The U.S. Forest Service released the results of the annual aerial forest health survey in Wyoming last month which indicate that the mountain pine beetle epidemic here is on the decline. Statewide, the survey shows … Continue Reading
All three members of the Wyoming Delegation have joined with other western legislators in sending a letter to the US Fish and Wildlife chief Dan Ashe, encouraging the delisting of the wolf nationwide. The letter, signed by a total of 59 representatives and 13 senators, tells Ashe … Continue Reading
Every year at this time, people are tempted to rush the season for hiking or biking or a variety of other spring and summer activities. The Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance has sounded the familiar admonishment though, “don’t poach the powder or pathways.” Winter trail closures remain in effect until April 30th – not necessarily due … Continue Reading
Senators Mark Udall of Colorado and John Barrasso of Wyoming say they plan to offer a bipartisan amendment to the 2014 U.S. Senate budget to increase the funding availability for fighting wildfires and modernizing the air tanker fleet. Udall and Barrasso, who both serve on the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said … Continue Reading
It’s official now: the oil and gas leases in the Upper Hoback Basin have been permanently retired with the completion of the purchase of those leases from Plains Exploration and Production Company earlier this year. Working with a broad coalition of … Continue Reading
Today is Bridger Teton National Forest Supervisor Jacque Buchanan’s final day here before turning the mantle of leadership over the Cheryl Probert who becomes the Acting Forest Supervisor Monday. Probert is to remain in the position only until that position can be filled permanently. Coming to Wyoming from … Continue Reading
Operators of White Pine Ski Resort near Pinedale have announced that ski area will close at the end of skiing Saturday. According to a posting on the resort’s website, the decision was made based on deteriorating snow conditions there. Owners of the resort had hoped to be able to remain open yet another week.
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