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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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  • 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 […]