Yellowstone National Park Officials presented a revised proposal for the winter use plan and supplemental environmental impact statement during an open house in Jackson Monday evening. Four alternatives are under consideration ranging from … Continue Reading
Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk discussed with reporters yesterday some of the specifics of the revised winter use plan proposal for the park. Wenk says the new proposal contains four alternatives with one that would permit winter use by “transportation event” rather than a specific number of vehicles. He says officials believe … Continue Reading
Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk conducted a news conference with reporters Thursday morning to explain the proposed new winter plan proposal that has just been published for public comment. That revised plan has four alternatives with one considered by the park to be the preferred alternative. Listen here to Wenk’s opening statement regarding the revised plan.
Yellowstone National Park Friday announced the imposition of fire restrictions due to the continued drying conditions. Park Spokesman Dan Hottle says the current rating in the park of “very high” prompted the park to put the restrictions into place. Like the restrictions in neighboring Grand Teton National Park, … Continue Reading
Yellowstone National Park has updated its proposed winter use plan and issued an associated supplemental impact statement for public review. The preferred alternative calls for the park to manage oversnow vehicles by their overall impacts to air quality, soundscapes, wildlife and visitors rather than … Continue Reading
While no fire restrictions have been imposed in Yellowstone National Park, visitors to Gallatin National Forest to the north and west of the park and in Park County, Montana now do face restrictions. Like in Jackson Hole, the use of campfires will only be allowed at … Continue Reading
Did you miss your chance to purchase an entire town when Buford, Wyoming was sold at auction last month? Well, you have another chance – and this town is in the Greater Yellowstone area. Pray, Montana, located 30 miles north of … Continue Reading
Yellowstone National Park kicks off its Gardiner Gateway project today with federal, state, local and non-profit representatives joining in a ceremony near the Roosevelt Arch in Gardiner, Montana. Park Spokesman Al Nash Says work on improvements addressing visitor safety, parking and improved traffic circulation is to take place … Continue Reading
While most forest facilities have opened for the season now, there are still some areas where access is limited due to early season conditions. On the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, the Ashton/Flagg Ranch Road and dispersed camping is not yet open. On the Gardiner Ranger District of the Gallatin National Forest, the Palmer Mountain Road remains closed due to snow. Visitors to Bridger Teton National Forest will find … Continue Reading
The annual fire season briefing for Montana was delivered to Governor Brian Schweitzer yesterday including presentations from the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, the Northern Rockies Coordination Center and a variety of other state and federal agencies. Schweitzer says the state has already seen fire on … Continue Reading
Single Vehicle Rollover Kills Rock Springs Woman - September 19, 2014 A single vehicle rollover on September 11th, at 11:50 p.m., resulted in the 105th highway fatality in Wyoming for 2014. A 2000 Dodge Ram truck was being driven by 54 year old Denise R. Olson of Rock Springs, Wyoming. The Wyoming Highway Patrol reports that the truck was traveling south on WY 530 at mile post 15 […]
Not As Warm With A Few Showers And Thunderstorms Today - September 19, 2014 Scattered showers will be possible in central and southern Wyoming this morning into early afternoon as a weak cool front continues to push through the state. Higher pressure will then build over the region this afternoon and evening, but some lingering moisture and daytime heating could trigger a few hit or miss thunderstorms in southern […]
Be a geek — make a gear checklist - September 19, 2014 You’re miles from home. Heck, you’re even miles from the trailhead. You’re sitting in hunting camp, and you’re ready for the hunt that’ll start the next morning. You have your rifle. Your skinning knife’s on your belt. Your license is in your back pocket. Your cartridges are … uh, oh. They’re sitting on the seat […]
Cody Man Commits Suicide - September 18, 2014 A 41-year-old Cody man killed himself with a pistol following a fight with his fiancé on Wednesday night. The Cody Police Department reports that Thad Deuter shot himself in the head in his backyard following a domestic dispute shortly after 8 p.m. At this time, authorities are not releasing additional information and the investigation is […]
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