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Campgrounds All Open on the Caribou

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Caribou-Targhee National Forest has announced that all campgrounds in the Teton Basin and Palisades Ranger Districts are open in time for Memorial Day, as are most other campgrounds around the forest.    However, they ask that recreationists be conscious of … Continue Reading

Game & Fish Tests Goats

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Wildlife managers with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department have recently captured four mountain goats in the Snake River Canyon near Alpine in an effort to learn more about their health, reproduction, and seasonal movements. Spokesman Mark Gocke says … Continue Reading

Newly Passed Act Protects Against Flooding

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Wyoming’s U.S. Senator John Barrasso, Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, is praising the Senate for their passage of the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act by a vote of 83 to 14.  Barrasso says the legislation will … Continue Reading

River Releases Announced

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The Bureau of Reclamation has announced plans to increase flows in the Snake River below Palisades Dam this week to about 18,000 cubic feet per second: making those increases gradually until the maximum is reached on May 18th. Then, after the high flow is sustained for two days, it will be … Continue Reading

Greater Water Draw-down Predicted

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The forecast runoff for the Snake River in Wyoming is below normal, and close to the 2012 condition.  Water Operations Manager Mike Beus of the Bureau of Reclamation’s Minidoka Project says the storage in downstream reservoirs is significantly less than last year which may result in … Continue Reading

Travel Restrictions Lifted At Palisades

April 16, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Idaho, Swan Valley Comments Off
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Summer Travel Regulations took effect Monday for the Palisades Ranger District of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. Conditions at the lower elevations are suitable to support vehicle traffic on many roads and some trails now without causing resource damage. However, District Ranger Tracy Hollingshead asks … Continue Reading

Concern Raised For Summer Water Supplies

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Reservoirs in the Upper Snake River Basin are filling again with the reservoirs collectively filled to 69% capacity. Individually, those reservoirs range from 100% filled at Henry’s Lake and 90% filled at American Falls to 39% of capacity at Pallisades Reservoir.  Jackson Lake is currently filled to 74% of its storage capacity.  The Bureau of Reclamation says … Continue Reading

Forest Studies Fire Mitigation

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The Jackson Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest is seeking the public’s comments on a proposed Teton-to-Snake Fuels Management Project, located on national forest lands west of Jackson in Teton and Lincoln counties.  The Forest Service is preparing … Continue Reading

Swan Survey Set

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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will conduct a winter aerial survey for trumpeter swans and other waterfowl in the Pacific Flyway portion of western Wyoming next week. The annual aerial survey is coordinated with the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service to obtain … Continue Reading

Teton Basin District Has New Map

December 19, 2012 Greater Yellowstone, Swan Valley, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
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The new Forest Visitor Use map covering Teton Basin and Palisades Ranger Districts will be available beginning tomorrow at the Teton Basin District Office in Driggs and the Palisades Ranger District in Idaho Falls. Updated trail and road information, topography lines, and … 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 […]
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    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 […]
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    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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