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Forest Visitors To Be Surveyed

Forest Survey

Bridger Teton National Forest has been selected as one of relatively few forests where a visitor use survey is to be conducted over the next year.  The National Visitor Use Monitoring Project began Monday and continues for 12 months, determining what attracts visitors to the forest, their activities, spending habits and … Continue Reading

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.

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  • Very Mild And Windy Through Saturday, Cooler On Sunday - October 24, 2014
    High pressure will continue to be the main weather feature today and Saturday.  Expect minimal cloudiness and mainly dry weather conditions across much of the state.   Winds, however, will be strong today with gusts as high as 50 mph across wind prone areas.   Temperatures will also stay very mild and about 15 to 20 degrees […]
  • A hunt with no disasters isn’t as much fun - October 24, 2014
    Not long ago, I saw a message on one of the hunting blogs I like to read. The writer wanted hunters to send in accounts of disasters they’d had in the field. I bet he got swamped with emails. Every hunter I know has had at least one calamity in the woods. If you hunt, […]
  • Windy At Times Today, Unseasonably Mild Through Saturday - October 23, 2014
    As high pressure strengthens, warmer air from southwestern portions of the nation will move into the region today.  Conditions will also stay mainly dry throughout much of the state, but winds will be strong and gusty.  Parts of I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) and I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) could see gusting as high as […]
  • My new used truck may be the death of me - October 23, 2014
    Not long ago, I brought home a 1994 Ford F-250. It’s not much to look at, but it’s even worse to drive. About the only things it has going for it are that it’s mechanically sound, and it’s technically a vehicle. I’ve named it Clunk, for good reason. When you shift it into either drive […]

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