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Montana Seeks More Aggressive Wolf Hunting

January 29, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley Comments Off
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Even as Wyoming’s wolf management policies are under fire in the courts again, a bill that would prevent the closure of wolf hunt areas near Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks before the quota is reached, allow multiple wolf licenses and generally expand wolf hunting in Montana has been … Continue Reading

Bison Restrictions Overturned

January 8, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley Comments Off
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It appears the Gardiner Basin just north of Yellowstone will continue to be a home for the buffalo to roam – at least for now.  Montana District Judge E. Wayne Phillips yesterday  rejected challenges to a new state policy allowing wild bison to roam outside the northern boundary of Yellowstone National Park. The ruling turned down … Continue Reading

Wolf Hunt Reopened Near Gardiner

January 4, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley Comments Off
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A district judge has reopened wolf hunting and trapping seasons in two areas north of Yellowstone National Park. Those areas were closed by the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission on December 10th in response to concern that hunters were taking wolves with … Continue Reading

YNP Biologists Propose Thinning Bison Herd

January 3, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Yellowstone National Park biologists are recommending that 450 bison, primarily females, be killed this winter to “reduce abundance and growth potential” in the northern herd. The statement was part of the operating procedures outlined at the … Continue Reading

Post Offices Close Early Today

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Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds – but they do take Christmas and New Year’s Day off.  While mail will be delivered as normal on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, most retail locations will be closing as early as … Continue Reading

IGBC Reviews Signage

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The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee concluded its annual winter meeting yesterday in Missoula, Montana after discussing a host of issues and activities involving the bear through the multi-state area.  IGBC Spokesman Gregg Losinski says the committee revisited the new signage that was implemented last summer and determined that they had been … Continue Reading

YNP Winter Season Begins

YNP Winter

The winter season begins this weekend in Yellowstone National Park.  Beginning at 7:00 am Saturday morning, visitors will be able to travel to the park’s interior roads on commercially guided snowmobiles or snowcoaches from the North, West and South Entrances.  Travel through the park’s East Entrance over Sylvan Pass is … Continue Reading

IGBC Proposes Grizzly Hunting

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The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee wraps up its 3-day winter meeting today in Missoula, Montana.  Topping the committee’s agenda on the first day was the question of using regulated hunting as a management tool once the grizzly population in an ecosystem has recovered.  Spokesman Gregg Losinski says … Continue Reading

Montana Wolf Hunting Curtailed

December 12, 2012 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley Comments Off
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Officials of the Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks have announced that the state is halting the hunting of wolves in areas north of Yellowstone National Park.  The decision came in response to … Continue Reading

IGBC Discusses Grizzly Hunting

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The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee begins its annual winter meeting in Missoula, Montana today to hear updates on efforts made to create a Grizzly Bear Conservation Fund, and to discuss an IGBC policy statement in support of regulated hunting as a method of management for grizzly bears in … 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 […]