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Forest Fires Not Growing

Bull Fire

The Dog Creek Fire sparked by lightning on Wolf Mountain last week has not grown significantly.  The fire remains in a managed status and has not grown beyond a tenth of an acre.  Fire officials on the Bridger Teton National Forest say they anticipate the precipitation forecast this week will continue to limit its growth or possibly suppress it entirely.  Meanwhile, the Bull Fire in the Grays River area is also expected to be curtailed by this week’s rain and snow.

Forest Users Should Be Rain Wary

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While northwestern Wyoming has not experienced the kind of severe weather seen in Colorado recently, Bridger-Teton National Forest and Bureau of Land Management’s High Desert District are encouraging visitors to take extra precautions while recreating on public lands in light of all of the recent rain. Above all else, says Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek, … Continue Reading

Water Reserves Depleted

Palisades Empty

Despite the past week of rainy days, irrigation reserves in the reservoirs making up the Bureau of Reclamation’s Minidoka Project have continued to drop.  According to the Bureau, the system collectively is now at 12% of its capacity.  Among the nearby measurements, … Continue Reading

BTNF Announces Prescribed Fires

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The Teton Interagency fire managers are getting ready to conduct six different prescribed fires this fall, weather permitting.  Those fires include … Continue Reading

Reservoirs Now Critically Low

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Storage of water in the major storage reservoirs of the Upper Snake River Basin is graphically low now as drought conditions continue into the end of the growing season in southern Idaho.  According to the Bureau of Reclamation, the system collectively is at only 15% of its storage capacity, although some of the reservoirs are incredibly low.  West of Pocatello, the American Falls reservoir is now … Continue Reading

New Forest Supervisor Sets Goals

National Forest

Now that the dust is beginning to settle after his move, Bridger-Teton National Forest’s new Supervisor Clinton Kyhl says he has two priorities; the first of which is becoming better acquainted with the forest’s issues, what the status of those issues is and what has been done previously.  His second priority is … Continue Reading

Labor Day Closures Outlined

START Bus

Monday is a national holiday, and that means schools, banks and most government offices will be closed, and many others will have the day off as well.  Considering the potential of fewer riders, START Bus will run only one bus on … Continue Reading

WHP Steps Up Labor Day Patrols

August 29, 2013 Jackson Hole, Lincoln County, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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The Wyoming Highway Patrol will be stepping up enforcement efforts with more Troopers working overtime during the long Labor Day holiday weekend.  Lieutenant Tom Kelly of the Wyoming Highway Patrol’s Jackson office says the holiday will be extended by many to include Friday through Monday and troopers will be … Continue Reading

Bank Robber Nabbed South of Afton

August 28, 2013 Lincoln County, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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A suspected bank robber was apprehended just south of Afton Tuesday shortly after the robbery of First National Bank in that community.  According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol, a trooper spotted a vehicle matching the description of one involved in the incident and with the help of additional patrol and sheriff’s officers, stopped the vehicle and arrested 56 year-old Donald Sample.  Officers also recovered currency taken during the robbery from Sample’s truck.

Interim Committee Discusses Trail Funding

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Concerns over funding state facilities dominated discussions at the Joint Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources Interim Committee meeting under way this week in Teton Village.  State Senator Leland Christensen who sits on that committee says among those facilities are the state’s snowmobile trails, which he says … Continue Reading

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