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Fontenelle Fire Grows To 300 Acres

June 26, 2012 Lincoln County, State of Wyoming, Sublette County Comments Off
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The Fontenelle Fire northwest of La Barge has grown to 300 acres, actively burning in the heavy dead and down timber covering the area. Firefighters yesterday were able to keep the fire south of La Barge Creek Road.  Late yesterday, the fire was taken over by a Type III fire team augmented by two helicopters.  Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says … Continue Reading

Weather Service: Be Cautious Around Lightning

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This week is National Lightning Safety Awareness Week, which should have more significance to those in Wyoming since this state leads all states in the lightning death rate per million people – with a total nearly twice that of the next highest state.  Meteorologist Chris Jones says the highest incidence of people struck by lightning is found in western Wyoming.  Jones says people … Continue Reading

Bridger Teton Faces First Major Fire

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Bridger Teton National Forest is facing its first fire of size this season, located33 miles northwest of La Barge.  The Fontenelle was first reported about 4:30 pm yesterday and early reports put it at … Continue Reading

5 Vie for 2 Coop Seats

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There are two positions open on the Lower Valley Energy board of directors during the upcoming election, and five people competing for those seats.  The vacancies are in Districts Three and Four – … Continue Reading

Bear Hunt Areas Close

June 6, 2012 Lincoln County, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Black bear hunters are being reminded that Black Bear Hunt Areas 14, 15, 16, 17, and 30 within the Greys River Bear Management Unit closed to spring hunting on Monday.  The hunt areas closed because … Continue Reading

Mosquitos Begin to Breed

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There’s no question that the weather over the past several days has been very damp; and damp conditions along with standing water is ideal for the breeding of mosquitos.  The Wyoming Department of Health is reminding residents that as the weather warms, mosquitos can carry … Continue Reading

LVE’s VP Takes New Job

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Lower Valley Energy Vice President Chad Jensen has been named Inland Power and Light’s chief executive officer. Jensen accepted the position in March and assumes his post with the Spokane, Washington electricity cooperative at the end of this month.  While with LVE, Jensen’s responsibilities included … Continue Reading

BTNF Issues Firewood Permits

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Firewood permits went on sale from the U.S. Forest Service over the weekend, allowing the public to harvest down or standing wood from areas of the forest.  Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says those permits are available at the Jackson Hole/Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center or … Continue Reading

Forest Sprays for Pine Beetle

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Bridger-Teton National Forest has announced it will be contracting with a provider to apply Carbaryl, an insecticide designed for combating mountain pine beetles, in all of the campgrounds and developed recreation areas on the Forest, prompting one-day closures of the areas.  Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says … Continue Reading

Decision Inked To Sell BTNF Administrative Property

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Bridger Teton National Forest Supervisor Jacque Buchanan Friday signed a conveyance decision to sell ten acres of the administrative site on north Cache Street in Jackson to the Town of Jackson, and failing that, to place the property on the open market.  The acreage being sold is located on the … Continue Reading

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