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Feds Retain Prosecution In Local Wildfire

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Teton County has decided not to assume the prosecutorial role for the man accused of causing the Horsethief Canyon Fire south of Jackson last September.  County Prosecuting Attorney Steve Weichman says it was decided that it would be more appropriate for federal authorities to retain the case since … Continue Reading

Wolverine Listing Won’t Affect Human Activities

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The listing of the wolverine as “threatened” under the endangered species act will not bring changes to human activity or land use according to a spokesperson for Defenders of Wildlife.  The listing was published earlier this week in the Federal Register.  Kylie Paul with Defenders of Wildlife says … Continue Reading

Alliance Calls For Public Participation

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The Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance has redoubled its efforts to keep the Bridger-Teton National Forest Supervisor’s Office in Jackson. Now that the proposed Bridger-Teton/Caribou-Targhee merger has been nixed, Alliance officials say that same sort of collaborative effort that helped defeat that plan needs to be … Continue Reading

Swan Survey Set

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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will conduct a winter aerial survey for trumpeter swans and other waterfowl in the Pacific Flyway portion of western Wyoming next week. The annual aerial survey is coordinated with the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service to obtain … Continue Reading

Jackson Woman Dies in Avalanche

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A 28-year-old Jackson woman died Sunday after being caught in an avalanche in the Clause Creek area west of Bondurant in Sublette County.  Forest officials say she apparently triggered an eight-inch deep soft slab avalanche on a steep slope which carried her into a timbered area where … Continue Reading

Grouse Discussions Tomorrow In Jackson

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The Upper Snake River Basin Local Sage Grouse Working Group will hold its next meeting from 1:00 to 4:30 pm tomorrow at the Wyoming Game and Fish Jackson Region office. The primary focus of the meeting will be … Continue Reading

Forest Consolidation Nixed

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Consolidation of the Bridger-Teton and Caribou-Targhee National Forests will not take place.  Bridger Teton National Forest Supervisor Jacque Buchanan says Acting Regional Forester Marlene Finley has concurred that nothing sufficient was found that would warrant enough savings to the forest service to justify such an action. Buchanan says … Continue Reading

Areas Closed To Antler Hunting

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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department reminds antler hunters that gathering horns or shed antlers is prohibited from January 1 through April 30 on public lands west of the Continental Divide in Wyoming. This regulation has been in effect … Continue Reading

Forest Merger Analysis In Making

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A review team comprised of department leaders from both Bridger-Teton and Caribou-Targhee National Forests have just completed a joint work session in Alpine, Wyoming where they discussed the potential advantages and disadvantages of a merger of the two forests. Now, says Forest Spokesperson Mary Cerincek, the team is to … Continue Reading

2012 Brings Strong Park Visitation

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The National Park Service Visitor Use Statistics Office has posted the statistics for December, and consequently the entire year indicating the number of people who were in Yellowstone National Park for either recreation or business.  According to their report the park saw … Continue Reading

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  • 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 […]
  • The Grizzlies Won’t Be a Pushover [AUDIO] - August 29, 2014
    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 […]
  • GPS will sometimes lead you to astray - August 29, 2014
    At the risk of sounding like I’ve been watching too much Top Gear, I need to go off on a bit of a rant right now. The good folks at Nissan let me drive a Titan for two full months, which was really nice of them. And it’s done a pretty good job of filling […]

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