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New Fires Erupt On Forest

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Interagency fire crews continue to scramble in response to several new fires that have recently popped up on Bridger Teton National Forest.  Mop-up of a 2-acre fire at the head of Dog Creek continue after that fire was contained Sunday – however, a ten-person crew aided by a helicopter are working … Continue Reading

Farmers’ Almanac Predicts Mild Winter

Farmers Almanac

After a year of unprecedented warmth – both during the winter and summer months – the great debate over whether or not Old Man Winter will return with a vengeance is on.   Last winter was … Continue Reading

Natural Resouce Trust Meets In Etna

August 28, 2012 Lincoln County, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Natural Resource Trust

The Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust is meeting in Etna today to review project progress and discuss other business.  According to Board Chairman Delaine Roberts, the panel will review … Continue Reading

Smokey Weekend Due To Idaho Fires

Idaho Fires

Where is all the smoke coming from now?  Wind currents from the west have been picking up smoke from some very large Idaho fires and carrying it into our area.  Currently, about 232-thousand acres near Salmon, Idaho are burning causing evacuations there and threatening structures while another fire involving about 120-thousand acres is burning east of Boise.  While there are other smaller fires in Idaho and Wyoming, most of the smoke appears to be coming from the large complex fires according to the National Weather Service.

(Photo From Salmon-Challis National Forest)

Wyoming Markets Fall Season

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If you look closely, there is a change of season in the air – and the Wyoming Travel Commission is marketing the months to come as well.  Travel Commission Director Dianne Shober says the state is promoting a visit during the cooler months of autumn.  Shober says it appears … Continue Reading

Sustainability Loans Available

August 23, 2012 Jackson Hole, Lincoln County, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
Sustainability

The Jackson Hole Energy Sustainability Project has recently received a $1.5-million loan from the Wyoming Business Council’s State Energy Office for residential energy retrofit projects in Lincoln and Teton counties.  JHESP Executive Director Shelley Simonton says the loan makes … Continue Reading

Teton County Employment Among Best

Employment

After months of being listed among the counties with the worst employment picture in Wyoming, Teton County is has finally made its way to those with the best.  According to the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Teton County posted a jobless rate of 4.1% in July, second only to … Continue Reading

New Approach To Urban Interface Suggested

urban interface

As fires continue to burn in Wyoming and throughout the West, some researchers are suggesting that thinking about fires in the same way we think about floods could be beneficial. Just as there are floodplains near rivers, some areas they say should be … Continue Reading

Sage Grouse Discussions Here

August 14, 2012 Jackson Hole, Lincoln County, Sublette County, Teton County Comments Off
Sage-grouse

The Upper Snake River Basin Sage Grouse Working group has announced plans to conduct their next meeting in Jackson next Tuesday.  According to Mark Gocke, discussions will include reviewing the results of last spring’s lek survey, revisions under consideration to bring the local sage grouse conservation plan into compatibility with Governor Mead’s sage-grouse core area policy and hearing an update on sage-grouse issues at the Jackson Hole Airport.  The meeting is open to the public and information about the group’s plans and agenda may be found at the Wyoming Game and Fish website.

Avalanche Forecast Supporters Change Name

Avalanche Center

The private, non-profit organization that supports the Bridger-Teton National Forest Avalanche Center through fundraising and other support efforts is changing its name to Friends of the Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center. It was formerly known as … Continue Reading

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  • Very Mild And Windy Through Saturday, Cooler On Sunday - October 24, 2014
    High pressure will continue to be the main weather feature today and Saturday.  Expect minimal cloudiness and mainly dry weather conditions across much of the state.   Winds, however, will be strong today with gusts as high as 50 mph across wind prone areas.   Temperatures will also stay very mild and about 15 to 20 degrees […]
  • A hunt with no disasters isn’t as much fun - October 24, 2014
    Not long ago, I saw a message on one of the hunting blogs I like to read. The writer wanted hunters to send in accounts of disasters they’d had in the field. I bet he got swamped with emails. Every hunter I know has had at least one calamity in the woods. If you hunt, […]
  • Windy At Times Today, Unseasonably Mild Through Saturday - October 23, 2014
    As high pressure strengthens, warmer air from southwestern portions of the nation will move into the region today.  Conditions will also stay mainly dry throughout much of the state, but winds will be strong and gusty.  Parts of I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) and I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) could see gusting as high as […]
  • My new used truck may be the death of me - October 23, 2014
    Not long ago, I brought home a 1994 Ford F-250. It’s not much to look at, but it’s even worse to drive. About the only things it has going for it are that it’s mechanically sound, and it’s technically a vehicle. I’ve named it Clunk, for good reason. When you shift it into either drive […]

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