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Forest Users Should Be Rain Wary

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While northwestern Wyoming has not experienced the kind of severe weather seen in Colorado recently, Bridger-Teton National Forest and Bureau of Land Management’s High Desert District are encouraging visitors to take extra precautions while recreating on public lands in light of all of the recent rain. Above all else, says Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek, … Continue Reading

Know Where You Are Hunting

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With the opening of hunting seasons on lands surrounding Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, hunters are reminded that hunting is not permitted within a park. Although most of the park boundaries are well marked, it is … Continue Reading

Timber Harvest Reform Opposed By Environmental Group

September 23, 2013 Bridger Teton National Forest, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The Congressional Budget Office does not reflect all that favorably on proposed legislation by Washington Congressman Doc Hastings and co-sponsored by Wyoming Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis to more than double harvest on public lands.  It is not only a question of the visual impacts though, according to … Continue Reading

Lightning Sparks Wildfire South of Jackson

September 20, 2013 Bridger Teton National Forest, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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A lightning strike earlier this week has resulted in a small fire north of Wolf Mountain on the Bridger Teton National Forest.  Fire Prevention Specialist Leslie Williams says the fire is currently 2/10 of an acre and is burning in an area of heavy dead and down timber. Williams says … Continue Reading

Deceased Man Possibly A New Yorker

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Teton County investigators now say that the deceased victim found in the Mosquito Street drainage south of Wilson last week is possibly a 66 year-old man from New York City.  Undersheriff Bob Gilliam says … Continue Reading

Victim’s Severed Head Due To “Animal Disturbance”

September 18, 2013 Bridger Teton National Forest, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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While the investigators are reluctant to reveal the suspected identity of a man whose body was discovered last week in the Mosquito Creek drainage south of Wilson, the circumstances of how he came to be there are slowly being uncovered.  Teton County Undersheriff Bob Gilliam says current information indicates … Continue Reading

BTNF Announces Prescribed Fires

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The Teton Interagency fire managers are getting ready to conduct six different prescribed fires this fall, weather permitting.  Those fires include … Continue Reading

Hunter Mauled In Teton Wilderness

September 16, 2013 Bridger Teton National Forest, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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An Indiana hunter was mauled by a grizzly bear at Wolverine Creek in the Teton Wilderness Thursday after he and a hunting guide were unexpectedly charged the bear.  Teton County Undersheriff Bob Gilliam says the county’s search and rescue team was called in to … Continue Reading

Grizzly Bears Share The Forest This Fall

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Stern warnings are being sent out regarding the chances of encountering a grizzly bear during outdoor activities this fall.  But while news releases sent out by the area’s national forests, national parks and both the Idaho and Montana wildlife departments telling of a low yield in the whitebark pine crop this year, Spokesman Gregg Losinski says plenty of other foods that bears like … Continue Reading

Control Burn Planned Near Hoback Junction

September 11, 2013 Bridger Teton National Forest, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Teton Interagency fire managers are preparing to conduct a prescribed fire at Beaver Mountain – possibly yet this week.  Bridger Teton National Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says firefighters will ignite a burn in the 400-acre project area, 20-miles south of Jackson as part of the effort to increase defensible space within the community of Bryan Flats near Hoback Junction. She says … Continue Reading

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    Wyoming State Laboratory scientists are urging owners to have their pets vaccinated against rabies. Virologist Myrna Miller says it’s especially important for pet owners in Laramie and Goshen Counties. “The south central rabies virus strain has been moving into the state of Wyoming from the southern and eastern borders,” reports Miller. “So we’ve have quite […]
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    Wyoming’s unemployment rate continued to fall last month. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported on Tuesday that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 4.2 percent in February to 4.0 percent in March. “If you go back four years ago, unemployment was at 7.5 percent and now it’s at 4.0,” said Senior Economist […]
  • Warm And Windy, With Developing Showers And Thunderstorms - April 22, 2014
    Temperatures will be quite warm and comfortable today, ahead of an incoming low pressure system and cold front.  Along with warmer temperatures, winds will increase across the entire state, turning strong and gusty.  As the cold front pushes into the cowboy state from the west-northwest, clouds thicken and showers and thunderstorms will develop.  There will […]
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    I’m no tech genius, but I think the best way to keep your stuff safe from hackers is to just stay off the Internet and go outside. I might be a little behind on my Internet threats, but I thought I heard something last week about an Internet virus called the Heartbleed virus. I don’t […]

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