• Lighting, building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, barbecue or grill is allowed only at designated recreation sites such as established campgrounds or picnic areas. Use of portable stoves and lanterns using gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel, or use of a fully enclosed sheepherder type stove with a spark arrester screen is permitted.
Chris Tanner speaks with Duke Dance about how SVMC is preparing for an expected influx of travelers associated with the solar eclipse.
The Bridger Teton National Forest area closure issued August 7, 2017 remains in effect. Forest users are reminded to be alert for heavy vehicle traffic from firefighters on narrow roads and to stay out of the closure area.
Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado and Republican Gov. Matt Mead of Wyoming told Zinke earlier this year they opposed any changes that would move “from a habitat-management model to one that sets population objectives for the states.”
The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning in southeastern Idaho. Predicted high winds and thunderstorms will create critical fire conditions, which means new fire starts are possible, and any fires that are already burning will expand rapidly. (Photo provided by Bureau of Land Management)
Fires in Oregon, Montana, Idaho and even Canada are contributing to the smoky skies in Star Valley this week.
The Teton County Sheriff’s Office, the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, Wyoming Game and Fish Department and Teton County Wyoming Emergency Management are conducting an investigation of Gerald M. Bullinger who is believed to be armed and possibly dangerous.
“Plague is a serious bacterial infection that can be deadly for people and for animals, including pets, if not treated promptly with antibiotics,” said Dr. Alexia Harrist, state epidemiologist and active state health officer with WDH. “The disease can be transmitted to humans from ill animals and by fleas coming from infected animals.” (Photo: Shauna Stephenson)
Due to weather and fuel conditions the Idaho Falls District Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has moved into High Fire Danger. While the Caribou-Targhee National Forest is still in Moderate Fire Danger, it is important to practice the same care with fire while on the Forest lands.
Temperatures are expected to be in the mid to upper ’80’s for the next five days according to the National Weather Service. (Photo: The Henry’s Creek fire was one of many wildfires that took place in the region in 2016.)