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Fontenelle Fire

The Fontenelle Fire, 17 miles west of Big Piney, Wyoming, was estimated to have grown to 45,009 acres by Sunday morning and continued to burn in heavy dead timber as well as areas of grass and sage in lower elevations.  Fire Information Officer Brandon Hampton says the fire … Continue Reading

Fontenelle Fire Now 37,041 Acres

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Information regarding the Fontenelle Fire 17 miles west of Big Piney, Wyoming Saturday morning indicated the fire had grown to 37,041and continues to burn in heave, dead timber.  Fire Information Officer Brandon Hampton says the fire had progressed … Continue Reading

Fontenelle Fire Now 28,579 Acres

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Active burning on the 28,579-acre Fontenelle Fire on the southern end of Bridger Teton National Forest put up a plume of smoke clearly visible from the town of Jackson, and led to a significant run to the north.  Fire Information Officer Brandon Hampton says the run began … Continue Reading

Jackson Hole Fire Restrictions Coming

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Teton Interagency Fire Mangers became the latest in Wyoming to announce fire restrictions due to the continued drying conditions on the forest, in Grand Teton National Park and around the county.  Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says the images we have seen from elsewhere … Continue Reading

Fontenelle Fire Now 25,000 Acres

June 28, 2012 Lincoln County, State of Wyoming, Sublette County Comments Off
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A Type 2 team has taken over control of the efforts to contain the 25,000- acre Fontenelle Fire southwest of LaBarge which continues to be fueled by dead and down beetle-killed trees and driven by strong winds.  Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says the fire continues … Continue Reading

Fontenelle Fire Revised to 12,000 Acres

June 27, 2012 Lincoln County, State of Wyoming, Sublette County Comments Off
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The Fontenelle Fire on the southern end of Bridger-Teton National Forest has now surpassed 12,000 acres.  As such, the forest has issued a temporary closure for the La Barge Creek Road and the surrounding area for firefighter and recreationist safety as a result of the Fontenelle Fire. The order is expected to remain in place … Continue Reading

Weather Service: Start Hikes Early

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The National Weather Service reminds us that this is National Lightning Awareness Week – and in a community with so much outdoor recreation, planning for a summer outing will go a long way to keeping one safe.  Warning Coordination Meteorologist Chris Jones says storms usually form over the mountains … Continue Reading

Fontenelle Fire Grows To 300 Acres

June 26, 2012 Lincoln County, State of Wyoming, Sublette County Comments Off
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The Fontenelle Fire northwest of La Barge has grown to 300 acres, actively burning in the heavy dead and down timber covering the area. Firefighters yesterday were able to keep the fire south of La Barge Creek Road.  Late yesterday, the fire was taken over by a Type III fire team augmented by two helicopters.  Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says … Continue Reading

Weather Service: Be Cautious Around Lightning

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This week is National Lightning Safety Awareness Week, which should have more significance to those in Wyoming since this state leads all states in the lightning death rate per million people – with a total nearly twice that of the next highest state.  Meteorologist Chris Jones says the highest incidence of people struck by lightning is found in western Wyoming.  Jones says people … Continue Reading

Bridger Teton Faces First Major Fire

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Bridger Teton National Forest is facing its first fire of size this season, located33 miles northwest of La Barge.  The Fontenelle was first reported about 4:30 pm yesterday and early reports put it at … Continue Reading

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  • Very Mild And Windy Through Saturday, Cooler On Sunday - October 24, 2014
    High pressure will continue to be the main weather feature today and Saturday.  Expect minimal cloudiness and mainly dry weather conditions across much of the state.   Winds, however, will be strong today with gusts as high as 50 mph across wind prone areas.   Temperatures will also stay very mild and about 15 to 20 degrees […]
  • A hunt with no disasters isn’t as much fun - October 24, 2014
    Not long ago, I saw a message on one of the hunting blogs I like to read. The writer wanted hunters to send in accounts of disasters they’d had in the field. I bet he got swamped with emails. Every hunter I know has had at least one calamity in the woods. If you hunt, […]
  • Windy At Times Today, Unseasonably Mild Through Saturday - October 23, 2014
    As high pressure strengthens, warmer air from southwestern portions of the nation will move into the region today.  Conditions will also stay mainly dry throughout much of the state, but winds will be strong and gusty.  Parts of I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) and I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) could see gusting as high as […]
  • My new used truck may be the death of me - October 23, 2014
    Not long ago, I brought home a 1994 Ford F-250. It’s not much to look at, but it’s even worse to drive. About the only things it has going for it are that it’s mechanically sound, and it’s technically a vehicle. I’ve named it Clunk, for good reason. When you shift it into either drive […]

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