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Federal agencies seek public input for the Greater Yellowstone Area’s future

March 28, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

The Greater Yellowstone Coordinating Committee invited the public to Jackson this week to figure out the area’s future. The meeting was meant for the National Park Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service to strengthen their relationships with each other and the public. They talked about maintaining a healthy ecosystem and reducing air pollution.

 

Yellowstone Opens West Side Roads for Spring Bicycle Season

March 27, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole Comments Off

Yellowstone National Park is opening its west side roads for the spring bicycle season this morning at eight. (Thursday, March 27, 8 a.m.). Bikers will be able to ride 49 miles of park roads from West Yellowstone, Montana to Mammoth Hot Springs. Old Faithful and Canyon won’t be open for bikes until the first interior park roads open to motorized vehicles Friday, April 18

Latest Snowmobile Fatality Victim Identified

March 14, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Montana Comments Off
snowmobile wreck

(COOKE CITY, Mont)  Another snowmobiler died in an incident near Cooke City, Montana yesterday.  Park County, Montana Undersheriff Scott Hamilton says a snowmobile crash in the vicinity of Abundance Flat  was reported shortly after noon to Yellowstone National Park who in turn the Park County Sheriff’s office.  Hamilton says 48 year-old Brian MacPherson, of Martensville, Saskatchewan, Canada was apparently … Continue Reading

Moose Count Breeds Optimism

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(JACKSON, Wyo)  A recent count of moose in the Jackson Hole area has biologists here cautiously optimistic about an apparent recovery taking place in the population.  Volunteers had joined biologists from Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Grand Teton National Park, Bridger-Teton National Forest and the National Elk Refuge late last month to count moose in the region in an effort … Continue Reading

IBMP Decision Upheld

March 14, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley, State of Montana Comments Off
bison

(HELENA, Mont)  The Montana Supreme Court this week upheld the “Adaptive Management Adjustments” made to the Interagency Bison Management Plan in 2011.  Those adjustments provide that Yellowstone bison may roam farther into the Gardiner Basin north of the park.  The Supreme Court ruling was based on … Continue Reading

Bears To Emerge From Hibernation Here Soon

hibernation-bear

(JACKSON, Wyo)  While there have been no reports of bears emerging from hibernation in the Jackson Hole area yet, they have been spotted out already in Yellowstone National Park.  Still, Wyoming Game and Fish Spokesman Mark Gocke admits it is possible to see some “early risers” in this area now as well.  Gocke says the area usually sees the bears emerging beginning this time of year, and … Continue Reading

Avalanche Claims Minnesota Snowmobiler (Name Released)

March 12, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Montana Comments Off
avalanche

(COOKE CITY, Mont)  An 18 year-old Minnesota man died yesterday in an avalanche near Cooke City Montana.  According to Park County, Montana Undersheriff Scott Hamilton, the sheriff’s office there received a call at about 4:00 pm of a snowmobiler buried in an avalanche in the Daisy Pass/Crown Butte area.  Five members of the Park County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue responded and … Continue Reading

Yellowstone & Grand Teton Remain Top Destinations

YNP Entrance (Small)

(MOOSE, Wyo)  Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks continue to be listed among the ten most popular national parks in the country.  Great Smokey Mountains National Park was the most popular with over nine-million visitors, but Yellowstone came in fourth place with nearly 3.2-million visitors – just behind Yosemite in California.  Grand Teton National Park was … Continue Reading

Wildlife Closures Remain In Effect

Wildlife at Denali National Park and Preserve.

(JACKSON, Wyo)  As temperatures gradually warm, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is warning the public not to go out in search of antlers in western Wyoming.  Spokesman Mark Gocke explains that shed horn and antler gathering had been prohibited on most public lands west of the Continental Divide between … Continue Reading

Bison Demonstrator Appears In Court

March 12, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Montana, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Jacobs

(MAMMOTH, Wyo)  The man who chained himself to the bison capture facility outside Yellowstone National Park last week made his first appearance in federal court and refused a plea arrangement – opting for a full trial with the aid of an attorney.  20 year-old Comfrey Jacobs had … Continue Reading

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  • Owners Encouraged to Vaccinate Pets for Rabies - April 22, 2014
    Wyoming State Laboratory scientists are urging owners to have their pets vaccinated against rabies. Virologist Myrna Miller says it’s especially important for pet owners in Laramie and Goshen Counties. “The south central rabies virus strain has been moving into the state of Wyoming from the southern and eastern borders,” reports Miller. “So we’ve have quite […]
  • Statewide Unemployment Dips to 4.0% in March - April 22, 2014
    Wyoming’s unemployment rate continued to fall last month. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported on Tuesday that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 4.2 percent in February to 4.0 percent in March. “If you go back four years ago, unemployment was at 7.5 percent and now it’s at 4.0,” said Senior Economist […]
  • Warm And Windy, With Developing Showers And Thunderstorms - April 22, 2014
    Temperatures will be quite warm and comfortable today, ahead of an incoming low pressure system and cold front.  Along with warmer temperatures, winds will increase across the entire state, turning strong and gusty.  As the cold front pushes into the cowboy state from the west-northwest, clouds thicken and showers and thunderstorms will develop.  There will […]
  • You can’t catch Internet viruses if you turn off the computer - April 22, 2014
    I’m no tech genius, but I think the best way to keep your stuff safe from hackers is to just stay off the Internet and go outside. I might be a little behind on my Internet threats, but I thought I heard something last week about an Internet virus called the Heartbleed virus. I don’t […]