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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

Wolf Poachings Investigated Here

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Wyoming Game and Fish Department game wardens are seeking information about the illegal killing of two gray wolves in the Gros Ventre area near Jackson last month.  Game officials say one wolf that had been shot and killed was found in the Gros Ventre area in early December while a second wolf, which had also been shot, was found on December 21st several miles from the first wolf carcass.  Spokesman Ray Hagaman recalls … Continue Reading

Scientists Sample Shagged Sheep

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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has begun to capture bighorn sheep this winter to monitor the presence of pneumonia in the Jackson Region. Scientists are collecting nasal and tonsil swabs, along with blood samples from those sheep that are captured east of Jackson.  Game and Fish Spokesman Mark Gocke explains … Continue Reading

Intermountain Region Has New Chief

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The Intermountain Region of the US Forest Service has a new Regional Forester to replace Harv Forsgren who retired from that post on January 1st.  In a letter from Forest Service Chief Thomas Tidwell Friday, Nora Rasure was named to the post which supervises … Continue Reading

Lummis Seeks Innovation In Budget

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The partisan battling over the federal budget continues today in Washington as the brink of the so-called “fiscal cliff” looms closer.  Wyoming’s US Representative Cynthia Lummis told Jackson Hole Radio News she sees the answer in smaller government, not in higher taxes – and that may mean … Continue Reading

Fiscal Cliff Concerns Broad For Wyoming

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As the national fiscal cliff approaches, concerns are being raised about how it might impact agencies like the national parks which annually draw millions of tourists to the area. Wyoming’s US Representative Cynthia Lummis admits that such impacts are a concern, but … Continue Reading

Lummis Accuses Forest of Secrecy

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Wyoming’s US Representative Cynthia Lummis says she finds it very concerning that a proposal to merge essentially four national forests under singular supervision is being made without the knowledge of the area’s federal lawmakers.  Lummis told Jackson Hole Radio News that … Continue Reading

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