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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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  • 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 […]
  • Quiet, Seasonal Weather Expected Today - October 22, 2014
    High pressure will build over the state of Wyoming today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry.  Winds, however, could be strong and gusty today, especially throughout central and southeastern portions of the state.  Parts of I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) and I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) could see winds […]
  • Estimating range on waterfowl is easy - October 22, 2014
    If you’ve done any goose hunting, you’ve probably heard the term “skybusting.” You may know it means shooting at birds that are out of your shotgun’s effective range, but do you know if you’re guilty of it? You can set up your decoys to minimize the risk of shooting at birds when they’re too far […]
  • Don’t lose your vision in the woods - October 21, 2014
    I don’t have good eyes. Had I been born a hundred years ago, there would have been no help for me. Glasses can’t help me, so I’d have blind. I have to wear a special kind of contact lens, which wasn’t available in the days of Davey Crockett and Daniel Boone. But through the miracle […]

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