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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
Goose hunters will always have a Halloween costume - October 31, 2014 Thank goodness for non-hunting spouses. If it weren’t for our better halves, most of us who hunt would be completely unprepared for fall holidays. Halloween is certainly one of the days that would be far less exciting if there weren’t people in our households who think about other things besides late-season deer, ducks, geese, pheasants […]
Cool With Mainly Quiet Weather Conditions Today - October 30, 2014 Weather concerns across the state will be very minimal today. Expect sunny to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and light to breezy winds. Temperatures will be a touch cooler today due to a weak cool front that will be brushing by northern and eastern parts of the state. Daytime highs will be in […]
Be ready for bumps, scrapes, cuts and more - October 30, 2014 Being prepared for the worst is never a bad idea. However, if you carry everything you might need for any emergency, you won’t have room for your tent or sleeping bag. A first aid kit needs to be light and compact, or it’ll be one of the first things you toss out of the pack […]
Cowboy Running Back Ready For His New Role [AUDIO] - October 29, 2014 Wyoming freshman running back Brian Hill figured he would get some carries this season. And in week one, Hill was able to put in a couple of key runs in a win over Montana. But for the most part, it’s been spot time for the first-year Cowboys. But, with injuries to D.J. May and now […]
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