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Wyoming Hunting Proceeding Despite Shutdown

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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says so far, the federal government shutdown has had minimal effect on access to lands throughout Wyoming for hunting.  Hunting on the National Forest continues although developed sites like campgrounds, offices and visitor centers are closed.  Bison hunting … Continue Reading

State Travel Commission Addresses Shutdown

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Just about the time northwest Wyoming was experiencing a very solid year for the tourism industry, Travel Commission Director Diane Shober says the federal government shutdown dealt a crippling blow to the season’s final weeks.  She says fall has turned into great season for driving visitation and the state has put a great deal of marketing effort into that.  She says … Continue Reading

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

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  • Mild With Increasing Winds Today, Colder And More Unsettled This Weekend - November 21, 2014
    High pressure will slowly slide east today, which will cause winds to increase and become strong by this afternoon and evening.  Expect wind gusts between 35 and 50 mph throughout central and southeastern Wyoming.  Otherwise, we will see sunny to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and near or slightly above normal temperatures.  Daytime […]
  • Shouldn’t my dogs be KEEPING their hair now? - November 21, 2014
    I don’t understand why it’s happening now, when the temperatures are dropping well below zero, but my golden retriever’s blowing her coat. In a big way. And it’s not just her. Our collie’s doing the same thing, and to a much bigger degree. At least the golden has some abilities that allow me to overlook […]
  • Cool And Still Breezy At Times - November 20, 2014
    High pressure will be the main weather feature across much of the state today.  Expect partly to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and near or slightly above normal temperatures.  Winds, however, could still be breezy to gusty at times.  Expect gusting between 35 and 50 mph across central and southeastern Wyoming this morning […]
  • Don’t commercialize hunting - November 20, 2014
    The state of New Jersey is dealing with a huge whitetail deer overpopulation problem. To get more people to get out and hunt those deer, and hopefully bring the population down to a more manageable level, the state is toying with the idea of allowing the commercial sale of meat from wild deer. It’s a […]

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