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South Entrance Plow Crews Meet

Plows Meet

Wyoming Department of Transportation Foreman Bob Johnston and National Park Service Foreman Kenny Whitman, along with their respective plow crews, greeted each other just south of Grant Village in Yellowstone National Park Monday afternoon as the two crews met.  With the assistance of money raised by the community of Jackson, WYDOT crews achieved their plowing milestone of … Continue Reading

Plowing Nearing Goal In Yellowstone

April 29, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Plowing of Yellowstone National Park’s roads continues with the anticipated date for opening the East Entrance still set for May 3 and the opening of the South Entrance a week later.  A Wyoming Department of Transportation crew had progressed north of Lewis Lake, and was … Continue Reading

Scouts Round Up Antlers On Refuge

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Approximately 160 Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and adult leaders, not including National Elk Refuge personnel in attendance, combed the refuge for shed antlers that will be put up for auction in mid-May.  80% of the money raised by the project help fund activities on the refuge while … Continue Reading

Snow Water-equivalent Above 100%

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Warmer and drier weather dominated the past weekend, but the wet week the preceded it brought with it some welcome news for Northwestern Wyoming. According to the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Snake River Basin is now boasting 103% of its … Continue Reading

YNP Fire Management Plan Approved

April 26, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The environmental review work needed to update the plan to guide fire management in Yellowstone National Park has been approved now. The Fire Management Plan Environmental Assessment was released for public review last September. A Finding of No Significant Impact approving the park’s proposed approach to fire management was … Continue Reading

WGF Offers Wildlife Workshops

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As more spring-like weather moves into the area, more people will be venturing out into destinations outdoors – much as the bears in the area have done now.  Mark Gocke of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department says it should be foremost on recreationists’ minds how to conduct themselves if … Continue Reading

Firefighters Refresh Their Skills

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Members of Teton Interagency Fire are meeting this week for refresher sessions as they renew their certifications to fight wildfires.  Bridger Teton National Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says topics discussed are critical for … Continue Reading

State Calls Interior Department Into Question

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Wyoming Governor Matt Mead told those attending a town hall meeting in Jackson Saturday morning that the state is drafting a letter to the Department of Interior voicing concern over the curtailment of services to the traveling public at the national parks in the state. Mead says the letter being drafted … Continue Reading

Bus Service Set Between YNP and Gateway Commuinities

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The Wyoming Department of Transportation has awarded the Yellowstone Business Partnership a $145,155 public transportation grant to help connect national park gateway towns under its “Linx Bus in Yellowstone” transit service, set to operate between June 4th and September 30th. Yellowstone Business Partnership officials say … Continue Reading

Geyser Basin Closed To Public

April 23, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Access to Yellowstone National Park’s Black Sand Basin will be temporarily closed while maintenance crews replace and reroute a section of boardwalk that has been damaged by the area’s thermal features. Black Sand Basin, a popular geothermal area located in the park’s Upper Geyser Basin near … Continue Reading

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  • Warmer on Friday, But Showers & Thunderstorms Are Expected For Parts of Wyoming - April 18, 2014
    Temperatures will be warm today, with highs mostly rising to the 60′s and 70′s statewide (slightly cooler across the western valleys and higher terrain).  Expect rain showers and thunderstorms to move into the western third of the state, while the rest of Wyoming see sunshine into this afternoon.  Scattered rain showers and pop-up thunderstorms will […]
  • A lunar eclipse, and me without my camera - April 18, 2014
    Monday night, or more accurately early Tuesday morning, there was a total lunar eclipse. And being the experienced nature photographer I am, you’d think I was ready with my camera. But you’d be wrong. The last total lunar eclipse visible in Wyoming was way back in 2009, if I’m not mistaken. So I’ve been looking […]
  • Enzi Opens Campaign HQ in Cheyenne - April 17, 2014
    U.S. Senator Mike Enzi opened his official campaign headquarters in Cheyenne on Wednesday. Wyoming’s senior senator is seeking his fourth term in the Senate. There were rumors last year that Enzi would retire at the end of his current term and he admits it is something he thought about. “Anytime anybody’s getting ready to go […]
  • Back to normal at the trap range - April 17, 2014
    By some strange luck, I shot really well last week in our trap league. But last night, I didn’t do so well. Not even close. The thing about shooting trap is that you’re bound to have good rounds once in a while. Those good nights give you hope that you’re improving. For some people, that […]