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Yellowstone Fire Danger “High”

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Yellowstone National Park officials have elevated their fire danger rating to “High” for the holiday weekend.  Spokesman Al Nash says between the fast-draying conditions around the park and the elevated visitation, it was determined the revised rating was warranted.  Nash says … Continue Reading

Independence Day Travel May See Slight Decline

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With Independence Day coming up next week, travel experts are analyzing what tourism interests might expect in the days ahead.  AAA Auto Club is projecting nationwide; 40.8 million people will be traveling 50 miles or more from their homes for the holiday – down slightly from last year.  Specifically, the western states will see … Continue Reading

Broken Water Main Undergoes Repair

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Repairs began this week on a water main that broke earlier this year and was discovered as the cause or problems at the Interagency Visitor Center more recently.  National Elk Refuge Spokesperson Lori Iverson says the area north of the Visitor Center … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Maps A Plan For Weed Control

June 28, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Yellowstone National Park is about to implement a program to protect the park from the spread of terrestrial invasive species and to restore native plant communities as needed within the park. The management plan to accomplish this goal was signed last week by the National Park Service Intermountain Director. Under the approved plan, … Continue Reading

No Fire Restrictions Yet In NW Wyoming

BLM Fire Restrictions

Some counties in eastern Wyoming have implemented fire restrictions in time for the Independence Day holiday, but none have been imposed in either Yellowstone or Grand Teton National Park, on the Bridger-Teton National Forest, or within Teton County.  Due to dry conditions and an elevated fire danger, … Continue Reading

Bear Ignores Eviction, Is Destroyed

June 27, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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A visitor to the Canyon Campground in Yellowstone National Park has been put to death after refusing to leave.  Park Spokesman Dan Hottle says a 142-pound adult male black bear had entered the campground Saturday and approached a man and a woman who were dining at their campsite.  When the couple retreated, the bear … Continue Reading

Personal Fireworks Banned In Teton County

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It is virtually impossible to approach Teton County from any direction without seeing the seasonal fireworks outlets doing a land-office business prior to the Independence Day holiday.  However, once you cross into Teton County, Wyoming, the personal use of pyrotechnics is strictly prohibited. Fire Marshal Kathy Clay says … Continue Reading

Linx Expands Service

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For the third consecutive summer, the Linx Regional Transportation Cooperative is providing affordable public transportation inside Yellowstone National Park and to and from its gateway communities. The Linx Bus in Yellowstone pilot demonstration has been expanded beyond the Park’s South Loop to include … Continue Reading

State’s Grizzly Bear Expert Retires

June 26, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The man who has been responsible for seeing to the state’s grizzly bear recovery efforts has retired.  Mark Bruscino, supervisor of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s large carnivore management section, recently retired after … Continue Reading

Unattended Campfires A Persistent Threat

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Unattended campfires continue to plague fire managers on the Bridger Teton National Forest as conditions continue to dry out and the fire danger continues to rise.  Over the weekend, Teton Interagency Fire personnel had to douse … Continue Reading

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  • Special Weather Statement issued August 20 at 11:54AM MDT by NWS - August 20, 2014 at 5:54 PM
    THUNDERSTORMS WILL INCREASE ACROSS TETON COUNTY THROUGH 2 PM MDT...AND ARE EXPECTED TO MOVE EAST NORTHEAST AT AROUND 25 MPH. STRONG WIND GUSTS TO 45 MPH ALONG WITH DANGEROUS LIGHTNING AND BRIEF HEAVY RAIN ARE EXPECTED. IF THUNDERSTORMS APPROACH YOUR AREA...SEEK SHELTER.

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  • Mainly Isolated Thunderstorms Possible Today - August 20, 2014
    A passing weather system will combine with monsoonal moisture to trigger shower and thunderstorm activity throughout the state today.  Shower and thunderstorm activity will be likely across the western, northern and southern mountain areas (and higher terrain), while mainly isolated thunderstorms will be possible throughout eastern Wyoming.  However, any storms that do develop have the […]
  • Cramming for hunting - August 20, 2014
    My kids aren’t involved in all the things a kid can take part in, but they still keep my wife and me pretty busy. With the activities they do, though, combined with all the commitments Amy and I have, summer sort of got away from us. Now it’s fall, and that means getting the kids […]
  • Cowgirls Picked Fifth In MW-Kirby First Team - August 19, 2014
    The Wyoming volleyball team was selected to finish fifth, as the Mountain West announced the 2014 preseason volleyball poll and all-conference team on Tuesday morning. The voting panel consisted of the league’s 11 head coaches. Defending league-champion Colorado State was chosen as the favorite to win the 2014 MW regular-season title. The Rams collected seven […]
  • Bigger trucks aren’t always better - August 19, 2014
    I recently had the rare opportunity to test a compact and a full-size pickup pretty much head-to-head. Going into it, I was pretty sure there was nothing the compact version could offer that I would like more than the full-size truck. But the Nissan Frontier, despite its size, is no less truck than the Nissan […]

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