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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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  • Don’t lose your vision in the woods - October 21, 2014
    I don’t have good eyes. Had I been born a hundred years ago, there would have been no help for me. Glasses can’t help me, so I’d have blind. I have to wear a special kind of contact lens, which wasn’t available in the days of Davey Crockett and Daniel Boone. But through the miracle […]
  • Hunters must be conservationists first - October 20, 2014
    As hunters, it’s our responsibility to take care of the critters we hunt, as well as those we don’t. We have to obey the game laws. Police ourselves to be sure others respect the wildlife. And even offer suggestions to the Game and Fish Commission when we think there are better ways to ensure that […]
  • Quiet & Mainly Settled Weather Expected - October 17, 2014
    High pressure will build over the area today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry.  Winds will also stay light to breezy and no significant gusting is expected.  Temperatures become a touch cooler statewide, but will be closer to average.  Daytime highs will be in the 50′s across the mountain […]
  • Wish list season is upon us again - October 17, 2014
    Late October is a bad time of year for me. If I were independently wealthy, it wouldn’t be so bad. But I’m not. I’m a journalist, so it’s a little painful. It’s rough because this is when the Christmas catalogs start hitting the mailbox, and they’re chock-full of gear I wish I had. From the […]

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