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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
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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

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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

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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

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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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  • Warmer on Friday, But Showers & Thunderstorms Are Expected For Parts of Wyoming - April 18, 2014
    Temperatures will be warm today, with highs mostly rising to the 60′s and 70′s statewide (slightly cooler across the western valleys and higher terrain).  Expect rain showers and thunderstorms to move into the western third of the state, while the rest of Wyoming see sunshine into this afternoon.  Scattered rain showers and pop-up thunderstorms will […]
  • A lunar eclipse, and me without my camera - April 18, 2014
    Monday night, or more accurately early Tuesday morning, there was a total lunar eclipse. And being the experienced nature photographer I am, you’d think I was ready with my camera. But you’d be wrong. The last total lunar eclipse visible in Wyoming was way back in 2009, if I’m not mistaken. So I’ve been looking […]
  • Enzi Opens Campaign HQ in Cheyenne - April 17, 2014
    U.S. Senator Mike Enzi opened his official campaign headquarters in Cheyenne on Wednesday. Wyoming’s senior senator is seeking his fourth term in the Senate. There were rumors last year that Enzi would retire at the end of his current term and he admits it is something he thought about. “Anytime anybody’s getting ready to go […]
  • Back to normal at the trap range - April 17, 2014
    By some strange luck, I shot really well last week in our trap league. But last night, I didn’t do so well. Not even close. The thing about shooting trap is that you’re bound to have good rounds once in a while. Those good nights give you hope that you’re improving. For some people, that […]

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