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Wildfires Becoming More Numerous

Hardluck Fire

A surveillance flight by Bridger-Teton National Forest discovered a fire on the neighboring Shoshone National Forest Saturday which is burning on a ridge in the Washakie Wilderness north of Togwotee Pass.  Fire Management Officer Tim Klukas says the “Hardluck Fire” is burning in lodgepole pine and spruce fir with … Continue Reading

Emigrant Fire Now 350 Acres

07-22 Emigrant Fire

Gallatin National Forest Officials say the Emigrant Fire north of Yellowstone has grown to approximately 350 acres now.  The fire is actively burning the large ground fuels in the area, and single and group tree torching has … Continue Reading

Sage Grouse Fall Victim to West Nile Virus

July 23, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Sage-grouse

All Wyomingites, especially landowners, are again being asked to assist in the management of the state’s sage grouse populations this summer by immediately reporting dead sage grouse to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department so they can be tested for West Nile Virus. Past research has shown … Continue Reading

YNP Identifies Fisherman Who Drowned

fisherman

Yellowstone National Park officials have identified the man who lost his footing and drowned while fishing in the Yellowstone River last week.  73 year-old Ernest Trim of Ennis, Montana had been … Continue Reading

Emigrant Fire Grows To 250 Acres

07-22 Emigrant Fire

Gallatin National Forest Officials say the Emigrant Fire north of Yellowstone has grown to approximately 250 acres now.  The fire is actively burning the large ground fuels in the area, and single and group tree torching has … Continue Reading

Paradise Valley Fire Blamed On Lightning

Emigrant Peak Fire

Forest officials say it was lightning that started the fire on Emigrant Peak north of Yellowstone National Park which now involves an estimated 30 acres of mostly dead and down timber.  While the fire was reported about 11:00 am Sunday, thunderstorms that rolled through the area Wednesday … Continue Reading

New Key Staffers Introduced At Elk Refuge

National Elk Refuge

The National Elk Refuge has introduced two recently-appointed staff members who now fill vacancies considered critical to refuge operations. Cris Dippel has been selected as the new Deputy Refuge Manager of the National Elk Refuge and … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Rangers Recover The Bodies of Two Park Visitors

Electric Peak

Two men died this week in separate, unrelated recreational activities in Yellowstone National Park.  A 73-year-old man from southwest Montana has died inside the park after losing his footing while fishing.  The man, whose name is being withheld pending notification of family members, was … Continue Reading

Mudslide Closes US Highway

mudslide

A heavy rainstorm and mudslide closed US Highway 89 north of Yellowstone for a time last night.  According to reports, four to ten feet of mud and debris covered the roadway 16 miles north of Gardiner, Montana causing the road to be … Continue Reading

Unattended Campfires Still A Problem

fire ban

Fire danger in the northwestern corner of the state remains moderate while fire conditions not far to the south or to the west are much more tenuous.  Daily showers and higher overnight humidity have contributed to the continued moderation of fire conditions – but … Continue Reading

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  • 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 […]
  • Start honing your archery skills now - July 23, 2014
    Don’t just let that bow sit in the closet or out in the garage all summer. Dust off the case, take the bow out and get some practice. There are dozens of archery ranges around the state where you can practice shooting in the off season. If you don’t know where the one closest to […]

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