Little Bob Lake Fire now at 1,300 acres; Tribal Hunting begins Thursday, caution advised

(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – Tribal hunting season on the Wind River Indian Reservation begins tomorrow on Thursday, August 27, 2015. Due to the tall grass present from a wet spring and early summer, theWind River Agency cautions hunters in driving any vehicle off of established roads. “We have experienced several recent fires caused simply by vehicles parked in the tall grass,” said Fire Information Officer Karl Brauneis in a news release today. “It is also a good fire prevention idea to carry an ax, bucket and shovel with you while out hunting.”

Local woman earns national NWS award for her decades of weather data collection

Recognizing 39 years of service to America, NOAA’s National Weather Service has named Maggie Campbell of Lander, WY, a 2015 recipient of the agency’s John Campanius Holm Award for outstanding service in the Cooperative Weather Observer Program. The award is the agency’s second most prestigious and only 25 are presented this year to a selective group of exceptionally dedicated cooperative weather observers from around the country.