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River Plans Released For Review

Snake-River

Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway, the National Elk Refuge, and Bridger-Teton National Forest have released the Draft Snake River Headwaters Comprehensive River Management Plans for public comment. Additionally, the Forest is … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Visitation Down In April

May 7, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Recreational visits to Yellowstone National Park last month took a 15 1/3 percent tumble from April one year ago, according to figures posted by the National Park Service Visitor Use Statistics office.  Members of the Yellowstone staff say wintery weather through April may have … Continue Reading

YNP Has New Commercial Use Policy

May 7, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Yellowstone National Park has just completed a Commercial Use Authorization Plan to help guide commercial services in the park. Several changes to the draft plan released for review in February were made as a result of … Continue Reading

Gov. Mead Says Wolf Suits Becoming More Organized

May 6, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Wyoming Governor Matt Mead says lawsuits challenging Wyoming’s wolf management policies are becoming a little more focused now with a suit that had been scheduled to be heard in Colorado being moved into Wyoming and two suits in Washington D.C. being merged into one.  Mead says … Continue Reading

Wyoming Celebrates Tourism Week

Tourism Week

This week, Wyoming is observing National Travel and Tourism Week with a variety of events across the state.    The first full week of May is annually observed throughout the US as a time to recognize the power of the travel and tourism industry.  Deputy Wyoming Travel Director Alan Dubberly points out communities around the state have … Continue Reading

Bus Service Planned Between Jackson & Riverton

Linx

The Linx transportation cooperative has announced it will inaugurate a Wind River Connection of the regional Linx service, known as the “Purple Line,” which will run between Riverton and Jackson three times each week beginning June 4th. The Wind River Transportation Authority, WRTA, joined the four-state cooperative this year, closing a gap in … Continue Reading

Wolf Quotas To Be Reduced

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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is proposing to reduce the hunting quotas for wolves by as much as one half this year. Large Carnivore Supervisor Mark Bruscino explains the state’s population could not withstand another 52-wolf quota without coming dangerously close to the required minimum population set in Wyoming’s delisting plan.  Wyoming needs to maintain … Continue Reading

Severe Fire Forecast West, Normal Here

Idaho Fires

Fire season in Northwestern Wyoming could be less severe than last year. The National Interagency Fire Center has issued their predictions for the upcoming fire season which indicate near normal conditions here from May through August.  According to the NIFC report, several late season winter storms brought heavy snow to … Continue Reading

YNP Opens More Entrances

YNP Road

The East Entrance to Yellowstone National Park will open on time tomorrow.  Spokesman Al Nash says as of 8:00 am, visitors will be able to travel through the park’s East, West, and North Entrances to many popular park destinations including Old Faithful, the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Norris Geyser Basin, and Fishing Bridge.  The road from … Continue Reading

Elk Linger At Refuge

Elk Collar

A count of elk still on the National Elk Refuge last week revealed that there still were 4030 of the ungulates lingering near the south end of the refuge, and some 296 bison also remained. Refuge Biologist Eric Cole adds that 71% of the radio collared elk that had been … 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 […]