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Governor Pleased Fire Season Quieter This Year

Gov Mead

While fire season is not over yet in Wyoming, what a difference a year makes!  That’s what Wyoming Governor Matt Mead told reporters during a news conference Wednesday.  To date, Mead says about $1-million has been spent by the state on fire suppression compared with over $45-million last year.  Mead says there have been … Continue Reading

New Forest Supervisor Sets Goals

National Forest

Now that the dust is beginning to settle after his move, Bridger-Teton National Forest’s new Supervisor Clinton Kyhl says he has two priorities; the first of which is becoming better acquainted with the forest’s issues, what the status of those issues is and what has been done previously.  His second priority is … Continue Reading

Fire Danger Rating Lowered to “High”

fire-high

Due to cooler temperatures, shorter days, and recent rainfall, Teton Interagency Fire Officials have lowered the fire danger rating to ‘high” on the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Grand Teton National Park and the National Elk Refuge.  Additionally, fire officials utilize a combination of fire models, fuel moisture sampling, and fire activity data to … Continue Reading

Grizzlies Seeking Alternative Food Sources

Bear Warning

While there have been several encounters between grizzly bears and humans in northwestern Wyoming already, there could be more as hunting season approaches.  That’s according to Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Large Carnivore Supervisor Dan Thompson, who says the annual whitebark pine survey, indicates … Continue Reading

Fire Danger Rated “Very High” Now

fire-very high

Teton Interagency Fire managers have announced that the fire danger rating has now been elevated to ‘Very High’ for the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Grand Teton National Park and National Elk Refuge.  Bridger Teton National Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says with exceptionally dry conditions, … Continue Reading

Fire At Pacific Creek Doused

Forest Fire

A fire near the national park boundary in the Pacific Creek Drainage caused some concern for those in the nearby residential area, but quick response held the fire to two acres and it was declared controlled hours later.  Grand Teton National Park Spokesperson Jenny Anzelmo-Sarles says the fire was reported … Continue Reading

New Fires In and Around Jackson Hole

Alder Fire

Several fires popped up in and around Jackson Hole yesterday keeping Teton Interagency firefighters busy.  The JDR fire was reported at approximately 4:00 pm. Thursday and is burning 4-miles from Flagg Ranch in the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway.  There are 3 smoke jumpers and 1 helicopter suppressing the ¼-acre fire as it continues burning north and east toward … Continue Reading

Firefighters Respond To A Wildfire at Red Top Meadows

Rock Creek Fire

Interagency firefighters joined with Jackson Hole Fire/EMS personnel and an interagency helicopter to suppress a fire near Red Top Meadows on south Fall Creek Road, which flared up about 3:30 Wednesday afternoon.  The fire was doused before dark. Fire Marshal Kathy Clay says the fire … Continue Reading

New Fires Erupt In Yellowstone

Druid Fire

Yellowstone National Park reported two new fire starts in the park’s back country yesterday – believed to be the results of recent lightning strikes.  The Alum Fire is several miles west of Mud Volcano near Mary Lake while the Alder Fire is located on The Promontory at the south end of Yellowstone Lake.  Park officials say … Continue Reading

Berry Hunters May Find Bears Too

Huckleberries

Huckleberries are a special treat in this part of Wyoming, but people aren’t the only ones looking for the wild berries – bears love them, too. Wildlife biologist Erin Edge with Defenders of Wildlife says surprise encounters aren’t good for either party, so berry hunters need to be … Continue Reading

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  • Wyoming Law Enforcment To Particpate In Interstate Challenge - July 30, 2014
    Wyoming motorists will notice an extra law enforcement presence when driving on two of the country’s most highly traveled and dangerous interstates during a four-day enforcement campaign in early August.  The Wyoming Highway Patrol and law enforcement officials in 14 other states are joining together with a goal of zero deaths on Interstates 94 and […]
  • Mead Receives Endorsement Of Former Presidential Candidate - July 30, 2014
    Governor Mitt Romney announced his endorsement of Matt Mead’s re-election bid. “I’m honored to have Governor Romney’s endorsement,” said Governor Mead. “His support means a great deal to me in great part because of his leadership and integrity. As a former Governor, Mitt understands the importance of State leadership.  Wyoming has had to push back […]
  • Wyoming Lottery Releasing Names Of Lottery Retailers - July 30, 2014
    With the Aug. 24 launch of Powerball® and Mega Millions® ticket sales less than a month away, the Wyoming Lottery has started releasing the names of the retailers it has approved so far. The Lottery’s goal is to have a maximum of 450 to 500 ticket-selling locations statewide. To find the nearest WyoLotto™ location, residents can […]
  • State American Legion Baseball Previews [AUDIO] - July 30, 2014
    The AA and A State American Legion baseball tournaments begin today (Wednesday).  The AA tourney will be in Gillette, while the A championships will be played at Cowboy Field in Laramie. Just five teams will be in the AA bracket that will follow a double elimination format.  And with just a five-team bracket, a team […]

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