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Grizzly Population Stabilizing

October 30, 2014 Greater Yellowstone No Comments

The numbers of grizzly bears is stabilizing in and around Yellowstone National Park. In a meeting with state and federal agencies Wednesday, officials said there are about 1,000 grizzlies in the Yellowstone region. Twenty bears have been killed or removed from the region this year, according to the Associated Press. In 2012, 59 were killed or removed from the area. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering lifting the grizzlies’ protected status, which would open up a limited amount of hunting for grizzlies in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho.

Yellowstone Roads Closing Monday

October 28, 2014 Greater Yellowstone No Comments

The roads to much of the interior of Yellowstone National Park close for the season Monday. Roads to Old Faithful and Canyon will close at 8 am Monday so staff can begin to prepare for the winter season. Visitors can still use the road from the park’s North Entrance at Gardiner, Mont., through Mammoth Hot Springs to the park’s Northeast Entrance which is open all year, weather permitting.   Guided snowmobile and snowcoach travel begin in the park December 15.

Superintendent Dan Werk Honored

October 28, 2014 Greater Yellowstone No Comments

The work of Yellowstone National Park’s superintendent has been honored with a conservation award. Superintendent Dan Wenk received the honor for his work at Yellowstone since 2011 and his nearly four decades of work in the National Park Service. He was also honored for securing a solution to winter-use management in Yellowstone.

Yellowstone Park Hits Record Visitation

October 9, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

Yellowstone National Park recorded its highest ever September visitation last month. A total of 571,764 recreational visitors came to Yellowstone in September, two percent more than September 2013. With three months left in in the year, Yellowstone has already received more visitors so far in 2014 than it during all of last year.

Fee Increase Possible

A fee increase may be coming to visitors to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.  The increase would raise the entrance fee from $25 to $30 for seven days. Yellowstone spokesman Al Nash tells the Jackson Hole News & Guide the increase would bring in an additional $1 million a year to Yellowstone alone. The decision on the fee increase won’t be made until next spring

3rd Drone Conviction

October 6, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

A third person has been convicted of flying an unmanned aircraft in Yellowstone National Park. Donald Criswell of Molalla, Oregon, had been charged with violating the ban on drones in Yellowstone after he flew one over the Midway Geyser Basin and close to bison in August. He was fined $1,000 plus court costs. Two other men have also been convicted violating the ban in Yellowstone.

Drone Fliers Pay 10 Times More in Yellowstone Compared to Grand Teton

October 2, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

The penalty for flying drones in national parks is about 10 times higher in Yellowstone National Park than Grand Teton Park according to U.S. District Court documents. The first drone flyer fined in Grand Teton Park had to pay $125 while two other pilots in Yellowstone Park were hit with over $1,500 and $3,800 fines. Jackson Hole News & Guide says the reason there is such a large gap for fines in each park is because the cases are tried in separate courts with different judges.

Jackson Water Managers Decrease Flows into Snake

Jackson Lake Dam water managers are decreasing the flow into the Snake River starting today. The dam flows are dropping from just over 1,800 cubic feet per second to 350 cfs by tomorrow. Jackson Hole Daily says Palisades Reservoir is about 44 percent full and Jackson Lake 77 percent

Indian Tribes Protest for Grizzlies

September 29, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

American Indians are assembling in Yellowstone to protest the federal government’s move to take grizzly bears off the endangered species list. Jackson Hole News & Guide says the “Prayer for the Bear” event is Saturday at Sedge Bay on Yellowstone Lake. The number of grizzly bears has risen significantly in the past several years, but they’re still protected as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act

Yellowstone Drone Crasher Pays Court Fines

September 26, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

A federal judge is ordering a Dutch man to pay thousands in restitution for wrecking a drone into Yellowstone National Park’s biggest hot spring. Theodorus Van Vliet crashed his remote controlled aircraft into the Grand Prismatic hot spring in August and park officials still haven’t been able to get it out. Van Vliet pled guilty in federal court Tuesday and is paying over $3,000 in fines


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  • Cool With Mainly Quiet Weather Conditions Today - October 30, 2014
    Weather concerns across the state will be very minimal today.  Expect sunny to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and light to breezy winds.  Temperatures will be a touch cooler today due to a weak cool front that will be brushing by northern and eastern parts of the state.  Daytime highs will be in […]
  • Be ready for bumps, scrapes, cuts and more - October 30, 2014
    Being prepared for the worst is never a bad idea. However, if you carry everything you might need for any emergency, you won’t have room for your tent or sleeping bag. A first aid kit needs to be light and compact, or it’ll be one of the first things you toss out of the pack […]
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    Wyoming freshman running back Brian Hill figured he would get some carries this season.  And in week one, Hill was able to put in a couple of key runs in a win over Montana.  But for the most part, it’s been spot time for the first-year Cowboys.  But, with injuries to D.J. May and now […]
  • Mild & Windy Conditions Expected - October 29, 2014
    A ridge of high pressure will strengthen and remain settled over the state of Wyoming on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Expect sunny to mostly sunny skies with mainly dry weather conditions for the end of the work week.  Winds, however, will be strong on Wednesday and Friday with gusts between 30 and 45 mph.  Wind […]

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