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Yellowstone Fire Danger “High”

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Yellowstone National Park officials have elevated their fire danger rating to “High” for the holiday weekend.  Spokesman Al Nash says between the fast-draying conditions around the park and the elevated visitation, it was determined the revised rating was warranted.  Nash says … Continue Reading

Search Continues In Wind River Mountains

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The search for a missing hiker, James “Randy” Udall of Carbondale Colorado, continues in the Wind River Mountains of west of Pinedale today.  Udall was reported overdue on Friday, two days after his planned exit from the back country.  Search operations began that afternoon and … Continue Reading

Independence Day Travel May See Slight Decline

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With Independence Day coming up next week, travel experts are analyzing what tourism interests might expect in the days ahead.  AAA Auto Club is projecting nationwide; 40.8 million people will be traveling 50 miles or more from their homes for the holiday – down slightly from last year.  Specifically, the western states will see … Continue Reading

Western Governors Worry About Drought

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The Western Governors’ Association is again voicing concerns about the persistent drought conditions over the western states documented in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s “Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook.”  The WGA points out that … Continue Reading

No Fire Restrictions Yet In NW Wyoming

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Some counties in eastern Wyoming have implemented fire restrictions in time for the Independence Day holiday, but none have been imposed in either Yellowstone or Grand Teton National Park, on the Bridger-Teton National Forest, or within Teton County.  Due to dry conditions and an elevated fire danger, … Continue Reading

Fuels Reduction Continues Near Alpine

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The Greys River Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest will be implementing the final stages of the Alpine Hazardous Fuels Project.  The Alpine Hazardous Fuels project consists of … Continue Reading

Unattended Campfires A Persistent Threat

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Unattended campfires continue to plague fire managers on the Bridger Teton National Forest as conditions continue to dry out and the fire danger continues to rise.  Over the weekend, Teton Interagency Fire personnel had to douse … Continue Reading

Forest Sprays Trees

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In an effort to protect high-value trees against pine beetles around various developed recreation sites, the Bridger-Teton National Forest will be contracting with a provider that will begin treating Thursday.  Contract personnel will apply the insecticide … Continue Reading

Fire Danger Elevates Here

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Fire managers in the Teton Interagency area are urging outdoor recreationists to use caution with the use of fire now that the fire danger here has elevated to “moderate.”  That says Grand Teton National Park Fire Communication and Education Specialist Traci Weaver is above normal for this time of year.  She says … Continue Reading

Fire Starts Near Hoback Junction, Danger Rating Elevated

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The Bridger-Teton National Forest has responded to a fire that was discovered around 3:00 pm yesterday approximately 6-miles southeast of Hoback Junction. The fire, located on Beaver Mountain, was reported by a passing motorist and fire personnel confirmed the location late Mondayafternoon. The cause of the fire is … Continue Reading

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  • Know how to defend yourself from a bear attack - April 24, 2014
    I hope you know what to do to avoid having a bad encounter with a bear. But do you know what to do if an encounter is unavoidable? If you’re wandering around the woods, doing everything you should do to keep from startling a bear, chances are you won’t see one. But even the best […]
  • Rep. Lummis Announces Re-Election Bid - April 23, 2014
    U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis announced her re-election bid on Wednesday in Cheyenne. Lummis said she wants a fourth term representing Wyoming in Congress so she can work to reduce the federal government’s role in the Cowboy State. “The federal government cannot do better for Wyoming, than Wyoming can do for itself,” Lummis said. “So part […]
  • Wyoming Veterans Asked to Complete Survey - April 23, 2014
    Wyoming veterans and family members are encouraged to complete a short online survey regarding Wyoming veteran benefits and services, which is located at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WYOVET2014. The Wyoming Veterans Commission is updating their strategic plan and surveying Wyoming veterans and family members is an important part of that process. The survey, which only takes a few minutes to complete, is focused on […]
  • Wyoming Head Coach Recaps Spring Football Practice [AUDIO] - April 23, 2014
    The Wyoming Cowboys wrapped up spring practice last Saturday afternoon in Laramie.  And if you asked head coach Craig Bohl, he would tell you he wants 15 more practices this spring.  That’s not because of poor practicing by the Cowboys, but more so that he can get to know his team even better and get […]