Wyoming Game and Fish Personnel have put together their estimates for the minimum pack sizes of every known pack of wolves in northwest Wyoming outside Yellowstone National Park and the Wind River Indian Reservation. In addition, personnel coordinated … Continue Reading
Yellowstone National Park yesterday announced its schedule for opening the park to wheeled vehicles in the spring, and Spokesman Al Nash says the long and the short of it is the opening dates are projected to be back to normal this year. Nash says the entrances and road segments will … Continue Reading
What happens when there is a government sector that contains children who need educations but is not served by a school district. US Senator Mike Enzi responded to the situation in Yellowstone National Park where funds used to compensate nearby Montana school districts became prohibited, saying the need is not provided for under Payment in Lieu of Taxes. He says the Payment in Lieu of Taxes is … Continue Reading
With more severe winter weather being experienced in Jackson Hole during recent weeks, more elk have moved onto the National Elk Refuge feed grounds. In cooperation with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, the refuge staff counted 8296 elk on feed. By comparison, more than 2000 fewer elk were on feed at the refuge last year. Biologist Eric Cole says … Continue Reading
Yellowstone National Park has transferred another 17 bison to the Salish and Kootenai Tribes which will be taken to slaughter. The Park is seeking to reduce the herd size in the park from an estimated 4400 to approximately 3500 this year. The environmental group, the Buffalo Field Campaign, is decrying the action as being based in political reasons rather than science.
The University of Utah reported that a light earthquake of magnitude 3.0 occurred at 3:23 am Saturday eight miles north of West Yellowstone, Montana. The shaker was felt by persons in Yellowstone and the town of West Yellowstone. A similar shaker of 3.5 was recorded just four days earlier 16 miles East-Northeast of the town. Over 50 earthquakes of magnitude point-3 to 3.5 have … Continue Reading
Recent precipitation has pushed snow accumulations in the area’s river basins above average once again, with water content higher still. According to the Natural Resources Conservation Service, snow that has accumulated in the Snake River and Wind River Basins is now at … Continue Reading
The Eastern Idaho Resource Advisory Committee will be accepting proposals between now and March 14th for review, and consideration for funding during Fiscal Year 2014. Caribou-Targhee National Forest Supervisor Brent Larson estimates about $473-thousand will be awarded this year. Resource Advisory Committee-funded projects being proposed must be … Continue Reading
The Gardiner, Montana school district has found itself approximately $400-thousand shy of funds usually collected from Yellowstone National Park to pay for students from Mammoth, Wyoming attending school in Gardiner. Gardiner Public School Superintendent JT Stroder explains that traditionally, 80% of the cost for the 37 students out of the park to attend the Montana school … Continue Reading
This would be a good weekend to fall in love with your national park all over again. Entrance fees will be waived from Saturday through Monday at all national parks including Grand Teton and Yellowstone in Wyoming. Weekend visitors to Grand Teton can … Continue Reading
Cold Front Brings Rain & Snow Through Saturday Morning - March 7, 2014 A cold front will push through central and southern Wyoming today, bringing periods of rain and snow into tonight. Unsettled weather will be the feature today, with strong winds at times. Temperatures will rise into the 30′s and low 40′s statewide. Many roads could become slick and icy tonight, as temperatures drop into the 20′s. […]
Teaching a kid to ski can be deadly to adults - March 7, 2014 I feel it’s my duty as a father to introduce my kids to as many outdoor activities as I can. The more I expose ‘em to, the better the chances they’ll enjoy the outdoors when they get older. If they don’t kill me on our adventures, that is. Listen to today’s show to find out […]
Lummis Backs Bill Against EPA Standards - March 6, 2014 U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis voted for, and the House passed with a bi-partisan majority of 229-183, H.R. 3826: the Electricity Security and Affordability Act. This bill repeals the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to mandate unattainable technological standards at any new coal-fired power plants. Since these regulations impose impossible standards, they effectively ban the construction […]
Legislators Look To Canada For Ideas For Energy Mega-Campus - March 6, 2014 Nine Wyoming lawmakers traveled to Alberta, Canada last weekend to get a first hand look at a major energy complex that has spurred billions of dollars in economic investment and created thousands of high-paying jobs. During the Budget Session, legislators designated funding to study the energy mega-campus and the potential benefits a similar model could […]
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