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Refuge Winter Activities Begin

Sleigh Rides

The popular winter activities at the National Elk Refuge, including the sleigh rides through the wintering herd, have begun now beginning at 9:00 am daily from the Jackson Hole and Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center.  Other activities include … Continue Reading

YNP extends Comment Period For Power Plan

December 3, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Yellowstone National Park is extending the public comment period on a plan to implement infrastructure upgrades to the electrical power distribution system in the park.  Spokesman Al Nash says the comment period is being extended for an additional 15 days, until December 21st to give … Continue Reading

YNP Seeks Winter Contractors

November 29, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Montana, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Yellowstone National Park is soliciting proposals from businesses interested in providing guided, interpretive over-snow vehicle tours of Yellowstone National Park. There are 23 new contracts available for the 2014-2015 winter season.  Park Spokesman Al Nash says … Continue Reading

Elk Begin Staying On Refuge

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There has been significant elk movement to the National Elk near Jackson over the past two weeks.  Refuge Biologist Eric Cole says elk numbers on the south end of the Refuge have fluctuated between 200 and 600 animals with 412 counted Tuesday.  Radio and GPS telemetry indicate … Continue Reading

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
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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

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  • Quiet & Mainly Settled Weather Expected - October 17, 2014
    High pressure will build over the area today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry.  Winds will also stay light to breezy and no significant gusting is expected.  Temperatures become a touch cooler statewide, but will be closer to average.  Daytime highs will be in the 50′s across the mountain […]
  • Wish list season is upon us again - October 17, 2014
    Late October is a bad time of year for me. If I were independently wealthy, it wouldn’t be so bad. But I’m not. I’m a journalist, so it’s a little painful. It’s rough because this is when the Christmas catalogs start hitting the mailbox, and they’re chock-full of gear I wish I had. From the […]
  • Pleasant Autumn Weather Expected - October 16, 2014
    Temperatures will be noticeably cooler and closer to average today due to a cool front that crossed through the state of Wyoming yesterday.  We can also expect partly to mostly cloudy skies and breezy winds today, but conditions will remain mainly dry.  Winds will gust between 15 to 25 mph.  Daytime highs will reach the […]
  • Whitetails can be creatures of habit - October 16, 2014
    Quite a few mule deer hunters are already back from their hunts. They might even have had a venison steak for supper last night. But muleys aren’t the only deer in Wyoming. There’s also whitetail – the other deer meat. If you’re an ardent whitetail hunter, you probably haven’t even stacked your gear by the […]

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