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Western Governors Worry About Drought

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The Western Governors’ Association is again voicing concerns about the persistent drought conditions over the western states documented in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s “Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook.”  The WGA points out that … Continue Reading

Jackson Lake Draw-down Begins In Earnest

Jackson Lake Dam

Representatives of the Bureau of Reclamation are visiting with National Park and National Forest officials and fishing and river rafting interests by phone today as the drafting of water from Jackson Lake has begun in earnest over the past 48 hours.  Reclamation Water Operations Manager Mike Beus of the Minidoka Project says as the fields are drying out more downstream, … Continue Reading

No Fire Restrictions Yet In NW Wyoming

BLM Fire Restrictions

Some counties in eastern Wyoming have implemented fire restrictions in time for the Independence Day holiday, but none have been imposed in either Yellowstone or Grand Teton National Park, on the Bridger-Teton National Forest, or within Teton County.  Due to dry conditions and an elevated fire danger, … Continue Reading

Park Promotes Barn Art

Moulton Barn

Grand Teton National Park has partnered with the Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum and the T.A. Moulton Barn Centennial Celebration committee to stage a public art exhibition titled “A Nickel for the Barn.” Artists, poets, and photographers of all ages, abilities and disciplines are invited to … Continue Reading

Cause Of Climber’s Death Still Sought

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Results of an autopsy on the body of a Colorado Springs climber who died late last week after falling through snow and into a moat are not yet available.  However, it now appears that 55 year-old Gary Miller most likely died of hypothermia.  Teton County Coroner Kiley Campbell says there was not significant evidence of … Continue Reading

Personal Fireworks Banned In Teton County

Fireworks

It is virtually impossible to approach Teton County from any direction without seeing the seasonal fireworks outlets doing a land-office business prior to the Independence Day holiday.  However, once you cross into Teton County, Wyoming, the personal use of pyrotechnics is strictly prohibited. Fire Marshal Kathy Clay says … Continue Reading

Linx Expands Service

Linx

For the third consecutive summer, the Linx Regional Transportation Cooperative is providing affordable public transportation inside Yellowstone National Park and to and from its gateway communities. The Linx Bus in Yellowstone pilot demonstration has been expanded beyond the Park’s South Loop to include … Continue Reading

Unattended Campfires A Persistent Threat

Smokey-Campfire

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

NOAA

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

Enzi Joins Calls For NPS Coins

Enzi

U.S. Senators Mike Enzi of Wyoming and Mark R. Warner of Virginia have introduced bipartisan legislation to authorize the minting of coins to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the National Park Service. The bill would … Continue Reading

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  • Lexus makes a darn fine off-road SUV - April 21, 2014
    When you think about the absolute best off-road SUV, the first name that comes to mind is probably not Lexus. But Lexus has one that might change your opinion. I drove an absolutely incredible SUV a few weeks ago. The LX570 is a Lexus, so it had all the fancy bells and whistles you’d expect […]
  • Warmer on Friday, But Showers & Thunderstorms Are Expected For Parts of Wyoming - April 18, 2014
    Temperatures will be warm today, with highs mostly rising to the 60′s and 70′s statewide (slightly cooler across the western valleys and higher terrain).  Expect rain showers and thunderstorms to move into the western third of the state, while the rest of Wyoming see sunshine into this afternoon.  Scattered rain showers and pop-up thunderstorms will […]
  • A lunar eclipse, and me without my camera - April 18, 2014
    Monday night, or more accurately early Tuesday morning, there was a total lunar eclipse. And being the experienced nature photographer I am, you’d think I was ready with my camera. But you’d be wrong. The last total lunar eclipse visible in Wyoming was way back in 2009, if I’m not mistaken. So I’ve been looking […]
  • Enzi Opens Campaign HQ in Cheyenne - April 17, 2014
    U.S. Senator Mike Enzi opened his official campaign headquarters in Cheyenne on Wednesday. Wyoming’s senior senator is seeking his fourth term in the Senate. There were rumors last year that Enzi would retire at the end of his current term and he admits it is something he thought about. “Anytime anybody’s getting ready to go […]