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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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  • Cool Temperatures With Showers And Thunderstorms Expected - August 22, 2014
    A weather system will mix with moisture out of the Pacific to make shower and thunderstorm activity likely statewide today.  Western and northern portions of the state have the best chance for widespread shower and thunderstorm activity, while the rest of the state will see spotty showers and thunderstorms.  However, heavy rain and flash flooding […]
  • Honey-dos should be outlawed during hunting season - August 22, 2014
    Let me preface this by saying I love my wife with all my heart. But it’s hunting season, and she keeps adding projects to my honey-do list. There should be some sort of marital rule that when hunting season starts, the only things that can be tagged onto to-do lists are drastic emergencies. We got […]
  • Isolated To Scattered Thunderstorms Possible Today - August 21, 2014
    A fast-moving weather system will push through the state of Wyoming today.  The best chance for thunderstorm activity today will be in western and northern parts of the state, where we will see widespread showers and thunderstorms with heavy rain and flash flooding possible.  Central and eastern Wyoming will see mainly isolated thunderstorm activity later […]
  • I can’t wait for rabbit season - August 21, 2014
    There are a lot of hunting seasons just around the corner. The archery antelope and black bear seasons are already under way, and the rifle seasons open for antelope and deer in about a week. Waterfowl season’s quickly approaching, too, and upland birds will be fair game before we know it. But this year, the […]

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