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Paradise Valley Search Enters Second Week

June 24, 2013 Paradise Valley, State of Montana Comments Off
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It has been a full week now since the search was launched for 27 year-old Brad Spalding of Livingston, Montana after his car was spotted at the trailhead to George Lake in Paradise Valley.    Yesterday, 50 volunteers and sheriff’s officers converged on the area aided by five search dogs and the Civil Air Patrol.  Spalding was first reported missing in Livingston, but a passer-by noticed his car at the trailhead last Monday and notified the Park County, Montana Sheriff’s office.

Bison Not Victims of Catarrhal Fever

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None of the three bison found in the Yellowstone River downstream from Gardiner, Montana last month died from malignant catarrhal fever. Lab results regarding the second and third bison tested echo the results of the first bison tested. In all three cases, … Continue Reading

Paradise Valley Search Not Successful yet

Park County MT Sheriff

Three dog teams, several ground teams, and one helicopter spotting crew continued to expand the search area surrounding George Lake for a missing Livingston, Montana man yesterday, focusing on several pockets of dense timber, boulder fields and cliff areas to the south, and … Continue Reading

Search Continues In Paradise Valley

Park County MT Sheriff

The search continues for a Livingston man who is believed to be in the back country near George Lake between Emigrant and Pine Lake in Paradise Valley.  The search was launched Monday when Brad Spalding’s car was spotted at the trailhead.  Searchers describe the area as … Continue Reading

Missing Man Sought In Paradise Valley

June 19, 2013 Paradise Valley, State of Montana Comments Off
Park County MT Sheriff

Park County Montana Search and Rescue has focused their search for a man missing since last week on a mountainous area between Pray and Pine Creek in Paradise Valley.  Brad Spalding of Livingston, described as in his mid-20’s, was first reported missing to the Livingston Police Department, but … Continue Reading

Water Resources Decrease

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The unseasonably warm weather over the past week has depleted the water stored in snowfall around the northwestern Wyoming river basins.  According to the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the snow-water equivalent in the Snake River Basin has dropped to … Continue Reading

Montana Landowner Gives Up Wolf Permit

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The Gardiner, Montana area landowner who lost thirteen of his sheep to wolves late last month has asked Fish, Wildlife and Parks to amend his “shoot on site” permit which granted him permission to take a second wolf. The landowner says he will be … Continue Reading

YNP Opens More Entrances

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The East Entrance to Yellowstone National Park will open on time tomorrow.  Spokesman Al Nash says as of 8:00 am, visitors will be able to travel through the park’s East, West, and North Entrances to many popular park destinations including Old Faithful, the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Norris Geyser Basin, and Fishing Bridge.  The road from … Continue Reading

YNP Fire Management Plan Approved

April 26, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The environmental review work needed to update the plan to guide fire management in Yellowstone National Park has been approved now. The Fire Management Plan Environmental Assessment was released for public review last September. A Finding of No Significant Impact approving the park’s proposed approach to fire management was … Continue Reading

New Bear-Counting Methods Discussed

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The region’s grizzly bear managers are refining the methods they use to determine the number of bears in the ecosystem as well as their distribution through the ecosystem and food sources. Some of those new methods were discussed during the Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee meeting of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee in Jackson this week. Outgoing Chairperson Mary Gibson Scott says … Continue Reading

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    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 […]
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    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 […]
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    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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