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IGBC Meets for Day #2

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The winter meeting of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee enters its second day today, with conversation focusing on the increasing levels of bear/human conflicts in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.  Yesterday’s agenda involved … Continue Reading

IGBC Meets Wednesday & Thursday

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Now that the Greater Yellowstone grizzly bears have been placed back under the protection of the Endangered Species Act, what direction will future management of the bear take?  That is now one of the topics that will certainly emerge as the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee conducts its annual winter meeting in … Continue Reading

Hunter Success High in Paradise

November 29, 2011 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley Comments Off
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Despite relatively warm and windy conditions during the last week of the general season, big game harvest numbers were up at game-check stations around southwestern Montana – with particular success seen in Paradise Valley.  Hunters who checked in at the Livingston station … Continue Reading

Montana Wolf Hunting Closed

November 17, 2011 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley Comments Off
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The hunting of all wolves in Southeast Montana’s very large Wolf Management Unit 390, which includes portions of Park County, closed yesterday just after sunset. The order halting the hunt came after Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials received word that the pre-established harvest quota of 18 wolves in the wolf management unit had been met.

Whooping Cought Hits Paradise Valley

November 16, 2011 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley Comments Off
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Park County, Montana health officials have confirmed cases of whooping cough among students at a local high school, elementary school and a private school.   Altogether, five cases have been confirmed in Park County.  Montana health officials are providing antibiotics to prevent further spread of the highly-contagious disease.

Winter Travel Cleared For Yellowstone

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Yellowstone National Park Friday released a Final Environmental Impact Statement ensuring the park will be open for motorized over snow travel as scheduled December 15th.  Spokesman Al Nash says a Record of Decision will also be published, utilizing the transition year statistics from … Continue Reading

Trail Near Yellowstone Reopens

November 2, 2011 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley Comments Off
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The emergency area closure for Beattie Gulch area north of Gardiner, Montana has been lifted now.  Gardiner Ranger District had implemented the emergency closure to address bear-human safety concerns resulting from multiple grizzly bears feeding on … Continue Reading

Bear Closure Implemented

October 28, 2011 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley Comments Off
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The Gardiner Ranger District has implemented an emergency area closure for the Beattie Gulch area north of Gardiner, Montana to address bear-human safety concerns resulting from a grizzly bears feeding on an elk carcass in the area.  Gardiner District Ranger Ron Hecker of Gallatin National Forest says … Continue Reading

New Gallatin N.F. Rangers Appointed

October 21, 2011 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley Comments Off
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The Gallatin National Forest has named Alex Sienkiewicz  and Ron Hecker to District Ranger positions for the Yellowstone and Gardiner Ranger Districts respectively.  Sienkiewicz will replace former Yellowstone District Ranger Ron Archuleta and Hecker will replace former Ranger Mary Maj.  Sienkiewicz will begin working for the Gallatin Forest on November 7th.  Hecker will begin work in Gardiner on October 23rd.

North Entrance Plan Approved

October 17, 2011 Greater Yellowstone, KMTN 96.9FM, Paradise Valley Comments Off
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A plan to relieve traffic congestion and improve safety at Yellowstone National Park’s historic North Entrance has been approved now.  The Finding of No Significant Impact allowing construction to begin on the Gardiner, Montana, North Entrance and associated Park Street infrastructure has been signed now.  An Environmental Assessment proposing three alternatives was … Continue Reading

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  • Know how to defend yourself from a bear attack - April 24, 2014
    I hope you know what to do to avoid having a bad encounter with a bear. But do you know what to do if an encounter is unavoidable? If you’re wandering around the woods, doing everything you should do to keep from startling a bear, chances are you won’t see one. But even the best […]
  • Rep. Lummis Announces Re-Election Bid - April 23, 2014
    U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis announced her re-election bid on Wednesday in Cheyenne. Lummis said she wants a fourth term representing Wyoming in Congress so she can work to reduce the federal government’s role in the Cowboy State. “The federal government cannot do better for Wyoming, than Wyoming can do for itself,” Lummis said. “So part […]
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  • Wyoming Head Coach Recaps Spring Football Practice [AUDIO] - April 23, 2014
    The Wyoming Cowboys wrapped up spring practice last Saturday afternoon in Laramie.  And if you asked head coach Craig Bohl, he would tell you he wants 15 more practices this spring.  That’s not because of poor practicing by the Cowboys, but more so that he can get to know his team even better and get […]