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Electrical Improvements Planed For YNP

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The National Park Service is seeking public comment regarding a facilities improvement plan proposed by the utility company that provides electrical service to Yellowstone National Park. That plan involved the construction of … Continue Reading

Water Resources Decrease

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The unseasonably warm weather over the past week has depleted the water stored in snowfall around the northwestern Wyoming river basins.  According to the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the snow-water equivalent in the Snake River Basin has dropped to … Continue Reading

Montana Landowner Gives Up Wolf Permit

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The Gardiner, Montana area landowner who lost thirteen of his sheep to wolves late last month has asked Fish, Wildlife and Parks to amend his “shoot on site” permit which granted him permission to take a second wolf. The landowner says he will be … Continue Reading

South Entrance Opens

S. Entrance

The South Entrance to Yellowstone National Park opens for the season today as originally scheduled, thanks to funds to pay for the plowing being raised by Jackson area tourism interests. As of 8:00 am, visitors will be able to travel through the South Entrance to Grant Village, West Thumb Junction and on to Fishing Bridge or across Craig Pass to Old Faithful.  Wyoming Governor Matt Mead will be in Yellowstone to sign the National Travel and Tourism Proclamation while paying tribute to the collaborative snowplowing efforts in ensuring Yellowstone National Park opened as scheduled. Inside the park, officials say the road between Canyon and Tower-Roosevelt over Dunraven Pass won’t open to travel until May 24 which is still in time for the Memorial Day holiday weekend.  Due to construction, there will be daytime delays of up to 30 minutes and nightly closures on the section of road between Tower-Roosevelt Junction and Chittenden Road beginning May 28. All other interior park roads are open for the season.

Summer Gasoline Prices To Be Lower

May 10, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The US Energy Information Administration this week had some welcome news for tourism interests across the country.  Spokesman Jonathan Cogan says US gasoline prices are now expected to be lower this summer than previously thought.  Cogan says the price for regular gasoline this summer is now expected to average … Continue Reading

River Plans Released For Review

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Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway, the National Elk Refuge, and Bridger-Teton National Forest have released the Draft Snake River Headwaters Comprehensive River Management Plans for public comment. Additionally, the Forest is … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Visitation Down In April

May 7, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Recreational visits to Yellowstone National Park last month took a 15 1/3 percent tumble from April one year ago, according to figures posted by the National Park Service Visitor Use Statistics office.  Members of the Yellowstone staff say wintery weather through April may have … Continue Reading

YNP Has New Commercial Use Policy

May 7, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Yellowstone National Park has just completed a Commercial Use Authorization Plan to help guide commercial services in the park. Several changes to the draft plan released for review in February were made as a result of … Continue Reading

Gov. Mead Says Wolf Suits Becoming More Organized

May 6, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Wyoming Governor Matt Mead says lawsuits challenging Wyoming’s wolf management policies are becoming a little more focused now with a suit that had been scheduled to be heard in Colorado being moved into Wyoming and two suits in Washington D.C. being merged into one.  Mead says … Continue Reading

Wyoming Celebrates Tourism Week

Tourism Week

This week, Wyoming is observing National Travel and Tourism Week with a variety of events across the state.    The first full week of May is annually observed throughout the US as a time to recognize the power of the travel and tourism industry.  Deputy Wyoming Travel Director Alan Dubberly points out communities around the state have … Continue Reading

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  • Warm With A Small Chance For Thunderstorms Today And Thursday - September 17, 2014
    A ridge of high pressure will be the main weather feature today, which will keep temperatures warm and slightly above normal statewide.  There will be a chance for showers and thunderstorms today as moisture out of the southwest creeps into state.  The best chance for thunderstorms today will be in far western parts of the […]
  • Carry a first-aid kit for your dog, too - September 17, 2014
    If you spend any time with your dog out in the field, you’ll eventually run into a situation where your dog needs some help. I was hunting the Table Mountain habitat management area several years ago with my friend Spike, and Spike’s German shorthair cut her front leg on a strand of barbed wire. It […]
  • Warm Again Today; Chance For Isolated Thunderstorms To The Northwest - September 16, 2014
    Another pleasant day is expected across the Cowboy state on this Tuesday.  Warmer temperatures and high pressure will allow for a summer-like day, with highs reaching into the 70′s and 80′s statewide.  Expect partly to mostly sunny skies for most regions, though some moisture will bring a chance for isolated thunderstorms to northern and northwest […]
  • Retaking hunter safety was a good idea - September 16, 2014
    My son Colby and I spent every night last week learning the difference between legal and ethical, a hangfire or a misfire, and the legal calibers for deer or elk. Those were just some of the topics covered in hunter education class. I’ve actually taken the class twice. I took it when I was Colby’s […]

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