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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

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
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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

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  • Get off the beaten path on holidays - September 2, 2014
    The SuperWife and I took the kids fishing on Labor Day. Usually, going fishing on a holiday is a bad idea. There tend to be crowds just about everywhere you go. But even on a national day off, you can avoid having to share space with other anglers if you get well off the beaten […]
  • Don’t let snakes ruin your Labor Day - September 1, 2014
    In my opinion, everybody should go hunting each weekend of the hunting season. You don’t have to go after elk or deer every time. Change it up a little. Hunt doves on the first weekend, then try to get a blue grouse or two the next. Later in the fall, you can start working duck […]
  • The Grizzlies Won’t Be a Pushover [AUDIO] - August 29, 2014
    The Wyoming Cowboys open up their football season at home against Montana tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon in Laramie.  It’s the first meeting between the two schools since 1997, and the Grizzlies enter the game as the fifth-ranked team in the FCS. On defense, the Cowboys top priority is to stop the run.  With a talented quarterback […]
  • Warmer Temperatures With Isolated Thunderstorms Expected Today - August 29, 2014
    A weak ridge of high pressure will build over the region today, which will allow temperatures to become warmer and closer to average statewide.  However, some lingering low-level moisture and daytime heating could trigger a few hit or miss thunderstorms for the afternoon and early evening hours.  Gusty winds and lots of lightning will be […]

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