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Fire Crews Dispatched To East Coast

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Through much of the summer, fire crews from across the nation poured into Wyoming and neighboring states to help suppress one of the worst fire seasons on record.  Now, some of those same crews are being mobilized to travel to the East Coast to assist with response to Hurricane Sandy.  Assistant Operations Director for the National Interagency Fire Center Steve Gage explains … Continue Reading

Pile Burns Under Way On Caribou-Targhee NF

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Fire crews have begun burning debris piles in multiple locations throughout in the Teton Basin and Palisades Ranger Districts of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest.  Piles have been built to clean up limbs and brush in camp grounds and other recreation and wood gathering sites.  Weather permitting, burning could extend … Continue Reading

Another Wolf Hunt Area Closes

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A second gray wolf hunt area in the Jackson region has closed due to the mortality quota having been reached yesterday.  A second and final wolf was killed in the Crystal Creek hunt management area – area 9 – which was closed by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department shortly after … Continue Reading

Local Gasoline Prices Don’t Follow National Trend

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While gasoline prices nationally are seeing a marked decline, the average price of that precious liquid in Jackson Hole is stubbornly hanging on excess of $3.84 per gallon of unleaded regular.  According to AAA Auto Club’s daily Fuel Gauge Report, the national average is now … Continue Reading

Prescribed Fire Postponed

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A prescribed fire by crews on the Caribou-Targhee National Forest in the Hill Creek area north of Darby Canyon has been delayed.   The Hill Creek Prescribed Fire Project is intended to burn approximately 30 to 50 percent of the 6,700 acres within the target area located about … Continue Reading

IPSSSDR Expanded

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The International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race is expanding its 2013 route to include Montana, Idaho and Utah along with its Wyoming venue.  Race Director Frank Teasley explains the move comes in an effort to challenge participants with some new terrain.  He says many of the sled dog races across the country and around the world set their courses, and … Continue Reading

WGA Reports Drought Forecast To Continue

October 5, 2012 State of Idaho, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Drought is likely to persist through December across much of the West, according to a regional Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook from the Western Governors’ Association and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration . WGA Chairman and Utah Governor Gary Herbert remarked that … Continue Reading

Idaho Authorities Seek Wounded Griz

October 5, 2012 Greater Yellowstone, State of Idaho Comments Off
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Idaho Fish and Game officials are concerned about a grizzly bear wounded two weeks ago in the Island Park area.  According to Spokesman Gregg Losinski a group of five hunters were in the process of retrieving a bull elk that had been shot during bow season there when they were … Continue Reading

Road Near Palisades Reservoir Closed

September 12, 2012 Greater Yellowstone, State of Idaho, Swan Valley Comments Off
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The Snake River-Calamity Road north of Palisade Reservoir will be closed from the junction with Gravel Flats Road to near the junction of  Bear Creek  due to construction there between now and late fall. Access to the Calamity area will be … Continue Reading

LOTAJA Competitor Dies

September 10, 2012 Jackson Hole, State of Idaho, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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One of the participants in the LOTOJA bicycle race into Jackson Saturday died as a result of an accident about eight miles south of town on Highway 89.  According to the Teton County Sheriff’s Office, 42 year-old Robert Verhaaren was from Mesa, Arizona was crossing a bridge over the Snake River when he … Continue Reading

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  • Pleasant Temperatures Expected; Thunderstorms Possible Across The West & Mountains - July 31, 2014
    Temperatures today will be warm and comfortable for many areas.  Expect highs in the mid 70′s to mid 80′s across western to eastern Wyoming, respectively.  Most of the state will be able to see some good sunshine today, especially through early afternoon.  Far western Wyoming and the state’s mountains will have a chance for developing […]
  • Towing with a half-ton - July 31, 2014
    I’ve been hauling horses with either a three-quarter-ton or a one-ton truck for about the past 10 years, and I’ve gotten kind of spoiled by the towing power of those old Ford diesels. Even with a heavy load cruising along behind me, I’d sometimes forget I was pulling a trailer. But when the F-350 started […]
  • Wyoming Law Enforcment To Particpate In Interstate Challenge - July 30, 2014
    Wyoming motorists will notice an extra law enforcement presence when driving on two of the country’s most highly traveled and dangerous interstates during a four-day enforcement campaign in early August.  The Wyoming Highway Patrol and law enforcement officials in 14 other states are joining together with a goal of zero deaths on Interstates 94 and […]
  • Mead Receives Endorsement Of Former Presidential Candidate - July 30, 2014
    Governor Mitt Romney announced his endorsement of Matt Mead’s re-election bid. “I’m honored to have Governor Romney’s endorsement,” said Governor Mead. “His support means a great deal to me in great part because of his leadership and integrity. As a former Governor, Mitt understands the importance of State leadership.  Wyoming has had to push back […]

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