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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

Avalanche Forecast Supporters Change Name

Avalanche Center

The private, non-profit organization that supports the Bridger-Teton National Forest Avalanche Center through fundraising and other support efforts is changing its name to Friends of the Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center. It was formerly known as … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Declares Fire Danger “Extreme”

fire-extreme

Fire danger in the region has continued to climb as the fire season moves into its traditional peak.  The continued hot, dry conditions and potential for increased fire activity in Yellowstone National Park has prompted park officials to elevate its fire danger rating to “extreme.”  The “extreme” rating is … Continue Reading

Fires Continue On Forest

August 7, 2012 Bridger Teton National Forest, State of Wyoming Comments Off
fire-high

More lightning-caused fires have been found on Bridger-Teton National Forest over the weekend despite occasional rain showers and cooler temperatures.  That really is no surprise as Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek points out that August is … Continue Reading

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