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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

Lummis

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

County Opposes Forest Merger

December 20, 2012 Bridger Teton National Forest, Teton County Comments Off
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As a study team continues to examine a proposal to merge the Caribou-Targhee and Bridger-Teton National Forests, the counties which the Bridger-Teton spans are weighing in on the plan and are by no means in favor of it.  Teton County Commissioner Hank Phibbs says Teton County is … Continue Reading

Coming Up Short For Buy-Out

Noble Basin

The push to raise funds to buy-out oil and gas leases in the Noble Basin area of the Wyoming Range is intensifying as the December 30th deadline to consummate the deal approaches.  The Trust for Public Lands was given until then to raise $8 ¾-million dollars to obtain … Continue Reading

Snow Piling Up In Tetons

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Waves of winter weather continue to pass through the region, dropping copious amounts of snow in the high country and measurable amounts in the valley.  The Natural Resource Conservation Service is reporting … Continue Reading

Elk Hover Near Refuge

GTNP Elk

The elk are out there, but not quite ready to settle in on the refuge.  According to National Elk Refuge Biologist Eric Cole, approximately 2500 elk were observed on the south end of the refuge last week but quickly moved back to the forest land east of the refuge due to hunting activity nearby.  Cole says radio telemetry … Continue Reading

Fall Creek Road Closes

December 17, 2012 Bridger Teton National Forest, Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off
National Forest

A portion of the Fall Creek road accessing a favorite local Christmas tree harvesting area closed to wheeled motor vehicle travel today. Closure gates are located at the south end of Red Top and just past Dog Creek Ranch near Highway 26/89.  Fall Creek road remained … Continue Reading

IGBC Reviews Signage

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The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee concluded its annual winter meeting yesterday in Missoula, Montana after discussing a host of issues and activities involving the bear through the multi-state area.  IGBC Spokesman Gregg Losinski says the committee revisited the new signage that was implemented last summer and determined that they had been … Continue Reading

IGBC Proposes Grizzly Hunting

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The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee wraps up its 3-day winter meeting today in Missoula, Montana.  Topping the committee’s agenda on the first day was the question of using regulated hunting as a management tool once the grizzly population in an ecosystem has recovered.  Spokesman Gregg Losinski says … Continue Reading

Trying A Merger On For Size?

National Forest

There may be no decision yet with regard to the proposal to merge the Caribou-Targhee and Bridger-Teton National Forests, but for a second time this year, an interim management arrangement involving the two forests places them under unified supervision.  With the retirement of Intermountain Regional Forester Harv Forsgren, … Continue Reading

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  • Single Vehicle Rollover Kills Rock Springs Woman - September 19, 2014
    A single vehicle rollover on September 11th, at 11:50 p.m., resulted in the 105th highway fatality in Wyoming for 2014. A 2000 Dodge Ram truck was being driven by 54 year old Denise R. Olson of Rock Springs, Wyoming. The Wyoming Highway Patrol reports that the truck was traveling south on WY 530 at mile post 15 […]
  • Not As Warm With A Few Showers And Thunderstorms Today - September 19, 2014
    Scattered showers will be possible in central and southern Wyoming this morning into early afternoon as a weak cool front continues to push through the state.  Higher pressure will then build over the region this afternoon and evening, but some lingering moisture and daytime heating could trigger a few hit or miss thunderstorms in southern […]
  • Be a geek — make a gear checklist - September 19, 2014
    You’re miles from home. Heck, you’re even miles from the trailhead. You’re sitting in hunting camp, and you’re ready for the hunt that’ll start the next morning. You have your rifle. Your skinning knife’s on your belt. Your license is in your back pocket. Your cartridges are … uh, oh. They’re sitting on the seat […]
  • Cody Man Commits Suicide - September 18, 2014
    A 41-year-old Cody man killed himself with a pistol following a fight with his fiancé on Wednesday night. The Cody Police Department reports that Thad Deuter shot himself in the head in his backyard following a domestic dispute shortly after 8 p.m. At this time, authorities are not releasing additional information and the investigation is […]

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