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WGF Offers Wildlife Workshops

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As more spring-like weather moves into the area, more people will be venturing out into destinations outdoors – much as the bears in the area have done now.  Mark Gocke of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department says it should be foremost on recreationists’ minds how to conduct themselves if … Continue Reading

Firefighters Refresh Their Skills

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Members of Teton Interagency Fire are meeting this week for refresher sessions as they renew their certifications to fight wildfires.  Bridger Teton National Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says topics discussed are critical for … Continue Reading

Bernanke To Miss This Year’s Symposium

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When the annual economic policy symposium comes again to Jackson Hole in August, one prominent figure will be missing.  Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke announced he would not be in Jackson Hole for the event, citing a personal scheduling conflict.  Bernanke has delivered the keynote speech since 2006.  The event has … Continue Reading

State Calls Interior Department Into Question

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Wyoming Governor Matt Mead told those attending a town hall meeting in Jackson Saturday morning that the state is drafting a letter to the Department of Interior voicing concern over the curtailment of services to the traveling public at the national parks in the state. Mead says the letter being drafted … 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

National Park Week Brings Free Admission

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Tomorrow begins National Park Week, bringing with it free park admission Monday through Friday and a variety of special events.  Those events take place at the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center in Moose including National Junior Ranger Day tomorrow to help … Continue Reading

Fire Interests Host Public Meeting

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The Teton Area Wildfire Protection Coalition is updating the Community Wildfire Protection Plan and is seeking public input in that update by hosting an Open House tonight beginning 6:00 pm at the Jackson Hole Middle School. Jackson Hole Fire Chief Willy Watsabaugh says participants will discuss … Continue Reading

Strutting Grouse Excursions Offered

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Ranger-led tours to observe strutting sage grouse performing their annual courtship dances on an historic lek have begun now and will continue for the next two weekends.  Sage grouse tours begin from the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center at 5:30 am on Saturday and Sunday mornings, and reservations are required. To make a reservation and obtain information about what to wear and bring along on these trips, interested people need to call 739-3399.

Grizzly Bear Scientists Meet In Jackson

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The Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee will be in Jackson this week to hold its spring meeting which is to include reports on the estimation of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem grizzly bear population and issues relating to future management. The Yellowstone ecosystem grizzly bear recovery area includes … Continue Reading

More Wolf Packs in 2012

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The number of wolves living in the Northern Rocky Mountain Region has been growing substantially over the past two years.  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in collaboration with other federal, state and tribal agencies, Friday released the 2012 Annual Report for … Continue Reading

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  • Special Weather Statement issued April 24 at 1:40PM MDT by NWS - April 24, 2014 at 7:40 PM
    AS A NEW UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE MOVES THROUGH THE REGION...CHANCES FOR LIGHT RAIN OR SNOW WILL RETURN TO THE WESTERN VALLEYS. THERE WILL BE A LET UP IN THE PRECIPITATION THIS EVENING BEFORE A BETTER CHANCE FOR INCREASING SNOW ARRIVES FRIDAY MORNING...CHANGING TO A RAIN SNOW MIX BY LATE MORNING. GEN [...]

Wyoming News

  • Governor Takes Action to Protect Wyoming Forests - April 24, 2014
    Governor Matt Mead continues to work to protect Wyoming’s forests. In a letter to the Secretary of Agriculture, Governor Mead identified most forested acres in Wyoming as areas needing expedited insect and disease treatment. These areas include portions of the Bighorn, Black Hills, Bridger-Teton, Medicine Bow, Shoshone, and Uinta National Forests and could potentially lead to […]
  • University of Wyoming Professor Receives Prestigious Math Fellowship - April 24, 2014
    Chris Hall soon will roam the halls where a mathematical giant once stood. Hall, a University of Wyoming associate professor in the Department of Mathematics, has been selected for the prestigious von Neumann Fellowship at Princeton University’s Institute for Advanced Study. Up to eight of these fellowships are available each year. “I’m excited about the fellowship […]
  • 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 […]