AAA Auto Club yesterday projected that there will be nearly one-percent fewer travelers going 50 miles or more away from home for the long holiday weekend ahead. The Mountain Region meanwhile is predicted to see a 0.6% decline in travel this Memorial Day from the 2012 level. AAA President and CEO Robert Darbelnet blames … Continue Reading
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
Windy In Eastern Wyoming, Otherwise, Pleasant Halloween Weather - October 31, 2014 A ridge of high pressure will slowly move east today. This will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry across much of the state today. Winds, however, will be strong and gusty across eastern Wyoming with gusts between 40 and 50 mph. Temperatures across western Wyoming will stay very mild and above […]
Goose hunters will always have a Halloween costume - October 31, 2014 Thank goodness for non-hunting spouses. If it weren’t for our better halves, most of us who hunt would be completely unprepared for fall holidays. Halloween is certainly one of the days that would be far less exciting if there weren’t people in our households who think about other things besides late-season deer, ducks, geese, pheasants […]
Cool With Mainly Quiet Weather Conditions Today - October 30, 2014 Weather concerns across the state will be very minimal today. Expect sunny to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and light to breezy winds. Temperatures will be a touch cooler today due to a weak cool front that will be brushing by northern and eastern parts of the state. Daytime highs will be in […]
Be ready for bumps, scrapes, cuts and more - October 30, 2014 Being prepared for the worst is never a bad idea. However, if you carry everything you might need for any emergency, you won’t have room for your tent or sleeping bag. A first aid kit needs to be light and compact, or it’ll be one of the first things you toss out of the pack […]
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