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Yellowstone Fire Danger “High”

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Yellowstone National Park officials have elevated their fire danger rating to “High” for the holiday weekend.  Spokesman Al Nash says between the fast-draying conditions around the park and the elevated visitation, it was determined the revised rating was warranted.  Nash says … Continue Reading

Independence Day Travel May See Slight Decline

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With Independence Day coming up next week, travel experts are analyzing what tourism interests might expect in the days ahead.  AAA Auto Club is projecting nationwide; 40.8 million people will be traveling 50 miles or more from their homes for the holiday – down slightly from last year.  Specifically, the western states will see … Continue Reading

Broken Water Main Undergoes Repair

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Repairs began this week on a water main that broke earlier this year and was discovered as the cause or problems at the Interagency Visitor Center more recently.  National Elk Refuge Spokesperson Lori Iverson says the area north of the Visitor Center … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Maps A Plan For Weed Control

June 28, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Yellowstone National Park is about to implement a program to protect the park from the spread of terrestrial invasive species and to restore native plant communities as needed within the park. The management plan to accomplish this goal was signed last week by the National Park Service Intermountain Director. Under the approved plan, … Continue Reading

No Fire Restrictions Yet In NW Wyoming

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Some counties in eastern Wyoming have implemented fire restrictions in time for the Independence Day holiday, but none have been imposed in either Yellowstone or Grand Teton National Park, on the Bridger-Teton National Forest, or within Teton County.  Due to dry conditions and an elevated fire danger, … Continue Reading

Bear Ignores Eviction, Is Destroyed

June 27, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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A visitor to the Canyon Campground in Yellowstone National Park has been put to death after refusing to leave.  Park Spokesman Dan Hottle says a 142-pound adult male black bear had entered the campground Saturday and approached a man and a woman who were dining at their campsite.  When the couple retreated, the bear … Continue Reading

Personal Fireworks Banned In Teton County

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It is virtually impossible to approach Teton County from any direction without seeing the seasonal fireworks outlets doing a land-office business prior to the Independence Day holiday.  However, once you cross into Teton County, Wyoming, the personal use of pyrotechnics is strictly prohibited. Fire Marshal Kathy Clay says … Continue Reading

Linx Expands Service

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For the third consecutive summer, the Linx Regional Transportation Cooperative is providing affordable public transportation inside Yellowstone National Park and to and from its gateway communities. The Linx Bus in Yellowstone pilot demonstration has been expanded beyond the Park’s South Loop to include … Continue Reading

State’s Grizzly Bear Expert Retires

June 26, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The man who has been responsible for seeing to the state’s grizzly bear recovery efforts has retired.  Mark Bruscino, supervisor of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s large carnivore management section, recently retired after … Continue Reading

Unattended Campfires A Persistent Threat

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Unattended campfires continue to plague fire managers on the Bridger Teton National Forest as conditions continue to dry out and the fire danger continues to rise.  Over the weekend, Teton Interagency Fire personnel had to douse … Continue Reading

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  • Let the Christmas hints begin - November 28, 2014
    My little sprouts are already getting ramped up for Christmas. They still don’t quite have the whole idea of the Christmas season, but they’re definitely into the presents. I was a little fella once, and I remember counting down the days until December 25th. There were no visions of sugarplums, but pocket knives, snowshoes, shotguns […]
  • Happy Thanksgiving, Wyoming! - November 27, 2014
    I know, a show about giving thanks on Thanksgiving is pretty predictable. But it doesn’t feel right to overlook the importance of this day. However, because this is a program about the outdoors, I’ll just talk about the things in the outdoors I’m thankful for. There’s plenty of it. Especially here in Wyoming. We’ve got […]
  • Pelts are nearing prime conditions - November 26, 2014
    The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer. It’s the amount of daylight, and not the temperature, that causes wild animals to grow longer, thicker coats. If you’re a predator hunter or a trapper, that’s your cue. The pelts are coming into their prime right now, but that doesn’t mean they’re at […]
  • Very Windy in Many Areas, Developing Light to Moderate Snow - November 25, 2014
    The I-25 and I-80 corridors and adjacent roads throughout central, eastern and southern Wyoming will see very strong and gusty winds today.  Sustained winds of 25 to 40 mph likely for many areas with gusts to 60 mph or higher in the wind prone locations. Light to moderate snow shower activity will also be increasing […]

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