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Road Opening Takes More Than Plowing

March 29, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Wyoming Department of Transportation plows will be starting to clear the road from the South Entrance of Yellowstone National Park into the park on Monday, April 8th.  That arrangement was made possible through funding by local travel and tourism interests.  Highway crews believe … Continue Reading

Congress Members Seek Wolf Delisting

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All three members of the Wyoming Delegation have joined with other western legislators in sending a letter to the US Fish and Wildlife chief Dan Ashe, encouraging the delisting of the wolf nationwide.  The letter, signed by a total of 59 representatives and 13 senators, tells Ashe … Continue Reading

Trails and Pathways Not Open Yet

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Every year at this time, people are tempted to rush the season for hiking or biking or a variety of other spring and summer activities.  The Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance has sounded the familiar admonishment though, “don’t poach the powder or pathways.”  Winter trail closures remain in effect until April 30th – not necessarily due … Continue Reading

Western Senators Seek Firefighting Funds

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Senators Mark Udall of Colorado and John Barrasso of Wyoming say they plan to offer a bipartisan amendment to the 2014 U.S. Senate budget to increase the funding availability for fighting wildfires and modernizing the air tanker fleet. Udall and Barrasso, who both serve on the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said … Continue Reading

Wesite Tracks Yellowstone Plows

March 27, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Yellowstone has launched a new where the public can follow the progress of the park’s snowplows as they chew their ways through the snow packed roads.  Park officials point out that the plows are currently clearing nearly … Continue Reading

Town Signs Contract To Plow Yellowstone

WYDOT Plow

The Town of Jackson Monday approved a contract with Wyoming Department of Transportation not to exceed $71,000 to plow open the road from South Entrance to Grant Village in Yellowstone National park.  Mayor Mark Barron explains that while the money is actually coming from … Continue Reading

Looking To Change Bear Counting Methods

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The US Fish and Wildlife Service is requesting public review and input on Proposed Revisions to the Demographic Recovery Criteria for the Grizzly Bear Population in the Greater Yellowstone Area. According to Grizzly Bear Recovery Coordinator Chris Servheen, the agency is proposing to … Continue Reading

Montana Counts Its Wolves

March 25, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley Comments Off
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Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is reporting that the current wolf population in that state is 625 or more.  Fish Wildlife and Parks Director Jeff Hagener says the agency is in the process of putting together … Continue Reading

Towns Funding YNP Plowing Attracts National Press

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The day funds were approved by Jackson Hole tourism interests to plow the road between the South Entrance and Grant Village in Yellowstone National Park, Jackson Chamber Director Jeff Golightly predicted the action would bring the kind of publicity that couldn’t be bought.  This week, the decisions of tourism interests in Jackson and Cody have caught the nation’s attention with … Continue Reading

Refuge Sleigh Rides Continue

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Despite the end to the supplemental feeding program next week, refuge officials point out that the horse–drawn rides on the National Elk Refuge are to continue through Saturday, April 6th.  As Refuge Biologist Eric Cole had indicated earlier, elk do not immediately leave the refuge when … Continue Reading

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  • Rep. Lummis Announces Re-Election Bid - April 23, 2014
    U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis announced her re-election bid on Wednesday in Cheyenne. Lummis said she wants a fourth term representing Wyoming in Congress so she can work to reduce the federal government’s role in the Cowboy State. “The federal government cannot do better for Wyoming, than Wyoming can do for itself,” Lummis said. “So part […]
  • Wyoming Veterans Asked to Complete Survey - April 23, 2014
    Wyoming veterans and family members are encouraged to complete a short online survey regarding Wyoming veteran benefits and services, which is located at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WYOVET2014. The Wyoming Veterans Commission is updating their strategic plan and surveying Wyoming veterans and family members is an important part of that process. The survey, which only takes a few minutes to complete, is focused on […]
  • Wyoming Head Coach Recaps Spring Football Practice [AUDIO] - April 23, 2014
    The Wyoming Cowboys wrapped up spring practice last Saturday afternoon in Laramie.  And if you asked head coach Craig Bohl, he would tell you he wants 15 more practices this spring.  That’s not because of poor practicing by the Cowboys, but more so that he can get to know his team even better and get […]
  • Owners Encouraged to Vaccinate Pets for Rabies - April 22, 2014
    Wyoming State Laboratory scientists are urging owners to have their pets vaccinated against rabies. Virologist Myrna Miller says it’s especially important for pet owners in Laramie and Goshen Counties. “The south central rabies virus strain has been moving into the state of Wyoming from the southern and eastern borders,” reports Miller. “So we’ve have quite […]