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Bear Researcher Bitten

July 30, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Idaho Comments Off
angry bear

A bear researcher collecting habitat data in the Island Park area was attacked and bitten by a grizzly bear yesterday.  Brett Panting of the Wildlife Conservation Society was in the Davis Lake area of Big Bend Ridge when the bear attacked.  The bear ran off after biting Panting, and other volunteers transported the researcher to Eastern Idaho Medical Center for treatment.

Sec. Jewell Defends Interior Department Budget

Jewell

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell told reporters yesterday that the activities of the Department of Interior contributed $371-billion to the US economy in 2012 and supported 2.3-million jobs in such activities as outdoor recreation and tourism, energy development and grazing and timber harvest.  However, she quickly points out that … Continue Reading

Project Fires Grow Here

Hardluck

The Hardluck Fire located in the Washakie Wilderness grew significantly over the weekend and is now estimated to involve 45-hundred-80 acres – that’s in increase of more than 33-hundred acres that it grew Friday afternoon alone.  The fire continues to be monitored by … Continue Reading

Emigrant Fire Grows

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The Emigrant Fire in Park County, Montana just north of Yellowstone National Park is now 520 acres and is still zero-percent contained.  The firefighting effort yesterday grew to three type-1 crews, one type-2 crew, two helicopters and four engines.  Gallatin National Forest has called for a public meeting tomorrow evening at 6:00 pm in the Paradise Valley Fire Hall.  As yet, the fire has not posed any immediate threat to private property.  Still, continued hot and dry weather continue to exacerbate burning conditions in the area.

Bison EA Comment Period Extended

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Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the Montana Department of Livestock have extended the public comment period on a draft environmental assessment reviewing the potential for bison to occupy public lands adjacent to Yellowstone National Park on a year-round basis. The draft EA evaluates … Continue Reading

Fires In Greater Yellowstone Area Grow

Hardluck Fire

Two fires in the Greater Yellowstone Area continue to grow. The Hardluck Fire located north of Togwotee Pass on the Shoshone National Forest continues to grow, and is being managed for its resource benefits.  That fire, which was discovered … Continue Reading

Cell Service Approved For Lake Area

July 25, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Lake Hotel;Jim Peaco;June 1989

Final approval has been given for the construction of a cell tower near Lake Hotel in Yellowstone National Park to serve the Lake and Fishing Bridge region of the park.  Cell phone service originating from inside the boundaries of Yellowstone National Park is currently limited to … Continue Reading

Local National Park Lodges Spotlighted

Jenny-Lake-Lodge

CNN Travel this week spotlighted 18 outstanding lodges tucked inside the national parks as listed in Travel and Leisure Magazine.  Two of them are very familiar to locals living in this part of Wyoming.  The obvious inclusion was … Continue Reading

Emigrant Fire Continues To Grow

Emigrant Fire

The Emigrant Fire north of Yellowstone National Park above Paradise Valley has now grown to 419 acres, and is currently being battled by 40 firefighters and two helicopters.  The lightning-caused fire has been burning since late Sunday morning and can be … Continue Reading

Funds Allocated For YNP’s North Entrance

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Federal transportation funds allocated through the Federal Lands Access Program will enable work to begin on a project to improve traffic flow and pedestrian safety at the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park and the community of Gardiner, Montana.  Park Spokesman Al Nash says the $10.3- million funding will … Continue Reading

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  • Hauling hay makes me consider ATVs - July 28, 2014
    In my days in the mountains, I’ve seen some horse wrecks that probably should have turned my hair gray prematurely. I’ve had horses go lame on me deep in the backcountry. And I’ve been awakened in the night to the sound of thundering hooves receding down the trail toward the trailer. None of those situations […]
  • Red Flag Warnings In Effect; Isolated Thunderstorms Possible Across Southeast Wyoming - July 25, 2014
    The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings for parts of central and south-central Wyoming through today.  With drier conditions and breezy to gusty winds, there is an increased risk for initiation and the spread of wild fires.  Temperatures will remain quite warm to hot, with highs in the 80′s to low 90′s for […]
  • Diapers weren’t a magic bullet for staying cool - July 25, 2014
    I promised you yesterday that I’d test a new product to see how well it works to keep you cool when the temperatures climb toward triple digits.   In case you missed it, yesterday I talked about seeing an ad on TV for a new type of training pants. The ad said, and I quote, […]
  • I’ll try anything to stay cool in the summer - July 24, 2014
    I recently saw an advertisement for a product that’s sure to be a big hit with outdoorsmen. Especially those of us who stomp around in the woods when the temperatures climb into the nineties. Last weekend, I found myself sitting in jeans, boots, a long-sleeved shirt and a cowboy hat at Cheyenne Frontier Days. While […]

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