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Coming Fire Season Here Evaluated

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Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell says his agency is preparing for another busy fire year, but with fewer firefighters to battle the flames.  Tidwell says late winter storms helped ease drought conditions, but that the South and Southwestern U.S. are expected to dry out heading into May and June. Here in northwestern Wyoming, Tracy Weaver of Teton Interagency Fire says … Continue Reading

Forest Service: “Don’t Rush The Season”

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The sparse snow cover at the lower elevations, as trails begin to thaw and become more accessible, has some recreationists trying to push springtime activities earlier on the Bridger-Teton National Forest.  However, … Continue Reading

Low Spring Runoff Predicted

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The National Weather Service office in Riverton reported yesterday that the February basin precipitation was 85 to 90 percent of average across Wyoming, although mountain snowpack across Wyoming continues to be … Continue Reading

Renew Bear Bait Permits Now

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Black bear hunters who want to use bait for the spring bear hunting season have until March 20th to register their existing bear-bait sites. Spokesman Mark Gocke of the Wyoming Game and Fish Office in Jackson says those who had bait sites registered in 2012 can … Continue Reading

Interim BTNF Supervisor Named

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The Intermountain Regional Forester has asked Cheryl Probert to come Bridger-Teton National Forest as the acting Forest Supervisor succeeding Jacque Buchanan who is taking a position in the Rocky Mountain Regional Office of the Forest Service later this month.  Probert will serve in the interim position while … Continue Reading

Preparing For Severe Weather Season

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The National Weather Service office in Riverton is marking National Severe Weather Preparedness Week this week with tips for Wyoming residents to remain safe in the months ahead.  Warning Coordination Meteorologist Chris Jones points out that the kinds of severe weather residents here … Continue Reading

Supporters Unable To Rescue SAR Bill

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The Wyoming Senate yesterday soundly defeated a bill sponsored by Representative Keith Gingery which would have granted search and rescue volunteers the same kind of protection from personal lawsuits enjoyed by volunteer firefighters.  Gingery says attorneys in the Senate argued … Continue Reading

Wildfire Webinar Offered

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The International Association of Wildland Fire is offering a “webinar” tomorrow entitled “Debunking Myths in Wildland Fire.  The association explains that as more people live in high fire hazard areas, the active involvement of the public is … Continue Reading

Barrasso Seeks “Good Neighbor” Legislation

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Agencies in the Greater Yellowstone area refer to it as a “blurring the boundaries.”  Now, Wyoming’s U.S. Senator John Barrasso has reintroduced bipartisan legislation that would allow the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management to work with state foresters to … Continue Reading

BTNF Supervisor Buchanan Moves On

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Bridger Teton National Forest Supervisor Jacque Buchanan announced Friday that she had accepted a new position in the Forest Service’s Rocky Mountain Regional Office in Denver.  Buchanan came to the Bridger Teton in October of 2010.  Forest Service Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says Buchanan’s new position will … Continue Reading

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  • Owners Encouraged to Vaccinate Pets for Rabies - April 22, 2014
    Wyoming State Laboratory scientists are urging owners to have their pets vaccinated against rabies. Virologist Myrna Miller says it’s especially important for pet owners in Laramie and Goshen Counties. “The south central rabies virus strain has been moving into the state of Wyoming from the southern and eastern borders,” reports Miller. “So we’ve have quite […]
  • Statewide Unemployment Dips to 4.0% in March - April 22, 2014
    Wyoming’s unemployment rate continued to fall last month. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported on Tuesday that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 4.2 percent in February to 4.0 percent in March. “If you go back four years ago, unemployment was at 7.5 percent and now it’s at 4.0,” said Senior Economist […]
  • Warm And Windy, With Developing Showers And Thunderstorms - April 22, 2014
    Temperatures will be quite warm and comfortable today, ahead of an incoming low pressure system and cold front.  Along with warmer temperatures, winds will increase across the entire state, turning strong and gusty.  As the cold front pushes into the cowboy state from the west-northwest, clouds thicken and showers and thunderstorms will develop.  There will […]
  • You can’t catch Internet viruses if you turn off the computer - April 22, 2014
    I’m no tech genius, but I think the best way to keep your stuff safe from hackers is to just stay off the Internet and go outside. I might be a little behind on my Internet threats, but I thought I heard something last week about an Internet virus called the Heartbleed virus. I don’t […]