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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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  • Governor Takes Action to Protect Wyoming Forests - April 24, 2014
    Governor Matt Mead continues to work to protect Wyoming’s forests. In a letter to the Secretary of Agriculture, Governor Mead identified most forested acres in Wyoming as areas needing expedited insect and disease treatment. These areas include portions of the Bighorn, Black Hills, Bridger-Teton, Medicine Bow, Shoshone, and Uinta National Forests and could potentially lead to […]
  • University of Wyoming Professor Receives Prestigious Math Fellowship - April 24, 2014
    Chris Hall soon will roam the halls where a mathematical giant once stood. Hall, a University of Wyoming associate professor in the Department of Mathematics, has been selected for the prestigious von Neumann Fellowship at Princeton University’s Institute for Advanced Study. Up to eight of these fellowships are available each year. “I’m excited about the fellowship […]
  • Know how to defend yourself from a bear attack - April 24, 2014
    I hope you know what to do to avoid having a bad encounter with a bear. But do you know what to do if an encounter is unavoidable? If you’re wandering around the woods, doing everything you should do to keep from startling a bear, chances are you won’t see one. But even the best […]
  • Rep. Lummis Announces Re-Election Bid - April 23, 2014
    U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis announced her re-election bid on Wednesday in Cheyenne. Lummis said she wants a fourth term representing Wyoming in Congress so she can work to reduce the federal government’s role in the Cowboy State. “The federal government cannot do better for Wyoming, than Wyoming can do for itself,” Lummis said. “So part […]

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