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Healthy Forest Bill Passes House

September 24, 2013 State of Idaho, State of Montana, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Wyoming’s US Representative Cynthia Lummis joined a bipartisan majority of her colleagues in passing a bill entitled the Restore Healthy Forest for Healthy Communities Act.  She says the bill rededicates the Forest Service to proactive forest management, gives state and local voices more input, and … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Hosts Photo Festival

September 20, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Montana, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Amateur and professional photographers are again being invited to share some of their favorite images of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem during the Annual Fall Photo Festival, cosponsored by the National Park Service and the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.  Organizer Rich Jehle says … Continue Reading

Season Change In The Air

September 19, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Montana, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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In case you had your doubts, a change in the seasons is in the air in the Greater Yellowstone region – and in some cases, it’s on the ground as well.  An early snow storm temporarily closed the high elevations of Beartooth Highway yesterday. Traffic gates were closed at … Continue Reading

Rains Cool Yellowstone Fires

YNP South Entrance

While copious amounts of rain have caused some headaches for parts of Wyoming, the rain has had its benefits in Yellowstone National Park where several wildfires have been burning since August.  Park Spokesman Al Nash says as might be expected, the rain has been serving to cool many of those fires. He says the fires in the central and southern parts of the park … Continue Reading

Grizzly Bears Share The Forest This Fall

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Stern warnings are being sent out regarding the chances of encountering a grizzly bear during outdoor activities this fall.  But while news releases sent out by the area’s national forests, national parks and both the Idaho and Montana wildlife departments telling of a low yield in the whitebark pine crop this year, Spokesman Gregg Losinski says plenty of other foods that bears like … Continue Reading

Comment Period Extended For Bear Plan

September 10, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley, State of Montana Comments Off
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Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has extended comment through the end of the month on the draft of an updated conservation and management plan for grizzly bears in southwestern Montana adjacent Yellowstone National Park. The draft plan, developed over the past year in conjunction with a programmatic environmental impact statement, addresses … Continue Reading

Winter Plan R-O-D Signed

August 30, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Montana, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The record of decision making Yellowstone National Park winter plan reality was signed by Intermountain Regional Director John Wessels late last week.  The adopted plan calls for the Park to manage oversnow vehicles based on … Continue Reading

Greater Yellowstone Fires Moderate

Miner Paradise Fire

The four fires making up the Miner Paradise Complex have grown to 11,658 acres now including over 10,000 acres on the Emigrant Fire alone.  Fire officials say there were wind gusts Sunday afternoon of around 25 to 30 mph in exposed areas helping fan that fire. Currently on the Emigrant Fire, firefighters are continuing to … Continue Reading

National Fire Risk Highest Since 2008

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The National Interagency Fire Coordinating Group has moved to national Preparedness Level 5 as of Tuesday.  That’s the highest alert level the nation has seen since 2008. Preparedness Levels are based on … Continue Reading

Fires Growing In Yellowstone & Paradise Valley

Alum Fire

Fires in Yellowstone National Park continue to grow, but still no interruption to visitor services is noted there.  The Alum Fire, which has the most potential to cause inconvenience should the road near Mud Volcano eventually need to be closed, has not … Continue Reading

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  • Owners Encouraged to Vaccinate Pets for Rabies - April 22, 2014
    Wyoming State Laboratory scientists are urging owners to have their pets vaccinated against rabies. Virologist Myrna Miller says it’s especially important for pet owners in Laramie and Goshen Counties. “The south central rabies virus strain has been moving into the state of Wyoming from the southern and eastern borders,” reports Miller. “So we’ve have quite […]
  • Statewide Unemployment Dips to 4.0% in March - April 22, 2014
    Wyoming’s unemployment rate continued to fall last month. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported on Tuesday that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 4.2 percent in February to 4.0 percent in March. “If you go back four years ago, unemployment was at 7.5 percent and now it’s at 4.0,” said Senior Economist […]
  • Warm And Windy, With Developing Showers And Thunderstorms - April 22, 2014
    Temperatures will be quite warm and comfortable today, ahead of an incoming low pressure system and cold front.  Along with warmer temperatures, winds will increase across the entire state, turning strong and gusty.  As the cold front pushes into the cowboy state from the west-northwest, clouds thicken and showers and thunderstorms will develop.  There will […]
  • You can’t catch Internet viruses if you turn off the computer - April 22, 2014
    I’m no tech genius, but I think the best way to keep your stuff safe from hackers is to just stay off the Internet and go outside. I might be a little behind on my Internet threats, but I thought I heard something last week about an Internet virus called the Heartbleed virus. I don’t […]