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 By MIKE KOSHMRL    News    August 15, 2019 

Wildlife Services commits to review of methods

JACKSON — Facing legal pressure, a federal agency that kills wildlife deemed to be a nuisance has agreed to reassess its plans for operating in Wyoming. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services will take that step because of a... Full story

 
 By MIKE KOSHMRL    News    August 1, 2019

Grizzlies returned to threatened species status

JACKSON — Wyoming and two neighboring states lost decision-making authority over grizzly bears with a federal judge’s ruling more than 10 months ago, but it wasn’t until this week that the federal government formally completed the paperwork to... Full story

 
 By MIKE KOSHMRL    News    August 1, 2019

Wyoming lawmakers won't touch 'yote whacking' with snowmobiles

JACKSON — A Jackson Hole woman’s effort to criminalize running down and running over coyotes with snowmobiles was shot down last week by a legislative committee. Local wildlife activist Lisa Robertson has had the ear of Rep. Mike Yin, of Teton Co... Full story

 
 By MIKE KOSHMRL    News    July 25, 2019

Legislators consider licenses for fishing guides

JACKSON — Early every summer, Jackson Hole fishing guides trailer their drift boats to the simmered Green and New Fork rivers to cast for trout while the hometown Snake River is still sediment-choked, running high and all but unfishable. Sublette... Full story

 
 By MIKE KOSHMRL    News    July 25, 2019

Game and Fish considers selling land to pay for housing

JACKSON — A half square mile of sagebrush flats and rolling Gros Ventre Range foothills with remarkable Teton views is being considered for a sale to raise funds for a state agency that’s been bit by Jackson Hole’s housing crisis. The... Full story

 
 By MIKE KOSHMRL    News    July 18, 2019

Requirement for hunters to carry bear spray being considered

JACKSON — Wyoming wildlife officials gathering in Rock Springs plan to discuss the idea of requiring hunters to carry bear spray in the grizzly-occupied Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Such a mandate is perhaps unlikely. The reason it’s coming up... Full story

 
 By MIKE KOSHMRL    News    May 30, 2019

Effort to prevent beaver trapping backfires

JACKSON — Lisa Robertson says she was just curious what would happen two years ago when she put in applications to become the sole person permitted to run beaver trap lines in a few creek drainages near Jackson. Being the founder of an... Full story

 
 By MIKE KOSHMRL    News    March 14, 2019

Grand Teton examines plan to improve cell service

JACKSON — Where a phone call today is an iffy proposition, visitors and residents of Grand Teton National Park may soon have all their smartphones’ capabilities at their fingertips. A proposal being driven by telecommunications companies, and... Full story

 
 By MIKE KOSHMRL    News    October 18, 2018

Teton commissioners give up on recommendations for land use

JACKSON — Fireworks flew at the final meeting over future wilderness in Teton County, but irreconcilable differences ruled the day. After two years of wrangling over how to best manage Teton County’s federal public lands, the final outcome was...

 
 By MIKE KOSHMRL    News    February 14, 2018

Teton commissioner asks Cheney to back off on public land issues

JACKSON — At least one Teton County commissioner has rebuked U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney’s legislative intervention in a county-led land management planning process. Mark Newcomb, chairman of the county board, has drafted a letter requesting the...

 

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