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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

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

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  • Colder Today With Rain Showers And Mountain Snow - October 1, 2014
    A cold front and weather system will push through the state of Wyoming early today.  Scattered rain showers will be possible statewide across lower elevations, but the best chance will be in northern and southeastern Wyoming.  Rain showers could become heavy at times, especially in southeastern parts of the state in the afternoon and evening.  […]
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    If you’re really serious about hunting, you’re probably not listening to this. Depending on where you are in the state, the sun’s either up already or sunrise isn’t far away. If you’re a die-hard hunter, you’re probably already hunkered down in a field waiting for the geese to come in, out in the timber trying […]
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    U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson handed down a ruling last week that removed wolves from Wyoming control and put them back under the protection of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. That ruling put an end to hunting wolves anywhere in the state, whether they’re in the trophy game area in the northwestern corner […]
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    Ruffed grouse hunters in the parts of the country where the birds are hunted heavily might flush 60 birds in one day, see six, get shots at four and come home with two. They consider that an average day. The birds are not easy to see, even when you know where they are. If you […]

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