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Unattended Campfires Still A Problem

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Fire danger in the northwestern corner of the state remains moderate while fire conditions not far to the south or to the west are much more tenuous.  Daily showers and higher overnight humidity have contributed to the continued moderation of fire conditions – but … Continue Reading

USFS Allocates $3-M For Munger Mountain

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The US Forest Service announced Thursday that a portion of the Bridger Teton National Forest is included in the awarding of $44.2-million in grants to permanently protect working forests in 15 states.  In making the announcement, the Forest Service explained that private forest landowners are facing … Continue Reading

Park Treats Dehydration Cases

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Officials in Grand Teton National Park say they have had to respond to several cases of individuals suffering from dehydration.  Often, people do not realize how quickly the heat and low humidity can take its toll on them.  Medical experts point out that symptoms generally become noticeable after … Continue Reading

Deceased Back Country Traveler Found

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Another deceased person was discovered in the Wind River Mountains northeast of Pinedale Saturday.  According to the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office, 71 year-old Randall Strand of Bountiful, Utah had been … Continue Reading

Public Help Sought On Forest Backlog Of Trail Work

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Those headed out for biking, hiking, horseback riding or motorized recreation in national forests of Wyoming may notice some repair work that needs to be done. In fact, the cost to get trails across the country up to basic standards is more than 500-million dollars – according to a new G-A-O report. Paul Spitler with The Wilderness Society says … Continue Reading

Udall’s Body Recovered In Wind River Mountains

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Searchers have discovered the body of a 61 year-old member of a politically prominent western family.  James Udall’s body was located in the Wind River Mountains near Pinedale Wednesday afternoon.  According to the Sublette County Sheriff’s office, … Continue Reading

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

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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, […]
  • Windy At Times Today, Unseasonably Mild Through Saturday - October 23, 2014
    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 […]
  • My new used truck may be the death of me - October 23, 2014
    Not long ago, I brought home a 1994 Ford F-250. It’s not much to look at, but it’s even worse to drive. About the only things it has going for it are that it’s mechanically sound, and it’s technically a vehicle. I’ve named it Clunk, for good reason. When you shift it into either drive […]

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