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Lummis Defends States’ Water Rights

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(WASHINGTON, D.C.)  Wyoming’s U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis voted with a bi-partisan majority of 238-174 to pass the Water Rights Protection Act yesterday.  The bill bars federal agencies from demanding that citizens and businesses relinquish their water rights to the U.S. government and have them considered for a public lands permit or lease.  Lummis told the Congress that such a federal government practice … Continue Reading

Moose Count Breeds Optimism

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(JACKSON, Wyo)  A recent count of moose in the Jackson Hole area has biologists here cautiously optimistic about an apparent recovery taking place in the population.  Volunteers had joined biologists from Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Grand Teton National Park, Bridger-Teton National Forest and the National Elk Refuge late last month to count moose in the region in an effort … Continue Reading

Wildlife Closures Remain In Effect

Wildlife at Denali National Park and Preserve.

(JACKSON, Wyo)  As temperatures gradually warm, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is warning the public not to go out in search of antlers in western Wyoming.  Spokesman Mark Gocke explains that shed horn and antler gathering had been prohibited on most public lands west of the Continental Divide between … Continue Reading

BTNF Staffers Receive National Awards

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(JACKSON, Wyo)  Bridger-Teton National Forest Wild & Scenic Rivers Coordinator, David Cernicek, who instigated a project to prevent owls from becoming trapped in the forest’s vault toilets is to be honored Wednesday during the 2014 Wings Across the Americas Conservation Awards ceremony in Denver, Colorado.  Cernicek forwarded a photo of … Continue Reading

Offer Accepted For Forest Administrative Property

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(JACKSON, Wyo)  Bridger-Teton National Forest has announced that it has accepted an offer for a portion of the administrative site in downtown Jackson.  Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says the offer on the ten acres that were listed for sale is $12-million.  She says the contract was actually signed late Friday afternoon. With the sale, she says … Continue Reading

Two People Caught In Weekend Avalanches

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(JACKSON)  Two of several avalanches over the weekend caught skiers, injuring one to where he had to be flown to safety.  The unidentified skier was reportedly with a group of four when the avalanche released in Granite Canyon on a path called Double Dog-leg shortly before 2:00 pm Sunday.  A call for help was placed to … Continue Reading

Skiers Caught in Avalanche OK

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(JACKSON)  An avalanche yesterday afternoon caught two Jackson Hole skiers in the Upper 7 Dwarfs area in Granite Canyon, causing some undisclosed injuries to at least one of the skiers.  According to the Bridger Teton National Forest Avalanche Center, the first skier apparently triggered an avalanche about 12:30 pm which carried him … Continue Reading

Snow King Improvements Go To Scoping

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(JACKSON)  Bridger Teton National Forest has issued a public scoping notice for the proposed snowmaking facilities and associated infrastructure at Snow King Mountain Resort in Jackson.  Additionally, a conduit to carry fiber optic cable for communications would be … Continue Reading

Avalanche Danger Increases Again

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Bridger Teton National Forest Avalanche Center reports that there were numerous slides yesterday brought on by the new, wet snow received over the weekend.  Among those slides were a sizable one … Continue Reading

Moose Day Volunteers Sought

Moose Research

A group of volunteers are joining biologists from Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Grand Teton National Park, Bridger-Teton National Forest and the National Elk Refuge Saturday to count moose in the region.  Called “Nature Mapping Jackson Hole”, this is a program by the Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation that trains volunteers to become “citizen scientists” who can … Continue Reading

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  • Wyoming Law Enforcment To Particpate In Interstate Challenge - July 30, 2014
    Wyoming motorists will notice an extra law enforcement presence when driving on two of the country’s most highly traveled and dangerous interstates during a four-day enforcement campaign in early August.  The Wyoming Highway Patrol and law enforcement officials in 14 other states are joining together with a goal of zero deaths on Interstates 94 and […]
  • Mead Receives Endorsement Of Former Presidential Candidate - July 30, 2014
    Governor Mitt Romney announced his endorsement of Matt Mead’s re-election bid. “I’m honored to have Governor Romney’s endorsement,” said Governor Mead. “His support means a great deal to me in great part because of his leadership and integrity. As a former Governor, Mitt understands the importance of State leadership.  Wyoming has had to push back […]
  • Wyoming Lottery Releasing Names Of Lottery Retailers - July 30, 2014
    With the Aug. 24 launch of Powerball® and Mega Millions® ticket sales less than a month away, the Wyoming Lottery has started releasing the names of the retailers it has approved so far. The Lottery’s goal is to have a maximum of 450 to 500 ticket-selling locations statewide. To find the nearest WyoLotto™ location, residents can […]
  • State American Legion Baseball Previews [AUDIO] - July 30, 2014
    The AA and A State American Legion baseball tournaments begin today (Wednesday).  The AA tourney will be in Gillette, while the A championships will be played at Cowboy Field in Laramie. Just five teams will be in the AA bracket that will follow a double elimination format.  And with just a five-team bracket, a team […]

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