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Forest & Refuge Outline Closures

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Not unlike the closure of Grand Teton National Park in the wake of the federal government shut-down, Bridger-Teton National Forest has announced similar curtailment of accessibly.  According to the Forest, all forest campgrounds and offices are closed, permits will … Continue Reading

Shut-down Impacts Jackson Hole Attractions

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The National Park Service has issued a general statement explaining its plan due to the governmental shutdown brought about by the inability of the Congress and the President to compromise on the Affordable Care Act and the budget stating that it will “close and secure national park facilities and grounds in order to suspend all activities except for those that are essential to respond to emergencies involving the safety of human life or the protection of property.”  The NPS explains that … Continue Reading

Linx Service Ends For Season

Linx

Bus service between Riverton, Dubois and Jackson, as well as service through Yellowstone National Park from the gateway communities has come to an end.  Linx transportation has been operating the service since June fourth with the support of a grant from … Continue Reading

Wolf Hunt Begins Tuesday

September 30, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The 2013 trophy game hunting season for wolves in northwestern Wyoming opens tomorrow in all but one hunt area with a greatly reduced quota compared with last year.  Altogether, the quotas in trophy game areas collectively are half of what was permitted in last year’s hunt.  According to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s guidelines, … Continue Reading

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

Teton Pass Snow

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
Grizzly Yearlings

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

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  • Windy At Times Today, Unseasonably Mild Through Saturday - October 23, 2014
    As high pressure strengthens, warmer air from southwestern portions of the nation will move into the region today.  Conditions will also stay mainly dry throughout much of the state, but winds will be strong and gusty.  Parts of I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) and I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) could see gusting as high as […]
  • My new used truck may be the death of me - October 23, 2014
    Not long ago, I brought home a 1994 Ford F-250. It’s not much to look at, but it’s even worse to drive. About the only things it has going for it are that it’s mechanically sound, and it’s technically a vehicle. I’ve named it Clunk, for good reason. When you shift it into either drive […]
  • Quiet, Seasonal Weather Expected Today - October 22, 2014
    High pressure will build over the state of Wyoming today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry.  Winds, however, could be strong and gusty today, especially throughout central and southeastern portions of the state.  Parts of I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) and I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) could see winds […]
  • Estimating range on waterfowl is easy - October 22, 2014
    If you’ve done any goose hunting, you’ve probably heard the term “skybusting.” You may know it means shooting at birds that are out of your shotgun’s effective range, but do you know if you’re guilty of it? You can set up your decoys to minimize the risk of shooting at birds when they’re too far […]

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