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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

Grizzlies Seeking Alternative Food Sources

Bear Warning

While there have been several encounters between grizzly bears and humans in northwestern Wyoming already, there could be more as hunting season approaches.  That’s according to Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Large Carnivore Supervisor Dan Thompson, who says the annual whitebark pine survey, indicates … Continue Reading

Greater Yellowstone Fires Moderate

Miner Paradise Fire

The four fires making up the Miner Paradise Complex have grown to 11,658 acres now including over 10,000 acres on the Emigrant Fire alone.  Fire officials say there were wind gusts Sunday afternoon of around 25 to 30 mph in exposed areas helping fan that fire. Currently on the Emigrant Fire, firefighters are continuing to … Continue Reading

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  • Cold and Windy, Areas of Snow Too - November 24, 2014
    Wind will continue to be the biggest story and headache across Wyoming through about Wednesday.  Strong sustained winds of 25 to 40 mph will be likely across many areas with gusts to 60 mph or more at times, especially on Tuesday.  Mountain locations across the state will continue to see on and off periods of […]
  • Grand Teton elk hunt is under fire - November 24, 2014
    Two photographers from Teton County have filed a lawsuit in Washington, D.C., in an effort to stop the annual elk hunt that takes place in Grand Teton National Park. The Grand Teton hunt has already begun this year, and as far as I know, there are no plans to shut it down early. In fact, […]
  • 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 […]

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