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YNP Fishing Fees Increase

Anglers in Yellowstone National Park will see a slight increase in fishing permit fees this season to help enhance the park’s fisheries management program and to begin implementing conservation actions that were outlined in the 2011 Native Fish Conservation Plan.  Among those actions is … Continue Reading

National Tourism Conference Today

Independence Hall

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis today host a town hall meeting at Independence Hall to discuss how to boost travel and tourism as a means to strengthen local economies and create jobs. In January, President Obama directed his administration to … Continue Reading

Prescribed Fire In Paradise

March 7, 2012 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley Comments Off
driptorch

Gallatin National Forest fire and fuels managers are carrying out plans to complete multiple prescribed burns this spring dependent upon proper conditions.  The burns range from 45 – 200 acres.  Among them is … Continue Reading

Wyoming Loses Snowmobile Appeal

YNP snowmobile

The Tenth Circuit has dismissed a lawsuit launched by the state of Wyoming and Park County challenging federal rules that limit the daily number of snowmobiles allowed into the Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, saying that the state’s claim that the rules hurt the state’s tourism industry was purely speculative. The appeals court sided with … Continue Reading

Fatal Avalanche At Cooke City

February 24, 2012 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley Comments Off
Miller avalanche

An avalanche triggered by a group of seven snowmobilers near Cooke City, Montana claimed the life of one and partially buried two others.  According to the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center, the slide occurred around 12:30 pm Wednesday as the victim turned his sled around at the edge of Miller Road near Daisy Pass.  Forest officials say … Continue Reading

Scoping YNP’s Winter Plan Continues

YNP snowmobile

National Park Officials made the circuit through gateway communities to Yellowstone National Park last week to present proposed changes to the draft winter use plan and seek public input to the ideas.  Spokesman Al Nash says the number of people attending varied from … Continue Reading

YNP Scopes Winter Plan

Scoping

Representatives of Yellowstone National Park last night provided anyone in Jackson interested in the redrafting of a winter use plan, the opportunity to view proposed revisions and provide additional input on the seven alternatives to be proposed.  As yet, there is no preferred alternative.  Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenk says … Continue Reading

YNP Recruits YCC

YCC

Yellowstone National Park is offering young people the opportunity to work in the park and experience the satisfaction of performing tasks that benefit one of the nation’s most iconic features.  The Park is recruiting for the 2012 Youth Conservation Corps program, a residential work program for … Continue Reading

Winter Plan Hearing Tonight

snowmobilers

A public hearing regarding the National Park Service’s final winter use plan for Yellowstone National Park is set for tonight in Jackson.  Among the concerns raised by participants in the last round of hearings were a proposal to … Continue Reading

More YNP Winter Plan Discussions

YNP snowmobile

More public hearings are in store for the area as National Park officials continue to work on putting together a final winter use plan for Yellowstone National Park. Among the concerns raised by participants in the last round of hearings were a proposal to … Continue Reading

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  • 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 […]
  • Red Flag Warnings In Effect; Isolated Thunderstorms Possible Across Southeast Wyoming - July 25, 2014
    The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings for parts of central and south-central Wyoming through today.  With drier conditions and breezy to gusty winds, there is an increased risk for initiation and the spread of wild fires.  Temperatures will remain quite warm to hot, with highs in the 80′s to low 90′s for […]
  • Diapers weren’t a magic bullet for staying cool - July 25, 2014
    I promised you yesterday that I’d test a new product to see how well it works to keep you cool when the temperatures climb toward triple digits.   In case you missed it, yesterday I talked about seeing an ad on TV for a new type of training pants. The ad said, and I quote, […]
  • I’ll try anything to stay cool in the summer - July 24, 2014
    I recently saw an advertisement for a product that’s sure to be a big hit with outdoorsmen. Especially those of us who stomp around in the woods when the temperatures climb into the nineties. Last weekend, I found myself sitting in jeans, boots, a long-sleeved shirt and a cowboy hat at Cheyenne Frontier Days. While […]

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