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National Fire Risk Highest Since 2008

NIFC

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

Yellowstone Bison Find A New Home Again

August 20, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley, State of Montana Comments Off
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An agreement signed last week between Montana’s wildlife agency and the Fort Belknap Indian Community allows for the translocation and multi-year care of about three dozen disease-free bison on the reservation. With the recent Montana Supreme Court decision that validates the transfer of bison between tribal lands, up to … Continue Reading

4 Fires Folded Into Complex In Paradise Valley

August 19, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley, State of Montana Comments Off
Sheep Fire

The Emigrant Fire north of Yellowstone National Park in Park County, Montana has been rolled into a complex consisting of four wildfires in that area now. Combined, the Miner Paradise Complex involves 847 acres and includes … Continue Reading

Xanterra Expands Into Glacier NP

August 15, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Montana, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Xanterra

Xanterra Parks and Resorts Inc., the concessioner operating lodges, restaurants and other services in Yellowstone National Park, has been named the concessioner for Glacier National Park now as well.  The new contract takes effect in January and will be effective for … Continue Reading

BPA Raises Power Rates

BPA

Bonneville Power Authority, the quasi-government agency that administrates power generation and distribution in the Pacific Northwest, has announced that it is increasing the wholesale power rate by 9% and the transmission line rate by 11% in the coming year.  Acting BPA Administrator Elliot Mainzer explains … Continue Reading

Fires In Region Cool

Emigrant Fire 07-29

The firefighting crews assigned to the Emigrant Fire in Park County, Montana just north of Yellowstone National Park have been reduced to 77 total today, and command of the 611 acre fire has been turned back to local authorities.  That fire continues to be … Continue Reading

Project Fires Grow Here

Hardluck

The Hardluck Fire located in the Washakie Wilderness grew significantly over the weekend and is now estimated to involve 45-hundred-80 acres – that’s in increase of more than 33-hundred acres that it grew Friday afternoon alone.  The fire continues to be monitored by … Continue Reading

Emigrant Fire Grows

Emigrant Fire 07-26

The Emigrant Fire in Park County, Montana just north of Yellowstone National Park is now 520 acres and is still zero-percent contained.  The firefighting effort yesterday grew to three type-1 crews, one type-2 crew, two helicopters and four engines.  Gallatin National Forest has called for a public meeting tomorrow evening at 6:00 pm in the Paradise Valley Fire Hall.  As yet, the fire has not posed any immediate threat to private property.  Still, continued hot and dry weather continue to exacerbate burning conditions in the area.

Bison EA Comment Period Extended

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Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the Montana Department of Livestock have extended the public comment period on a draft environmental assessment reviewing the potential for bison to occupy public lands adjacent to Yellowstone National Park on a year-round basis. The draft EA evaluates … Continue Reading

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  • Start honing your archery skills now - July 23, 2014
    Don’t just let that bow sit in the closet or out in the garage all summer. Dust off the case, take the bow out and get some practice. There are dozens of archery ranges around the state where you can practice shooting in the off season. If you don’t know where the one closest to […]
  • Body of Overdue Hiker Found in Grand Teton National Park - July 23, 2014
    The body of an overdue hiker was discovered Tuesday afternoon near the mouth of Cascade Canyon in Grand Teton National Park. Park officials report that Will Cornyn, 36, of San Francisco, Calif. was found below a steep cliff band near Inspiration Point. Cornyn had been reported overdue by his girlfriend on Monday when he did […]
  • Wyoming Sees Increase in Whooping Cough - July 22, 2014
    With continued growth in reported pertussis (whooping cough) cases this year, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is encouraging awareness of the disease and vaccination to help protect vulnerable residents, especially infants. Forty-three pertussis cases have been reported to WDH so far this year, compared to a total of 76 in 2013, 59 in 2012, […]
  • Digital age flattens the learning curve - July 22, 2014
    If you’re thinking you want to get some photographic evidence of the time you spend outdoors, now’s a great time to buy a camera. The prices on digital cameras has fallen a lot since I started shooting, and there are some fantastic cameras out there for very decent prices. I’m not a big fan of […]

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