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  • Lunch money provided
    on December 6, 2021 at 10:56 am

    More than 3,000 Wyoming youngsters will have their school lunch debt forgiven through a fundraising effort coordinated by Wyoming’s First Lady Jennie Gordon. The Governor’s office announced Wednesday that the effort had raised almost $99,500 to forgive unpaid school lunch money owed by 3,224 schoolchildren in Wyoming. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, which runs the National School Lunch Program, has been covering school lunch costs for all students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, the money raised through the First Lady’s efforts will cover unpaid lunch money in Wyoming from before the pandemic. Lunch debts to be covered are in 28 The post Lunch money provided appeared first on Jackson Hole Radio.

  • Emergency Rental Assistance Program available
    on December 6, 2021 at 10:55 am

    Additional Wyoming households, including those homeless or without a current residence, may be eligible for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program with additional federal dollars having been made available. Wyoming has received federal funding to help eligible Wyoming households struggling to make rent and/or utility payments during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recent changes include expanding the maximum assistance allotment per household from 15 months to 18 months. Additionally, renters will be eligible for assistance if their financial hardship occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program funds are also now open to Wyoming households that are homeless or without a current residence and The post Emergency Rental Assistance Program available appeared first on Jackson Hole Radio.

  • Dole remembered
    on December 6, 2021 at 10:53 am

    Senator Robert Joseph Dole died early Sunday morning in his sleep. At his death, at age 98, he had served the United States of America for 79 years as a World War II veteran and former Republican presidential candidate who served in Congress for 36 years. On hearing of the Senator’s passing, Former Vice President Dick Cheney said, “Our friendship spanned nearly 50 years, going back to his time as President Ford’s running mate, and he carried his devotion to this nation through all of his work in life. His presence will be missed, but the profound impact he had The post Dole remembered appeared first on Jackson Hole Radio.

  • 900 bison to be culled from Yellowstone herd
    on December 3, 2021 at 12:47 pm

    Federal, tribal and state officials tentatively agreed Wednesday to cull between 600 and 900 bison from the Yellowstone population this winter. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports that culled bison will either be shot by hunters as herds leave Yellowstone National Park to find food, or they will be rounded up. Most those animals captured will be sent to slaughter, but around 80 can be placed into the park’s quarantine program at Stephens Creek, which is in the midst of an expansion. The Chronicle article says as many as 200 more bison could be captured or hunted in late winter if The post 900 bison to be culled from Yellowstone herd appeared first on Jackson Hole Radio.

  • Barrasso supports Outdoor Recreation Act
    on December 3, 2021 at 12:47 pm

    U.S. Senator John Barrasso, ranking member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, delivered supportive remarks at a full committee hearing to receive testimony on several outdoor recreation bills yesterday. “Our bipartisan legislation is going to increase and improve outdoor recreation opportunities all across America. It’s going to help modernize public campgrounds, establish shooting ranges on federal forests, and ensure increased access to America’s public lands. The bill will also leverage private funding to create new recreational opportunities on our public lands. Wyoming is home to some of the most incredible national parks and public lands in the The post Barrasso supports Outdoor Recreation Act appeared first on Jackson Hole Radio.

  • Why so many earthquakes in Eastern Idaho?
    on December 3, 2021 at 12:47 pm

    Central Idaho has seen more than its share of earthquakes over the past 20 months. So, what is going on? The US Geological Survey who keeps track of such things says these earthquakes are aftershocks of a M6.5 earthquake that occurred on March 31, 2020. That was the second largest earthquake recorded in Idaho. Fortunately, it caused very little damage, but its shaking was felt across the region. Since that initial large earthquake, the USGS reports there have been over 4,300 aftershocks in the same area. After an earthquake they explain, the crust surrounding the ruptured fault will undergo large The post Why so many earthquakes in Eastern Idaho? appeared first on Jackson Hole Radio.

  • Beware ‘porch-pirates’
    on December 3, 2021 at 12:31 pm

    They don’t sail the high seas or display the Jolly Roger, but so-called porch pirates are a real threat to your Christmas booty. Online shopping or home delivery is increasingly popular each holiday, making for easy pickings for porch pirates. During the holidays, thieves will cruise around neighborhoods in search of boxes left at front doors—and steal them. The national cyber security company, Lookout suggests a few ways to protect yourself.   When ordering, only use unique & strong passwords. Immediately update any old passwords that have been compromised online. Enable two-factor authentication. Get a tracking number from the merchant. The post Beware ‘porch-pirates’ appeared first on Jackson Hole Radio.

  • Jackson Hole Mountain Resort raises wages
    on December 3, 2021 at 10:50 am

    Effective immediately, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort will increase its minimum wage for all non-tipped positions to $18 per hour. This new wage is a significant increase from the previous minimum wage of $15 per hour and is part of the resort’s initiative to support staff to live and work in the Jackson Hole community. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort President Mary Kate Buckley says, “We continue to invest in our employees, specifically with increased wages and housing opportunities, because we believe that providing additional means of support is imperative to retaining the fabric of this community as a whole.”   The The post Jackson Hole Mountain Resort raises wages appeared first on Jackson Hole Radio.