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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

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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  • Very Mild And Windy Through Saturday, Cooler On Sunday - October 24, 2014
    High pressure will continue to be the main weather feature today and Saturday.  Expect minimal cloudiness and mainly dry weather conditions across much of the state.   Winds, however, will be strong today with gusts as high as 50 mph across wind prone areas.   Temperatures will also stay very mild and about 15 to 20 degrees […]
  • A hunt with no disasters isn’t as much fun - October 24, 2014
    Not long ago, I saw a message on one of the hunting blogs I like to read. The writer wanted hunters to send in accounts of disasters they’d had in the field. I bet he got swamped with emails. Every hunter I know has had at least one calamity in the woods. If you hunt, […]
  • Windy At Times Today, Unseasonably Mild Through Saturday - October 23, 2014
    As high pressure strengthens, warmer air from southwestern portions of the nation will move into the region today.  Conditions will also stay mainly dry throughout much of the state, but winds will be strong and gusty.  Parts of I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) and I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) could see gusting as high as […]
  • My new used truck may be the death of me - October 23, 2014
    Not long ago, I brought home a 1994 Ford F-250. It’s not much to look at, but it’s even worse to drive. About the only things it has going for it are that it’s mechanically sound, and it’s technically a vehicle. I’ve named it Clunk, for good reason. When you shift it into either drive […]

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