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A Lull In The Fire Season

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Two recent fires have been controlled now and are no longer considered active.  The Y Fire, reported Sunday, was held at 1/10 of an acre in the Greys River area and was controlled by Tuesday.  The Pilgrim Fire in the Pilgrim Creek Drainage just north of Grand Teton National Park, … Continue Reading

Grizzly Delisting Planned

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Wyoming Governor Matt Mead received a response from Interior Secretary Ken Salazar last week to a letter Mead had written last May regarding the delisting of the Yellowstone grizzly bear population.  Salazar told Mead that the US Fish and Wildlife Service is now in a better position to … Continue Reading

Bear Moved To Teton County

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Teton County has another new resident thanks to the efforts of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.  A sub-adult female grizzly bear was trapped in the Sunlight Basin area northwest of Cody Saturday and moved to the Arizona Creek drainage of … Continue Reading

Private Plane Makes Forced Landing On Togwotee

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A private pilot and his passenger escaped serious injury when their plane made a forced landing near Togwotee Pass.  Sheriff’s officials say an eye witness reported the incident about 11:25 Sunday morning and response was dispatched from … Continue Reading

Fire Danger Still Very High

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The recent storms through the area brought some welcome, although all to temporary moisture to the Teton Interagency Fire area, but not enough to douse the fire danger. Teton Interagency Fires point out that once warmer, drier weather moves back in later in the week, … Continue Reading

More Wildfires Spark In Region

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Teton Interagency Firefighters have responded to another new fire over the weekend – this one about a mile east of Kozy Campground in Hoback Canyon on the Bridger Teton National Forest.  The fire is the result of … Continue Reading

Local Wildfires Remain Quiet

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The Fontenelle Fire on the Bridger Teton National Forest is now 87% contained after having involved about 100 square miles of forest and sage there.  Crews working the fire have been reduced to … Continue Reading

Lightning Sparks More Fires

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Lightning from Wednesday’s storms sparked three new fires south of Jackson and east of Star Valley and one in Yellowstone.  Fortunately, Forest officials say all three of their fires were limited to 1/10 acre or less.  The Box Fire was … Continue Reading

Don’t Block Water Sources

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Due to the drought conditions being experienced throughout the state this summer, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is appealing to campers not to camp near where wildlife comes to access water.  Spokesman Ray Hagaman says while campers typically camp near these sources for aesthetics, they don’t … Continue Reading

Crews Mop Up Fontenelle Fire

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Fire crews on the Fontinelle Fire near Big Piney have made more progress on the 64-thousand acre blaze which is now at 80% containment.  Forest officials say that their fireline resources continue to patrol and mop-up existing portions of the fire containment line and continue to … 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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