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
It has sometimes been referred to as the “Bambi syndrome” where casual observers in the public view baby animals they believe may be abandoned and want to intervene. Mark Gocke of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department says that is exactly the wrong thing to do. He explains that … Continue Reading
Not surprisingly, Sequestration was on the minds of the superintendents of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks as they addressed the Jackson Hole Lunchtime Rotary Club Tuesday. Both praised the participation of the local communities and foundations for … Continue Reading
Very Mild And Windy Through Saturday, Cooler On Sunday - October 24, 2014 High pressure will continue to be the main weather feature today and Saturday. Expect minimal cloudiness and mainly dry weather conditions across much of the state. Winds, however, will be strong today with gusts as high as 50 mph across wind prone areas. Temperatures will also stay very mild and about 15 to 20 degrees […]
A hunt with no disasters isn’t as much fun - October 24, 2014 Not long ago, I saw a message on one of the hunting blogs I like to read. The writer wanted hunters to send in accounts of disasters they’d had in the field. I bet he got swamped with emails. Every hunter I know has had at least one calamity in the woods. If you hunt, […]
Windy At Times Today, Unseasonably Mild Through Saturday - October 23, 2014 As high pressure strengthens, warmer air from southwestern portions of the nation will move into the region today. Conditions will also stay mainly dry throughout much of the state, but winds will be strong and gusty. Parts of I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) and I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) could see gusting as high as […]
My new used truck may be the death of me - October 23, 2014 Not long ago, I brought home a 1994 Ford F-250. It’s not much to look at, but it’s even worse to drive. About the only things it has going for it are that it’s mechanically sound, and it’s technically a vehicle. I’ve named it Clunk, for good reason. When you shift it into either drive […]
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