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Hardluck Fire

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.

Fire Danger Rating Goes High

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Federal and local fire authorities have elevated the fire rating in Grand Teton National Park, Bridger-Teton National Forest and throughout Teton County now to “high” as hot, dry weather continues.  Grand Teton National Park Fire Communication and Education Specialist Tracy Weaver explains that fire managers in Teton Interagency Fire elevate the fire danger based on several indices; such as … Continue Reading

Senator Enzi Says Sequestration To Be Revisited

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Hopefully it will be back to the drawing board for sequestration next session.  US Senator Mike Enzi of Wyoming says it is time to revisit the implementation of sequestration to accomplish what it was initially intended to do.  Enzi, who was visiting Jackson Hole Sunday and Monday, says while sequestration did cut federal spending, … Continue Reading

Fire Discovered Near Yellowstone’s South Entrance

YNP South Entrance

Yellowstone National Park is reporting a fire that started Monday afternoon about three miles east of the South Entrance.  The Snake Fire is now estimated to be about 40 acres in heavy timber, but little else is known about it.  Park Spokesman Al Nash says a helicopter crew from Grand Teton National Park was dispatched to check out what is there.  The fire is reported to be along the boundary between the Bridger-Teton National Forest and Yellowstone National Park.  Consequently, Firefighting efforts will be jointly managed by the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Grand Teton National Park, and Yellowstone National Park.

Lightning Fires Proliferate In Western Wyoming

Packer Creek

Firefighters are continuing their efforts to suppress the Packer Creek Fire about 28 miles north of Pinedale which flared up Friday afternoon as a latent result of a lightning strike earlier in the week.  Currently, more than 120 firefighting personnel are working on the ground, assisted by … Continue Reading

Steamboat Geyser Erupts After 8 Years Quiet

August 2, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Steamboat Geyser in Yellowstone National Park’s has erupted for the first time in more than eight years Wednesday night. The nine-minute blast sent steaming hot water an estimated 200 to 300 feet into the air. Its 7:30 pm eruption drew dozens of surprised onlookers. In the past, it’s gone as long as 50 years without a major event. In 1964, it erupted a record 29 times. The last blast came in 2005.

Bison Hunting Begins Soon

August 2, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Hunting season for bison on the National Elk Refuge is just around the corner.  The 2013 season begins just two weeks from now.  Spokesperson Lori Iverson says hunting seasons on the refuge are used as … Continue Reading

Vehicle vs.Wildlife Deaths Increase

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Wildlife deaths from vehicle collisions are on the rise in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. That’s according to records obtained by the group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. KUWR in Laramie spoke with the group’s executive director, Jeff Ruch, who told them … Continue Reading

Keep Priorities Straight In Back Country Emergencies

Rescue

Over the past month, there have been several cases in northwestern Wyoming of hikers becoming lost and hence, the subject of searches by local search and rescue groups.  Most were not prepared to spend an extended period of time out.  Michael Jarnevic is an Army Special Forces medic who says TV reality shows … Continue Reading

Fires In Region Cool

Emigrant Fire 07-29

The firefighting crews assigned to the Emigrant Fire in Park County, Montana just north of Yellowstone National Park have been reduced to 77 total today, and command of the 611 acre fire has been turned back to local authorities.  That fire continues to be … Continue Reading

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