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Winter Plan Comments Conclude

June 18, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The comment period regarding Yellowstone National Park’s proposed rule to implement the final winter use plan ended yesterday, and Superintendent Dan Wenk will now review those comments prior to issuing a recommendation to the National Park Service Intermountain Regional Director regarding final disposition of the matter.  Park Spokesman Al Nash says … Continue Reading

Wildfire Comes To Wyoming

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Lightning is being blamed for a small wildfire that flared up near Atlantic City in Fremont County Friday.  Firefighters were able to hold the blaze to 14 acres of sagebrush and some timber.   That fire was … Continue Reading

IGBC Holds Nationwide Meeting This Week

June 17, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Members of the international Interagency Grizzly Bear Recovery Team meet beginning tomorrow near Dubois to discuss the progress of recovery efforts throughout the US and Canada and compare notes on successes and challenges seen in the various regions.  Greater Yellowstone IGBC Spokesman Gregg Losinski says discussions will … Continue Reading

Bear Spray For Fathers’ Day

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Sunday is Fathers’ Day, and with many dads in this area very much into outdoor activities, representatives of the National Park and Forest suggest a supply of bear deterrent might make a perfect gift. Bridger Teton National Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek points out that where ever you turn in this part of Wyoming, carrying a can of the deterrent is … Continue Reading

Unspent Shells On Sylvan Pass No Threat

June 14, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The discussion of unexploded ordinance on the slopes of Sylvan Pass in Yellowstone National Park left over from avalanche control efforts seems to emerge every couple years.  The truth is, Park officials don’t know where or how many there are, but assures they pose no threat to … Continue Reading

IGBC Meets Near Dubois

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The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee which is responsible for grizzly bear recovery in the continental United States and adjacent Canadian Provinces will be holding its annual summer meeting at the Wyoming Game & Fish Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp outside of Dubois next week.  The public portion of the meeting is … Continue Reading

Gas Price Decline Predicted

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A federal agency is providing some favorable news for anyone engaged in domestic tourism.  The US Energy Information Administration is predicting some relief at the pumps in the weeks ahead which may continue into next year.  In a release published yesterday, the federal agency predicted that the average national price for unleaded regular will fall to … Continue Reading

Safety Inspections Begin In Yellowstone

June 12, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Yellowstone National Park has announced that rangers and state and federal transportation officials will again conduct safety evaluations of commercial vehicles and operators traveling in the park this summer. Park officials explain that these inspections are designed to … Continue Reading

YNP Boarwalk Rerouted

June 12, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Perhaps the thing that is most constant about Yellowstone National Park is the change in the dynamics of its thermal activity.  That, in turn necessitates changes in provisions for the public to view the thermal features.  Spokesman Dan Hottle says such is the case in … Continue Reading

A Solid Start To Summer In Yellowstone

June 10, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Visitation to Yellowstone National Park began to pick up in May as weather improved and interior roads and visitor facilities began to open to the public. Yellowstone National Park reports a 9.3% increase in recreational visitation last month over the same month in 2012.  However, Spokesman Al Nash says … Continue Reading

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  • Warmer on Friday, But Showers & Thunderstorms Are Expected For Parts of Wyoming - April 18, 2014
    Temperatures will be warm today, with highs mostly rising to the 60′s and 70′s statewide (slightly cooler across the western valleys and higher terrain).  Expect rain showers and thunderstorms to move into the western third of the state, while the rest of Wyoming see sunshine into this afternoon.  Scattered rain showers and pop-up thunderstorms will […]
  • A lunar eclipse, and me without my camera - April 18, 2014
    Monday night, or more accurately early Tuesday morning, there was a total lunar eclipse. And being the experienced nature photographer I am, you’d think I was ready with my camera. But you’d be wrong. The last total lunar eclipse visible in Wyoming was way back in 2009, if I’m not mistaken. So I’ve been looking […]
  • Enzi Opens Campaign HQ in Cheyenne - April 17, 2014
    U.S. Senator Mike Enzi opened his official campaign headquarters in Cheyenne on Wednesday. Wyoming’s senior senator is seeking his fourth term in the Senate. There were rumors last year that Enzi would retire at the end of his current term and he admits it is something he thought about. “Anytime anybody’s getting ready to go […]
  • Back to normal at the trap range - April 17, 2014
    By some strange luck, I shot really well last week in our trap league. But last night, I didn’t do so well. Not even close. The thing about shooting trap is that you’re bound to have good rounds once in a while. Those good nights give you hope that you’re improving. For some people, that […]