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Gov. Mead Promotes Tourism In Far East

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Wyoming Governor Matt Mead says he had a very positive response to his efforts on behalf of Wyoming tourism during his trip to Taiwan last week.  During that trip, Mead participated in the opening ceremony of the US Pavilion at the Taipei International Travel Fair where he says he was asked to cut the ribbon on opening day.  Mead says his timing for being there … Continue Reading

Environmental Group Praises New Winter Rule

October 24, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Montana, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The environmental community has been quick to react to the publishing of the new Winter Use Rule in Yellowstone National Park governing snowmobile and snowcoach use there.  Tim Stevens with the Northern Rockies region of the National Parks Conservation Association says … Continue Reading

YNP Publishes New Winter Use Rules

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Yellowstone National Park published its new rule for winter use in the park yesterday.  The rule implements the provisions that were developed through public participation of the past several years during public comment periods and public hearings in the gateway communities.  The plan is rooted in the concept of … Continue Reading

Area Around Emigrant Fire Reopened

October 23, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley, State of Montana Comments Off
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The closure of forest land in the vicinity of the Emigrant Fire above Paradise Valley has been lifted now, but forest officials are urging caution by anyone going into that area.  Gallatin National Forest Spokesperson Marna Daley says people will … Continue Reading

Roads In And Near Yellowstone Closed

October 22, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Montana, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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While roads in Yellowstone National Park reopened after the 16-day government shut-down ended Thursday, the Beartooth Highway just outside the park did not.  That road closed for the season prior to its scheduled closure date October 15th. Visitors and area residents may still … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Visitation Was Up Last Month

October 21, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Monthly visitation figures from Yellowstone National Park indicate recreational visits to the nation’s first park increased by 5¾ percent in September over the same month last year, and nearly five percent in visitation overall.  Still, those figures may be … Continue Reading

Senator Enzi Speaks of Closure Effect On Teton County

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Senator Mike Enzi Thursday told Jackson Hole Radio that while the shutdown of the federal government and the resulting closure of the national parks was hard on the entire country, he is aware that it was particularly hard of residents here.  He says the whole state was affected by the government shutdown, but he is sure a lot of people in Teton County … Continue Reading

Elk Hunt Resumes On Refuge

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With the reopening of the National Elk Refuge and its facilities, the annual elk hunt which was to have begun Monday began yesterday with the permits for hunt period #2 through Sunday still valid. The remaining hunt periods will adhere to the previously published schedule.  Meanwhile, the bison hunt which was halted resumed yesterday as well, picking up in hunt period #5 which also concludes Sunday.  Fishing is again permitted through the end of the season October 31st.

Government Facilities To Reopen

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With the last-minute vote of Congress last night, a default on federal loans was averted and the government shutdown ended.  The senate first voted with a bipartisan result of 81 to 18, and then the House voted 285 to 144 to put off the issue for three months – 144 votes against coming from the Republican side of the aisle. Sylvia Mathews Burwell, director of the Office of Management and Budget, … Continue Reading

Wolf Quotas Being Quickly Filled

October 17, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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If it seems to you that wolf hunt areas in this part of the state are closing earlier than they did last year, you would be right.  Wyoming Game and Fish Spokesman Alan Dubberly explains that due to the lower quotas in each of the 12 hunt areas, those quotas are being met … Continue Reading

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    I hope you know what to do to avoid having a bad encounter with a bear. But do you know what to do if an encounter is unavoidable? If you’re wandering around the woods, doing everything you should do to keep from startling a bear, chances are you won’t see one. But even the best […]
  • Rep. Lummis Announces Re-Election Bid - April 23, 2014
    U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis announced her re-election bid on Wednesday in Cheyenne. Lummis said she wants a fourth term representing Wyoming in Congress so she can work to reduce the federal government’s role in the Cowboy State. “The federal government cannot do better for Wyoming, than Wyoming can do for itself,” Lummis said. “So part […]
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  • Wyoming Head Coach Recaps Spring Football Practice [AUDIO] - April 23, 2014
    The Wyoming Cowboys wrapped up spring practice last Saturday afternoon in Laramie.  And if you asked head coach Craig Bohl, he would tell you he wants 15 more practices this spring.  That’s not because of poor practicing by the Cowboys, but more so that he can get to know his team even better and get […]