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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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  • Warmer on Friday, But Showers & Thunderstorms Are Expected For Parts of Wyoming - April 18, 2014
    Temperatures will be warm today, with highs mostly rising to the 60′s and 70′s statewide (slightly cooler across the western valleys and higher terrain).  Expect rain showers and thunderstorms to move into the western third of the state, while the rest of Wyoming see sunshine into this afternoon.  Scattered rain showers and pop-up thunderstorms will […]
  • A lunar eclipse, and me without my camera - April 18, 2014
    Monday night, or more accurately early Tuesday morning, there was a total lunar eclipse. And being the experienced nature photographer I am, you’d think I was ready with my camera. But you’d be wrong. The last total lunar eclipse visible in Wyoming was way back in 2009, if I’m not mistaken. So I’ve been looking […]
  • Enzi Opens Campaign HQ in Cheyenne - April 17, 2014
    U.S. Senator Mike Enzi opened his official campaign headquarters in Cheyenne on Wednesday. Wyoming’s senior senator is seeking his fourth term in the Senate. There were rumors last year that Enzi would retire at the end of his current term and he admits it is something he thought about. “Anytime anybody’s getting ready to go […]
  • Back to normal at the trap range - April 17, 2014
    By some strange luck, I shot really well last week in our trap league. But last night, I didn’t do so well. Not even close. The thing about shooting trap is that you’re bound to have good rounds once in a while. Those good nights give you hope that you’re improving. For some people, that […]

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