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Traffic Patrols Stepped Up Tonight

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The message from the Wyoming Highway Patrol for New Year’s Eve is a very familiar one – if you drink, don’t drive.  Lieutenant Tom Kelly of the Jackson District of the patrol says troopers will be out in force tonight to assure those celebrating the new year in get home safely. Kelly points out that New Year’s Eve is traditionally a drinking holiday and unfortunately, some people make some poor decisions and choose to drive after they’ve been drinking.  Kelly says, “We try to increase our manpower out there to try to prevent anyone from getting hurt when people make those poor choices.  We’re not saying don’t drink – we’re saying don’t drive if you’re going to drink.”  Kelly urges … Continue Reading

Mule Deer Report Coming To Communities

December 31, 2013 Lincoln County, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says it will visit a number of western Wyoming communities to discuss current research and progress on the Wyoming Range Mule Deer Initiative that was created in 2010. One of the main thrusts of the Wyoming Range Mule Deer Initiative is … Continue Reading

Postal Deadlines Looming

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Time is running out for packages to be mailed and still arrive in time for Christmas.  The US Postal Service says those with loved ones stationed overseas, today is the deadline for military mail.  Those trying to save money by sending things across the country by parcel post … Continue Reading

It’s Cold! Keep Pets Safe

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The National Weather Service is warning of falling temperatures in Jackson Hole with single digit daytime temperatures today through Friday and bitter wind chills of well below zero.  Shawn Liebl, Senior National Weather Service Cheyenne Office Meteorologist says while you keep yourself warm, don’t forget your pets.  He says … Continue Reading

BTNF Begins Accepting Credit Cards

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Now you can enjoy natural products with plastic thanks to a decision by the Bridger-Teton National Forest to accept credit and debit cards to pay for firewood, post-and-pole permits, Christmas tree permits, recreation passes and map sales.  Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says as such, Bridger-Teton becomes one of the first forests … Continue Reading

WYDOT Outlines Snow Clearing Plan

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Wyoming Department of Transportation officials have explained their “game plan” in the event of winter driving conditions this year.  In addition to man power and plowing, WYDOT utilizes several different chemical mixtures –both before and after snow storms– and the traditional sand/salt mix to maintain safe road conditions.  When snowfall can be predicted, … Continue Reading

BTNF Sounds Cautions For Winter Recreation

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Bridger-Teton National Forest officials are reminding forest visitors to be prepared for all possible extremes as wintery weather becomes more common now.  Lost or stranded recreationists, avalanches or sudden storms catching forest visitors unaware, can lead to accidents on what otherwise might be an enjoyable experience on the National Forest and put both the recreationists and their rescuers in danger.  Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says one of the most important things people can do … Continue Reading

Highway Patrol Troopers Hit The Roads

November 27, 2013 Lincoln County, State of Wyoming, Sublette County, Teton County Comments Off
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Wyoming’s Highway Patrol will be working overtime through the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend, as you might expect.  However, Sergeant Stephen Townsend of the patrol’s Cheyenne headquarters says heightened patrols will continue from now through the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.  Townsend says the objective … Continue Reading

Alpine Seeks Sno Cross Festival

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The Greys River Ranger District of Bridger-Teton National Forest is accepting comments as the Forest begins evaluating the authorization of a Sno-Cross recreation event proposed to be held near the community of Alpine March 1st and 2nd.  The dates of this event were chosen by … Continue Reading

Tree Hunters Cautioned

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This week, many will be heading into the forest in search of that perfect Christmas Tree.  As they do, Bridger-Teton National Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says forethought needs to be given to the conditions they will encounter as they drive up into the mountains.  She says road conditions … Continue Reading

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  • Quiet, Seasonal Weather Expected Today - October 22, 2014
    High pressure will build over the state of Wyoming today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry.  Winds, however, could be strong and gusty today, especially throughout central and southeastern portions of the state.  Parts of I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) and I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) could see winds […]
  • Estimating range on waterfowl is easy - October 22, 2014
    If you’ve done any goose hunting, you’ve probably heard the term “skybusting.” You may know it means shooting at birds that are out of your shotgun’s effective range, but do you know if you’re guilty of it? You can set up your decoys to minimize the risk of shooting at birds when they’re too far […]
  • Don’t lose your vision in the woods - October 21, 2014
    I don’t have good eyes. Had I been born a hundred years ago, there would have been no help for me. Glasses can’t help me, so I’d have blind. I have to wear a special kind of contact lens, which wasn’t available in the days of Davey Crockett and Daniel Boone. But through the miracle […]
  • Hunters must be conservationists first - October 20, 2014
    As hunters, it’s our responsibility to take care of the critters we hunt, as well as those we don’t. We have to obey the game laws. Police ourselves to be sure others respect the wildlife. And even offer suggestions to the Game and Fish Commission when we think there are better ways to ensure that […]

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