(HELENA, Mont) The Montana Supreme Court this week upheld the “Adaptive Management Adjustments” made to the Interagency Bison Management Plan in 2011. Those adjustments provide that Yellowstone bison may roam farther into the Gardiner Basin north of the park. The Supreme Court ruling was based on … Continue Reading
What happens when there is a government sector that contains children who need educations but is not served by a school district. US Senator Mike Enzi responded to the situation in Yellowstone National Park where funds used to compensate nearby Montana school districts became prohibited, saying the need is not provided for under Payment in Lieu of Taxes. He says the Payment in Lieu of Taxes is … Continue Reading
Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks has closed the season for hunting and trapping wolves in the portion of Park County near Gardiner last night after the pre-established harvest quota there was met. Altogether, … Continue Reading
Montana wildlife commissioners are considering a proposal to increase the number of bison that can be harvested in two hunting seasons proposed on the southern end of Paradise Valley north of Gardiner. Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 3 Spokesperson Andrea Jones says between now and February 13th, comments are being accepted … Continue Reading
Time is running out for packages to be mailed and still arrive in time for Christmas. The US Postal Service says those with loved ones stationed overseas, today is the deadline for military mail. Those trying to save money by sending things across the country by parcel post … Continue Reading
The closure of forest land in the vicinity of the Emigrant Fire above Paradise Valley has been lifted now, but forest officials are urging caution by anyone going into that area. Gallatin National Forest Spokesperson Marna Daley says people will … Continue Reading
Two groups of demonstrators lined up outside barricaded Yellowstone National Park entrance stations Sunday to voice their displeasure at the closure of the national parks due to the government shutdown. Park Spokesman Dan Hottle says about 100 gathered outside the park’s East Entrance while another 20 lined up outside the North Entrance at Gardiner, carrying signs and showing support for the park while … Continue Reading
The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission has closed hunting district 303 which includes portions of Park County adjacent Yellowstone National Park to any further hunting of big horn sheep beginning tonight. According to the department, the pre-established harvest quota for the sheep has been met now. The hunt was to have ended December first. The hunting closure becomes effective at sunset.
As the 10th day of the government shutdown looms, the Coalition of National Park Service Retirees says more than seven million Americans have been kept out of national parks and collectively $750 million in visitor spending has been lost, with huge repercussions for … Continue Reading
Warmer on Friday, But Showers & Thunderstorms Are Expected For Parts of Wyoming - April 18, 2014 Temperatures will be warm today, with highs mostly rising to the 60′s and 70′s statewide (slightly cooler across the western valleys and higher terrain). Expect rain showers and thunderstorms to move into the western third of the state, while the rest of Wyoming see sunshine into this afternoon. Scattered rain showers and pop-up thunderstorms will […]
A lunar eclipse, and me without my camera - April 18, 2014 Monday night, or more accurately early Tuesday morning, there was a total lunar eclipse. And being the experienced nature photographer I am, you’d think I was ready with my camera. But you’d be wrong. The last total lunar eclipse visible in Wyoming was way back in 2009, if I’m not mistaken. So I’ve been looking […]
Enzi Opens Campaign HQ in Cheyenne - April 17, 2014 U.S. Senator Mike Enzi opened his official campaign headquarters in Cheyenne on Wednesday. Wyoming’s senior senator is seeking his fourth term in the Senate. There were rumors last year that Enzi would retire at the end of his current term and he admits it is something he thought about. “Anytime anybody’s getting ready to go […]
Back to normal at the trap range - April 17, 2014 By some strange luck, I shot really well last week in our trap league. But last night, I didn’t do so well. Not even close. The thing about shooting trap is that you’re bound to have good rounds once in a while. Those good nights give you hope that you’re improving. For some people, that […]
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