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Travel Restrictions Outline On CTNF

December 14, 2012 Greater Yellowstone, State of Idaho, Swan Valley Comments Off
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Palisades Ranger District of Caribou-Targhee National Forest invokes its Winter Travel Regulations this weekend. Recreationists are being reminded to stop at the local Forest Service office or the Eastern Idaho Visitor Center in Idaho Falls and obtain information on the winter travel regulations showing areas they can or cannot go. Most of the Palisades District is … Continue Reading

Palisades Dam Closed To Traffic

December 6, 2012 Greater Yellowstone, State of Idaho, Swan Valley Comments Off
Palisades Bridge

Access across Palisades Dam to the Calamity and Bear Creek areas closed to most motorized traffic Tuesday.  Over the past summer, the new Palisades Bridge was completed by the Bureau of Reclamation just downstream from the dam, and then they built the access road from the Riverside Park campground to … Continue Reading

Idaho Seeks Help Catching Poachers

November 20, 2012 Greater Yellowstone, State of Idaho, Swan Valley Comments Off
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Idaho Fish and Game is seeking information from the public that could lead them to whoever was responsible for two poaching incidents in the Upper Snake River Region where two of the slain animals were left to waste.  The first incident took place in October near St. Anthony, but the second occurred near Swan Valley … Continue Reading

Jackson Man Hurt In Idaho Crash

November 13, 2012 State of Idaho, Swan Valley, Town of Jackson Comments Off
Idaho State Police

The Idaho State Police are reporting a three-vehicle accident on Pine Creek Pass, just north of Swan Valley Saturday left three people including a Jackson man hospitalized with injuries they sustained in the crash. According to the report, 24-year-old Jamie Krupinski of Jackson, Wyoming was … Continue Reading

Pile Burns Under Way On Caribou-Targhee NF

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Fire crews have begun burning debris piles in multiple locations throughout in the Teton Basin and Palisades Ranger Districts of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest.  Piles have been built to clean up limbs and brush in camp grounds and other recreation and wood gathering sites.  Weather permitting, burning could extend … Continue Reading

Road Near Palisades Reservoir Closed

September 12, 2012 Greater Yellowstone, State of Idaho, Swan Valley Comments Off
Palisades Dam

The Snake River-Calamity Road north of Palisade Reservoir will be closed from the junction with Gravel Flats Road to near the junction of  Bear Creek  due to construction there between now and late fall. Access to the Calamity area will be … Continue Reading

Parasite Blamed For Whitefish Deaths

September 6, 2012 State of Idaho, Swan Valley, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
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A parasite is being blamed for the dead mountain whitefish have been reported from across the Upper Snake Region, including the Henrys Fork, South Fork Snake River, Teton River and main Snake River as far south as Firth.  Exactly why these fish are dying had been a mystery until now.  Preliminary results … Continue Reading

Smokey Weekend Due To Idaho Fires

Idaho Fires

Where is all the smoke coming from now?  Wind currents from the west have been picking up smoke from some very large Idaho fires and carrying it into our area.  Currently, about 232-thousand acres near Salmon, Idaho are burning causing evacuations there and threatening structures while another fire involving about 120-thousand acres is burning east of Boise.  While there are other smaller fires in Idaho and Wyoming, most of the smoke appears to be coming from the large complex fires according to the National Weather Service.

(Photo From Salmon-Challis National Forest)

Summer Travel Begins On Caribou-Targhee

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Summer Travel Regulations went into effect Monday for the Palisades Ranger District of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest.  Local conditions are becoming suitable to support vehicle traffic on most roads and some trails without … Continue Reading

Fire Danger Normal Here

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This fire management region of the country will likely face generally normal fire potential over the next several months according to the report issued in early April by the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise.  The Eastern Great Basin Region typically has little significant fire potential in April according to … Continue Reading

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  • Special Weather Statement issued April 24 at 1:40PM MDT by NWS - April 24, 2014 at 7:40 PM
    AS A NEW UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE MOVES THROUGH THE REGION...CHANCES FOR LIGHT RAIN OR SNOW WILL RETURN TO THE WESTERN VALLEYS. THERE WILL BE A LET UP IN THE PRECIPITATION THIS EVENING BEFORE A BETTER CHANCE FOR INCREASING SNOW ARRIVES FRIDAY MORNING...CHANGING TO A RAIN SNOW MIX BY LATE MORNING. GEN [...]

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  • Governor Takes Action to Protect Wyoming Forests - April 24, 2014
    Governor Matt Mead continues to work to protect Wyoming’s forests. In a letter to the Secretary of Agriculture, Governor Mead identified most forested acres in Wyoming as areas needing expedited insect and disease treatment. These areas include portions of the Bighorn, Black Hills, Bridger-Teton, Medicine Bow, Shoshone, and Uinta National Forests and could potentially lead to […]
  • University of Wyoming Professor Receives Prestigious Math Fellowship - April 24, 2014
    Chris Hall soon will roam the halls where a mathematical giant once stood. Hall, a University of Wyoming associate professor in the Department of Mathematics, has been selected for the prestigious von Neumann Fellowship at Princeton University’s Institute for Advanced Study. Up to eight of these fellowships are available each year. “I’m excited about the fellowship […]
  • Know how to defend yourself from a bear attack - April 24, 2014
    I hope you know what to do to avoid having a bad encounter with a bear. But do you know what to do if an encounter is unavoidable? If you’re wandering around the woods, doing everything you should do to keep from startling a bear, chances are you won’t see one. But even the best […]
  • Rep. Lummis Announces Re-Election Bid - April 23, 2014
    U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis announced her re-election bid on Wednesday in Cheyenne. Lummis said she wants a fourth term representing Wyoming in Congress so she can work to reduce the federal government’s role in the Cowboy State. “The federal government cannot do better for Wyoming, than Wyoming can do for itself,” Lummis said. “So part […]