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Pine Creek Homes Confirmed Destroyed (new information)

August 31, 2012 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley Comments Off
Pine Creek Slurry

A type-1 firefighting team has taken over the Pine Creek Fire in Paradise Valley, Montana now.  At least five residences and several outbuildings have been confirmed lost to the fire.  That fire was sparked at 2:00 pm Wednesday and within a half hour, … Continue Reading

Wildfire Rips Through Paradise Valley Community (new information)

August 30, 2012 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley Comments Off
Pine Creek Fire-retardant

(From eyewitness & NIFC reports) A wildfire exhibiting “extreme behavior” broke out in Paradise Valley, Montana about 2:00 pm Wednesday, forcing a hurried evacuation of the community of Pine Creek.  Flames were quickly reported shooting 30 or more feet above the trees.  While rumors ran rampant about the loss of businesses and homes, … Continue Reading

Reservation Wants Bison

August 22, 2012 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Bison

A decision is to be made soon for 160 Yellowstone bison that have been staying at one of Ted Turner’s ranches in Montana and a list of viable options is due by the end of this month. Sixty-one animals went to Fort Peck earlier this year, and the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming is … Continue Reading

Biker Rescued In Park County, Montana

August 20, 2012 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley Comments Off
Park County MT Sheriff

Members of Park County Montana Search and Rescue, Livingston Fire and Rescue, Wilsall First Responders, the US Forest Service and Carisch Helicopters teamed up Saturday to evacuate a dirt biker who had become injured while … Continue Reading

Bison Numbers Up In Yellowstone

August 9, 2012 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Bison

Recent aerial surveys of Yellowstone National park have yielded an annual count of bison living in the park in excess of 4230 animals.  This represents an increase of nearly 14% over last year’s count.  More than half of the bison are in the northern herd.  Park Spokesman Al Nash says while this is positive news that the park’s bison herd is healthy and viable, … Continue Reading

Climbers Rescued From Montana’s Highest Peak

August 6, 2012 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley Comments Off
Granite Peak

Members of Park County, Montana Search and Rescue aided by the Yellowstone National Park Helicopter with an EMT and Medic on board located and rescued two injured hikers near the summit of Granite Peak Northeast of Cooke City in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness. According to Sergeant Tom Totland of the Park County Sheriff’s Office, … Continue Reading

Lightning Sparks Numerous Fires

lightning forest

Several more lightning-caused fires showed up on the Bridger Teton National Forest and in the two national parks late last week and were kept to minimal sizes.  The Sled Fire was discovered west of Bondurant on the Big Piney Ranger District and was contained within … Continue Reading

More Area For The Buffalo To Roam

July 25, 2012 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley Comments Off
Bison

The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and Montana Department of Livestock announced Monday that the two agencies will be jointly conducting an environmental review of a proposal to allow some bison to inhabit lands adjacent to or near … Continue Reading

Winter Plan Meetings Draw Crowds

winter plan

Despite the public meetings regarding the latest proposals for Yellowstone National Park’s winter use plan coming during the busy summer tourist season, substantial audiences showed up last week at all four venues to hear the four options and the preferred alternative explained.  The largest of those crowds, says Park Spokesman Al Nash, was … Continue Reading

Gardiner Gateway Project Moves Forward

July 18, 2012 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley Comments Off
Arch

Yellowstone National Park is moving forward with its Gardiner Gateway Project by retaining a so-called “transportation scholar” to assist in the redesign of the historic, year-round north entrance.  According to a statement from the park, … Continue Reading

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  • Governor Takes Action to Protect Wyoming Forests - April 24, 2014
    Governor Matt Mead continues to work to protect Wyoming’s forests. In a letter to the Secretary of Agriculture, Governor Mead identified most forested acres in Wyoming as areas needing expedited insect and disease treatment. These areas include portions of the Bighorn, Black Hills, Bridger-Teton, Medicine Bow, Shoshone, and Uinta National Forests and could potentially lead to […]
  • University of Wyoming Professor Receives Prestigious Math Fellowship - April 24, 2014
    Chris Hall soon will roam the halls where a mathematical giant once stood. Hall, a University of Wyoming associate professor in the Department of Mathematics, has been selected for the prestigious von Neumann Fellowship at Princeton University’s Institute for Advanced Study. Up to eight of these fellowships are available each year. “I’m excited about the fellowship […]
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    I hope you know what to do to avoid having a bad encounter with a bear. But do you know what to do if an encounter is unavoidable? If you’re wandering around the woods, doing everything you should do to keep from startling a bear, chances are you won’t see one. But even the best […]
  • Rep. Lummis Announces Re-Election Bid - April 23, 2014
    U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis announced her re-election bid on Wednesday in Cheyenne. Lummis said she wants a fourth term representing Wyoming in Congress so she can work to reduce the federal government’s role in the Cowboy State. “The federal government cannot do better for Wyoming, than Wyoming can do for itself,” Lummis said. “So part […]

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