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Keeping Norovirus Out Of The Valley

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No doubt, you have heard about the outbreak of norovirus in the Mammoth area of Yellowstone National Park last week, thought to have been introduced to the area by visitors on a couple of tour busses. As contagious as the virus is, … Continue Reading

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

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  • Red Flag Warnings In Effect; Isolated Thunderstorms Possible Across Southeast Wyoming - July 25, 2014
    The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings for parts of central and south-central Wyoming through today.  With drier conditions and breezy to gusty winds, there is an increased risk for initiation and the spread of wild fires.  Temperatures will remain quite warm to hot, with highs in the 80′s to low 90′s for […]
  • Diapers weren’t a magic bullet for staying cool - July 25, 2014
    I promised you yesterday that I’d test a new product to see how well it works to keep you cool when the temperatures climb toward triple digits.   In case you missed it, yesterday I talked about seeing an ad on TV for a new type of training pants. The ad said, and I quote, […]
  • I’ll try anything to stay cool in the summer - July 24, 2014
    I recently saw an advertisement for a product that’s sure to be a big hit with outdoorsmen. Especially those of us who stomp around in the woods when the temperatures climb into the nineties. Last weekend, I found myself sitting in jeans, boots, a long-sleeved shirt and a cowboy hat at Cheyenne Frontier Days. While […]
  • Start honing your archery skills now - July 23, 2014
    Don’t just let that bow sit in the closet or out in the garage all summer. Dust off the case, take the bow out and get some practice. There are dozens of archery ranges around the state where you can practice shooting in the off season. If you don’t know where the one closest to […]

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