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3 Year-Old Dies Of Accidental Gunshot In YNP Campground

September 8, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
Grant Village Campground

A 3 year-old child was fatally injured as a result of an incident which occurred the campground near Grand Village in Yellowstone National Park Saturday morning. Rangers received a 911 call from the mother of the child who told the emergency dispatcher her young daughter had shot herself with a handgun. Resuscitation efforts by responding emergency medical staff were unsuccessful and the girl died. The incident is under investigation. The identity of the young girl and family is being withheld until sometime Monday at the request of the family.

Another Indicator Of A Strong Summer Season

September 5, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
Miller House

The historic Miller House on the National Elk Refuge has posted its busiest season for visitation since it opened to the public in 2005.  According to Refuge Spokesperson Lori Iverson, over 3,000 people had visited the site by Labor Day and several weeks still remain in the 2013 season.  The Miller House and surrounding land was … Continue Reading

Governor Pleased Fire Season Quieter This Year

Gov Mead

While fire season is not over yet in Wyoming, what a difference a year makes!  That’s what Wyoming Governor Matt Mead told reporters during a news conference Wednesday.  To date, Mead says about $1-million has been spent by the state on fire suppression compared with over $45-million last year.  Mead says there have been … Continue Reading

Trail Closure In Yellowstone

September 5, 2013 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off
Bechler Trails

Yellowstone National Park has been forced to close a portion of the park in the extreme southwestern corner where a section of previously pristine backcountry has been spoiled by an illegal trail that has been established there.  Park officials say … Continue Reading

Revised Plan Could Shorten Construction Time In YNP

September 4, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Isa Lake Bridge

Yellowstone National Park is asking for additional public input on a change to the recently approved plan to reconstruct Isa Lake Bridge located at Craig Pass on the Continental Divide.  Reconstruction of the bridge, which spans Isa Lake atop Craig Pass, is intended to … Continue Reading

Cautions Issued For Elk Mating Season

September 3, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
elk vs car

Yellowstone National  Park Spokesman Al Nash is warning people wishing to witness the annual mating ritual of elk this time of year, that Bulls are much more aggressive toward both people and vehicles and can be a threat to both people and property.  Nash says several vehicles are damaged by elk every year and … Continue Reading

New Forest Supervisor Sets Goals

National Forest

Now that the dust is beginning to settle after his move, Bridger-Teton National Forest’s new Supervisor Clinton Kyhl says he has two priorities; the first of which is becoming better acquainted with the forest’s issues, what the status of those issues is and what has been done previously.  His second priority is … Continue Reading

Bison Numbers Increase Slightly in YNP

August 30, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
bison

Yellowstone National Park’s estimated bison population this summer is approximately 4,600 animals.  That’s the figure biologists came up with after the annual summer aerial surveys.  Park officials say … Continue Reading

Winter Plan R-O-D Signed

August 30, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Montana, State of Wyoming Comments Off
winter vehicles

The record of decision making Yellowstone National Park winter plan reality was signed by Intermountain Regional Director John Wessels late last week.  The adopted plan calls for the Park to manage oversnow vehicles based on … Continue Reading

Interim Committee Discusses Trail Funding

trail groom

Concerns over funding state facilities dominated discussions at the Joint Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources Interim Committee meeting under way this week in Teton Village.  State Senator Leland Christensen who sits on that committee says among those facilities are the state’s snowmobile trails, which he says … Continue Reading

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