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Togwotee Fatal Accident Details Released

March 11, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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(CHEYENNE, Wyo)  The Wyoming Highway Patrol released information about the horrific traffic accident on Togwotee Pass last Thursday that left two dead and closed the pass for five hours.  According to the report, 56 year-old Dolores Ruiz and four year-old Aylin Ruiz of Mountain Home, Idaho died when the multi-passenger vehicle in which … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Bison Reduction Program Concluded

March 10, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Montana Comments Off
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(GARDINER, MT)  The bison roundup in Yellowstone National Park is over.  Wildlife managers removed about 600 bison from the park populations which had grown to approximately 46-hundred animals. Last summer the Interagency Bison Management Plan partners determined that … Continue Reading

February Visitation Down In Yellowstone

March 10, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Montana, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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(DENVER)  Visitation figures from Yellowstone National Park indicate a drop last month in recreational visits to the park.  According to statistics posted by the National Park Service Visitor Use Statistics office, almost 3,000 fewer visitors entered the park during the month for … Continue Reading

Protester Arrested At Bison Facility

March 7, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Montana Comments Off
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(GARDINER, MT)  An environmental activist seeking to draw attention to the capture and shipping to slaughter of bison north of Yellowstone National Park near Gardiner, Montana Thursday handcuffed himself to the entrance to the Stephens Creek holding facility in order to prevent shipping trailers from accessing the bison there.  20 year-old Comfrey Jacobs handcuffed himself to … Continue Reading

NPS Regional Director Accepts River Plan

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(DENVER)  National Park Service Intermountain Regional Director Sue Masica has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact for the Snake River Headwaters Comprehensive River Management Plan and Environmental Assessment. Over the past three years, Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway and the National Elk Refuge have … Continue Reading

Winter Contract Offered In Yellowstone

March 7, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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(MAMMOTH)  Yellowstone National Park has released a prospectus soliciting proposals from businesses that might be interested in providing guided interpretive over-snow vehicle tours and a skier camp there.  Park Spokesman Al Nash says the concession is located in the Canyon area of the park.  Nash explains a business has been operating there … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Bears Wake Up

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(MAMMOTH)  Yellowstone National Park biologists are warning that grizzly bears have begun emerging from hibernation in the Greater Yellowstone Area, so hikers, skiers and snowshoers should take appropriate precautions during their activities.  Spokesman Al Nash says that includes … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Plows Make Good Progress

YNP Snowplows

(MAMMOTH)  The plowing of roads in the interior of Yellowstone National Park is making excellent progress, having only begun Monday.  Park Spokesman Al Nash says crews have already opened 21 miles of road reaching Norris Junction and are now proceeding the 19 miles to Canyon. Nash says … Continue Reading

Water Storage Increases In River Basins

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Weekend snows in Northwest Wyoming have pushed the snow storage and its water content significantly over the 30 year average now, according to the Natural Resource Conservation Service.  Monday’s report from the river basins in the region show actual snow accumulation in the Snake River Basin is now … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Begins Clearing Roads

YNP Snowplows

It may not have entirely felt like it over the weekend, but this is the time seasons change in Yellowstone National Park.  Park Spokesman Al Nash says park plows are taking to the roads today, beginning to make their ways south through the park to open the roads.  That, says Nash is no small chore. He explains that unlike roads that are cleared for travel throughout the winter, … 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 […]