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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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  • Warmer on Friday, But Showers & Thunderstorms Are Expected For Parts of Wyoming - April 18, 2014
    Temperatures will be warm today, with highs mostly rising to the 60′s and 70′s statewide (slightly cooler across the western valleys and higher terrain).  Expect rain showers and thunderstorms to move into the western third of the state, while the rest of Wyoming see sunshine into this afternoon.  Scattered rain showers and pop-up thunderstorms will […]
  • A lunar eclipse, and me without my camera - April 18, 2014
    Monday night, or more accurately early Tuesday morning, there was a total lunar eclipse. And being the experienced nature photographer I am, you’d think I was ready with my camera. But you’d be wrong. The last total lunar eclipse visible in Wyoming was way back in 2009, if I’m not mistaken. So I’ve been looking […]
  • Enzi Opens Campaign HQ in Cheyenne - April 17, 2014
    U.S. Senator Mike Enzi opened his official campaign headquarters in Cheyenne on Wednesday. Wyoming’s senior senator is seeking his fourth term in the Senate. There were rumors last year that Enzi would retire at the end of his current term and he admits it is something he thought about. “Anytime anybody’s getting ready to go […]
  • Back to normal at the trap range - April 17, 2014
    By some strange luck, I shot really well last week in our trap league. But last night, I didn’t do so well. Not even close. The thing about shooting trap is that you’re bound to have good rounds once in a while. Those good nights give you hope that you’re improving. For some people, that […]

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