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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

Wildfire Webinar Offered

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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

No Announcement About Supervisor’s Office

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While it had been estimated that the announcement would be made yesterday revealing the location of Bridger Teton National Forest Supervisor’s Office when it is reconstructed, that announcement did not come.  Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says Forest officials in the regional office now say … Continue Reading

Barrasso Seeks “Good Neighbor” Legislation

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Agencies in the Greater Yellowstone area refer to it as a “blurring the boundaries.”  Now, Wyoming’s U.S. Senator John Barrasso has reintroduced bipartisan legislation that would allow the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management to work with state foresters to … Continue Reading

Indian Artifacts Return To GTNP

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A number of artifacts from the David T. Vernon Indian Arts collection that had for years been displayed at the Colter Bay Visitor Center have returned to Grand Teton National Park and this summer will be displayed for the public to see.  Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says while a number of the pieces from the collection were … Continue Reading

BTNF Supervisor Buchanan Moves On

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Bridger Teton National Forest Supervisor Jacque Buchanan announced Friday that she had accepted a new position in the Forest Service’s Rocky Mountain Regional Office in Denver.  Buchanan came to the Bridger Teton in October of 2010.  Forest Service Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says Buchanan’s new position will … Continue Reading

Searcher Find Lost Snowmobilers

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Teton County Search and Rescue spent another late night out Wednesday searching for and finding two lost snowmobilers in the Gros Ventre Mountains.  The party of two, riding one rented snowmobile, became stuck and stranded.  The snowmobile rental company … Continue Reading

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

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  • Mild With Increasing Winds Today, Colder And More Unsettled This Weekend - November 21, 2014
    High pressure will slowly slide east today, which will cause winds to increase and become strong by this afternoon and evening.  Expect wind gusts between 35 and 50 mph throughout central and southeastern Wyoming.  Otherwise, we will see sunny to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and near or slightly above normal temperatures.  Daytime […]
  • Shouldn’t my dogs be KEEPING their hair now? - November 21, 2014
    I don’t understand why it’s happening now, when the temperatures are dropping well below zero, but my golden retriever’s blowing her coat. In a big way. And it’s not just her. Our collie’s doing the same thing, and to a much bigger degree. At least the golden has some abilities that allow me to overlook […]
  • Cool And Still Breezy At Times - November 20, 2014
    High pressure will be the main weather feature across much of the state today.  Expect partly to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and near or slightly above normal temperatures.  Winds, however, could still be breezy to gusty at times.  Expect gusting between 35 and 50 mph across central and southeastern Wyoming this morning […]
  • Don’t commercialize hunting - November 20, 2014
    The state of New Jersey is dealing with a huge whitetail deer overpopulation problem. To get more people to get out and hunt those deer, and hopefully bring the population down to a more manageable level, the state is toying with the idea of allowing the commercial sale of meat from wild deer. It’s a […]

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