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Wolf Delisting In Wyoming Nears

Gov Wolf Meeting

A sort of summit between Wyoming Governor Matt Mead, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and US Fish and Wildlife Director Dan Ashe yesterday has resulted in an agreement in principle leading to the de-listing of wolves in Wyoming.  Salazar told reporters that it was an historic day, and with the resolution of a few details, … Continue Reading

Man Killed By Bear Identified

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Yellowstone National Park officials have identified Wednesday’s victim of the grizzly bear attack as 57-year-old Brian Matayoshi of Torrance, California.  Park Superintendent Dan Wenk says Matayoshi and his wife Marylyn were returning on the Wapiti Lake Trail to their car when … Continue Reading

Bear Attack Investigation Continues

Bear Warning

A 57-year-old visitor to Yellowstone National Park has died during an encounter with a grizzly bear Wednesday morning.  Park Spokesman Al Nash says the incident occurred on the Wapiti Lake trail, located east of the Grand Loop Road just south of Canyon Village.  Nash says the husband and wife couple … Continue Reading

Calamity Road Reopens

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The Closure Order of the Calamity Road and immediate slide area on the northern end of Palisades Reservoir, in place since the end of April, has been terminated now.  Access across the Palisades dam is allowed beginning today. The area, known as … Continue Reading

Sen. Enzi Seeks Biennial Budgeting

June 29, 2011 KJAX 93.3FM, KMTN 96.9FM, KZJH 95.3FM, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi has introduced the “Biennial Appropriations Act” which would require Congress and the President to use biennial budgeting, much like Wyoming does. This, Enzi says, would allow Congress more time to … Continue Reading

Light Bulb Law Raises Concerns

June 27, 2011 KJAX 93.3FM, KMTN 96.9FM, KZJH 95.3FM, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Light Bulb

The end to those familiar pear-shaped light bulbs on store shelves since Thomas Edison developed the technology is not far away now.  A federal law would ban the sale of incandescent light bulbs beginning in 2012.  For many, that will complicate things as … Continue Reading

Washout Closes YNP Road

Lamar Valley

Washout Causes Temporary Road Closure in Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley, Crews are working to repair a section of road in the northeast section of Yellowstone National Park that has been damaged by high water.  Rushing waters at the confluence between the Lamar River and Soda Butte Creek have undercut a 30-foot section of the eastbound lane of the park’s Northeast Entrance road just west … Continue Reading

Gasoline Prices Inch Down

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Gas prices around Teton County have been falling noticeably this week.  Currently, Motor Trend’s survey of prices in the valley averages $3.69 per gallon ranging from the lowest price for unleaded regular of $3.62 to the highest price of $3.79.  Gasoline in Teton Valley … Continue Reading

Barrasso Confronts USFWS

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There’s still not resolution to the embattled wolf delisting question in Wyoming, but Senator John Barrasso has managed to get the Interior Department’s attention.  For two weeks, the senator has blocked confirmation of Daniel Ashe as director of the Fish and Wildlife Service to influence the service … Continue Reading

Wooing a TV Family To Jackson Hole

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Jackson Hole may know sometime Friday whether or not it will be the site for the season opening episode of “Modern Family” next fall.  The episode features the family having a dude ranch-style vacation.  Members of the town and county Travel and Tourism Board met … Continue Reading

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  • If you’re going to hunt rabbits, this is your year - October 2, 2014
    The rabbit populations in the state are going crazy. I have a degree in zoology, so I feel I’m qualified to estimate the number of cottontails hopping around Wyoming. My best estimate is zillions. OK, so maybe my methods for determining the rabbit numbers aren’t exactly scientific. But there are a lot of ‘em. There […]
  • Colder Today With Rain Showers And Mountain Snow - October 1, 2014
    A cold front and weather system will push through the state of Wyoming early today.  Scattered rain showers will be possible statewide across lower elevations, but the best chance will be in northern and southeastern Wyoming.  Rain showers could become heavy at times, especially in southeastern parts of the state in the afternoon and evening.  […]
  • Today’s a big day for hunters in Wyoming - October 1, 2014
    If you’re really serious about hunting, you’re probably not listening to this. Depending on where you are in the state, the sun’s either up already or sunrise isn’t far away. If you’re a die-hard hunter, you’re probably already hunkered down in a field waiting for the geese to come in, out in the timber trying […]
  • Not all bad news in judge’s decision to relist wolves - September 30, 2014
    U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson handed down a ruling last week that removed wolves from Wyoming control and put them back under the protection of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. That ruling put an end to hunting wolves anywhere in the state, whether they’re in the trophy game area in the northwestern corner […]

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