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After 11 Years, Longest-Migrating Mule Deer Dies in Wyoming’s Red Desert

 

Press Release

University of Wyoming

 

A Wyoming mule deer that migrated farther than any other deer known to science has died. Deer 255’s life of migrations ended in the Red Desert of Wyoming, about 200 miles from her most recent summer range in Jackson Hole. She was 10 years and 10 months old.

Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests to implement developed recreation site fee changes

 

Public input contributed to the final fee package, with multiple changes made to the original proposal. 

 

Press Release

USDA Forest Service

Public Affairs: Aaron Voos

 

After two years of development, review, and public input, the Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests have finalized new and increased fees at 89 developed recreation sites. 

Retired Air Traffic Controller sees retired airmail beacon

By Mike Armstrong

Reporter, Carbon County Comet

 

Boyd Simpson, a Hanna resident and historian buff, knew his uncle, a retired air flight controller, was coming to town in the coming week, so he wanted to find the foundation for airplane beacons he knew was near the town.

Continuation of aerial cheatgrass spraying to occur on Forest in Albany County

Forest Service Press Release    

Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland

 

The Devil’s Comet Makes a once in a Lifetime Visit to our Corner of the Universe

By K.J. Schricker

Reporter, Carbon County Comet

 

Comet 12P Pons-Brooks is gracing the northern skies this month for stargazers and amateur astronomers alike. Better-equipped astronomers and observatories have been able to see it for the past six months. It was last seen in 1954 over 70 years ago.

Researchers Find Energy Development and Tree Encroachment Impact Wyoming Pronghorn

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University of Wyoming

 

Pronghorns congregate in the Adobe Town area of Wyoming’s Red Desert. A new analysis involving a UW researcher shows that many pronghorn herds in the state are experiencing long-term declines in fawn production, primarily a result of oil and gas development and encroachment of trees. (Jacob Hennig Photo)

Saratoga Friends of the Library Offers Free Eclipse Viewing Gear and Telescopes for Spectacular April Skies

By Connie Patterson 

Carbon County Comet Contributor

 

Saratoga Friends of the Library has free offerings of eclipse viewing glasses as well as telescopes available to check out so local astronomy enthusiasts can make the most of rare events happening in April skies. 

BLM proposes stronger greater sage-grouse conservation plans

Press Release    

Bureau of Land Management National Grassland

 

Year three of prescribed burning planned in Upton/Osage area

Press Release    

Aaron Voos, Public Affairs Specialist, Forest Service

Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests & Thunder Basin National Grassland

 

Forest Service is Hiring Entry-level Wildland Firefighters

Press Release    

USFS Rocky Mountain Regional Office

 

Nineteen events are scheduled to recruit local talent for 50 positions.

The Rocky Mountain Region of the USDA Forest Service is hiring 50 entry-level, permanent seasonal wildland firefighters to work on engine, hotshot, helitack, and handcrews across forests and grasslands in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming.

Parihelion Phenomena

By K.J. Schricker    

Reporter, Carbon County Comet

 

Looking at the sky has been a human fascination for time immemorial. Sun, air, temperature, and water can cause some of the most divine artwork on the sky.

Water in the air commonly causes rainbows that we see arching across the sky but what happens when the prismatic effects of water are blended with the crystalline structures of ice?

A successful poker run

By Mike Armstrong    

Reporter, Carbon County Comet

 

There is a fundraiser that just celebrated its 24th year. This event is held each February in memory of a local resident, Ben Romious, age 21, who was killed in an avalanche while snowmobiling on Battle Pass near Battle Lake in January 1998.

Cory Nunn, one of the main organizers who is with Search and Rescue, said the poker run this year was successful.

UW Researcher Learns How Nectar-Laden Honey Bees Avoid Overheating

Press Release

University of Wyoming

 

Honey bees carrying nectar have the remarkable ability to adjust their flight behavior to avoid overheating when air temperatures increase, according to research led by a University of Wyoming scientist.

UW’s WORTH Initiative Releases Report on Economic Benefits of Outdoor Recreation in Wyoming

Press Release

University of Wyoming

 

The Wyoming Outdoor Recreation, Tourism and Hospitality (WORTH) Initiative at the University of Wyoming, in partnership with the Wyoming Outdoor Recreation Office, released a report indicating that, in 2022, Wyoming’s outdoor recreation industry contributed more to the state’s gross domestic product than all but three states nationwide.

Members Needed on the Greater Rocky Mountain Resource Advisory Committee

Press Release   

Aaron Voos, Public Relations US Forest Service

 

Pole Mountain seasonal road closures begin February 1

Press Release   

Aaron Voos, Public Relations US Forest Service

 

Annual, seasonal road closures on the Pole Mountain unit will go into effect Feb. 1, 2024 to protect resources in the Medicine Bow National Forest. 

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