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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

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
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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

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  • Hunters must be conservationists first - October 20, 2014
    As hunters, it’s our responsibility to take care of the critters we hunt, as well as those we don’t. We have to obey the game laws. Police ourselves to be sure others respect the wildlife. And even offer suggestions to the Game and Fish Commission when we think there are better ways to ensure that […]
  • Quiet & Mainly Settled Weather Expected - October 17, 2014
    High pressure will build over the area today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry.  Winds will also stay light to breezy and no significant gusting is expected.  Temperatures become a touch cooler statewide, but will be closer to average.  Daytime highs will be in the 50′s across the mountain […]
  • Wish list season is upon us again - October 17, 2014
    Late October is a bad time of year for me. If I were independently wealthy, it wouldn’t be so bad. But I’m not. I’m a journalist, so it’s a little painful. It’s rough because this is when the Christmas catalogs start hitting the mailbox, and they’re chock-full of gear I wish I had. From the […]
  • Pleasant Autumn Weather Expected - October 16, 2014
    Temperatures will be noticeably cooler and closer to average today due to a cool front that crossed through the state of Wyoming yesterday.  We can also expect partly to mostly cloudy skies and breezy winds today, but conditions will remain mainly dry.  Winds will gust between 15 to 25 mph.  Daytime highs will reach the […]

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