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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
Trail Detour

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
Yellowstone Park Foundation

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

Grizzly Trapping Begins

June 3, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Beginning today, biologists with the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team will be conducting scientific grizzly bear research in Yellowstone National Park as part of the ongoing monitoring of the activities and population of grizzly bears within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Park Spokesman Dan Hottle says bear traps will be in place … Continue Reading

Game & Fish Traps Wolves Again

May 30, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has again begun trapping wolves in northwestern Wyoming in their efforts to monitor the population of wolves under the terms of U.S. Fish and Wildlife delisting of animal. Game and Fish Spokesman Ray Hagaman says in the process, trapped wolves are … Continue Reading

Geothermal Summit Planned

May 30, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Scientists and managers are getting together in Yellowstone National Park in the Old Faithful Snow Lodge at the Old Faithful area June third through the fifth to review what we know and don’t know about the geothermal system. Panelists with a wide range of backgrounds and experience are … Continue Reading

Limit Lifted For Yellowstone Trout

May 28, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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This weekend, Yellowstone National Park updated its fishing regulations for this season.  The changes have been made to better align the regulations with the park’s Native Fish Conservation Plan which seeks to eliminate non-native trout in most of the park’s lakes and tributaries. To help protect the native fish species, the limit on non-native fish caught in much of the park … Continue Reading

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  • Grand Teton elk hunt is under fire - November 24, 2014
    Two photographers from Teton County have filed a lawsuit in Washington, D.C., in an effort to stop the annual elk hunt that takes place in Grand Teton National Park. The Grand Teton hunt has already begun this year, and as far as I know, there are no plans to shut it down early. In fact, […]
  • Mild With Increasing Winds Today, Colder And More Unsettled This Weekend - November 21, 2014
    High pressure will slowly slide east today, which will cause winds to increase and become strong by this afternoon and evening.  Expect wind gusts between 35 and 50 mph throughout central and southeastern Wyoming.  Otherwise, we will see sunny to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and near or slightly above normal temperatures.  Daytime […]
  • Shouldn’t my dogs be KEEPING their hair now? - November 21, 2014
    I don’t understand why it’s happening now, when the temperatures are dropping well below zero, but my golden retriever’s blowing her coat. In a big way. And it’s not just her. Our collie’s doing the same thing, and to a much bigger degree. At least the golden has some abilities that allow me to overlook […]
  • Cool And Still Breezy At Times - November 20, 2014
    High pressure will be the main weather feature across much of the state today.  Expect partly to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and near or slightly above normal temperatures.  Winds, however, could still be breezy to gusty at times.  Expect gusting between 35 and 50 mph across central and southeastern Wyoming this morning […]

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