This is Bear Awareness Week, and as we have been hearing, grizzly bears in this area have been very much in evidence. Erin Edge with Defenders of Wildlife says with the success of grizzly recovery, bears are now in areas where they haven’t been for decades, so it means … Continue Reading
Caribou-Targhee National Forest has announced that all campgrounds in the Teton Basin and Palisades Ranger Districts are open in time for Memorial Day, as are most other campgrounds around the forest. However, they ask that recreationists be conscious of … Continue Reading
Many people in the local community who have been bombarded by television images of the aftermath of Monday’s tornado in Oklahoma are feeling compelled to do something to help. As always, among the first on the scene to such a disaster is the American Red Cross which … Continue Reading
As a recent country song professed, rain is a good thing – especially in what has been shaping up to be a drought year. The National Weather Service office in Riverton has revealed that Teton County has received close to an inch of rain during the past storm cycle and … Continue Reading
The Wyoming Attorney General has filed a motion to continue the lawsuit over wolf management in Wyoming. Last week the plaintiffs filed a “Notice of Voluntary Dismissal.” This, if not challenged, would leave only the Court in Washington, DC to hear the challenge over Wyoming’s wolves. Governor Matt Mead says … Continue Reading
Several days of rain, including both days of the weekend, have spoiled the recreational plans of many; but the rain has been a real blessing to the area. Those reporting totals around the valley to the National Weather Service have measured nearly … Continue Reading
A group of six environmental organizations have filed a lawsuit in Federal Court in Boise maintaining the US Sheep Experiment Station near Dubois, Idaho threatens the population of grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Region. The Cottonwood Environmental Law Center was joined by … Continue Reading
Due to the devastating tornadoes in the suburbs of Oklahoma City, producers of NBC’s Today Show announced they would not be in Yellowstone National Park Tuesday morning as planned. Instead, the team opted to host the show from Oklahoma City. NBC crews had been in Yellowstone for several days preparing segments to augment the morning show, and the entire Today Show team was to have hosted the program with Old Faithful in the background. Park Spokesman Al Nash says there is no immediate word about plans to reschedule the show for a future date.
Yellowstone National Park this summer is stepping up watercraft inspections to ensure against the introduction of aquatic invasive species in Park lakes. Spokesman Al Nash says Park Service staff will conduct the required inspections, at the points permits are issued for the boats. Nash says the park … Continue Reading
During his visit with Jackson Hole Rotarians this week, Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk revealed that efforts to eradicate lake trout from Yellowstone Lake have been very successful. Wenk says over 300-thousand lake trout were removed from the lake last year alone, and there are good indications that … Continue Reading
Single Vehicle Rollover Kills Rock Springs Woman - September 19, 2014 A single vehicle rollover on September 11th, at 11:50 p.m., resulted in the 105th highway fatality in Wyoming for 2014. A 2000 Dodge Ram truck was being driven by 54 year old Denise R. Olson of Rock Springs, Wyoming. The Wyoming Highway Patrol reports that the truck was traveling south on WY 530 at mile post 15 […]
Not As Warm With A Few Showers And Thunderstorms Today - September 19, 2014 Scattered showers will be possible in central and southern Wyoming this morning into early afternoon as a weak cool front continues to push through the state. Higher pressure will then build over the region this afternoon and evening, but some lingering moisture and daytime heating could trigger a few hit or miss thunderstorms in southern […]
Be a geek — make a gear checklist - September 19, 2014 You’re miles from home. Heck, you’re even miles from the trailhead. You’re sitting in hunting camp, and you’re ready for the hunt that’ll start the next morning. You have your rifle. Your skinning knife’s on your belt. Your license is in your back pocket. Your cartridges are … uh, oh. They’re sitting on the seat […]
Cody Man Commits Suicide - September 18, 2014 A 41-year-old Cody man killed himself with a pistol following a fight with his fiancé on Wednesday night. The Cody Police Department reports that Thad Deuter shot himself in the head in his backyard following a domestic dispute shortly after 8 p.m. At this time, authorities are not releasing additional information and the investigation is […]
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