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Teton Unemployment Second Lowest In Wyoming

September 26, 2012 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Sublette County, Teton County Comments Off
Employment

Teton County last month once again boasted one of the two lowest unemployment rates in Wyoming during August.  According to the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, the jobless rate for the month here dropped from 4.2% to 4.1% while the rate in Sublette County increased from 3.2% to 3.5% — still … Continue Reading

Willoughby Sues Sublette County Officers

September 24, 2012 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Sublette County Comments Off
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Troy Willoughby, the man acquitted in the 1984 murder of a Jackson waitress has filed a lawsuit against two former Sublette County sheriff’s deputies and a former Sublette County investigator, claiming they withheld evidence that would have cleared him during his murder trial.  The complaint, filed in U.S. District Court in Casper, … Continue Reading

Hunters Urged To Be Fire Safe

steel bullets

As hunting season begins throughout Wyoming, officials are sounding emphatic cautions to sportsmen.  The obvious pointers are to observe the fire restrictions in the area being hunted – meaning no open fires are permitted in western Wyoming at this time.  However, Ray Hageman of Wyoming Game and Fish says there are other considerations that may not be immediately thought of.  He says … Continue Reading

LHC Fire Quelled

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Weather conditions have led to less activity but more smoke on the Little Horsethief Canyon Fire which has not grown from the 3,373 acres measured two days ago.  Currently, the firefighting force has been reduced to 574 people as resources are being sent … Continue Reading

New Sublette County Wildfire Brings Evacuations (UPDATE)

September 16, 2012 State of Wyoming, Sublette County Comments Off
Chall Creek

A new wildfire northwest of Daniel Junction has led to the evacuations of residences near Merna.  The Chall Creek Fire started shortly before 2:30 pm Sunday afternoon from an undetermined cause and was reportedly burning in timber and sage.  Currently, the fire involves about 200 acres.  The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office has closed … Continue Reading

Grouse Wings Requested

Sage Grouse

With the opening of the sage grouse hunting season Saturday, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is urging all sage grouse hunters to drop one wing from any birds they harvest in one of the sage grouse wing barrels that have been placed at convenient locations in the area. … Continue Reading

Daniels Fund Gives Scouts $105,000

September 5, 2012 State of Wyoming, Sublette County Comments Off
Camp New Fork

The Daniels Fund has announced $1.5-million in grants to Wyoming nonprofits including one near Pinedale.  Boy Scouts of America Camp New Fork was at risk of closing down due to problems with its infrastructure.  In 2010, a well drilled by volunteers to supply water to the camp … Continue Reading

Mead Praises Wolf De-listing

Governor Matt Mead

Governor Matt Mead has applauded the Interior Department for its decision to de-list wolves in Wyoming. The action effectively returns management of wolves to the State of Wyoming on October 1st. Mead calls the move “appropriate” given the numbers of wolves in the state have reached … Continue Reading

Wolves De-listed Effective September 30

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that the Wyoming population of gray wolves is recovered and no longer warrants protection under the Endangered Species Act. Beginning September 30th, wolves in Wyoming will be managed by the state under an approved management plan, as they are in the states of Idaho and Montana.  Listen here to Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe as he makes that announcement.

Farmers’ Almanac Predicts Mild Winter

Farmers Almanac

After a year of unprecedented warmth – both during the winter and summer months – the great debate over whether or not Old Man Winter will return with a vengeance is on.   Last winter was … Continue Reading

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  • Special Weather Statement issued July 28 at 6:32PM MDT by NWS - July 29, 2014 at 12:32 AM
    ...LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING FROM HEAVY RAIN POSSIBLE TUESDAY... LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING...IS POSSIBLE ACROSS PORTIONS OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL WYOMING TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING...AS DEEP MONSOONAL MOISTURE AND A WEAK DISTURBANCE SPREAD OVER THE COWBOY STATE. THE POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING WILL BE ENH [...]

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  • Hauling hay makes me consider ATVs - July 28, 2014
    In my days in the mountains, I’ve seen some horse wrecks that probably should have turned my hair gray prematurely. I’ve had horses go lame on me deep in the backcountry. And I’ve been awakened in the night to the sound of thundering hooves receding down the trail toward the trailer. None of those situations […]
  • Red Flag Warnings In Effect; Isolated Thunderstorms Possible Across Southeast Wyoming - July 25, 2014
    The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings for parts of central and south-central Wyoming through today.  With drier conditions and breezy to gusty winds, there is an increased risk for initiation and the spread of wild fires.  Temperatures will remain quite warm to hot, with highs in the 80′s to low 90′s for […]
  • Diapers weren’t a magic bullet for staying cool - July 25, 2014
    I promised you yesterday that I’d test a new product to see how well it works to keep you cool when the temperatures climb toward triple digits.   In case you missed it, yesterday I talked about seeing an ad on TV for a new type of training pants. The ad said, and I quote, […]
  • I’ll try anything to stay cool in the summer - July 24, 2014
    I recently saw an advertisement for a product that’s sure to be a big hit with outdoorsmen. Especially those of us who stomp around in the woods when the temperatures climb into the nineties. Last weekend, I found myself sitting in jeans, boots, a long-sleeved shirt and a cowboy hat at Cheyenne Frontier Days. While […]

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