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
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)
If you look closely, there is a change of season in the air – and the Wyoming Travel Commission is marketing the months to come as well. Travel Commission Director Dianne Shober says the state is promoting a visit during the cooler months of autumn. Shober says it appears … Continue Reading
After months of being listed among the counties with the worst employment picture in Wyoming, Teton County is has finally made its way to those with the best. According to the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Teton County posted a jobless rate of 4.1% in July, second only to … Continue Reading
As fires continue to burn in Wyoming and throughout the West, some researchers are suggesting that thinking about fires in the same way we think about floods could be beneficial. Just as there are floodplains near rivers, some areas they say should be … Continue Reading
The Upper Snake River Basin Sage Grouse Working group has announced plans to conduct their next meeting in Jackson next Tuesday. According to Mark Gocke, discussions will include reviewing the results of last spring’s lek survey, revisions under consideration to bring the local sage grouse conservation plan into compatibility with Governor Mead’s sage-grouse core area policy and hearing an update on sage-grouse issues at the Jackson Hole Airport. The meeting is open to the public and information about the group’s plans and agenda may be found at the Wyoming Game and Fish website.
The private, non-profit organization that supports the Bridger-Teton National Forest Avalanche Center through fundraising and other support efforts is changing its name to Friends of the Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center. It was formerly known as … Continue Reading
Fire danger in the region has continued to climb as the fire season moves into its traditional peak. The continued hot, dry conditions and potential for increased fire activity in Yellowstone National Park has prompted park officials to elevate its fire danger rating to “extreme.” The “extreme” rating is … Continue Reading
Additional Wyoming counties have been added to the list of those qualifying to receive drought disaster relief. Governor Matt Mead yesterday announced that a total of 16 counties are so designated with six others qualifying since they are adjacent the designated counties. Mead had requested … Continue Reading
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