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Cookie Con Caution Called

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The Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming are warning residents in the two states of a cookie con that is under way in advance of the scheduled cookie sale later this month.  According to Council Spokesperson Anna Paige, there have been reports in parts of Wyoming of … Continue Reading

Parks Bring Big Dollars to Gateways

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The National Park Service has released a report after an analysis of 2010 visitation to the nation’s parks, and analysts say that park visitors spent $12.13-billion in the local gateway regions.  The report says this includes approximately 60-miles circumference around the parks. Half of that spending, says the report, … Continue Reading

Still Not Enough Snow

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Last week’s storm dumped copious amounts of snow on northwestern Wyoming, but the Natural Resources Conservation Service says it still wasn’t enough to bring the snowpack in the river drainages here up to 100%.  This week’s report indicates … Continue Reading

Impacts Expected From Solar Flares

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Broadcasting and electricity could get a little “jiggy” today and tomorrow after a strong solar flare erupted Sunday evening and continues to affect the earth.  According to the National Weather Service Space Weather Prediction Center, the impacts of the solar storm are likely to be minimal, but could pose an impact to power grids, where voltage corrections may be required and false alarms triggered on some protective devices.  Satellite radio signals could also be briefly interrupted.  The weather service also says high-latitude sky watchers could be treated to some displays of the aurora borealis.

Free Admissions To National Parks

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This weekend is a holiday weekend, with Martin Luther King Jr. Day following Monday.  As such, admission to the national parks is free – if you can get there.  Yellowstone can be accessed by car through the northern entrances, but … Continue Reading

Report Says Wolves Good For Yellowstone

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Scientists at Oregon State University have published a report claiming that wolves reintroduced into the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem are benefitting the park.  Their announcement comes in response to … Continue Reading

Wolves Delisted In Midwest

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Even as Wyoming waits for a decision from the state legislature and a related decision from the US Fish and Wildlife Service regarding de-listing of the wolf in the Rocky Mountain region, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar yesterday announced that the gray wolf would be removed from the endangered species list in the Great Lakes Region.  That region includes … Continue Reading

AAA Says Travel Is Up

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Triple-A Auto Club predicts more drivers will hit the highways this holiday season. They say nearly 92 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the 11-day period from December 23rd to January 2nd. That’s an increase of 1.4%, and the second highest number … Continue Reading

Grizzly ESA Listing Could Be Brief

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The recent court decision to re-list the Greater Yellowstone grizzly bear population as an endangered species carries with it the assessments that must be satisfied to once again achieve delisting of the animal.  As such, Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee Spokesman Gregg Losinski says it is possible the bear could be off the list again as early as … Continue Reading

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  • Owners Encouraged to Vaccinate Pets for Rabies - April 22, 2014
    Wyoming State Laboratory scientists are urging owners to have their pets vaccinated against rabies. Virologist Myrna Miller says it’s especially important for pet owners in Laramie and Goshen Counties. “The south central rabies virus strain has been moving into the state of Wyoming from the southern and eastern borders,” reports Miller. “So we’ve have quite […]
  • Statewide Unemployment Dips to 4.0% in March - April 22, 2014
    Wyoming’s unemployment rate continued to fall last month. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported on Tuesday that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 4.2 percent in February to 4.0 percent in March. “If you go back four years ago, unemployment was at 7.5 percent and now it’s at 4.0,” said Senior Economist […]
  • Warm And Windy, With Developing Showers And Thunderstorms - April 22, 2014
    Temperatures will be quite warm and comfortable today, ahead of an incoming low pressure system and cold front.  Along with warmer temperatures, winds will increase across the entire state, turning strong and gusty.  As the cold front pushes into the cowboy state from the west-northwest, clouds thicken and showers and thunderstorms will develop.  There will […]
  • You can’t catch Internet viruses if you turn off the computer - April 22, 2014
    I’m no tech genius, but I think the best way to keep your stuff safe from hackers is to just stay off the Internet and go outside. I might be a little behind on my Internet threats, but I thought I heard something last week about an Internet virus called the Heartbleed virus. I don’t […]