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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

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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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  • Cowboy Basketball Releases Schedule for 2014-2015 Season - July 31, 2014
    The University of Wyoming men’s basketball team announced the Cowboys’ 2014-15 slate Thursday. The Pokes will contest 11 games against teams that participated in the postseason last year, including 13 matchups versus teams with 20 or more wins and eight games with teams ranked in the nation’s top 30. 2014-2015 University of Wyoming Men’s Basketball […]
  • Video of Candidate Forums Available Online - July 31, 2014
    Video of League of Women Voters forums for 2014 candidates for Secretary of State, Superintendent of Public Instruction and Governor are available online. The forums for Secretary of State and Superintendent were recorded on July 28, and the forum for gubernatorial candidates was recorded on July 29. Both were in the Laramie County Commission hearing room in Cheyenne and were moderated by […]
  • Pleasant Temperatures Expected; Thunderstorms Possible Across The West & Mountains - July 31, 2014
    Temperatures today will be warm and comfortable for many areas.  Expect highs in the mid 70′s to mid 80′s across western to eastern Wyoming, respectively.  Most of the state will be able to see some good sunshine today, especially through early afternoon.  Far western Wyoming and the state’s mountains will have a chance for developing […]
  • Towing with a half-ton - July 31, 2014
    I’ve been hauling horses with either a three-quarter-ton or a one-ton truck for about the past 10 years, and I’ve gotten kind of spoiled by the towing power of those old Ford diesels. Even with a heavy load cruising along behind me, I’d sometimes forget I was pulling a trailer. But when the F-350 started […]

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