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Cause Determined in Avalanche Death

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The cause of death has been determined for the 29 year-old Jackson man who was killed Thursday afternoon in an avalanche south of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort near Cody Peak.  Teton County Coroner Kiley Campbell says Michael Kazanjy … Continue Reading

Mid Avalanche Risk Levels Most Deadly

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Current avalanche conditions in the area are such that too often, those recreating in the back country underestimate the risk leading to an elevation in incidents like those seen in the region Thursday.  Bridger Teton National Forest Avalanche Forecast Director Bob Comey says of the five danger levels more incidents take place … Continue Reading

Avalanche South of Ski Area Claims Life

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A 29-year-old Jackson man has died in an early afternoon avalanche Thursday south of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.  Teton County Undersheriff Bob Gilliam says Michael Kazanjy of Jackson was reportedly skiing out-of-bounds in the Pucker Face Bowl below Cody Peak with … Continue Reading

Governor Task Force on Forests Convenes

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Wyoming Governor Matt Mead’s Task Force on Forests met for the first time late last week to discuss the scope of their mission.  Governor Mead says as they set out on their discussions, they asked him for some guidance regarding what he hoped to see from them in the way of recommendations and strategies to be considered by the state.  Mead says, … Continue Reading

Bear Hunter Sentenced For Killing Grizzly

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A Freedom Wyoming man must pay $2500 and will not be able to hunt or fish in Wyoming for a year as a result of his accidental shooting of grizzly bear north of Grand Teton National Park a year ago.  Joe Conger went before Circuit Judge Jim Radda here in Jackson Monday to be … Continue Reading

Forest Supervisor’s Office Reopens

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The heating system is fixed now – sort of.  With some creative engineering, heat has been restored to the Bridger Teton National Forest Supervisor’s office and measurements show now harmful fumes are being generated.  Now, says Spokesperson Mary Cernicek, it is back to work today for the forest administrators.  She says the Forest worked with the repair contractor and utilizing both the company’s equipment and the forest service equipment they determined … Continue Reading

Forest Employee Hospitalized, Headquarters Remains Closed

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Ongoing problems with the heating system at the Bridger-Teton National Forest Supervisor’s office in Jackson have led to its continued closure.  Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says a forest employee working to make repairs Sunday afternoon was hospitalized after being overcome by fumes.  However, fire officials who responded … Continue Reading

IGBC Recommends Grizzly Delisting

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The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee Wednesday decided to recommend to the US Fish and Wildflife Service that the Greater Yellowstone grizzly bear population be removed from the endangered species list.  Spokesman Greg Losinski says a presentation was made to the IGBC by … Continue Reading

Elk Migrate To Refuge In Earnest

Feeding season ends for elk.

The winter residents have arrived.  National Elk Refuge Biologist Eric Cole says during the early morning hours Tuesday, approximately 2000 elk migrated onto the refuge with 344 on the south end despite pressure from hunters there.  Meanwhile, with … Continue Reading

BTNF Begins Accepting Credit Cards

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Now you can enjoy natural products with plastic thanks to a decision by the Bridger-Teton National Forest to accept credit and debit cards to pay for firewood, post-and-pole permits, Christmas tree permits, recreation passes and map sales.  Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says as such, Bridger-Teton becomes one of the first forests … Continue Reading

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