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GYCC Committee Gets Arbor Day Award

Arbor Day

The Greater Yellowstone Whitebark Pine Committee is the recipient of a 2012 Arbor Day Award in honor of its contribution to tree planting, conservation and stewardship.  The Arbor Day Foundation announced Tuesday that … Continue Reading

Wyoming Grizzly Euthanized In Idaho

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Game officials from Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services along with assistance from Idaho Department of Fish & Game yesterday trapped and euthanized a three-year old female grizzly bear that had hibernated in Island Park, traveled to a subdivision near the Idaho/Wyoming border between Victor and Driggs, Idaho this spring, and … Continue Reading

What Do Grizzlies Eat?

Grizzly- Skaggs

A better understanding of food sources for the region’s grizzly bear population will be key to better ascertaining its recovery and eligibility for delisting.  That was the conclusion of bear managers gathered in Jackson Hole this week for the semi-annual meeting of the Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee.  A major concern, says spokesman Gregg Losinski is … Continue Reading

Whitebark Pine Recovery Agreement Made

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Federal land managers in the Greater Yellowstone Area have signed an interagency agreement to coordinate inventory, monitoring, and management of whitebark pine and explore new collaborative projects to help protect and restore the species throughout the region.  Spokesperson Mary Cernicek explains that … Continue Reading

Bear Experts Come To Jackson Hole

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The Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee is holding its spring meeting in Teton Village Wednesday and Thursday this week.  The Yellowstone ecosystem grizzly bear recovery area includes all of Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks, as well as portions of northwest Wyoming, eastern Idaho, and southwest Montana.  According to Subcommittee Spokesman Gregg Losinski, … Continue Reading

Summer Travel Begins On Caribou-Targhee

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Summer Travel Regulations went into effect Monday for the Palisades Ranger District of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest.  Local conditions are becoming suitable to support vehicle traffic on most roads and some trails without … Continue Reading

Fire Danger Normal Here

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This fire management region of the country will likely face generally normal fire potential over the next several months according to the report issued in early April by the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise.  The Eastern Great Basin Region typically has little significant fire potential in April according to … Continue Reading

TU Funds Teton River Project

April 13, 2012 Jackson Hole, State of Idaho, Teton Valley Comments Off
Trout Unlimited

The local chapter of Trout Unlimited has been granted funds from the national Embrace-A-Stream program intended by Trout Unlimited to fund grassroots conservation efforts.  The national Trout Unlimited organization has provided … Continue Reading

Disaster Drill In Teton County Idaho

April 11, 2012 State of Idaho, Teton County, Teton Valley Comments Off
Teton County

Emergency managers, volunteer agencies and first responders are participating in a full-scale two-day exercise in Eastern Idaho counties including Teton County.  The exercise is based on an earthquake scenario, and focuses on evacuations and caring for survivors of the simulated disaster. Eastern Idaho has … Continue Reading

Teens Arrested In Shoplifting Spree

April 9, 2012 State of Idaho, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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A string of shoplifting incidents Thursday led to charges against two Rigby, Idaho juveniles who had decided to use a part of their spring break in this manner.  Jackson Police Sergeant Cole Nethercott says altogether eight downtown businesses fell victim to the youths.  Altogether, … Continue Reading

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  • Hauling hay makes me consider ATVs - July 28, 2014
    In my days in the mountains, I’ve seen some horse wrecks that probably should have turned my hair gray prematurely. I’ve had horses go lame on me deep in the backcountry. And I’ve been awakened in the night to the sound of thundering hooves receding down the trail toward the trailer. None of those situations […]
  • Red Flag Warnings In Effect; Isolated Thunderstorms Possible Across Southeast Wyoming - July 25, 2014
    The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings for parts of central and south-central Wyoming through today.  With drier conditions and breezy to gusty winds, there is an increased risk for initiation and the spread of wild fires.  Temperatures will remain quite warm to hot, with highs in the 80′s to low 90′s for […]
  • Diapers weren’t a magic bullet for staying cool - July 25, 2014
    I promised you yesterday that I’d test a new product to see how well it works to keep you cool when the temperatures climb toward triple digits.   In case you missed it, yesterday I talked about seeing an ad on TV for a new type of training pants. The ad said, and I quote, […]
  • I’ll try anything to stay cool in the summer - July 24, 2014
    I recently saw an advertisement for a product that’s sure to be a big hit with outdoorsmen. Especially those of us who stomp around in the woods when the temperatures climb into the nineties. Last weekend, I found myself sitting in jeans, boots, a long-sleeved shirt and a cowboy hat at Cheyenne Frontier Days. While […]

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