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BTNF Announces Prescribed Fires

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The Teton Interagency fire managers are getting ready to conduct six different prescribed fires this fall, weather permitting.  Those fires include … Continue Reading

Caribou-Targhee NF Plans Burns

September 17, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Idaho, Swan Valley Comments Off
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Forest users of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest near the Palisades and Teton Basin Ranger Districts can expect to see fire activity through the forest area this fall as fire crews will be burning debris piles in multiple locations throughout each district.  Forest Spokesman Lynn Ballard says … Continue Reading

Rains Cool Yellowstone Fires

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While copious amounts of rain have caused some headaches for parts of Wyoming, the rain has had its benefits in Yellowstone National Park where several wildfires have been burning since August.  Park Spokesman Al Nash says as might be expected, the rain has been serving to cool many of those fires. He says the fires in the central and southern parts of the park … Continue Reading

Grizzly Bears Share The Forest This Fall

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Stern warnings are being sent out regarding the chances of encountering a grizzly bear during outdoor activities this fall.  But while news releases sent out by the area’s national forests, national parks and both the Idaho and Montana wildlife departments telling of a low yield in the whitebark pine crop this year, Spokesman Gregg Losinski says plenty of other foods that bears like … Continue Reading

Refuge Hunt Permitting Ends Soon

September 11, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Time is running out to apply for a refuge elk hunting permit.  The on-line application period to apply for a 2013 Refuge-specific elk hunting permit will close on September 25th. Refuge Spokesperson Lori Iverson says the results of the computerized random draw … Continue Reading

Comment Period Extended For Bear Plan

September 10, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley, State of Montana Comments Off
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Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has extended comment through the end of the month on the draft of an updated conservation and management plan for grizzly bears in southwestern Montana adjacent Yellowstone National Park. The draft plan, developed over the past year in conjunction with a programmatic environmental impact statement, addresses … Continue Reading

Deceased Child In Yellowstone Identified

September 9, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Yellowstone National Park Officials have identified the three year-old child who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Saturday while staying with her family at the Grant Village campground.  The girl was identified as Ella Marie Tucker from Pocatello, Idaho.  According to investigators, … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Visitation Increases

September 9, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Yellowstone National Park is reporting an increase in traffic entering the park during August compared with last August.  Statistics show more than a 4-1/3% increase in vehicles entering the park this year over the same time last year.  However, Spokesman Al Nash explains … Continue Reading

3 Year-Old Dies Of Accidental Gunshot In YNP Campground

September 8, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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A 3 year-old child was fatally injured as a result of an incident which occurred the campground near Grand Village in Yellowstone National Park Saturday morning. Rangers received a 911 call from the mother of the child who told the emergency dispatcher her young daughter had shot herself with a handgun. Resuscitation efforts by responding emergency medical staff were unsuccessful and the girl died. The incident is under investigation. The identity of the young girl and family is being withheld until sometime Monday at the request of the family.

Another Indicator Of A Strong Summer Season

September 5, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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The historic Miller House on the National Elk Refuge has posted its busiest season for visitation since it opened to the public in 2005.  According to Refuge Spokesperson Lori Iverson, over 3,000 people had visited the site by Labor Day and several weeks still remain in the 2013 season.  The Miller House and surrounding land was … 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 […]