The National Elk Refuge is looking at the possibility of improving public roads on the refuge during the summer of 2015. The work will largely encompass adding aggregate surface course material to the majority of the public routes within the Refuge as well as establishing several pullouts to facilitate wildlife viewing and … Continue Reading
The Wyoming Supreme Court yesterday heard arguments in the case of an environmentalist denied access to state records related to endangered species protection for grizzly bears. Robert Aland sought records that supported the conclusion that Yellowstone grizzly population is healthy enough to be removed from protection as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. He had been denied on the grounds that … Continue Reading
Sunday marked the final day for bison hunting on the National Elk Refuge in Jackson Hole. Preliminary estimates from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department place the success rate of hunters at 240 bison. Refuge Biologist Eric Cole says if the count proves to be true, … Continue Reading
Yellowstone National Park is seeking people to participate in five working groups to help forge winter use management policies for the park. Each of the working groups is to focus on specific winter use topics including soundscape and air quality, wildlife, the noncommercially-guided snowmobile access program, winter operations and technology, and overall visitor experience. Park Spokesman Al Nash says … Continue Reading
The number of elk on the National Elk Refuge is increasing, but the more numerous ungulates still will have to forage for their own meals for a while. Refuge Biologist Eric Cole says ample forage remains at wet meadow index sites north of Miller Butte, and … Continue Reading
While the weekend’s winter storm dropped appreciable amounts of snow on the mountains of western Wyoming, the total precipitation in the drainages surrounding Jackson Hole are still at or slightly below the 30 year average. According to the Natural Resources Conservation Service, … Continue Reading
Grand Teton National Park has announced the holidays that entrance fees will be waived, starting next week with Martin Luther King Day. Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says those holidays include … Continue Reading
2013 was not a record year for visitation to Yellowstone National Park, but it was among the top half-dozen. Park Spokesman Al Nash says using the new system of counting people visiting the park for recreation; there were a total of more than 3-million-188-thousand. He says while that’s down from what it was in 2012, … Continue Reading
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has imposed changes in hunting regulations as they pertain to wild bison. Beginning this year, a person who is issued an “any wild bison” license and harvests a bull bison will not be eligible to apply for, or receive an “any wild bison” license in any future year, but will be eligible to apply for and receive a female or calf wild bison license the following year. Likewise, … Continue Reading
The Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center has issued an Avalanche WARNING for the Teton and Gros Ventre ranges through noon Monday. Dangerous avalanche conditions exist and large avalanches have been observed. Large to very large natural and human-triggered avalanches are likely. Travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended. Visit http://jhavalanche.org for the latest information.
Torrington Man’s Body Recovered from Hawk Springs Reservoir - September 22, 2014 The body of James “Jesse” Nelson was recovered from Hawk Springs Reservoir on Saturday by Goshen County Search and Rescue personnel. Wyoming State Parks reports that the 53-year-old Torrington man jumped into the reservoir on September 15 to save an occupant that jumped from his boat into the reservoir for an unknown reason. That person […]
New Miss Wyoming USA Crowned - September 22, 2014 The 2015 Miss Wyoming USA and Miss Wyoming Teen USA Pageants took place Sunday, September 21, at the Casper Events Center in Casper. A large crowd filled the center on Sunday evening for the pageant finals, where the panel of judges selected Caroline Scott of Cheyenne as Miss Wyoming USA 2015, and Payton Sanders of Casper as Miss Wyoming TEEN USA 2015. Both […]
Simple steps can help you get your goat - September 22, 2014 In Wyoming, antelope hunting is often an afterthought. We tend to focus on elk, and deer are a close second. Not many of us do a whole lot of planning for our antelope hunts. Maybe that’s partly because compared to deer and especially elk, antelope hunting can be pretty easy. As long as you’re not […]
Single Vehicle Rollover Kills Rock Springs Woman - September 19, 2014 A single vehicle rollover on September 11th, at 11:50 p.m., resulted in the 105th highway fatality in Wyoming for 2014. A 2000 Dodge Ram truck was being driven by 54 year old Denise R. Olson of Rock Springs, Wyoming. The Wyoming Highway Patrol reports that the truck was traveling south on WY 530 at mile post 15 […]
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