Big Horn National Forest

Fire managers flew a reconnaissance flight yesterday morning to determine where lightning may have ignited fires between Story and Powder River Pass. The flights reported the Lick Creek Fire is holding and no new starts were detected. With hotter–drier weather forecast for the weekend–holdover lightning fires may emerge. Fire managers will locate the fires–and set…

On the evening of July 30th–firefighters were looking for two reported fires in northern portion of the Bighorn National Forest. It was determined that there is likely only one fire–named the Lick Creek fire. It is currently four acres in size, burning in heavy timber fuels. Approximately 15 firefighters using All Terrain Vehicles and one…

An audio version of this news available here. The Casper Star Tribune reports a new poll of Wyoming voters has placed multimillionaire investor Foster Friess at the top of the Republican field for governor. However, that lead comes with an asterisk. Wyoming Treasurer Mark Gordon trailed Friess by only one point, and with a margin…

An audio version of this news available here. Wildlife managers with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department have euthanized a black bear that has been feeding on hotdogs and other human food at the Sibley Lake campground in the Bighorn National Forest. The 4- to 5-year-old male bear was trapped and euthanized on Sunday morning.…


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