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Fire Officials Meet With Buffalo Valley Residents

North Buffalo Fire 08-29

Interagency fire officials have announced plans to meet with members of the Buffalo Valley community tonight to provide them with an update on the status of the North Buffalo Fire, outline fire management strategies and answer questions.  The fire, which began Friday … Continue Reading

Preparing In The Urban Interface

disaster plan

Conditions on the forest are becoming increasingly volatile, raising concerns among local fire officials about the risks to homeowners in the urban interface area.  Jackson Hole Fire Marshal Kathy Clay says now is the time to organize critical items should an evacuation become necessary. Ready-to-go kits should include … Continue Reading

Wildfire Sparks North of Buffalo Valley

North Buffalo

A third fire started Friday in the Teton Wilderness – this one now estimated to be about 4000 acres.    The North Buffalo Fire is located one mile north of the confluence of the Soda Fork and North Fork of the Buffalo River.  Forest officials say the fire is being suppressed, with suppression currently focused on … Continue Reading

Smokey Weekend Due To Idaho Fires

Idaho Fires

Where is all the smoke coming from now?  Wind currents from the west have been picking up smoke from some very large Idaho fires and carrying it into our area.  Currently, about 232-thousand acres near Salmon, Idaho are burning causing evacuations there and threatening structures while another fire involving about 120-thousand acres is burning east of Boise.  While there are other smaller fires in Idaho and Wyoming, most of the smoke appears to be coming from the large complex fires according to the National Weather Service.

(Photo From Salmon-Challis National Forest)

Wyoming Markets Fall Season

fall color

If you look closely, there is a change of season in the air – and the Wyoming Travel Commission is marketing the months to come as well.  Travel Commission Director Dianne Shober says the state is promoting a visit during the cooler months of autumn.  Shober says it appears … Continue Reading

Grizzly Relocated

bear trap

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department trapped adult female grizzly bear in Park County Tuesday and relocated it to Teton County. The bear had been … Continue Reading

Local Fires Become More Active

August 16, 2012 Bridger Teton National Forest, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Fontenelle Fire

Smoke continues to pour into the valley from fires burning in other states across the west.  However, some of the local fires are also becoming more active now as well.  The Butte Creek Fire in the Teton Wilderness is … Continue Reading

Local Fire Crews Traveling

Interagency Fire

With major fires now burning in the states west of here, crews from Teton Interagency Fire are being rotated into the firefighting effort – but nothing out of the ordinary.  Bridger Teton National Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek explains that the sharing of resources between states and agencies is … Continue Reading

New Approach To Urban Interface Suggested

urban interface

As fires continue to burn in Wyoming and throughout the West, some researchers are suggesting that thinking about fires in the same way we think about floods could be beneficial. Just as there are floodplains near rivers, some areas they say should be … Continue Reading

Fire Restrictions More Important Than Ever

fire ban

Partial Fire Restrictions remain in effect for both Bridger-Teton National Forest and Grand Teton National Park, and carry a hefty fine for those who don’t comply.  Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says violations of the prohibitions are punishable by … Continue Reading

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  • A whole lotta’ lens - July 30, 2014
    I was taking pictures at Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo last week, and one of the local newspaper photographers asked me why I wasn’t packing a really cool, high-zoot lens. He reminded me that with my membership in the Canon Professional Services, I am entitled to test drive lenses pretty much whenever I want. But I […]
  • Heavy Showers and Thunderstorms - July 29, 2014
    A Pacific weather disturbance, Monsoonal moisture and stationary frontal system will create rather widespread and heavy shower and thunderstorm activity.  Rain will especially be heavy in portions of central, south-central and southeastern Wyoming.  Areas of flooding will be a concern.  Continued mild temperatures on Wednesday with decreased shower and thunderstorm activity.  Weather conditions this weekend […]
  • Release ‘em right - July 29, 2014
    Each year, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department sends out a reminder of the right way to release fish when you turn them back into the water. Al Langston of the Game and Fish recently sent out that reminder, so I thought I’d pass it along to you. When the water gets warm this time […]
  • Hauling hay makes me consider ATVs - July 28, 2014
    In my days in the mountains, I’ve seen some horse wrecks that probably should have turned my hair gray prematurely. I’ve had horses go lame on me deep in the backcountry. And I’ve been awakened in the night to the sound of thundering hooves receding down the trail toward the trailer. None of those situations […]

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