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Signs Posted Noting Snake Wild and Scenic

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New roadside signs have been installed in the Snake River Canyon that allow millions of travelers to the area to recognize what the community already knows – the Snake and its tributaries hold important scenic, wildlife, recreation and historic values for the nation. The river was designated … Continue Reading

Early Avalanche Injures Local Skier

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An unusually early season avalanche left a Jackson woman with a leg  injury Friday afternoon, requiring evacuation from the Togwotee Pass area.  According to Bob Gilliam of the Teton County Sheriff’s office, 29 year-old Laura Krusheski had been skiing with … Continue Reading

Three States Join Call For More Timbering

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A bipartisan and bicameral group of western lawmakers pressed the U.S. Department of Agriculture to partner with the timber industry to reduce wildfire risks in fire-prone areas, create jobs and improve community safety throughout the Rocky Mountain West. Wyoming’s U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso joined with … Continue Reading

It’s Official: BTNF Supervisor’s Office Stays In Jackson

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Bridger-Teton National Forest Friday received concurrence from the Regional Office that the Forest Supervisor’s Office and the Jackson Ranger District Office is to be renovated and new facilities constructed at the Jackson Administrative Site in downtown Jackson, rather than relocating it. Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says the final decision was made jointly by … Continue Reading

Prescribed Fire Slated This Weekend

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Teton Interagency fire managers plan to burn a 72 acre prescribed fire unit of the Central Buffalo Valley Habitat Enhancement Project this weekend. Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says the Dry Quad project is just south of Spread Creek on the … Continue Reading

Senator Enzi Speaks of Closure Effect On Teton County

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Senator Mike Enzi Thursday told Jackson Hole Radio that while the shutdown of the federal government and the resulting closure of the national parks was hard on the entire country, he is aware that it was particularly hard of residents here.  He says the whole state was affected by the government shutdown, but he is sure a lot of people in Teton County … Continue Reading

Forest Roads Seeing Overuse

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Among the first concerns facing Bridger Teton National Forest employees as they return to work is dealing with the increased usage of the wet forest service roads.  Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says already, managers are seeing damage to the roads that will be costly to correct next spring.  She says … Continue Reading

Government Facilities To Reopen

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With the last-minute vote of Congress last night, a default on federal loans was averted and the government shutdown ended.  The senate first voted with a bipartisan result of 81 to 18, and then the House voted 285 to 144 to put off the issue for three months – 144 votes against coming from the Republican side of the aisle. Sylvia Mathews Burwell, director of the Office of Management and Budget, … Continue Reading

County Reaches Out To Park & Forest

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While the Town of Jackson is taking the President and Congress to task on the closure of the national parks and associated visitor facilities, Teton County is reaching out in attempts to support the federal employees who have been impacted by the shutdown.  County Commission Chairman Paul Vogelheim says those efforts began … Continue Reading

Forest Use Heavier Than Normal

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With the complete closure of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, many area visitors are finding an alternative for the outdoor recreation on Bridger-Teton National Forest.  Forest Supervisor Clinton Kyhl admits the forest usage is up, but a more specific idea of how much of an increase that is, is not known.  Still, he says that increased usage does bring with it some concerns.  He says the law enforcement personnel still on duty … Continue Reading

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  • Know how to defend yourself from a bear attack - April 24, 2014
    I hope you know what to do to avoid having a bad encounter with a bear. But do you know what to do if an encounter is unavoidable? If you’re wandering around the woods, doing everything you should do to keep from startling a bear, chances are you won’t see one. But even the best […]
  • Rep. Lummis Announces Re-Election Bid - April 23, 2014
    U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis announced her re-election bid on Wednesday in Cheyenne. Lummis said she wants a fourth term representing Wyoming in Congress so she can work to reduce the federal government’s role in the Cowboy State. “The federal government cannot do better for Wyoming, than Wyoming can do for itself,” Lummis said. “So part […]
  • Wyoming Veterans Asked to Complete Survey - April 23, 2014
    Wyoming veterans and family members are encouraged to complete a short online survey regarding Wyoming veteran benefits and services, which is located at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WYOVET2014. The Wyoming Veterans Commission is updating their strategic plan and surveying Wyoming veterans and family members is an important part of that process. The survey, which only takes a few minutes to complete, is focused on […]
  • Wyoming Head Coach Recaps Spring Football Practice [AUDIO] - April 23, 2014
    The Wyoming Cowboys wrapped up spring practice last Saturday afternoon in Laramie.  And if you asked head coach Craig Bohl, he would tell you he wants 15 more practices this spring.  That’s not because of poor practicing by the Cowboys, but more so that he can get to know his team even better and get […]