(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
Hunters must be conservationists first - October 20, 2014 As hunters, it’s our responsibility to take care of the critters we hunt, as well as those we don’t. We have to obey the game laws. Police ourselves to be sure others respect the wildlife. And even offer suggestions to the Game and Fish Commission when we think there are better ways to ensure that […]
Quiet & Mainly Settled Weather Expected - October 17, 2014 High pressure will build over the area today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry. Winds will also stay light to breezy and no significant gusting is expected. Temperatures become a touch cooler statewide, but will be closer to average. Daytime highs will be in the 50′s across the mountain […]
Wish list season is upon us again - October 17, 2014 Late October is a bad time of year for me. If I were independently wealthy, it wouldn’t be so bad. But I’m not. I’m a journalist, so it’s a little painful. It’s rough because this is when the Christmas catalogs start hitting the mailbox, and they’re chock-full of gear I wish I had. From the […]
Pleasant Autumn Weather Expected - October 16, 2014 Temperatures will be noticeably cooler and closer to average today due to a cool front that crossed through the state of Wyoming yesterday. We can also expect partly to mostly cloudy skies and breezy winds today, but conditions will remain mainly dry. Winds will gust between 15 to 25 mph. Daytime highs will reach the […]
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