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LHC Fire Wanes

LHC Fire

Progress on the Little Horsethief Canyon Fire south of Jackson led to only slightly more fire line being established, but the fire continues to wane.  About 417 people are now fighting that fire aided by three helicopters, 18 fire engines and one bulldozer.  At this time, … Continue Reading

Some Trails Open On Snow King

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Fire managers have announced that a limited number of trails on the west face of Snow King have reopened for public use now. The area and trail closures were necessary to facilitate continuing fire operations including helicopter flights and fire camps.  Trails that have been reopened so far are limited to … Continue Reading

LHC Fire Winding Down

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Efforts continue building lines on the southern end of the Little Horsethief Canyon Fire today with that fire now being declared 82% contained.  There has been no increase in the fire’s perimeter since the weekend.  Currently, the firfighting  force has been reduced to 473 people and … Continue Reading

Bear Family Of Four Relocated From Teton County

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A female grizzly and her three cubs were relocated last Friday after they had caused problems at a hunting camp in the Buffalo Valley area northeast of Moran.  Wyoming Game and Fish Spokesman Mark Gocke says the sow was a known, tagged animal but … Continue Reading

LHC Fire Quelled

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Weather conditions have led to less activity but more smoke on the Little Horsethief Canyon Fire which has not grown from the 3,373 acres measured two days ago.  Currently, the firefighting force has been reduced to 574 people as resources are being sent … Continue Reading

Refuge Irrigation System Aids Firefight

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During the course of the Little Horsethief Canyon Fire, the National Elk Refuge has hosted the helibase for refilling the aerial units with retardant and water.  Its proximity to the fire already made it a prime location, but the newly-installed irrigation system … Continue Reading

Fire Restrictions Remain

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It should go without saying, but just to be sure, Bridger Teton National Forest is reminding the public – including hunters coming into the area – that fire restrictions remain in place on all public lands.  Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek explains that this means … Continue Reading

Optimism Dominates Fire Lines

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Secure fire lines and a shift to cooler weather have led to a relaxation of defense modes that have been in place for the last week in the southeast corner of Jackson.  The hose and pumps that were laid out in Jackson are being removed by crews today. Additionally, … Continue Reading

Minor Growth Noted On LHC Fire

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The Little Horsethief Canyon Fire grew by 20 acres Sunday, now involving an estimated 3,373 acres which officials say are 57% contained.  Hand crews yesterday patrolled and continued their direct attack on the northeastern flank of the fire with aerial support.  While smoke filled the valley Saturday night and Sunday morning, officials say it originated from … Continue Reading

Firefighters Face Wildlife Challenges

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Fighting a wildfire carries with it a variety of risks – and in the forests of the Greater Yellowstone region, you can add wildlife to those risks.  Incident Commander Chris Ourada says that topic is discussed repeatedly with crews fighting the Little Horsethief Canyon Fire.  He says of particular concern are … Continue Reading

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  • Warmer on Friday, But Showers & Thunderstorms Are Expected For Parts of Wyoming - April 18, 2014
    Temperatures will be warm today, with highs mostly rising to the 60′s and 70′s statewide (slightly cooler across the western valleys and higher terrain).  Expect rain showers and thunderstorms to move into the western third of the state, while the rest of Wyoming see sunshine into this afternoon.  Scattered rain showers and pop-up thunderstorms will […]
  • A lunar eclipse, and me without my camera - April 18, 2014
    Monday night, or more accurately early Tuesday morning, there was a total lunar eclipse. And being the experienced nature photographer I am, you’d think I was ready with my camera. But you’d be wrong. The last total lunar eclipse visible in Wyoming was way back in 2009, if I’m not mistaken. So I’ve been looking […]
  • Enzi Opens Campaign HQ in Cheyenne - April 17, 2014
    U.S. Senator Mike Enzi opened his official campaign headquarters in Cheyenne on Wednesday. Wyoming’s senior senator is seeking his fourth term in the Senate. There were rumors last year that Enzi would retire at the end of his current term and he admits it is something he thought about. “Anytime anybody’s getting ready to go […]
  • Back to normal at the trap range - April 17, 2014
    By some strange luck, I shot really well last week in our trap league. But last night, I didn’t do so well. Not even close. The thing about shooting trap is that you’re bound to have good rounds once in a while. Those good nights give you hope that you’re improving. For some people, that […]

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