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Air Service Here May Expand Again

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Representatives of United Airlines told officers of Jackson Hole Air that they were very pleased with the success they saw this past winter in Jackson Hole, and are willing to explore expanding the service to other markets that would make sense to continuing that success.  Mark Barron, who serves as the vice chairman of Jackson Hole Air says … Continue Reading

New Bear-Counting Methods Discussed

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The region’s grizzly bear managers are refining the methods they use to determine the number of bears in the ecosystem as well as their distribution through the ecosystem and food sources. Some of those new methods were discussed during the Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee meeting of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee in Jackson this week. Outgoing Chairperson Mary Gibson Scott says … Continue Reading

Pathway Closure Defended

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Officials at the National Elk Refuge are defending the continued seasonal closure of the bike and pedestrian pathway adjacent the refuge as necessary for the protection of the wildlife there.  Refuge Manager Steve Kallin points out that while some observers have noted few animals near the pathway and little disturbance to … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Gets New Magistrate

April 19, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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A former Billings, Montana-based attorney was sworn in earlier this week as United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Wyoming, to preside over the U.S. District Court in Yellowstone National Park. Judge Mark Carman was selected by … Continue Reading

National Park Week Brings Free Admission

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Tomorrow begins National Park Week, bringing with it free park admission Monday through Friday and a variety of special events.  Those events take place at the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center in Moose including National Junior Ranger Day tomorrow to help … Continue Reading

Plows Meet in Yellowstone

April 18, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Just before noon yesterday WYDOT plows met the Yellowstone National Park road crew west of Sylvan Pass. The WYDOT team has finished its part in opening the East Entrance of Yellowstone. Now Park Service plows are to take over from there and the East Gate to Yellowstone will open … Continue Reading

YNP Winter Plan Enters Final Stretch

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Yellowstone’s proposed permanent winter plan is heading into its final stretch.  The Proposed Rule to guide management of winter use in the park was published in the Federal Register Tuesday, opening a 60-day public review and comment period. The rulemaking process supports the Final Winter Use Plan Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement released on … Continue Reading

Near Record Sleigh-Ride Numbers

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The National Elk Refuge is reporting the highest numbers on the sleigh rides through the wintering herd since the 2007/2008 winter season.  Refuge Spokesperson Lori Iverson says total ridership this just-concluded season was 24,122 people, compared with … Continue Reading

Feedground Added To EIS

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The Bridger-Teton National Forest has released a Draft Supplement to the 2008 Feedground Environmental Impact Statement showing new information about the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission Elk Feedground at Alkali Creek. The Forest Service 2008 decision which … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Opening On Time

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Under sequestration, the entrances to Yellowstone National Park were to open two weeks late.  However, Spokesman Al Nash says help from Wyoming Department of Transportation plows at the East and South Entrances thanks to donations from tourism interests in the gateway communities and a little help from Mother Nature the entrances will all open on time. Now, the West Entrance will open on Friday.  Because they ended up with … 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 […]