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Intermountain Region Has New Chief

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The Intermountain Region of the US Forest Service has a new Regional Forester to replace Harv Forsgren who retired from that post on January 1st.  In a letter from Forest Service Chief Thomas Tidwell Friday, Nora Rasure was named to the post which supervises … Continue Reading

Post Offices Close Early Today

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Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds – but they do take Christmas and New Year’s Day off.  While mail will be delivered as normal on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, most retail locations will be closing as early as … Continue Reading

Lummis Accuses Forest of Secrecy

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Wyoming’s US Representative Cynthia Lummis says she finds it very concerning that a proposal to merge essentially four national forests under singular supervision is being made without the knowledge of the area’s federal lawmakers.  Lummis told Jackson Hole Radio News that … Continue Reading

Holiday Travel Up This Year

December 20, 2012 Jackson Hole, State of Idaho, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The holiday week is fast approaching and those planning on traveling over the holiday period will soon begin their trips.  AAA Auto Club is projecting 93.3 million Americans will go 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holidays, an increase of 1.6 percent over the people who traveled last year. Travel in the Rocky Mountain States … Continue Reading

IGBC Reviews Signage

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The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee concluded its annual winter meeting yesterday in Missoula, Montana after discussing a host of issues and activities involving the bear through the multi-state area.  IGBC Spokesman Gregg Losinski says the committee revisited the new signage that was implemented last summer and determined that they had been … Continue Reading

Travel Restrictions Outline On CTNF

December 14, 2012 Greater Yellowstone, State of Idaho, Swan Valley Comments Off
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Palisades Ranger District of Caribou-Targhee National Forest invokes its Winter Travel Regulations this weekend. Recreationists are being reminded to stop at the local Forest Service office or the Eastern Idaho Visitor Center in Idaho Falls and obtain information on the winter travel regulations showing areas they can or cannot go. Most of the Palisades District is … Continue Reading

IGBC Proposes Grizzly Hunting

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The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee wraps up its 3-day winter meeting today in Missoula, Montana.  Topping the committee’s agenda on the first day was the question of using regulated hunting as a management tool once the grizzly population in an ecosystem has recovered.  Spokesman Gregg Losinski says … Continue Reading

Trying A Merger On For Size?

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There may be no decision yet with regard to the proposal to merge the Caribou-Targhee and Bridger-Teton National Forests, but for a second time this year, an interim management arrangement involving the two forests places them under unified supervision.  With the retirement of Intermountain Regional Forester Harv Forsgren, … Continue Reading

IGBC Discusses Grizzly Hunting

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The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee begins its annual winter meeting in Missoula, Montana today to hear updates on efforts made to create a Grizzly Bear Conservation Fund, and to discuss an IGBC policy statement in support of regulated hunting as a method of management for grizzly bears in … Continue Reading

Island Park Ranger Office For Sale

December 11, 2012 Greater Yellowstone, State of Idaho Comments Off
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Caribou-Targhee National Forest has announced it is selling its administrative office in Island Park, claiming it is no longer needed for forest management there.  The Island Park District Office will be offered through … Continue Reading

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  • 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 […]
  • Pleasant Autumn Weather Expected - October 16, 2014
    Temperatures will be noticeably cooler and closer to average today due to a cool front that crossed through the state of Wyoming yesterday.  We can also expect partly to mostly cloudy skies and breezy winds today, but conditions will remain mainly dry.  Winds will gust between 15 to 25 mph.  Daytime highs will reach the […]

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