Yellowstone National Park reported two new fire starts in the park’s back country yesterday – believed to be the results of recent lightning strikes. The Alum Fire is several miles west of Mud Volcano near Mary Lake while the Alder Fire is located on The Promontory at the south end of Yellowstone Lake. Park officials say … Continue Reading
Xanterra Parks and Resorts Inc., the concessioner operating lodges, restaurants and other services in Yellowstone National Park, has been named the concessioner for Glacier National Park now as well. The new contract takes effect in January and will be effective for … Continue Reading
This is the second summer the Wyoming Game and Fish Department has been conducting Aquatic Invasive Species Inspections throughout the state, with one of those sites very evident north of Jackson for those boaters heading north into the National Park. Game and Fish Spokesman Ray Hageman says the number of boats inspected have … Continue Reading
Huckleberries are a special treat in this part of Wyoming, but people aren’t the only ones looking for the wild berries – bears love them, too. Wildlife biologist Erin Edge with Defenders of Wildlife says surprise encounters aren’t good for either party, so berry hunters need to be … Continue Reading
Cooler, wetter weather has led to reduced fire activity on the Snake Fire located just east of the south entrance to Yellowstone National Park. Firefighters are still monitoring the fire behavior, and will bring in additional firefighting resources if needed. Crews completed plans for … Continue Reading
There was no significant growth on the Snake Fire near Yellowstone’s South Entrance Thursday. 25 firefighters aided by one helicopter and one wildland fire engine continue to monitor that fire as it is allowed to burn naturally for its resource benefits. South of Jackson near the Rim in Sublette County, the Packer Fire is now 65 percent contained at 401 acres. Both of these fires were caused by lightning strikes last week.
The Snake Fire near Yellowstone’s South Entrance has grown in its first couple days. Aerial reconnaissance and ground observations show a very spotty burn within a 200 acre perimeter. An Incident Command Post has been set up at Grant Village to support firefighting efforts. Firefighters were deployed to … Continue Reading
The Snake Fire near Yellowstone’s South Entrance has grown in the last 24 hours. Aerial reconnaissance and subsequent analysis conducted Tuesday night on the fire show a very spotty burn within a 190 acre perimeter. An Incident Command Post has been set up at Grant Village to support firefighting efforts. Firefighters were deployed to protect … Continue Reading
Firefighters from Bridger-Teton National Forest, Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park are joining efforts to suppress a fire that flared up Monday afternoon near the South Entrance of Yellowstone. The Snake Fire is located three miles east of the entrance station and … Continue Reading
The Hardluck fire north of Togwotee Mountain Pass is now estimated to involve 10,308 acres and continues to be managed for its resource benefits deep in the Washakie Wilderness. The fire is burning primarily in litter and understory. Fire monitors there say the outlook for warmer and drier weather along with increased winds is leading them to anticipate active fire growth. The Moose Fire in Grand Teton National Park’s back country also continues to burn as a managed fire and is now estimated to involve 2½ acres.
Warmer on Friday, But Showers & Thunderstorms Are Expected For Parts of Wyoming - April 18, 2014 Temperatures will be warm today, with highs mostly rising to the 60′s and 70′s statewide (slightly cooler across the western valleys and higher terrain). Expect rain showers and thunderstorms to move into the western third of the state, while the rest of Wyoming see sunshine into this afternoon. Scattered rain showers and pop-up thunderstorms will […]
A lunar eclipse, and me without my camera - April 18, 2014 Monday night, or more accurately early Tuesday morning, there was a total lunar eclipse. And being the experienced nature photographer I am, you’d think I was ready with my camera. But you’d be wrong. The last total lunar eclipse visible in Wyoming was way back in 2009, if I’m not mistaken. So I’ve been looking […]
Enzi Opens Campaign HQ in Cheyenne - April 17, 2014 U.S. Senator Mike Enzi opened his official campaign headquarters in Cheyenne on Wednesday. Wyoming’s senior senator is seeking his fourth term in the Senate. There were rumors last year that Enzi would retire at the end of his current term and he admits it is something he thought about. “Anytime anybody’s getting ready to go […]
Back to normal at the trap range - April 17, 2014 By some strange luck, I shot really well last week in our trap league. But last night, I didn’t do so well. Not even close. The thing about shooting trap is that you’re bound to have good rounds once in a while. Those good nights give you hope that you’re improving. For some people, that […]
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