Yellowstone’s East Entrance is opening this morning at 8, but it might not stay open for long. Deep snow pack above Sylvan Pass could have large, dangerous snow slides because of the warm weather. The pass is declared a no stopping zone until further notice
Yellowstone National Park’s East Entrance is opening tomorrow morning right on schedule. Visitors will be able to travel through the East, West and North Entrances and visit Old Faithful, the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Norris Geyser Basin and Fishing Bridge. Visitors should be careful while driving because spring in Yellowstone is very unpredictable with high winds and lots of snow
A new study that pinpoints mercury concentration in fish is finding a wide variation between the mercury level in cutthroat trout in Grand Teton compared to Yellowstone Park trout. Jackson Hole News and Guide says Yellowstone cutthroat had an average of 101 nanograms of mercury per gram of weight while Grand Teton cutthroat had 33 nanograms. All fish measured in the study tested below the Environmental Protection Agency’s safe consumption level of 300 nanograms.
Yellowstone Park staff members are travelling to nearby communities over the next few weeks to talk with anglers about saving native fish species, protecting against invasive species and fishing regulation changes. There will be six different meetings between April 28 and May 7. The meetings start at 6:30 p.m. with a short presentation followed by a Q&A session.
The Jackson Hole and Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center’s landmark grass roof might get replaced by a more conventional asphalt shingle roof because it’s been leaking for years and is going to cost almost double to maintain it compared to replacing it with shingles. National Elk Refuge spokeswoman Lori Iverson says the new roof could be installed as early as this fall. The visitor’s center is also getting a 300-square-foot expansion on the north end of the building in two weeks
Yellowstone National Park Service officials approved a plan yesterday to improve the park’s electrical grid. The current grid is old and causes a lot of power outages so park officials are bringing new metal lattice electrical towers to all seven electrical substations inside the park and a new tower outside it too. Park spokesman Al Nash says the project will also let workers diagnose power outages remotely.
Yellowstone National Park is accepting public requests for people who want firewood collecting permits this year. Permits cost $25 and allow taking up to three cords of wood. Yellowstone is accepting phone calls Friday through Sunday and permits will be issued in the order calls are received
The Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center is closing Friday April 18 through Monday April 21 as construction crews finish their project. Construction began early March and crews are adding 300 square feet to the lower floor to help with the flow of visitors. Visitor services are still available during construction at places like the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce and the Bridger-Teton National forest Supervisor’s Office
Montana wildlife officials are trying to release 135 bison into the wild to repopulate the endangered species. The bison herd was captured from Yellowstone National Park and held for several years in a Montana Fish and Wildlife Park in Bozeman. They have been tested and don’t have any diseases. Officials say the animals could be moved as early as November
A 4.8 earthquake hit Yellowstone National Park Sunday morning, four miles north of the Norris Geyser Basin. The quake was felt 20 miles away in West Yellowstone. The University of Utah Seismograph Station reports 25 quakes have been recorded in Yellowstone since Thursday. This was the biggest quake recorded since 1980.
Warmer Today; Thunderstorms Possible in West & Over Mountains, But Infrequent - August 1, 2014 Temperatures will warm up through Friday and the weekend ahead. The chance for thunderstorms today will be low overall, but far western and the state’s mountains (and higher terrain) areas are in the low chance. Higher pressure and less moisture will be available for Saturday and Sunday, offering more sunshine. Temperatures will rise further into […]
Archery season’s almost here - August 1, 2014 It’s only two weeks until the hunting season starts again. Actually, a few bear areas are open for archery now. One of these days, I’ll get serious about bear hunting, but right now, I’m much more focused on antelope, elk, and deer. And antelope opens for archery on the fifteenth of this month. Then two […]
Cowboy Basketball Releases Schedule for 2014-2015 Season - July 31, 2014 The University of Wyoming men’s basketball team announced the Cowboys’ 2014-15 slate Thursday. The Pokes will contest 11 games against teams that participated in the postseason last year, including 13 matchups versus teams with 20 or more wins and eight games with teams ranked in the nation’s top 30. 2014-2015 University of Wyoming Men’s Basketball […]
Video of Candidate Forums Available Online - July 31, 2014 Video of League of Women Voters forums for 2014 candidates for Secretary of State, Superintendent of Public Instruction and Governor are available online. The forums for Secretary of State and Superintendent were recorded on July 28, and the forum for gubernatorial candidates was recorded on July 29. Both were in the Laramie County Commission hearing room in Cheyenne and were moderated by […]
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