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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

Work Continues Sunday Near Game Creek

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Work continues today securing a perimeter around the Little Horsthief Canyon Fire with a particular focus today on completing structure protection in the Game Creek area.  These measures have already included setting up a pump and sprinkler system to compliment bulldozer and hand lines along the southern perimeter of the fire.  Afternoon breezes have been causing increased fire activity in some unburned pockets within the fire lines.  Once again, there are 669 people working the fire augmented by nine helicopters, 46 engines, three bulldozers and several air tankers.  To date, $4.7-million dollars has been spent on suppressing this fire.

Crews Hold The Lines On The LHC Fire

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In spite of increased winds and single-digit humidity in the afternoon, fire activity on the Little Horsethief Canyon Fire was limited to some torching within the perimeter of the fire and minimal spotting; and very little smoke was visible from Jackson. With help from the helicopters, hand crews held existing fire lines on Saturday while also creating additional line on the southern perimeter. Turbulent winds on the lower west flank forced crews to … Continue Reading

Saturday Firefighting Activities Move South

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Firefighting activities today are focusing on the southern perimeter of the Little Horsethief Canyon Fire and protecting the residences in Game Creek.  Teton County Emergency Management, says there will be fire engines, firefighters, and a bulldozer in that area throughout the day today.  County officials stress that there are still no evacuation advisories or orders in the Game Creek or any other area of the county at this time.   However, … Continue Reading

Good News At Public Fire Meeting

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Those attending a community meeting in Jackson put on last night by fire managers were presented some very positive news about the fire – most notably,  Jackson Hole Fire Chief Willie Watsabaugh announced that the evacuation advisory for East Jackson has been lifted.  Watsabaugh told the group however, … Continue Reading

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  • Very Mild And Windy Through Saturday, Cooler On Sunday - October 24, 2014
    High pressure will continue to be the main weather feature today and Saturday.  Expect minimal cloudiness and mainly dry weather conditions across much of the state.   Winds, however, will be strong today with gusts as high as 50 mph across wind prone areas.   Temperatures will also stay very mild and about 15 to 20 degrees […]
  • A hunt with no disasters isn’t as much fun - October 24, 2014
    Not long ago, I saw a message on one of the hunting blogs I like to read. The writer wanted hunters to send in accounts of disasters they’d had in the field. I bet he got swamped with emails. Every hunter I know has had at least one calamity in the woods. If you hunt, […]
  • Windy At Times Today, Unseasonably Mild Through Saturday - October 23, 2014
    As high pressure strengthens, warmer air from southwestern portions of the nation will move into the region today.  Conditions will also stay mainly dry throughout much of the state, but winds will be strong and gusty.  Parts of I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) and I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) could see gusting as high as […]
  • My new used truck may be the death of me - October 23, 2014
    Not long ago, I brought home a 1994 Ford F-250. It’s not much to look at, but it’s even worse to drive. About the only things it has going for it are that it’s mechanically sound, and it’s technically a vehicle. I’ve named it Clunk, for good reason. When you shift it into either drive […]

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