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Bear Managers Meet This Week

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The Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee holds its fall meeting tomorrow and Thursday in Bozeman, Montana.  The group is made up of multiple agencies that are responsible for … Continue Reading

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

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  • Very Mild And Windy Through Saturday, Cooler On Sunday - October 24, 2014
    High pressure will continue to be the main weather feature today and Saturday.  Expect minimal cloudiness and mainly dry weather conditions across much of the state.   Winds, however, will be strong today with gusts as high as 50 mph across wind prone areas.   Temperatures will also stay very mild and about 15 to 20 degrees […]
  • A hunt with no disasters isn’t as much fun - October 24, 2014
    Not long ago, I saw a message on one of the hunting blogs I like to read. The writer wanted hunters to send in accounts of disasters they’d had in the field. I bet he got swamped with emails. Every hunter I know has had at least one calamity in the woods. If you hunt, […]
  • Windy At Times Today, Unseasonably Mild Through Saturday - October 23, 2014
    As high pressure strengthens, warmer air from southwestern portions of the nation will move into the region today.  Conditions will also stay mainly dry throughout much of the state, but winds will be strong and gusty.  Parts of I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) and I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) could see gusting as high as […]
  • My new used truck may be the death of me - October 23, 2014
    Not long ago, I brought home a 1994 Ford F-250. It’s not much to look at, but it’s even worse to drive. About the only things it has going for it are that it’s mechanically sound, and it’s technically a vehicle. I’ve named it Clunk, for good reason. When you shift it into either drive […]

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