All posts by Jake Nichols

  • THE BUZZ 3: Red Flag Summer

    Wildfires continue to plague western Wyoming. Cliff Creek Fire JACKSON HOLE, WY – For 10 days now Jacksonites have awoken to a smoke-filled valley and a habit of casting a wary glance to the southwestern horizon each...

    • Posted July 26, 2016
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  • THEM ON US

    Pizza party JACKSON HOLE, WY – Planet Jackson Hole and Pinky G’s Pizza were mentioned in USA Today recently. The local pizzeria was recognized for its New York-style slices and the fact it was visited by food TV...

    • Posted July 26, 2016
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  • Fire Update: Cliff Behaving, Lava Lurking

    Jackson Hole, Wyo – The Cliff Creek Fire continues to advance slowly to the northeast into the Gros Ventre Wilderness where Bridger-Teton officials are content to let it burn to clear out old beetle-killed stands. Over the...

    • Posted July 25, 2016
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  • Day 8: Fighting Fire with Fire

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Where there’s smoke, there’s a firefighter. With calmer winds today, fire managers will attempt burnouts along perimeter containment lines in an attempt to rob the Cliff Creek Fire of fuels as it approaches...

    • Posted July 24, 2016
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  • Exum Guide Falls to His Death

    Jackson Hole, WY – UPDATE…July 24, 7:40 p.m. After interviewing members of the party with Gary Falk, an investigation has revealed more details on the Exum guide’s fatal fall. Falk had guided four clients to a successful...

    • Posted July 23, 2016
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  • Wildfire Coaxed East

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Tony DeMasters has his orders from forest officials as far as what authorities at Bridger-Teton hope to accomplish with the Cliff Creek Fire. DeMasters is the Incident Commander for the Type 2 team,...

    • Posted July 23, 2016
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  • Stubborn Fire Hangs On

    Firefighters need a break… in the weather. JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Wildland firefighters continue to protect structures in Granite Creek as the Cliff Creek Fire grew to 11,534 acres mostly up toward Deer Ridge via Shoal Creek drainage...

    • Posted July 22, 2016
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  • Firefighters hold the line at Granite

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – A heroic effort has thus far kept flames from the Cliff Creek Fire from getting into Granite Creek. The fire has now grown to 10,118 acres and is moving primarily up the Shoal...

    • Posted July 21, 2016
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  • Barker Bolts School

    COO of TCSD No. 1 will step away at the end of the year. JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Brad Barker confirmed today that he intends to step away from his post as chief operating officer for Teton...

    • Posted July 20, 2016
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  • Fire Growth Slows

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Firefighters gained a bit of an upper hand on the Cliff Creek Fire yesterday. The blaze advanced NNW from 6,700 acres to 7,671 total acres. Structure protection in Granite Creek and Bondurant (in...

    • Posted July 20, 2016
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