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Russell's Camp Fire (Courtesy of inciweb)
Russell's Camp Fire (Courtesy of inciweb)
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Management Team Takes Over Russell’s Camp Fire

A Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team B took over management of the Russell’s Camp Fire Tuesday.  The incident continues to utilize local resources, which includes multiple crews, numerous engines and two Helitac modules. Additional resources

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(Courtesy of Medicine Bow National Forest)
(Courtesy of Medicine Bow National Forest)
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Fire Restrictions Announced

Stage I fire restrictions went into effect on the Medicine Bow National Forest and Thunder Basin National Grassland as of midnight on June 14, 2012.  Restrictions are necessary to protect public health and safety as well as natural and cultural resources.

Record low snowpack in addition to an early and unseasonably warm, dry spring have prompted the restrictions.  This decision, which was made in coordination with the Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Forestry Division as well as Albany and Carbon Counties, follows the implementation of fire restrictions last we

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Cow Camp Fire (Courtesy of Medicine Bow National Forest)
Cow Camp Fire (Courtesy of Medicine Bow National Forest)
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Cow Camp Fire Grows To 3500 Acres

Burning in grass, brush and mixed conifer, the Cow Camp Fire in North Albany County continues to grow and is now estimated at over 3,500 acres. It continues to be driven by swirling winds, dry fuels and above average temperatures.

The fire is approximately five miles southeast of Laramie Peak and is currently burning on the Medicine Bow National Forest and private lands.  State lands are also in close proximity.

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Ryan Park Campground Tree Planting (Courtesy of U.S. Forest Service)
Ryan Park Campground Tree Planting (Courtesy of U.S. Forest Service)
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Forest Tree Planting Project Underway [AUDIO]

Tree planting is in full swing in the Brush Creek-Hayden Ranger District of the Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest. Amy Richards has a report. May 11 is the last day that artwork from the 29th annual Conservation Stamp Art Competition can be seen at the Wyoming Game and Fish Department Headquarters in Cheyenne, according to Game and Fish spokesman Al Nash. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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Beetle Infestation (Courtesy of Black Hills National Forest)
Beetle Infestation (Courtesy of Black Hills National Forest)
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Mountain Pine Beetle Update

Some of Wyoming's forests, including the Medicine Bow National Forest, are seeing a let up of the Mountain Pine Beetle infestation. Les Koch, Forest Health Specialist with the Wyoming State Forestry Division says the reason the  infestation is declining in some areas is because they have run out of trees to kill.

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Jim Robinson- Wyoming Economic Analysis Division
Jim Robinson- Wyoming Economic Analysis Division
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Teton County Most Expensive [AUDIO]

Summer-like temperatures and low snowpack have opened many roads in the Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests, but other roads are still closed, so visitors should check ahead of time to make sure the roads they want to use are open. Amy Richards has details. According to the latest Wyoming Comparative Cost of Living Index, Teton County remains the most expensive place to live in Wyoming, mostly due to high housing costs. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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(Courtesy U-S Forest Service)
(Courtesy U-S Forest Service)
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Medicine Bow National Forest Urges Visitor Safety

A spokesman for the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest is reminding spring visitors  to take a few precautions when they visit. Larry Sandoval says one big concern is the large number of trees that have been killed by the Mountain Pine Beetle infestation. He says such trees are prone to falling unexpecte

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(Getty/Christopher Furlong)
(Getty/Christopher Furlong)
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Australian Company to Generate Natural Gas [AUDIO]

An Australian company wants to generate natural gas from underground coal seams in Wyoming. Business Reporter Sharon Fain has details. The Laramie Ranger District of the Medicine Bow National Forest is planning a prescribed burn on the South Fork of Mill Creek. Amy Richards reports. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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The Snowy Range on July 2. (© J. Green/@modestholdings)
The Snowy Range on July 2. (© J. Green/@modestholdings)
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Call Before Camping In the Medicine Bow Forest [AUDIO]

Forest service personnel in the Medicine Bow National Forest continue to assess conditions on the forest from Monday Nights storm. Rick Cooksey, Deputy Forest Supervisor, says you should call to find out what's open and check the weather before you head out. A new gas pipeline exploded in a remote area in northeastern Wyoming, Doug Randall has the details. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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Medicine Bow National (U-S Forest Service)
Medicine Bow National (U-S Forest Service)
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Forest Service Decision Faces Legal Challenge [AUDIO]

A US Forest Service decision to allow motorcycles and dirt bikes along a trail in the Medicine Bow National Forest is facing a court challenge from environmental groups. Deborah Smith of Wyoming News Service has details. A Cody company that manufactures opiates is expanding their operations. Amy Richards has a report. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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