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New Key Staffers Introduced At Elk Refuge

National Elk Refuge

The National Elk Refuge has introduced two recently-appointed staff members who now fill vacancies considered critical to refuge operations. Cris Dippel has been selected as the new Deputy Refuge Manager of the National Elk Refuge and … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Rangers Recover The Bodies of Two Park Visitors

Electric Peak

Two men died this week in separate, unrelated recreational activities in Yellowstone National Park.  A 73-year-old man from southwest Montana has died inside the park after losing his footing while fishing.  The man, whose name is being withheld pending notification of family members, was … Continue Reading

Mudslide Closes US Highway

mudslide

A heavy rainstorm and mudslide closed US Highway 89 north of Yellowstone for a time last night.  According to reports, four to ten feet of mud and debris covered the roadway 16 miles north of Gardiner, Montana causing the road to be … Continue Reading

Unattended Campfires Still A Problem

fire ban

Fire danger in the northwestern corner of the state remains moderate while fire conditions not far to the south or to the west are much more tenuous.  Daily showers and higher overnight humidity have contributed to the continued moderation of fire conditions – but … Continue Reading

2012 Sets Record For Grizzly Bear Conflicts

July 18, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
bear trap

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says 2012 was a record year for bear-human conflicts in the state.  Altogether, the department resolved 220 conflicts between grizzly bears and people during the year. Game and Fish officials say those actions included … Continue Reading

Road Repairs To Cause Delays At East Entrance

July 15, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
East entrance station;Jim Peaco;October 1987

New construction has begun on a section of the East Entrance road located near Lake Butte at the northern edge of Yellowstone Lake –approximately 8 ½ miles east of Fishing Bridge.  A combination of … Continue Reading

Public Comment Sought On Bison EA

Bison

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the Montana Department of Livestock are seeking public comment on a draft environmental assessment reviewing the potential for bison to occupy public lands adjacent to Yellowstone National Park year-round. The draft EA evaluates several options, or “alternatives,” allowing for … Continue Reading

Park Treats Dehydration Cases

dehydration

Officials in Grand Teton National Park say they have had to respond to several cases of individuals suffering from dehydration.  Often, people do not realize how quickly the heat and low humidity can take its toll on them.  Medical experts point out that symptoms generally become noticeable after … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Visits Up

July 11, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Arch

The National Park Service Visitor Use Statistics Office has announced nearly a quarter million recreational visitors entered Yellowstone National Park in June for a six percent decline in visitation from the previous month.  However, all may not be as it appears since … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Superintendent Objects To Wolf Plan

Wenk

Yellowstone National Park submitted a letter to the Montana Division of Fish, Wildlife and Parks pertaining to their proposal to relax rules on gray wolf hunting and trapping.  Superintendent Dan Wenk wrote to the state agency saying the Park has concerns about … Continue Reading

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  • Very Mild And Windy Through Saturday, Cooler On Sunday - October 24, 2014
    High pressure will continue to be the main weather feature today and Saturday.  Expect minimal cloudiness and mainly dry weather conditions across much of the state.   Winds, however, will be strong today with gusts as high as 50 mph across wind prone areas.   Temperatures will also stay very mild and about 15 to 20 degrees […]
  • A hunt with no disasters isn’t as much fun - October 24, 2014
    Not long ago, I saw a message on one of the hunting blogs I like to read. The writer wanted hunters to send in accounts of disasters they’d had in the field. I bet he got swamped with emails. Every hunter I know has had at least one calamity in the woods. If you hunt, […]
  • Windy At Times Today, Unseasonably Mild Through Saturday - October 23, 2014
    As high pressure strengthens, warmer air from southwestern portions of the nation will move into the region today.  Conditions will also stay mainly dry throughout much of the state, but winds will be strong and gusty.  Parts of I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) and I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) could see gusting as high as […]
  • My new used truck may be the death of me - October 23, 2014
    Not long ago, I brought home a 1994 Ford F-250. It’s not much to look at, but it’s even worse to drive. About the only things it has going for it are that it’s mechanically sound, and it’s technically a vehicle. I’ve named it Clunk, for good reason. When you shift it into either drive […]

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