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Aurora Expected But Hidden By Storm

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Would you rather have snow or a show?  Tonight, that might be a hard question to answer, but this area of northwest Wyoming will be giving up what might be an impressive display of the Aurora Borealis due to the current winter storm.  Forecasters at NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center are expecting strong … Continue Reading

Wolf Hunters Surveyed by State

January 9, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is asking gray wolf hunters to take a few minutes and participate in an online survey regarding the 2013 gray wolf harvest.  Spokesman Ray Hageman says nearly 1900 surveys are also being mailed to those who held gray wolf hunting licenses.  Those surveys, he says … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Shaken by a 3.5 Quake

January 7, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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While Yellowstone National Park experiences earth tremors daily, usually measuring little over 1 on the Richter scale, a quake of 3.5 was felt early Monday morning in the interior of the park, about 19 miles south of Gardiner, Montana.  That shake reportedly occurred around … Continue Reading

Snowpack Still Average or Below

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Despite this week’s snowfall in northwestern Wyoming, snowpack in the region is still lagging slightly behind in some basins and is running about average in others.  According to the Natural Resources Conservation Service, snowpack in the Snake River Basin is … Continue Reading

Elk Refuge Visitation Sets Record

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A record number of visitors was set last week as throngs of visitors have been taking the sleigh rides through the National Elk Refuge herd over the holiday weeks.  Spokesperson Lori Iverson says that visitation peaked last Saturday.  She says 862 people went on a sleigh ride on the 55 sleighs that went out during the day. Altogether, Iverson says … Continue Reading

Elk Feeding Won’t Begin Soon

January 2, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Feeding season ends for elk.

Don’t look for feeding to begin on the refuge for a while yet.  Refuge Biologist Eric Cole says despite below average forage production on the refuge as a result of the summer drought, there is still plenty of forage left on the reserve for … Continue Reading

Wyoming Wolf Hunt Done Tonight

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The harvest of wolves in Wyoming’s Trophy Game area has moved closer to its 2013 limit with the killing of a fourth wolf in the area east of Grand Teton National park and a third in the area east of Yellowstone National Park last week.  As of Monday, 24 of the 26 animals set as this year’s quota had been killed, and 13 others had been killed under predator status.  The wolf hunting season closes at the end of the day today.

Eagles A Familiar Sight At The Elk Refuge

December 27, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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America’s majestic bald eagle is a wildlife conservation success story – and they’re so common in Jackson Hole that we almost take them for granted. In truth, the species almost succumbed to habitat loss and DDT contamination before earning federal protection in 1967.  One of the treats for those visiting the National Elk Refuge north of Jackson, says Refuge Spokesperson Lori Iverson, is … Continue Reading

Snow Accumulation Still Below Normal Here

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While the snowfall just prior to Christmas was a God-send for the area’s ski resorts, it still has not topped the region’s 30-year average.  According to the Natural Resources Conservation Service, precipitation in the Snake River Basin is now … Continue Reading

Pronghorn Staying In Jackson Hole

December 26, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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A significant portion Jackson Hole’s pronghorn antelope could end up spending the winter here, facing conditions that are tough even in average years. 53 pronghorn were counted by biologists on the in the vicinity of Miller Butte on the National Elk Refuge last week. Biologist Eric Cole says … Continue Reading

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    When my old F-350 died, we knew we couldn’t get much for it. We traded it straight across for a no-frills Chevy Aveo. That wasn’t much of an improvement. For the short time we owned the Aveo, we referred to it as the “Reasonably Priced Car,” because it reminded us of the gutless hunks of […]
  • 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 […]

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