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Deceased Back Country Traveler Found

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Another deceased person was discovered in the Wind River Mountains northeast of Pinedale Saturday.  According to the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office, 71 year-old Randall Strand of Bountiful, Utah had been … Continue Reading

Udall’s Body Recovered In Wind River Mountains

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Searchers have discovered the body of a 61 year-old member of a politically prominent western family.  James Udall’s body was located in the Wind River Mountains near Pinedale Wednesday afternoon.  According to the Sublette County Sheriff’s office, … Continue Reading

Highway Patrol Increases Presence This Weekend

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With Independence Day falling in the middle of the week, traffic analysts plan to monitor a holiday period from Wednesday through Sunday.  That coincides with the period Lieutenant Tom Kelly of the Wyoming Highway Patrol’s Jackson office says troopers will be out in force.  Kelly says the officers will be looking to maintain … Continue Reading

Search Continues In Wind River Mountains

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The search for a missing hiker, James “Randy” Udall of Carbondale Colorado, continues in the Wind River Mountains of west of Pinedale today.  Udall was reported overdue on Friday, two days after his planned exit from the back country.  Search operations began that afternoon and … Continue Reading

Employment Here Rises For Tourist Season

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Wyoming’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate reportedly fell from 4.8% in April to 4.6% in May; and while that may not be a statistically significant change, it remains significantly lower than the current U.S. unemployment rate of 7.6%. The largest unemployment rate decrease in Wyoming … Continue Reading

Unattended Campfires A Persistent Threat

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Unattended campfires continue to plague fire managers on the Bridger Teton National Forest as conditions continue to dry out and the fire danger continues to rise.  Over the weekend, Teton Interagency Fire personnel had to douse … Continue Reading

Weather Service Warns Of Lightning Dangers

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This week, Wyoming marks Lightning Awareness Week; calling attention to what is probably the most deadly weather occurrence in the state, and certainly in this part of the state.  National Weather Service Severe Weather Warning Coordination Meteorologist Chris Jones says … Continue Reading

Bridger-Teton Names New Supervisor

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Clinton Kyhl, currently deputy forest supervisor of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest in central Washington State, has been named the new supervisor of the Bridger-Teton National Forest.  Kyhl replaces former Supervisor Jacque Buchanan who … Continue Reading

Power Rate Increase Here Still Unknown

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Customers of Idaho Power over the weekend were hit with a 12.5% rate increase – the fourth highest cost adjustment ever in Idaho – being blamed on a variety of factors.  However, Brian Tanabe of Lower Valley Energy serving Jackson Hole and parts of Sublette and Lincoln Counties says … Continue Reading

NRCS Offers Grants

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The Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Conservation Stewardship Program will provide about $175 million in funding for up to 12.6 million additional acres enrolled this year. Assistant State Conservationist Cheryl Grapes says although applications are accepted all year, … Continue Reading

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  • Hauling hay makes me consider ATVs - July 28, 2014
    In my days in the mountains, I’ve seen some horse wrecks that probably should have turned my hair gray prematurely. I’ve had horses go lame on me deep in the backcountry. And I’ve been awakened in the night to the sound of thundering hooves receding down the trail toward the trailer. None of those situations […]
  • Red Flag Warnings In Effect; Isolated Thunderstorms Possible Across Southeast Wyoming - July 25, 2014
    The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings for parts of central and south-central Wyoming through today.  With drier conditions and breezy to gusty winds, there is an increased risk for initiation and the spread of wild fires.  Temperatures will remain quite warm to hot, with highs in the 80′s to low 90′s for […]
  • Diapers weren’t a magic bullet for staying cool - July 25, 2014
    I promised you yesterday that I’d test a new product to see how well it works to keep you cool when the temperatures climb toward triple digits.   In case you missed it, yesterday I talked about seeing an ad on TV for a new type of training pants. The ad said, and I quote, […]
  • I’ll try anything to stay cool in the summer - July 24, 2014
    I recently saw an advertisement for a product that’s sure to be a big hit with outdoorsmen. Especially those of us who stomp around in the woods when the temperatures climb into the nineties. Last weekend, I found myself sitting in jeans, boots, a long-sleeved shirt and a cowboy hat at Cheyenne Frontier Days. While […]

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