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Local Roads Close for the Season

National Elk Refuge

One of the annual signs of the season in Jackson Hole is the closure of various roads in the national parks, on the national forest and on the National Elk Refuge.  Refuge Spokesperson Lori Iverson says after this week, a portion of … Continue Reading

YNP Cutthroat Trout Numbers Increase

November 25, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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(from Cowboy State News Network) Yellowstone National Park officials say the population of native cutthroat trout in Yellowstone Lake appears to be rising amid efforts to reduce the numbers of invasive lake trout.  The nets used to capture and … Continue Reading

Rep. Lummis Wants Non-Motorized Boats in Parks

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Wyoming Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis is proposing a bill that would allow the use of hand-propelled vessels in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park as well as the National Elk Refuge at those bodies of water and times the superintendents deem acceptable.  Lummis explains that an absolute ban on the watercraft was imposed … Continue Reading

YNP Seek Public Advice For Winter Rule Implementation

November 21, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Montana, State of Wyoming Comments Off
winter plan

Yellowstone National Park is preparing to kick-off on Friday what they are calling a “Collaborative Adaptive Management Program” to evaluate the implementation and environmental impacts of its new winter use management rule.  Spokesman Al Nash says the program will allow the Park to gather more information about … Continue Reading

Judges Join Fight To Retain Courthouse Here

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Federal judges in Wyoming are joining the Teton County commission to try to prevent the U.S. General Services Administration from selling the federal courthouse building in Jackson.  The feds closed the Clifford P. Hansen U.S. Courthouse last month as part of … Continue Reading

NPS Intermountain Region Has New Director

Sue Masica

In the continuing movement within the region’s national park management, a new Intermountain regional director has been named to oversee the parks which include Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.  According to a news release from the National Park Service, … Continue Reading

Snow Pack Near Normal

Snowpack

Snowpack in the region remains near normal for this time of year according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service.  The agency’s Monday report shows the Snake River Basin is at 106% of the 30-year average while the Yellowstone basin which includes Two Ocean Plateau is at 107% of the average.  At the same time, … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Extands Comment For Saddle Tours

YNP Horseback

Yellowstone National Park has extended the public comment period on the environmental assessment to evaluate the proposed issuance of concession contracts for guided, interpretive saddle and pack stock tours in the park. Park Spokesman Dan Hottle says the extension is for … Continue Reading

Elk Not Remaining on Refuge

elk migration

As you drive past the National Elk Refuge, you may notice that it still looks pretty empty.  However, Refuge Biologist Eric Cole says that’s not because there is no activity there.  Cole says elk movements to the refuge over the past week … Continue Reading

Farm Bureau Drops Lawsuit

November 15, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley Comments Off
Bison

The Montana Farm Bureau has abandoned its lawsuit that seeking to block bison from being allowed to range outside Yellowstone National Park. The Montana Supreme Court … Continue Reading

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  • A whole lotta’ lens - July 30, 2014
    I was taking pictures at Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo last week, and one of the local newspaper photographers asked me why I wasn’t packing a really cool, high-zoot lens. He reminded me that with my membership in the Canon Professional Services, I am entitled to test drive lenses pretty much whenever I want. But I […]
  • Heavy Showers and Thunderstorms - July 29, 2014
    A Pacific weather disturbance, Monsoonal moisture and stationary frontal system will create rather widespread and heavy shower and thunderstorm activity.  Rain will especially be heavy in portions of central, south-central and southeastern Wyoming.  Areas of flooding will be a concern.  Continued mild temperatures on Wednesday with decreased shower and thunderstorm activity.  Weather conditions this weekend […]
  • Release ‘em right - July 29, 2014
    Each year, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department sends out a reminder of the right way to release fish when you turn them back into the water. Al Langston of the Game and Fish recently sent out that reminder, so I thought I’d pass it along to you. When the water gets warm this time […]
  • Hauling hay makes me consider ATVs - July 28, 2014
    In my days in the mountains, I’ve seen some horse wrecks that probably should have turned my hair gray prematurely. I’ve had horses go lame on me deep in the backcountry. And I’ve been awakened in the night to the sound of thundering hooves receding down the trail toward the trailer. None of those situations […]

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