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Emigrant Fire Continues To Grow

Emigrant Fire

The Emigrant Fire north of Yellowstone National Park above Paradise Valley has now grown to 419 acres, and is currently being battled by 40 firefighters and two helicopters.  The lightning-caused fire has been burning since late Sunday morning and can be … Continue Reading

Funds Allocated For YNP’s North Entrance

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Federal transportation funds allocated through the Federal Lands Access Program will enable work to begin on a project to improve traffic flow and pedestrian safety at the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park and the community of Gardiner, Montana.  Park Spokesman Al Nash says the $10.3- million funding will … Continue Reading

Emigrant Fire Now 350 Acres

07-22 Emigrant Fire

Gallatin National Forest Officials say the Emigrant Fire north of Yellowstone has grown to approximately 350 acres now.  The fire is actively burning the large ground fuels in the area, and single and group tree torching has … Continue Reading

Emigrant Fire Grows To 250 Acres

07-22 Emigrant Fire

Gallatin National Forest Officials say the Emigrant Fire north of Yellowstone has grown to approximately 250 acres now.  The fire is actively burning the large ground fuels in the area, and single and group tree torching has … Continue Reading

Paradise Valley Fire Blamed On Lightning

Emigrant Peak Fire

Forest officials say it was lightning that started the fire on Emigrant Peak north of Yellowstone National Park which now involves an estimated 30 acres of mostly dead and down timber.  While the fire was reported about 11:00 am Sunday, thunderstorms that rolled through the area Wednesday … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Rangers Recover The Bodies of Two Park Visitors

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Two men died this week in separate, unrelated recreational activities in Yellowstone National Park.  A 73-year-old man from southwest Montana has died inside the park after losing his footing while fishing.  The man, whose name is being withheld pending notification of family members, was … Continue Reading

Mudslide Closes US Highway

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A heavy rainstorm and mudslide closed US Highway 89 north of Yellowstone for a time last night.  According to reports, four to ten feet of mud and debris covered the roadway 16 miles north of Gardiner, Montana causing the road to be … Continue Reading

Public Comment Sought On Bison EA

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Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the Montana Department of Livestock are seeking public comment on a draft environmental assessment reviewing the potential for bison to occupy public lands adjacent to Yellowstone National Park year-round. The draft EA evaluates several options, or “alternatives,” allowing for … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Superintendent Objects To Wolf Plan

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Yellowstone National Park submitted a letter to the Montana Division of Fish, Wildlife and Parks pertaining to their proposal to relax rules on gray wolf hunting and trapping.  Superintendent Dan Wenk wrote to the state agency saying the Park has concerns about … Continue Reading

Missing Man Found Dead In Paradise Valley

Park County MT Sheriff

Members of the Park County, Montana Sheriff’s Department last week located the body of a missing hiker who had been the subject of a search since mid-June.  Responding to a tip from another hiker, a team of search dogs was brought together with a sheriff’s deputy to investigate an area about one mile from … 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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