27th annual Turkey Trot

Train Erickson leans on Daniel Ewert during happier days for the annual Turkey Trot. The race has been canceled this year because of a spike in virus cases in Teton County.

Turkey Trot called off

The annual Turkey Trot 5K will not go on this year.

The 28th edition of the race was set to be held Nov. 21, but the Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation Department has called it off due to a recent dramatic spike in COVID-19 cases in the county.

“It was not an easy decision to not host this tradition,” a press release from the department reads. “During these times we had to stop and really consider all possible scenarios. We felt keeping our community, volunteers, and staff safe has outweighed the annual race.”

Cowboys game called off

The University of Wyoming’s football game against Air Force has been canceled, the Mountain West announced Sunday. The teams were scheduled to play Saturday at War Memorial Stadium, but that won’t happen because of ongoing COVID-19 issues within Air Force’s football program.

With no open dates available for either team ahead of the league’s championship game set to be played Dec. 19, the game will not be made up and thus deemed a no contest.

“Due to an upward trend of COVID-19 cases at the Air Force Academy and within the football program, Air Force is unable to participate in the scheduled football game on Saturday, Nov. 14, at Wyoming,” the Mountain West said in a statement.

Contest targets small lake trout

Just when anglers thought fishing on Flaming Gorge Reservoir was enticing enough on its own, Buckboard Marina is once again hosting the ‘Pup’ulation Control Contest for lake trout.

The goal of the contest is to make anglers aware of the abundance of small lake trout (less than 25 inches) in Flaming Gorge Reservoir and encourage harvest of those fish. Only those registered will qualify for cash and prizes. You can find more information about the contest, including rules, at BuckboardMarina.net.

Anglers will be able to participate in the contest now through mid-June 2021 for only $20 per angler. Registered participants will be entered for prizes and immediate cash rewards for catching a tagged lake trout. One hundred lake trout under 25 inches were tagged in Wyoming with a bright green external tag; those fish are worth $100. Additionally, there are more than 80 lake trout with orange external tags remaining from last year’s contest that are worth $50.

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