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
Hunters must be conservationists first - October 20, 2014 As hunters, it’s our responsibility to take care of the critters we hunt, as well as those we don’t. We have to obey the game laws. Police ourselves to be sure others respect the wildlife. And even offer suggestions to the Game and Fish Commission when we think there are better ways to ensure that […]
Quiet & Mainly Settled Weather Expected - October 17, 2014 High pressure will build over the area today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry. Winds will also stay light to breezy and no significant gusting is expected. Temperatures become a touch cooler statewide, but will be closer to average. Daytime highs will be in the 50′s across the mountain […]
Wish list season is upon us again - October 17, 2014 Late October is a bad time of year for me. If I were independently wealthy, it wouldn’t be so bad. But I’m not. I’m a journalist, so it’s a little painful. It’s rough because this is when the Christmas catalogs start hitting the mailbox, and they’re chock-full of gear I wish I had. From the […]
Pleasant Autumn Weather Expected - October 16, 2014 Temperatures will be noticeably cooler and closer to average today due to a cool front that crossed through the state of Wyoming yesterday. We can also expect partly to mostly cloudy skies and breezy winds today, but conditions will remain mainly dry. Winds will gust between 15 to 25 mph. Daytime highs will reach the […]
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