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Today Show Skipping Yellowstone – Going to Oklahoma City

May 20, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Due to the devastating tornadoes in the suburbs of Oklahoma City, producers of NBC’s Today Show announced they would not be in Yellowstone National Park Tuesday morning as planned.  Instead, the team opted to host the show from Oklahoma City.  NBC crews had been in Yellowstone for several days preparing segments to augment the morning show, and the entire Today Show team was to have hosted the program with Old Faithful in the background.  Park Spokesman Al Nash says there is no immediate word about plans to reschedule the show for a future date.

Yellowstone Boat Inspection Required

May 20, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Yellowstone National Park this summer is stepping up watercraft inspections to ensure against the introduction of aquatic invasive species in Park lakes.  Spokesman Al Nash says Park Service staff will conduct the required inspections, at the points permits are issued for the boats.  Nash says the park … Continue Reading

Fish Eradication Progressing Well

May 16, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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During his visit with Jackson Hole Rotarians this week, Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk revealed that efforts to eradicate lake trout from Yellowstone Lake have been very successful.  Wenk says over 300-thousand lake trout were removed from the lake last year alone, and there are good indications that … Continue Reading

Leave The Wildlife Babies Alone

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It has sometimes been referred to as the “Bambi syndrome” where casual observers in the public view baby animals they believe may be abandoned and want to intervene.  Mark Gocke of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department says that is exactly the wrong thing to do.  He explains that … Continue Reading

Local Funds Mitigate Sequestration Here

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Not surprisingly, Sequestration was on the minds of the superintendents of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks as they addressed the Jackson Hole Lunchtime Rotary Club Tuesday.  Both praised the participation of the local communities and foundations for … Continue Reading

Electrical Improvements Planed For YNP

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The National Park Service is seeking public comment regarding a facilities improvement plan proposed by the utility company that provides electrical service to Yellowstone National Park. That plan involved the construction of … Continue Reading

Water Resources Decrease

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The unseasonably warm weather over the past week has depleted the water stored in snowfall around the northwestern Wyoming river basins.  According to the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the snow-water equivalent in the Snake River Basin has dropped to … Continue Reading

Montana Landowner Gives Up Wolf Permit

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The Gardiner, Montana area landowner who lost thirteen of his sheep to wolves late last month has asked Fish, Wildlife and Parks to amend his “shoot on site” permit which granted him permission to take a second wolf. The landowner says he will be … Continue Reading

South Entrance Opens

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The South Entrance to Yellowstone National Park opens for the season today as originally scheduled, thanks to funds to pay for the plowing being raised by Jackson area tourism interests. As of 8:00 am, visitors will be able to travel through the South Entrance to Grant Village, West Thumb Junction and on to Fishing Bridge or across Craig Pass to Old Faithful.  Wyoming Governor Matt Mead will be in Yellowstone to sign the National Travel and Tourism Proclamation while paying tribute to the collaborative snowplowing efforts in ensuring Yellowstone National Park opened as scheduled. Inside the park, officials say the road between Canyon and Tower-Roosevelt over Dunraven Pass won’t open to travel until May 24 which is still in time for the Memorial Day holiday weekend.  Due to construction, there will be daytime delays of up to 30 minutes and nightly closures on the section of road between Tower-Roosevelt Junction and Chittenden Road beginning May 28. All other interior park roads are open for the season.

Summer Gasoline Prices To Be Lower

May 10, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The US Energy Information Administration this week had some welcome news for tourism interests across the country.  Spokesman Jonathan Cogan says US gasoline prices are now expected to be lower this summer than previously thought.  Cogan says the price for regular gasoline this summer is now expected to average … Continue Reading

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  • Owners Encouraged to Vaccinate Pets for Rabies - April 22, 2014
    Wyoming State Laboratory scientists are urging owners to have their pets vaccinated against rabies. Virologist Myrna Miller says it’s especially important for pet owners in Laramie and Goshen Counties. “The south central rabies virus strain has been moving into the state of Wyoming from the southern and eastern borders,” reports Miller. “So we’ve have quite […]
  • Statewide Unemployment Dips to 4.0% in March - April 22, 2014
    Wyoming’s unemployment rate continued to fall last month. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported on Tuesday that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 4.2 percent in February to 4.0 percent in March. “If you go back four years ago, unemployment was at 7.5 percent and now it’s at 4.0,” said Senior Economist […]
  • Warm And Windy, With Developing Showers And Thunderstorms - April 22, 2014
    Temperatures will be quite warm and comfortable today, ahead of an incoming low pressure system and cold front.  Along with warmer temperatures, winds will increase across the entire state, turning strong and gusty.  As the cold front pushes into the cowboy state from the west-northwest, clouds thicken and showers and thunderstorms will develop.  There will […]
  • You can’t catch Internet viruses if you turn off the computer - April 22, 2014
    I’m no tech genius, but I think the best way to keep your stuff safe from hackers is to just stay off the Internet and go outside. I might be a little behind on my Internet threats, but I thought I heard something last week about an Internet virus called the Heartbleed virus. I don’t […]