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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

Two Groups Demonstrate Sunday For Reopening Yellowstone

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Two groups of demonstrators lined up outside barricaded Yellowstone National Park entrance stations Sunday to voice their displeasure at the closure of the national parks due to the government shutdown.  Park Spokesman Dan Hottle says about 100 gathered outside the park’s East Entrance while another 20 lined up outside the North Entrance at Gardiner, carrying signs and showing support for the park while … Continue Reading

Another Wolf Hunt Area Closes

October 15, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Four of the twelve hunt areas in Wyoming’s Trophy Management Area for the hunting of wolves have been closed now after their quotas have been met or exceeded.  The most recent area is area two in the Sunlight Basin northeast of Yellowstone National Park where five wolves have been taken.  The quota was to have been four, but Game and Fish Spokesman Alan Dubberly says … Continue Reading

Two Men Survive Plane Crash In Yellowstone National Park

October 14, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Idaho, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Two Alaska men survived an airplane crash this weekend after their single-engine Piper 180 aircraft went down Friday evening.  The plane crashed just inside the eastern boundary of Yellowstone National Park, and just southeast of the East Entrance road near Sylvan Pass.  61 year-old James Betzhold and his 25 year-old son Douglas from Beluga, Alaska, were en route to … Continue Reading

Native Americans Bless Yellowstone Bison

October 14, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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A group of Native Americans were able to access the park last week to conduct their traditional prayer of the buffalo despite the shutdown. According to National Park Service management policies, “The American Indian Religious Freedom Act reaffirms the First Amendment rights of Native Americans to … Continue Reading

Teton Canyon Workshop Postponed

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A public meeting to gather input for the best ways to address Teton Canyon Issues tomorrow has been postponed due to the continuing government shutdown.  The information that was to be used with mapping efforts of the canyon is not available for the meeting.  University of Wyoming Extension educator in Teton County Mary Martin says … Continue Reading

Sheep Season Closes North of Yellowstone

October 11, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley, State of Montana Comments Off
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The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission has closed hunting district 303 which includes portions of Park County adjacent Yellowstone National Park to any further hunting of big horn sheep beginning tonight.  According to the department, the pre-established harvest quota for the sheep has been met now. The hunt was to have ended December first. The hunting closure becomes effective at sunset.

30% Of The 2013 Wolf Quota Filled

October 10, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The quota in another wolf area has been met and that area will be closed for the remainder of the season. Wolf hunt area 5, which encompasses a large area around Dubois in the Wind River and Absaroka mountain ranges, has now reached its quota of 3 wolves. This is the second wolf hunt area … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Responds To Report of Tour Group

October 10, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The account of the misadventures of a tour group in Yellowstone National Park last week that saw heavy publication in the media yesterday was probably somewhat inflamed fueled by the frustration of those on the tour by the closing of the park.  Yellowstone Spokesman Al Nash says in fact, first and foremost, any contact the rangers had with visitors that day started with an apology; but then … Continue Reading

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    WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL BRING PERIODS OF MODERATE TO LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN TO FAR WESTERN WYOMING THIS MORNING. SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE INTO THE AFTERNOON WITH A FEW STRONGER THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF ONE QUARTER TO ONE HALF INCH WILL BE COMMON THIS MORNING WI [...]

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  • I can’t wait for rabbit season - August 21, 2014
    There are a lot of hunting seasons just around the corner. The archery antelope and black bear seasons are already under way, and the rifle seasons open for antelope and deer in about a week. Waterfowl season’s quickly approaching, too, and upland birds will be fair game before we know it. But this year, the […]
  • Mainly Isolated Thunderstorms Possible Today - August 20, 2014
    A passing weather system will combine with monsoonal moisture to trigger shower and thunderstorm activity throughout the state today.  Shower and thunderstorm activity will be likely across the western, northern and southern mountain areas (and higher terrain), while mainly isolated thunderstorms will be possible throughout eastern Wyoming.  However, any storms that do develop have the […]
  • Cramming for hunting - August 20, 2014
    My kids aren’t involved in all the things a kid can take part in, but they still keep my wife and me pretty busy. With the activities they do, though, combined with all the commitments Amy and I have, summer sort of got away from us. Now it’s fall, and that means getting the kids […]
  • Cowgirls Picked Fifth In MW-Kirby First Team - August 19, 2014
    The Wyoming volleyball team was selected to finish fifth, as the Mountain West announced the 2014 preseason volleyball poll and all-conference team on Tuesday morning. The voting panel consisted of the league’s 11 head coaches. Defending league-champion Colorado State was chosen as the favorite to win the 2014 MW regular-season title. The Rams collected seven […]

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