for an hour–long visit and presentation at 12:30 pm in the Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center. The program will be led by Jason Jones, Program Director for the non–profit organization whose mission includes taking in injured, ill, and orphaned […]

A teaching tool at the National Elk Refuge »

With Jackson Hole area temperatures reaching into the 40s the past few weeks and accompanied by stretches of rain mixed with snow, it may be time for the National Elk Refuge winter naturalist staff to stow away its collection of snowshoes for the winter.  However, 157 students benefited from the gear this season, using the […]

Hirsig will oversee state insurance department »

Governor Matt Mead has tapped Tom Hirsig as the next director of the Wyoming Insurance Department. That agency is responsible for regulating the business of insurance in the state of Wyoming.  Gov. Mead said, “Hersig has practical experience in the business world, and the state is fortunate he is willing to leave the private sector […]

SVHS soccer teams open season unbeaten »

It’s so far so good for the SVHS soccer teams as they began their respective 2012 seasons Saturday afternoon.

Lady Braves soccer hopes youth movement pays off »

It isn’t easy to put a freshman or a group of freshmen into the varsity spotlight but that is what the Lady Braves soccer team did a year ago with a front line that sported three freshmen in the 4A West.  Wins were hard to come by, but the varsity experience by young and talented […]