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.
The Bridger-Teton National Forest plans to close the Fremont Lake Campground and Upper Fremont Lake Boat Launch Site on the Pinedale Ranger District during the 2013 summer season to allow for reconstruction. Work at these sites includes … Continue Reading
Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell says his agency is preparing for another busy fire year, but with fewer firefighters to battle the flames. Tidwell says late winter storms helped ease drought conditions, but that the South and Southwestern U.S. are expected to dry out heading into May and June. Here in northwestern Wyoming, Tracy Weaver of Teton Interagency Fire says … Continue Reading
The sparse snow cover at the lower elevations, as trails begin to thaw and become more accessible, has some recreationists trying to push springtime activities earlier on the Bridger-Teton National Forest. However, … Continue Reading
In the past, the National Forest Service has classified a variety of small fires in remote areas as “managed fires,” allowing them to burn in those areas for the resource benefits they provided. However, last year every fire was suppressed unless it was officially designated a managed fire. As a result, … Continue Reading
Black bear hunters who want to use bait for the spring bear hunting season have until March 20th to register their existing bear-bait sites. Spokesman Mark Gocke of the Wyoming Game and Fish Office in Jackson says those who had bait sites registered in 2012 can … Continue Reading
The Intermountain Regional Forester has asked Cheryl Probert to come Bridger-Teton National Forest as the acting Forest Supervisor succeeding Jacque Buchanan who is taking a position in the Rocky Mountain Regional Office of the Forest Service later this month. Probert will serve in the interim position while … Continue Reading
The Jackson Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest is seeking the public’s comments on a proposed Teton-to-Snake Fuels Management Project, located on national forest lands west of Jackson in Teton and Lincoln counties. The Forest Service is preparing … Continue Reading
The looming sequester is expected to spell curtailments of government services and even some closures of facilities – including airport control towers in the region. At this time, the control towers listed do not include Jackson Hole Airport which continues … Continue Reading
The International Association of Wildland Fire is offering a “webinar” tomorrow entitled “Debunking Myths in Wildland Fire. The association explains that as more people live in high fire hazard areas, the active involvement of the public is … Continue Reading
Windy In Eastern Wyoming, Otherwise, Pleasant Halloween Weather - October 31, 2014 A ridge of high pressure will slowly move east today. This will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry across much of the state today. Winds, however, will be strong and gusty across eastern Wyoming with gusts between 40 and 50 mph. Temperatures across western Wyoming will stay very mild and above […]
Goose hunters will always have a Halloween costume - October 31, 2014 Thank goodness for non-hunting spouses. If it weren’t for our better halves, most of us who hunt would be completely unprepared for fall holidays. Halloween is certainly one of the days that would be far less exciting if there weren’t people in our households who think about other things besides late-season deer, ducks, geese, pheasants […]
Cool With Mainly Quiet Weather Conditions Today - October 30, 2014 Weather concerns across the state will be very minimal today. Expect sunny to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and light to breezy winds. Temperatures will be a touch cooler today due to a weak cool front that will be brushing by northern and eastern parts of the state. Daytime highs will be in […]
Be ready for bumps, scrapes, cuts and more - October 30, 2014 Being prepared for the worst is never a bad idea. However, if you carry everything you might need for any emergency, you won’t have room for your tent or sleeping bag. A first aid kit needs to be light and compact, or it’ll be one of the first things you toss out of the pack […]
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