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Lightning Sparks Numerous Fires

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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

Local Wildlife Supervisor Honored

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Wyoming Game and Fish Jackson Wildlife Supervisor Tim Fuchs has been honored with the prestigious Director’s Award. Fuchs began his Game and Fish career in 1980 as a biologist aid in Glenrock. In 1981, Tim began … Continue Reading

Unemployment Plunges In Teton County

Employment

Unemployment in Teton County plunged 3.5% last month from what had been recorded just a month before.  According to the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, the county saw 5.2% of its workforce idled in June, down from 8.7% in May.  That is also slightly lower … Continue Reading

Disaster Aid Available Here

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Teton County now qualifies for disaster assistance due to this summer’s drought conditions.  Governor Matt Mead had made a request for all Wyoming counties to receive a drought disaster declaration, except for Teton County. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has been … Continue Reading

More Wildfires Spark In Region

Forest Fire

Teton Interagency Firefighters have responded to another new fire over the weekend – this one about a mile east of Kozy Campground in Hoback Canyon on the Bridger Teton National Forest.  The fire is the result of … Continue Reading

Local Wildfires Remain Quiet

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The Fontenelle Fire on the Bridger Teton National Forest is now 87% contained after having involved about 100 square miles of forest and sage there.  Crews working the fire have been reduced to … Continue Reading

Crews Mop Up Fontenelle Fire

Fontenelle Black Line

Fire crews on the Fontinelle Fire near Big Piney have made more progress on the 64-thousand acre blaze which is now at 80% containment.  Forest officials say that their fireline resources continue to patrol and mop-up existing portions of the fire containment line and continue to … Continue Reading

Lightning-Sparked Fire Quickly Doused

lightning forest

A small fire was touched off yesterday in the Teepee Creek drainage on the Pinedale Ranger District near the Bridger Wilderness.  Crews were able to contain the fire and then spent the remainder of the day in efforts to control the little fire.  Forest official say it was likely touched off by lightning.

Fire Fighting Winding Down

Fontenelle Black Line

Portions of the Fontenelle Fire on the Bridger-Teton National Forest near Big Piney have been put into patrol status now and fire personnel are beginning to mop-up some of the control lines.  However, containment efforts continue on the west flank of the fire as the fire continues its moderated behavior thanks to the … Continue Reading

Fire Ban Imposed By WGF

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With the severe drought conditions, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is banning open fires on all Game and Fish Commission-owned and administered lands. This includes all Wildlife Habitat Management Areas and Public Access Areas in the Jackson, Pinedale, and Star Valley areas.  The restrictions include … Continue Reading

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  • Don’t lose your vision in the woods - October 21, 2014
    I don’t have good eyes. Had I been born a hundred years ago, there would have been no help for me. Glasses can’t help me, so I’d have blind. I have to wear a special kind of contact lens, which wasn’t available in the days of Davey Crockett and Daniel Boone. But through the miracle […]
  • Hunters must be conservationists first - October 20, 2014
    As hunters, it’s our responsibility to take care of the critters we hunt, as well as those we don’t. We have to obey the game laws. Police ourselves to be sure others respect the wildlife. And even offer suggestions to the Game and Fish Commission when we think there are better ways to ensure that […]
  • Quiet & Mainly Settled Weather Expected - October 17, 2014
    High pressure will build over the area today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry.  Winds will also stay light to breezy and no significant gusting is expected.  Temperatures become a touch cooler statewide, but will be closer to average.  Daytime highs will be in the 50′s across the mountain […]
  • Wish list season is upon us again - October 17, 2014
    Late October is a bad time of year for me. If I were independently wealthy, it wouldn’t be so bad. But I’m not. I’m a journalist, so it’s a little painful. It’s rough because this is when the Christmas catalogs start hitting the mailbox, and they’re chock-full of gear I wish I had. From the […]

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