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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

Wildfire Comes To Wyoming

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Lightning is being blamed for a small wildfire that flared up near Atlantic City in Fremont County Friday.  Firefighters were able to hold the blaze to 14 acres of sagebrush and some timber.   That fire was … Continue Reading

Bear Spray For Fathers’ Day

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Sunday is Fathers’ Day, and with many dads in this area very much into outdoor activities, representatives of the National Park and Forest suggest a supply of bear deterrent might make a perfect gift. Bridger Teton National Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek points out that where ever you turn in this part of Wyoming, carrying a can of the deterrent is … Continue Reading

Bridger-Teton Names New Supervisor

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Clinton Kyhl, currently deputy forest supervisor of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest in central Washington State, has been named the new supervisor of the Bridger-Teton National Forest.  Kyhl replaces former Supervisor Jacque Buchanan who … Continue Reading

Abandoned Campfires Threaten Forest

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Forest employees were summoned to douse four unattended campfires over the weekend which, although they did not escape the campfire rings, posed a threat to the increasingly dry vegetation around them.  Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says the fire danger here is still classified as low, but that doesn’t mean … Continue Reading

New Bruin Resident In Teton County

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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department trapped and relocated a sub-adult male grizzly bear Friday.  Game and Fish officials say the bear was captured for frequenting a camp ground on the North Fork of the Shoshone River west of Cody. In cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service the bear was relocated to … Continue Reading

Price Set For Forest Parcel

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The price has been set now for the parcel of forest property near the Bridger Teton National Forest Administration building.  The contract was awarded to Sotheby’s International to sell the ten acres after negotiations with the Town of Jackson to purchase the land broke off.  Now, says local Sotheby’s Broker Jay Kornoff, … Continue Reading

Local Firefighters Deployed Out Of State

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Wildland firefighters from around the region are being deployed to assist on fires burning around the southwestern United States.  Among them are crews and equipment from the Wyoming State Forestry Division.  However, crews from the various federal agencies in northwestern Wyoming are also being deployed to help in the fire-stricken states as well.  Grand Teton National Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says … Continue Reading

BTNF On Next Year’s National Passes

June 6, 2013 Bridger Teton National Forest, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The American public has been invited in recent years to submit photos of their outdoor experiences in a contest that could win $15,000 for the winner and have their photo placed on the nationally-distributed America the Beautiful Pass.  Bridger Teton National Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says those purchasing next year’s pass will see a photo set in a mountain valley that some may find vaguely familiar. Bridger Teton … Continue Reading

Tidwell Outlines Firefighting Needs

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U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell highlighted the challenges facing his agency as it continues to respond to increasingly extreme wildfires, in a statement before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee yesterday.  He told the Senate leaders the Forest Service estimates a total of … Continue Reading

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  • Get off the beaten path on holidays - September 2, 2014
    The SuperWife and I took the kids fishing on Labor Day. Usually, going fishing on a holiday is a bad idea. There tend to be crowds just about everywhere you go. But even on a national day off, you can avoid having to share space with other anglers if you get well off the beaten […]
  • Don’t let snakes ruin your Labor Day - September 1, 2014
    In my opinion, everybody should go hunting each weekend of the hunting season. You don’t have to go after elk or deer every time. Change it up a little. Hunt doves on the first weekend, then try to get a blue grouse or two the next. Later in the fall, you can start working duck […]
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    The Wyoming Cowboys open up their football season at home against Montana tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon in Laramie.  It’s the first meeting between the two schools since 1997, and the Grizzlies enter the game as the fifth-ranked team in the FCS. On defense, the Cowboys top priority is to stop the run.  With a talented quarterback […]
  • Warmer Temperatures With Isolated Thunderstorms Expected Today - August 29, 2014
    A weak ridge of high pressure will build over the region today, which will allow temperatures to become warmer and closer to average statewide.  However, some lingering low-level moisture and daytime heating could trigger a few hit or miss thunderstorms for the afternoon and early evening hours.  Gusty winds and lots of lightning will be […]

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