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Jackson Woman Dies in Avalanche

Liza Benson

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

SAR Team Conducts Two Rescues Back-to-Back

January 12, 2013 Bridger Teton National Forest, Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off
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Teton County Search and Rescue personnel located and assisted two snowboarders from Colorado who strayed off Teton Pass Friday morning, became disoriented, lost equipment and were forced to spend Thursday night on the mountain.  According to Search and Rescue Director Tim Ciocarlan, 35-year-old Adam Doherty and 55-year-old Chris Blatter of Palisade, Colorado  had decided to … Continue Reading

A New Forest Merger In The Making?

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Even before a decision has been rendered on a proposal to merge the Bridger-Teton and Caribou-Targhee National Forests, meetings have been scheduled to discuss potential ways the Bridger-Teton and Shoshone National Forests might be able to share work or employees in order to be more efficient.  Those meetings are similar to … Continue Reading

Reward Offered In Wolf Poaching

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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is now offering a reward of up to $10-thousand – or $5000 each – for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever was responsible for illegally killing two wolves last month.  Game officials say one wolf … Continue Reading

SAR Team Evacuates Skier

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Teton County Search and Rescue was called Wednesday to assist a group from the National Outdoor Leadership School in evacuating a skier who had fallen and injured his leg.  Search and Rescue Coordinator Doug Meyer says the group was on an outing in Sherman Canyon when … Continue Reading

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