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WHP Observes National Teen Driving Week

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Wyoming is observing National Teen Driver Safety Week this week as one way to raise teen awareness about distracted driving.  Statistically, Wyoming Highway Patrol Lieutenant Tom Kelly says nearly 3100 people died across the nation as a direct result of distracted driving.  Kelly says however, … Continue Reading

Don’t Feed Wildlife

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Due to the severe drought conditions in many parts of Wyoming, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is reminding people not to put out feed for the wildlife.   Officials point out that regardless of winter conditions, there may be significant losses of wildlife this year.  Each winter says Wildlife Management Coordinator Daryl Lutz, … Continue Reading

IPSSSDR Expanded

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The International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race is expanding its 2013 route to include Montana, Idaho and Utah along with its Wyoming venue.  Race Director Frank Teasley explains the move comes in an effort to challenge participants with some new terrain.  He says many of the sled dog races across the country and around the world set their courses, and … Continue Reading

Forest Visitors To Be Surveyed

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Bridger Teton National Forest has been selected as one of relatively few forests where a visitor use survey is to be conducted over the next year.  The National Visitor Use Monitoring Project began Monday and continues for 12 months, determining what attracts visitors to the forest, their activities, spending habits and … Continue Reading

Hunters Urged To Be Fire Safe

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As hunting season begins throughout Wyoming, officials are sounding emphatic cautions to sportsmen.  The obvious pointers are to observe the fire restrictions in the area being hunted – meaning no open fires are permitted in western Wyoming at this time.  However, Ray Hageman of Wyoming Game and Fish says there are other considerations that may not be immediately thought of.  He says … Continue Reading

Grouse Wings Requested

Sage Grouse

With the opening of the sage grouse hunting season Saturday, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is urging all sage grouse hunters to drop one wing from any birds they harvest in one of the sage grouse wing barrels that have been placed at convenient locations in the area. … Continue Reading

Another Wildfire

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A second fire has been spotted in the Greys River Ranger District above Star Valley.  Specifically, the fire is located two miles southeast of Cottonwood Lake.  This one is estimated to be about a tenth of an acre and is burning in timber and forest litter.

Two fire personnel are taking suppression action with the aid of helicopter bucket drops.  The cause of this latest fire remains undetermined.  Meanwhile, the Rock Fire ¼ mile west of Swift Creek Lake continues to burn in about ten acres and is being fought by a 20-person crew aided by one helicopter.

Mead Praises Wolf De-listing

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Governor Matt Mead has applauded the Interior Department for its decision to de-list wolves in Wyoming. The action effectively returns management of wolves to the State of Wyoming on October 1st. Mead calls the move “appropriate” given the numbers of wolves in the state have reached … Continue Reading

Labor Day In Jackson Hole

Labor Day

It’s Labor Day today which means banks, schools and government offices are closed and some services have been curtailed.  Among them, the Teton County Trash Transfer Station and Recycling Center office will be closed, and the START Bus will run only one bus to and from Jackson on both its Star Valley and Teton Valley commuter routes.  Both routes will … Continue Reading

Wolves De-listed Effective September 30

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that the Wyoming population of gray wolves is recovered and no longer warrants protection under the Endangered Species Act. Beginning September 30th, wolves in Wyoming will be managed by the state under an approved management plan, as they are in the states of Idaho and Montana.  Listen here to Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe as he makes that announcement.

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  • Hunters must be conservationists first - October 20, 2014
    As hunters, it’s our responsibility to take care of the critters we hunt, as well as those we don’t. We have to obey the game laws. Police ourselves to be sure others respect the wildlife. And even offer suggestions to the Game and Fish Commission when we think there are better ways to ensure that […]
  • Quiet & Mainly Settled Weather Expected - October 17, 2014
    High pressure will build over the area today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry.  Winds will also stay light to breezy and no significant gusting is expected.  Temperatures become a touch cooler statewide, but will be closer to average.  Daytime highs will be in the 50′s across the mountain […]
  • Wish list season is upon us again - October 17, 2014
    Late October is a bad time of year for me. If I were independently wealthy, it wouldn’t be so bad. But I’m not. I’m a journalist, so it’s a little painful. It’s rough because this is when the Christmas catalogs start hitting the mailbox, and they’re chock-full of gear I wish I had. From the […]
  • Pleasant Autumn Weather Expected - October 16, 2014
    Temperatures will be noticeably cooler and closer to average today due to a cool front that crossed through the state of Wyoming yesterday.  We can also expect partly to mostly cloudy skies and breezy winds today, but conditions will remain mainly dry.  Winds will gust between 15 to 25 mph.  Daytime highs will reach the […]

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