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Jackson Hole Road Closures

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Winter conditions have forced the Wyoming Department of Transportation to close two main roads out of Jackson Hole this afternoon.  Shortly after 2:00 pm, Sunday, WYDOT announced it had closed Hoback Canyon between Bondurant and Hoback Junction due to winter driving conditions, and then at 5:30 pm, Teton Pass was closed due to driving conditions and poor visibility.  Both roads were reopened by about 7:30 pm.  Bridger-Teton National Forest also announced that several popular roads had become all but impassible and the Granite Creek road had been hit by a slide measuring an estimated 15 feet deep rendering it impassible shortly before 5:00 pm.

Winter Snarls Local Traffic

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Teton Pass was reopened early this morning after a brief closure for avalanche control.  Highway 89 from Moose to Moran was closed through most of the day yesterday and remained closed this morning.  Today, the Bridger-Teton Avalanche Forecast Center says the danger of avalanches at all elevations is considerable, and extreme caution is advised.

Six Lost Snowmobilers Located

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A party of six snowmobilers from Minnesota was located yesterday afternoon after spending a cold night out on Togwotee Pass.  Undersheriff Bob Gilliam says the group had become stuck, and then after becoming mobile again, became disoriented and opted to spend Tuesday night before seeking their way out again by daylight.  Gilliam says the Teton County Sheriff’s Office was … Continue Reading

Local Bear Provides Much Information

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Wyoming Game and Fish Department is pointing to an individual grizzly bear sow living in the Blackrock area East of Moran for making significant contributions to information needed to manage the species.  Large Carnivore Biologist Dan Bjornlie says wildlife personnel have trapped bear 179 eight times and recorded significant information in their journals that has been … Continue Reading

Forest Bill Goes Before Senate Committee

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A bill that would set timber harvest goals for national forests throughout the West was the subject of a U.S. Senate Committee hearing last Thursday. The “National Forest Jobs and Management Bill” sponsored by Wyoming Senator John Barrasso is promoted as a way to bring more money to rural schools and create timber jobs. Retired Bridger-Teton Forest Supervisor Kniffy Hamilton says … Continue Reading

Barrasso Defends His Forestry Bill

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Wyoming’s US Senator John Barrasso is sponsoring a bill he says will improve the health of the national forests by increasing logging operations over the next 15 years.  The bill would streamline the process for timber sales.  Barrasso told the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources that the primary purpose of the bill is … Continue Reading

Man Injured in Avalanche Airlifted to Safety

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A Colorado Springs man was airlifted to safety Saturday afternoon after he and two companions were involved an avalanche shortly before 4:00 pm in the M & M Coulior south of Jackson Hole Ski Resort. The three were reportedly boot-packing in the area when the snow released, sweeping two over a cliff.  Undersheriff Bob Gilliam says 61 year-old Paul Biggs was caught in the avalanche and suffered a … Continue Reading

Annual Parks Pass Depicts Local Scene

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The 2014 annual America the Beautiful Pass, which provides admission to national park and federal recreational lands for the year, is out sporting a photo of a location on the Bridger Teton National Forest.  The pass, which is now on sale by the Department of Interior, depicts a campsite at Island Lake in the Wind River Range.  … Continue Reading

Former BTNF Supervisor Calls For Reform

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A former Supervisor on the Bridger Teton National Forest is calling for a revised approach to the management philosophy for the nation’s forests.  Brian Stout has just released a book entitled Trees of Life – Our Forests In Peril, where he references the respect given our natural resources by the Native American culture.  Stout says the crisis brought upon the planet by the loss of biodiversity and environmental services is actually a people problem which results from … Continue Reading

Avalanches Continue

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An avalanche in Maverick Canyon South of Togwotee Pass briefly buried one person Saturday, but ultimately caused no injury to the unidentified victim.  The Bridger-Teton National Forest Avalanche Center describes the slide as 50 yards across, about 200 yards long and … Continue Reading

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