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Yellowstone Declares Fire Danger “Extreme”

fire-extreme

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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  • 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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