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Speeding On Forest Roads Brings Concerns

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Cars racing down a backwoods dirt road, raising clouds of dust and leaping over berms are exciting to see in episodes of “Dukes of Hazard” or “Smokey and the Bandit,”  but have no place on area forest roads.  Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says speeding and reckless driving is becoming a problem on a number of forest roads now and poses some real concerns. Cernicek says not only … Continue Reading

Area Fires Moderate

Interagency Fire

There was no significant growth on the Snake Fire near Yellowstone’s South Entrance Thursday.  25 firefighters aided by one helicopter and one wildland fire engine continue to monitor that fire as it is allowed to burn naturally for its resource benefits.  South of Jackson near the Rim in Sublette County, the Packer Fire is now 65 percent contained at 401 acres.  Both of these fires were caused by lightning strikes last week.

Snake River Fire Growing Steadily

Snake Fire

The Snake Fire near Yellowstone’s South Entrance has grown in its first couple days.  Aerial reconnaissance and ground observations show a very spotty burn within a 200 acre perimeter. An Incident Command Post has been set up at Grant Village to support firefighting efforts. Firefighters were deployed to … Continue Reading

Snake Fire Size Revised

Snake Fire

The Snake Fire near Yellowstone’s South Entrance has grown in the last 24 hours.  Aerial reconnaissance and subsequent analysis conducted Tuesday night on the fire show a very spotty burn within a 190 acre perimeter. An Incident Command Post has been set up at Grant Village to support firefighting efforts. Firefighters were deployed to protect … Continue Reading

Snake Fire Smaller Than First Thought

Snake Fire

Firefighters from Bridger-Teton National Forest, Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park are joining efforts to suppress a fire that flared up Monday afternoon near the South Entrance of Yellowstone.  The Snake Fire is located three miles east of the entrance station and … Continue Reading

Fire Danger Rating Goes High

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Federal and local fire authorities have elevated the fire rating in Grand Teton National Park, Bridger-Teton National Forest and throughout Teton County now to “high” as hot, dry weather continues.  Grand Teton National Park Fire Communication and Education Specialist Tracy Weaver explains that fire managers in Teton Interagency Fire elevate the fire danger based on several indices; such as … Continue Reading

More Lightning Fires Turn Up In NW Wyoming

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Teton Interagency firefighters responded Monday afternoon to two new fires on the northern end of Bridger Teton National Forest.  Additional firefighting resources are working on several other fires elsewhere on the forest.  At 4:15 pm, a fire was reported on Huckleberry Ridge in the Teton Wilderness of the Bridger-Teton National Forest, south of Yellowstone National Park. This fire is visible from Gros Ventre Junction and resources are traveling to the fire to determine the types of fuels or materials that the fire is burning, and the size of the fire. Firefighters were also called to a fire near … Continue Reading

Lightning Fires Proliferate In Western Wyoming

Packer Creek

Firefighters are continuing their efforts to suppress the Packer Creek Fire about 28 miles north of Pinedale which flared up Friday afternoon as a latent result of a lightning strike earlier in the week.  Currently, more than 120 firefighting personnel are working on the ground, assisted by … Continue Reading

Lightning Strikes Spark Sleeper Fires

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Lightning that strafed the region during Wednesday’s thunderstorms sparked a handful of small fires in Jackson Hole and forest areas in Eastern Idaho, but may have also left surprises for firefighters as well.  Bridger Teton National Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says lightning strikes can ignite hold-over fires that may not … Continue Reading

Large Bear-proof Lockers Donated

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Two over-sized bear-resistant lockers have been donated to Bridger Teton National Forest for use by outfitters to store livestock feed and other attractants during the upcoming hunting season.  The Greater Yellowstone Coalition has provided a pair of … Continue Reading

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  • Very Mild And Windy Through Saturday, Cooler On Sunday - October 24, 2014
    High pressure will continue to be the main weather feature today and Saturday.  Expect minimal cloudiness and mainly dry weather conditions across much of the state.   Winds, however, will be strong today with gusts as high as 50 mph across wind prone areas.   Temperatures will also stay very mild and about 15 to 20 degrees […]
  • A hunt with no disasters isn’t as much fun - October 24, 2014
    Not long ago, I saw a message on one of the hunting blogs I like to read. The writer wanted hunters to send in accounts of disasters they’d had in the field. I bet he got swamped with emails. Every hunter I know has had at least one calamity in the woods. If you hunt, […]
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    As high pressure strengthens, warmer air from southwestern portions of the nation will move into the region today.  Conditions will also stay mainly dry throughout much of the state, but winds will be strong and gusty.  Parts of I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) and I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) could see gusting as high as […]
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