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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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  • A whole lotta’ lens - July 30, 2014
    I was taking pictures at Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo last week, and one of the local newspaper photographers asked me why I wasn’t packing a really cool, high-zoot lens. He reminded me that with my membership in the Canon Professional Services, I am entitled to test drive lenses pretty much whenever I want. But I […]
  • Heavy Showers and Thunderstorms - July 29, 2014
    A Pacific weather disturbance, Monsoonal moisture and stationary frontal system will create rather widespread and heavy shower and thunderstorm activity.  Rain will especially be heavy in portions of central, south-central and southeastern Wyoming.  Areas of flooding will be a concern.  Continued mild temperatures on Wednesday with decreased shower and thunderstorm activity.  Weather conditions this weekend […]
  • Release ‘em right - July 29, 2014
    Each year, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department sends out a reminder of the right way to release fish when you turn them back into the water. Al Langston of the Game and Fish recently sent out that reminder, so I thought I’d pass it along to you. When the water gets warm this time […]
  • Hauling hay makes me consider ATVs - July 28, 2014
    In my days in the mountains, I’ve seen some horse wrecks that probably should have turned my hair gray prematurely. I’ve had horses go lame on me deep in the backcountry. And I’ve been awakened in the night to the sound of thundering hooves receding down the trail toward the trailer. None of those situations […]

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