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Look For A “Normal Winter” This This Year

September 30, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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As the National Weather Service’s Riverton Office prepares to mark Winter Awareness Day later this week, an early winter storm caught more than a few residents and visitors flatfooted last week.  “Is that a harbinger of things to come?” we asked Warning Coordination Meteorologist Chris Jones.  Jones says the Weather Service Climate Prediction Center has … Continue Reading

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

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  • 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 […]
  • Bigger trucks aren’t always better - August 19, 2014
    I recently had the rare opportunity to test a compact and a full-size pickup pretty much head-to-head. Going into it, I was pretty sure there was nothing the compact version could offer that I would like more than the full-size truck. But the Nissan Frontier, despite its size, is no less truck than the Nissan […]
  • First Lottery Ticket Will Be Sold In Sheridan - August 18, 2014
    The Wyoming Lottery today announced that the first lottery ticket will be purchased at noon on Sunday, Aug. 24  by Mary Ogg at the Holiday Station, located at 936 Brundage Road in Sheridan. Ogg was chosen randomly from among the more than 27,000 entrants in a giveaway the Lottery created to promote its upcoming launch. […]
  • Hunting season = diet season - August 18, 2014
    I grew up hunting elk with horses. In my opinion, that’s the best way to get the job done. You can pack a comfortable camp far back into the wilderness, then hunt on foot from there. If someone’s lucky enough to bring down one of the beasts, loading the carcass onto a pack horse is […]

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