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A Solid Start To Summer In Yellowstone

June 10, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Visitation to Yellowstone National Park began to pick up in May as weather improved and interior roads and visitor facilities began to open to the public. Yellowstone National Park reports a 9.3% increase in recreational visitation last month over the same month in 2012.  However, Spokesman Al Nash says … Continue Reading

Local Firefighters Deployed Out Of State

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Wildland firefighters from around the region are being deployed to assist on fires burning around the southwestern United States.  Among them are crews and equipment from the Wyoming State Forestry Division.  However, crews from the various federal agencies in northwestern Wyoming are also being deployed to help in the fire-stricken states as well.  Grand Teton National Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says … Continue Reading

Detours Announced on Teton Park Trails

June 7, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Trail Detour

It appears construction and detours this month are not limited to area roads. Beginning Monday hikers using the southern portion of the popular Jenny Lake trail to Hidden Falls and Cascade Canyon will need to take an upper trail segment beyond Moose Ponds junction. This reroute will be in place for two to four weeks while … Continue Reading

Disney Sends Students to Yellowstone

June 7, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Yellowstone National Park has been selected to receive a 2013 “Ticket to Ride” grant through the National Park Foundation from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, for Yellowstone’s Connecting Native American Youth to Yellowstone program.  The National Park Foundation “Ticket to Ride” program helps students … Continue Reading

Wyoming Weighs In On ESA

June 6, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Management of endangered species like wolves and bears needs to be accomplished by biologists – not litigation by a variety of special interests.  That was the message to the House Natural Resources Committee this week which held a hearing to consider the proven effectiveness and efficiency of state, tribal, and local conservation efforts, and the uncertainty created … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Hosts Underpriviledged Youth

June 5, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The Yellowstone Park Foundation which serves as the fundraising partner of Yellowstone National Park has been awarded a 2013 America’s Best Idea Grant.  Inspired by the critically acclaimed Ken Burns’ documentary, “The National Parks:  America’s Best Idea,” the America’s Best Idea program funds … Continue Reading

Yellowstone To Reconstruct Scenic Bridge

June 4, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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A plan to reconstruct Isa Lake Bridge located on Craig Pass at the Continental Divide has been approved and signed by the National Park Service Intermountain Regional Director.  Park Spokesman Dan Hottle says reconstruction of the bridge, which spans a section of … Continue Reading

Grizzly Trapping Begins

June 3, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Beginning today, biologists with the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team will be conducting scientific grizzly bear research in Yellowstone National Park as part of the ongoing monitoring of the activities and population of grizzly bears within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Park Spokesman Dan Hottle says bear traps will be in place … Continue Reading

Game & Fish Traps Wolves Again

May 30, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has again begun trapping wolves in northwestern Wyoming in their efforts to monitor the population of wolves under the terms of U.S. Fish and Wildlife delisting of animal. Game and Fish Spokesman Ray Hagaman says in the process, trapped wolves are … Continue Reading

Geothermal Summit Planned

May 30, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Scientists and managers are getting together in Yellowstone National Park in the Old Faithful Snow Lodge at the Old Faithful area June third through the fifth to review what we know and don’t know about the geothermal system. Panelists with a wide range of backgrounds and experience are … Continue Reading

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  • Digital age flattens the learning curve - July 22, 2014
    If you’re thinking you want to get some photographic evidence of the time you spend outdoors, now’s a great time to buy a camera. The prices on digital cameras has fallen a lot since I started shooting, and there are some fantastic cameras out there for very decent prices. I’m not a big fan of […]
  • Hot and Mostly Sunny - July 21, 2014
    Temperatures will stay hot for today with only a small chance of a few gusty thunderstorms in the east.  Temperatures for eastern Wyoming will be a few degrees cooler but still very warm on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Tuesday looks to be generally dry as well.
  • It’s true — kids say some weird stuff - July 21, 2014
    An e-mail I got the other day highlighted some of the things an anonymous mother from Texas learned from her kids. Things like, “If you hook a dog leash over a ceiling fan, the motor isn’t strong enough to rotate a 42-pound boy wearing Batman underwear and a Superman cape. It is strong enough, however, […]
  • Shoot some skeet if you’re feeling like a crack shot - July 18, 2014
    I shot at a lot of clay pigeons when I was a kid, but I never did it at an organized trap or skeet club. And I’ve shot at a lot of birds, both upland and waterfowl. I may not have been born with a shotgun in my hand, but I picked one up not […]

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