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Yellowstone Facing Challenges To Maintaining Essential Services

October 4, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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As the closure of Wyoming’s National Parks entered its third day, those visitors staying in the park completed their two days grace period to make alternate arrangements and were escorted from the parks.  Meanwhile, skeleton crews continued to manage park affairs in Grand Teton and Yellowstone, although Yellowstone’s essential services faced some complications by the end of the week. He says the northern and central parts of the park … Continue Reading

Wyoming Gets A Prelude To Winter

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Slushy to icy roads greeted drivers on their morning commute in Jackson today as the first significant winter storm blustered its way through the region.  Teton Pass was posted with the chain law restriction while the Wyoming Department of Transportation advised no unnecessary travel on Togwotee Pass for much of the night and early morning hours.  However, … Continue Reading

Governor Mead To Visit Southeast Asia

October 3, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Governor Matt Mead is traveling to Asia next week to seek to expand tourism and economic opportunities for Wyoming. Mead says he will specifically visit Taiwan and South Korea which have strong relationships with the United States and have strong potential for Wyoming’s leading industries. Among the expansion of trade will be … Continue Reading

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

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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

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  • Windy In Eastern Wyoming, Otherwise, Pleasant Halloween Weather - October 31, 2014
    A ridge of high pressure will slowly move east today.  This will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry across much of the state today.  Winds, however, will be strong and gusty across eastern Wyoming with gusts between 40 and 50 mph.  Temperatures across western Wyoming will stay very mild and above […]
  • Goose hunters will always have a Halloween costume - October 31, 2014
    Thank goodness for non-hunting spouses. If it weren’t for our better halves, most of us who hunt would be completely unprepared for fall holidays. Halloween is certainly one of the days that would be far less exciting if there weren’t people in our households who think about other things besides late-season deer, ducks, geese, pheasants […]
  • Cool With Mainly Quiet Weather Conditions Today - October 30, 2014
    Weather concerns across the state will be very minimal today.  Expect sunny to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and light to breezy winds.  Temperatures will be a touch cooler today due to a weak cool front that will be brushing by northern and eastern parts of the state.  Daytime highs will be in […]
  • Be ready for bumps, scrapes, cuts and more - October 30, 2014
    Being prepared for the worst is never a bad idea. However, if you carry everything you might need for any emergency, you won’t have room for your tent or sleeping bag. A first aid kit needs to be light and compact, or it’ll be one of the first things you toss out of the pack […]

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