(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
Very Mild And Windy Through Saturday, Cooler On Sunday - October 24, 2014 High pressure will continue to be the main weather feature today and Saturday. Expect minimal cloudiness and mainly dry weather conditions across much of the state. Winds, however, will be strong today with gusts as high as 50 mph across wind prone areas. Temperatures will also stay very mild and about 15 to 20 degrees […]
A hunt with no disasters isn’t as much fun - October 24, 2014 Not long ago, I saw a message on one of the hunting blogs I like to read. The writer wanted hunters to send in accounts of disasters they’d had in the field. I bet he got swamped with emails. Every hunter I know has had at least one calamity in the woods. If you hunt, […]
Windy At Times Today, Unseasonably Mild Through Saturday - October 23, 2014 As high pressure strengthens, warmer air from southwestern portions of the nation will move into the region today. Conditions will also stay mainly dry throughout much of the state, but winds will be strong and gusty. Parts of I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) and I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) could see gusting as high as […]
My new used truck may be the death of me - October 23, 2014 Not long ago, I brought home a 1994 Ford F-250. It’s not much to look at, but it’s even worse to drive. About the only things it has going for it are that it’s mechanically sound, and it’s technically a vehicle. I’ve named it Clunk, for good reason. When you shift it into either drive […]
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