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Yellowstone Declares Fire Danger “Extreme”

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Fire danger in the region has continued to climb as the fire season moves into its traditional peak.  The continued hot, dry conditions and potential for increased fire activity in Yellowstone National Park has prompted park officials to elevate its fire danger rating to “extreme.”  The “extreme” rating is … Continue Reading

More Counties Classified Disaster

Governor Matt Mead

Additional Wyoming counties have been added to the list of those qualifying to receive drought disaster relief.  Governor Matt Mead yesterday announced that a total of 16 counties are so designated with six others qualifying since they are adjacent the designated counties.  Mead had requested … Continue Reading

Local Wildlife Supervisor Honored

Fuchs

Wyoming Game and Fish Jackson Wildlife Supervisor Tim Fuchs has been honored with the prestigious Director’s Award. Fuchs began his Game and Fish career in 1980 as a biologist aid in Glenrock. In 1981, Tim began … Continue Reading

Unemployment Plunges In Teton County

Employment

Unemployment in Teton County plunged 3.5% last month from what had been recorded just a month before.  According to the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, the county saw 5.2% of its workforce idled in June, down from 8.7% in May.  That is also slightly lower … Continue Reading

Private Plane Makes Forced Landing On Togwotee

airplane

A private pilot and his passenger escaped serious injury when their plane made a forced landing near Togwotee Pass.  Sheriff’s officials say an eye witness reported the incident about 11:25 Sunday morning and response was dispatched from … Continue Reading

Disaster Aid Available Here

Department of Ag

Teton County now qualifies for disaster assistance due to this summer’s drought conditions.  Governor Matt Mead had made a request for all Wyoming counties to receive a drought disaster declaration, except for Teton County. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has been … Continue Reading

Local Wildfires Remain Quiet

firefighters

The Fontenelle Fire on the Bridger Teton National Forest is now 87% contained after having involved about 100 square miles of forest and sage there.  Crews working the fire have been reduced to … Continue Reading

Lightning Sparks More Fires

lightning forest

Lightning from Wednesday’s storms sparked three new fires south of Jackson and east of Star Valley and one in Yellowstone.  Fortunately, Forest officials say all three of their fires were limited to 1/10 acre or less.  The Box Fire was … Continue Reading

Crews Mop Up Fontenelle Fire

Fontenelle Black Line

Fire crews on the Fontinelle Fire near Big Piney have made more progress on the 64-thousand acre blaze which is now at 80% containment.  Forest officials say that their fireline resources continue to patrol and mop-up existing portions of the fire containment line and continue to … Continue Reading

Trout Make A Come-back

July 12, 2012 Lincoln County, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
cutthroat

Biologists are saying the number of cutthroat trout in the Hoback River has surged in the years since a fish-stocking program was phased out there.  The Wyoming Game and Fish Department discontinued the stocking program in 2005.  The agency also discontinued a number of … Continue Reading

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  • Start honing your archery skills now - July 23, 2014
    Don’t just let that bow sit in the closet or out in the garage all summer. Dust off the case, take the bow out and get some practice. There are dozens of archery ranges around the state where you can practice shooting in the off season. If you don’t know where the one closest to […]
  • Body of Overdue Hiker Found in Grand Teton National Park - July 23, 2014
    The body of an overdue hiker was discovered Tuesday afternoon near the mouth of Cascade Canyon in Grand Teton National Park. Park officials report that Will Cornyn, 36, of San Francisco, Calif. was found below a steep cliff band near Inspiration Point. Cornyn had been reported overdue by his girlfriend on Monday when he did […]
  • Wyoming Sees Increase in Whooping Cough - July 22, 2014
    With continued growth in reported pertussis (whooping cough) cases this year, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is encouraging awareness of the disease and vaccination to help protect vulnerable residents, especially infants. Forty-three pertussis cases have been reported to WDH so far this year, compared to a total of 76 in 2013, 59 in 2012, […]
  • Digital age flattens the learning curve - July 22, 2014
    If you’re thinking you want to get some photographic evidence of the time you spend outdoors, now’s a great time to buy a camera. The prices on digital cameras has fallen a lot since I started shooting, and there are some fantastic cameras out there for very decent prices. I’m not a big fan of […]

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