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Fire Interests Host Public Meeting

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The Teton Area Wildfire Protection Coalition is updating the Community Wildfire Protection Plan and is seeking public input in that update by hosting an Open House tonight beginning 6:00 pm at the Jackson Hole Middle School. Jackson Hole Fire Chief Willy Watsabaugh says participants will discuss … Continue Reading

Forest Accepts Guide Applications

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The Bridger-Teton National Forest is currently accepting applications for businesses to offer guided off-highway vehicle tours on selected designated motorized trails located on the Jackson Ranger District. Providing guided services on the National Forest requires a special use permit. Spokesperson Mary Cernicek explains … Continue Reading

Feedground Added To EIS

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The Bridger-Teton National Forest has released a Draft Supplement to the 2008 Feedground Environmental Impact Statement showing new information about the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission Elk Feedground at Alkali Creek. The Forest Service 2008 decision which … Continue Reading

Grizzly Bear Scientists Meet In Jackson

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The Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee will be in Jackson this week to hold its spring meeting which is to include reports on the estimation of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem grizzly bear population and issues relating to future management. The Yellowstone ecosystem grizzly bear recovery area includes … Continue Reading

More Wolf Packs in 2012

Gibbon wolf pack standing on snow;Doug Smith;March 2007

The number of wolves living in the Northern Rocky Mountain Region has been growing substantially over the past two years.  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in collaboration with other federal, state and tribal agencies, Friday released the 2012 Annual Report for … Continue Reading

Website Established For Brokers

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Bridger Teton National Forest has now created a website where Real Estate Brokers nationwide may respond to the request for quotes to list the 10 acres of land at the Forest’s administrative site in north Jackson.  Acting Forest Supervisor Cheryl Probert says after market analysis for the Jackson property, the Bridger-Teton decided to … Continue Reading

Still Too Early For Antler Collection

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With the advent of spring weather and the melting of snow, some have been turning their thoughts to the collection of elk antlers.  However, Bridger Teton National Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says it is still too early to be engaging in that activity in many areas of the forest. Cernicek says … Continue Reading

Alliance Concerned About Wilderness Study Area

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The Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance is voicing concerns that a proposed fuels reduction project may disturb the wilderness character of a wilderness study area southwest of Teton Village.  In a statement released Wednesday, the Alliance says the project area includes … Continue Reading

Forest Seeks Broker For Land

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The future of the 10-acres of Forest Service land at the North Cache Administrative Site in Jackson is still uncertain.  Now, says Spokesperson Mary Cernicek, the Forest will advertise for Real Estate Brokerage Services seeking a Request for Quotes over the next 30 days.  The successful Broker will … Continue Reading

Governor Mead Says Funds Sufficient For Fires

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Wyoming Governor Matt Mead told reporters Friday that initial indications are that the summer fire season will not be as bad as it was last year.  However, at the same time, he is concerned about to what extent the federal agencies and National Guard is funded to meet the needs of … Continue Reading

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  • I’ll try anything to stay cool in the summer - July 24, 2014
    I recently saw an advertisement for a product that’s sure to be a big hit with outdoorsmen. Especially those of us who stomp around in the woods when the temperatures climb into the nineties. Last weekend, I found myself sitting in jeans, boots, a long-sleeved shirt and a cowboy hat at Cheyenne Frontier Days. While […]
  • Start honing your archery skills now - July 23, 2014
    Don’t just let that bow sit in the closet or out in the garage all summer. Dust off the case, take the bow out and get some practice. There are dozens of archery ranges around the state where you can practice shooting in the off season. If you don’t know where the one closest to […]
  • Body of Overdue Hiker Found in Grand Teton National Park - July 23, 2014
    The body of an overdue hiker was discovered Tuesday afternoon near the mouth of Cascade Canyon in Grand Teton National Park. Park officials report that Will Cornyn, 36, of San Francisco, Calif. was found below a steep cliff band near Inspiration Point. Cornyn had been reported overdue by his girlfriend on Monday when he did […]
  • Wyoming Sees Increase in Whooping Cough - July 22, 2014
    With continued growth in reported pertussis (whooping cough) cases this year, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is encouraging awareness of the disease and vaccination to help protect vulnerable residents, especially infants. Forty-three pertussis cases have been reported to WDH so far this year, compared to a total of 76 in 2013, 59 in 2012, […]

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