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Early Snow Snarls Wyoming Roads

September 27, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Early snowstorms have caused no small amount of headaches for drivers on northwestern Wyoming’s roads.  Not the least of them was the closure of US 26 over Togwotee Pass Wednesday when a tractor-trailer … Continue Reading

Volunteers Sought Tomorrow In National Parks

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Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks are waiving entrance fees tomorrow in recognition of National Public Lands Day. Grand Teton National Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says National Public Lands Day is also a time for individuals across America to volunteer their time and energy through beneficial projects.   Visitors to Grand Teton are being invited to … Continue Reading

Winter Weather Closes Roads

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Northwest Wyoming got a sample of winter yesterday with roads in Yellowstone National Park and the Beartooth Highway outside being closed due to winter conditions. Dunraven Pass and Beartooth Highway are … Continue Reading

Orphaned Young Grizzlies Should Be OK

September 25, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Idaho Comments Off
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Officials of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game say a pair of young grizzly bears, orphaned when their mother was shot and killed earlier this month, has an excellent chance for survival.  Spokesman Gregg Losinski says measurements taken of the young bears’ front paw pad prints are … Continue Reading

North Highway Pathway Open An Additional Month

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The National Elk Refuge has decided to extend the bicycling season along the North Highway 89 Pathway this year.  Refuge Spokesperson Lori Iverson explains that for the past 2½ years since the pathway opened, biologists have … Continue Reading

Know Where You Are Hunting

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With the opening of hunting seasons on lands surrounding Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, hunters are reminded that hunting is not permitted within a park. Although most of the park boundaries are well marked, it is … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Hosts Photo Festival

September 20, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Montana, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Amateur and professional photographers are again being invited to share some of their favorite images of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem during the Annual Fall Photo Festival, cosponsored by the National Park Service and the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.  Organizer Rich Jehle says … Continue Reading

Yellowstone To Poison Fish

September 20, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Eradication of non-native fish in Yellowstone National Park and the restoration of native cutthroat trout continues with the poisoning of three creeks to rid the area of brook trout.  Beginning Monday, the fish toxin is being introduced into Elk, Lost and Yancey Creeks where non-native brook trout were introduced decades ago.  Their presence has … Continue Reading

Season Change In The Air

September 19, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Montana, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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In case you had your doubts, a change in the seasons is in the air in the Greater Yellowstone region – and in some cases, it’s on the ground as well.  An early snow storm temporarily closed the high elevations of Beartooth Highway yesterday. Traffic gates were closed at … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Earthquake Not Unusual

September 17, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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When is an earthquake NOT “world-shaking” news?  …most likely when it occurs in Yellowstone National Park.  That actually was the case over the weekend when an area just north of the Old Faithful area of the park was shaken by a 3.6 temblor about 10:00 am Sunday.  Park Spokesman Al Nash says such tremors … Continue Reading

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    When you think about the absolute best off-road SUV, the first name that comes to mind is probably not Lexus. But Lexus has one that might change your opinion. I drove an absolutely incredible SUV a few weeks ago. The LX570 is a Lexus, so it had all the fancy bells and whistles you’d expect […]
  • 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 […]