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Yellowstone Declares Fire Danger “Extreme”

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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
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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

Lightning Fires Keep Coming

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Fire crews Tuesday were able to control a fire near Emma/Matilda Lake on the northern end of Grand Teton National Park, but new fires continue to show up elsewhere in the park.  Park Fire Education and Information Specialist Traci Weaver says a small fire … Continue Reading

Problem Grizzly Relocated

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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department trapped and relocated an adult female grizzly bear on Sunday.  The bear was captured for killing a domestic calf on a Bridger-Teton National Forest Service grazing allotment north of … Continue Reading

Lightning Sparks Numerous Fires

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Several more lightning-caused fires showed up on the Bridger Teton National Forest and in the two national parks late last week and were kept to minimal sizes.  The Sled Fire was discovered west of Bondurant on the Big Piney Ranger District and was contained within … Continue Reading

Butte Creek Fire Not Supressed

July 30, 2012 Bridger Teton National Forest, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The Butte Creek Fire in the Teton Wilderness is attracting a certain amount of national attention, simply because the decision was made to manage the fire for its resource benefits rather than suppress it. That makes it the only fire right now that is not being actively suppressed from the start. Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek explains … Continue Reading

Fire Danger Remains High

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While the weekend weather is shaping up to be excellent for outdoor recreation, the fire danger in the area is still considered high by area fire officials.  As such, the limited restrictions remain in place in the county, in the national park and on the national forest.  Bridger Teton National Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says … Continue Reading

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

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  • Red Flag Warnings In Effect; Isolated Thunderstorms Possible Across Southeast Wyoming - July 25, 2014
    The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings for parts of central and south-central Wyoming through today.  With drier conditions and breezy to gusty winds, there is an increased risk for initiation and the spread of wild fires.  Temperatures will remain quite warm to hot, with highs in the 80′s to low 90′s for […]
  • Diapers weren’t a magic bullet for staying cool - July 25, 2014
    I promised you yesterday that I’d test a new product to see how well it works to keep you cool when the temperatures climb toward triple digits.   In case you missed it, yesterday I talked about seeing an ad on TV for a new type of training pants. The ad said, and I quote, […]
  • I’ll try anything to stay cool in the summer - July 24, 2014
    I recently saw an advertisement for a product that’s sure to be a big hit with outdoorsmen. Especially those of us who stomp around in the woods when the temperatures climb into the nineties. Last weekend, I found myself sitting in jeans, boots, a long-sleeved shirt and a cowboy hat at Cheyenne Frontier Days. While […]
  • Start honing your archery skills now - July 23, 2014
    Don’t just let that bow sit in the closet or out in the garage all summer. Dust off the case, take the bow out and get some practice. There are dozens of archery ranges around the state where you can practice shooting in the off season. If you don’t know where the one closest to […]

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