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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

Bicycle Paths Begin Seasonal Openings

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It is time to haul out the bicycles and get them tuned up for the season.  Friends of Pathways points out that already, most of the town and county pathways have been plowed and swept by the Parks and Recreation staff. Community Brooms are also installed at many intersections of the pathways and roads for … Continue Reading

Salazar Praises President’s Interior Budget

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Interior Secretary Ken Salazar defended President Obama’s allocation in his proposed budget of $11.9-billion for the Department of the Interior as a balanced one that makes tough budget choices but funds the highest priorities.  During a telephone news conference yesterday, Salazar told reporters … Continue Reading

Travel Commission Says “Yellowstone Or Bust”

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The Wyoming Office of Tourism has launched a Yellowstone or Bust Sweepstakes where people from around the country can log onto the website  and guess the date and time the plows will meet.  Deputy Travel and Tourism Director Alan Dubberley says it is a way to … Continue Reading

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  • Hunters must be conservationists first - October 20, 2014
    As hunters, it’s our responsibility to take care of the critters we hunt, as well as those we don’t. We have to obey the game laws. Police ourselves to be sure others respect the wildlife. And even offer suggestions to the Game and Fish Commission when we think there are better ways to ensure that […]
  • Quiet & Mainly Settled Weather Expected - October 17, 2014
    High pressure will build over the area today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry.  Winds will also stay light to breezy and no significant gusting is expected.  Temperatures become a touch cooler statewide, but will be closer to average.  Daytime highs will be in the 50′s across the mountain […]
  • Wish list season is upon us again - October 17, 2014
    Late October is a bad time of year for me. If I were independently wealthy, it wouldn’t be so bad. But I’m not. I’m a journalist, so it’s a little painful. It’s rough because this is when the Christmas catalogs start hitting the mailbox, and they’re chock-full of gear I wish I had. From the […]
  • Pleasant Autumn Weather Expected - October 16, 2014
    Temperatures will be noticeably cooler and closer to average today due to a cool front that crossed through the state of Wyoming yesterday.  We can also expect partly to mostly cloudy skies and breezy winds today, but conditions will remain mainly dry.  Winds will gust between 15 to 25 mph.  Daytime highs will reach the […]

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