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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)

Wyoming Markets Fall Season

fall color

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

Teton County Employment Among Best

Employment

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

New Approach To Urban Interface Suggested

urban interface

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

Sage Grouse Discussions Here

August 14, 2012 Jackson Hole, Lincoln County, Sublette County, Teton County Comments Off
Sage-grouse

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.

Avalanche Forecast Supporters Change Name

Avalanche Center

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

Yellowstone Declares Fire Danger “Extreme”

fire-extreme

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

More Counties Classified Disaster

Governor Matt Mead

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

Problem Grizzly Relocated

Grizzly-Bear

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department trapped and relocated an adult female grizzly bear on Sunday.  The bear was captured for killing a domestic calf on a Bridger-Teton National Forest Service grazing allotment north of … Continue Reading

Lightning Sparks Numerous Fires

lightning forest

Several more lightning-caused fires showed up on the Bridger Teton National Forest and in the two national parks late last week and were kept to minimal sizes.  The Sled Fire was discovered west of Bondurant on the Big Piney Ranger District and was contained within … Continue Reading

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    Don’t just let that bow sit in the closet or out in the garage all summer. Dust off the case, take the bow out and get some practice. There are dozens of archery ranges around the state where you can practice shooting in the off season. If you don’t know where the one closest to […]
  • Body of Overdue Hiker Found in Grand Teton National Park - July 23, 2014
    The body of an overdue hiker was discovered Tuesday afternoon near the mouth of Cascade Canyon in Grand Teton National Park. Park officials report that Will Cornyn, 36, of San Francisco, Calif. was found below a steep cliff band near Inspiration Point. Cornyn had been reported overdue by his girlfriend on Monday when he did […]
  • Wyoming Sees Increase in Whooping Cough - July 22, 2014
    With continued growth in reported pertussis (whooping cough) cases this year, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is encouraging awareness of the disease and vaccination to help protect vulnerable residents, especially infants. Forty-three pertussis cases have been reported to WDH so far this year, compared to a total of 76 in 2013, 59 in 2012, […]
  • Digital age flattens the learning curve - July 22, 2014
    If you’re thinking you want to get some photographic evidence of the time you spend outdoors, now’s a great time to buy a camera. The prices on digital cameras has fallen a lot since I started shooting, and there are some fantastic cameras out there for very decent prices. I’m not a big fan of […]

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