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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

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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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  • If you’re going to hunt rabbits, this is your year - October 2, 2014
    The rabbit populations in the state are going crazy. I have a degree in zoology, so I feel I’m qualified to estimate the number of cottontails hopping around Wyoming. My best estimate is zillions. OK, so maybe my methods for determining the rabbit numbers aren’t exactly scientific. But there are a lot of ‘em. There […]
  • Colder Today With Rain Showers And Mountain Snow - October 1, 2014
    A cold front and weather system will push through the state of Wyoming early today.  Scattered rain showers will be possible statewide across lower elevations, but the best chance will be in northern and southeastern Wyoming.  Rain showers could become heavy at times, especially in southeastern parts of the state in the afternoon and evening.  […]
  • Today’s a big day for hunters in Wyoming - October 1, 2014
    If you’re really serious about hunting, you’re probably not listening to this. Depending on where you are in the state, the sun’s either up already or sunrise isn’t far away. If you’re a die-hard hunter, you’re probably already hunkered down in a field waiting for the geese to come in, out in the timber trying […]
  • Not all bad news in judge’s decision to relist wolves - September 30, 2014
    U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson handed down a ruling last week that removed wolves from Wyoming control and put them back under the protection of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. That ruling put an end to hunting wolves anywhere in the state, whether they’re in the trophy game area in the northwestern corner […]

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