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PXP Agrees To Sell Leases In The Wyoming Range

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The Trust for Public Land Friday hosted a news conference and reception in Jackson where it was announced they had reached an agreement with Plains Exploration and Production Company to buy out oil and gas leases on 58-thousand acres in the Hoback Basin of the Wyoming Range.   Spokesperson Deb Love told the group that … Continue Reading

More Trails Reopen After Fire

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The list of trail closures in the vicinity of the Little Horsethief Canyon Fire has been revised as that fire continues to cool and activity of fire personnel is refocused.  The revised closure encompasses the total burned area of the fire and includes all non-motorized roads and trails within … Continue Reading

Forest Visitors To Be Surveyed

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Bridger Teton National Forest has been selected as one of relatively few forests where a visitor use survey is to be conducted over the next year.  The National Visitor Use Monitoring Project began Monday and continues for 12 months, determining what attracts visitors to the forest, their activities, spending habits and … Continue Reading

Restoration Mapped Out For Little Horsethief Fire

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A Burned Area Emergency Response team has gathered information and conducted field observations to determine how to reduce impacts of post-fire conditions in the Little Horsethief Canyon fire on the Bridger-Teton National Forest.  Their findings were reported to the Forest Supervisor Friday and will serve to guide restoration efforts in the fire area.  Forest … Continue Reading

Rock Creek Fire Controlled

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Fire Crews working the Rock Creek Fire near Red Top Meadows have now fully controlled the fire.  Bridger Teton National Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says due to the swift action of Teton Interagency Firefighters and Jackson Hole Fire/EMS, the fire was held to … Continue Reading

Rock Creek Fire 100% Contained

Rock Creek Fire

The 33-acre Rock Creek Fire on the Bridger-Teton National Forest approximately 10-miles south of Jackson is now considered 100% contained.  The fire was discovered around 4:30 pm on Saturday burning in sagebrush, aspen and grasses not far from the Red Top Meadows subdivision. Firefighters from … Continue Reading

Evacuation Advisory Lifted For Red Top Meadows

September 30, 2012 Bridger Teton National Forest, Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off
Rock Creek Fire

The evacuation advisory for the Red Top Meadows area has been cancelled now. County officials made the decision to cancel the advisory just before noon. Fire officials say the Rock Creek Fire is reported to be limited smoldering in some areas within the fire’s 33-acre perimeter and approximately 15 firefighters are … Continue Reading

Evacuation Advisory Still In Place At Red Top

September 30, 2012 Bridger Teton National Forest, Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off
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As of 10:00 am, county officials had not lifted the evacuation advisory in place for residents of Red Top Meadows and said they would continue to evaluate the situation into the afternoon to determine if that advisory can be lifted.  The 30-acre Rock Creek Fire continues to smolder on the Bridger-Teton National Forest about ½ mile south of Red Top Meadows on Munger Mountain. The fire was discovered around … Continue Reading

Fire Mop-Up Resumes in Red Top

September 30, 2012 Bridger Teton National Forest, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
Interagency Fire

Firefighters will resume mop up operations on the Rock Creek fire, which flared up yesterday. The blaze was reported a little before 5 PM yesterday afternoon and quickly grew to about thirty acres.

Crews and helicopters knocked out the active fire by about 9pm and will reassess the area this morning.

Officials warned residents of Red Top Meadows to remain prepared to evacuate should the fire conditions warrant. No evacuation order is in place.

The cause of the fire was undetermined.

Fire danger is listed as VERY HIGH.

Evacuation Advisory Remains Through The Night

September 29, 2012 Bridger Teton National Forest, Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off
Forest Fire

An evacuation ADVISORY remains in effect for the Red Top Meadlows subdivision due to the Rock Creek Fire burning just south of the residential area.  The advisory involves those living north from the school bus turnaround and east from South Fall Creek Road.  Those in this area should gather belongings and pets in the event an evacuation becomes necessary.  An update on the situation will be issued in the morning. Meanwhile, fire crews remain on the lines through the night.

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