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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

BPA Eyes Rate Increases

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Bonneville Power Administration, the wholesale power supplier for Lower Valley Energy, announced last week that it is considering a 9.6 percent average wholesale power rate increase to compensate for reduced revenue expectations from surplus power sales resulting from low natural gas prices.  The company is also proposing … Continue Reading

Postal Deadlines Approach

December 7, 2012 Jackson Hole, State of Idaho, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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If you are planning on sending Christmas Cheer through the mail in the form of packages or cards, the US Post Office advises there are some deadlines to be sure the items arrive in time.  Items being sent priority or first class overseas to the military or other international recipients need to be … Continue Reading

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  • Wyoming Sees Increase in Whooping Cough - July 22, 2014
    With continued growth in reported pertussis (whooping cough) cases this year, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is encouraging awareness of the disease and vaccination to help protect vulnerable residents, especially infants. Forty-three pertussis cases have been reported to WDH so far this year, compared to a total of 76 in 2013, 59 in 2012, […]
  • Digital age flattens the learning curve - July 22, 2014
    If you’re thinking you want to get some photographic evidence of the time you spend outdoors, now’s a great time to buy a camera. The prices on digital cameras has fallen a lot since I started shooting, and there are some fantastic cameras out there for very decent prices. I’m not a big fan of […]
  • Hot and Mostly Sunny - July 21, 2014
    Temperatures will stay hot for today with only a small chance of a few gusty thunderstorms in the east.  Temperatures for eastern Wyoming will be a few degrees cooler but still very warm on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Tuesday looks to be generally dry as well.
  • It’s true — kids say some weird stuff - July 21, 2014
    An e-mail I got the other day highlighted some of the things an anonymous mother from Texas learned from her kids. Things like, “If you hook a dog leash over a ceiling fan, the motor isn’t strong enough to rotate a 42-pound boy wearing Batman underwear and a Superman cape. It is strong enough, however, […]

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