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 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
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
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
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.
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
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
Firefighters say they now have the Fontenelle Fire near Big Piney 68% contained as more humid conditions and afternoon showers continue to moderate the fire behavior. Gas and oil production and helium plant construction resumed yesterday after being idled for more than a week. Fire officials say the fire continues … Continue Reading