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Elk Feeding Winding Down

Feeding season ends for elk.

Elk on the national refuge will have to find something to eat elsewhere after next week.  Refuge Biologist Eric Cole says feeding this week is being tapered off and will come to an end entirely Monday or Tuesday.  Cole says as the snow is receding from the valley floor, forage left over … Continue Reading

Mead Signs Bison Bill

March 18, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Wyoming Governor Matt Mead Thursday signed the Wild Bison Licenses bill after taking the weeks since the legislative session to consider its provisions.  Mead says he supports both of the provisions in this bill individually and strongly believes … Continue Reading

2013 Elk Season To Be Set

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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking public input in the setting of the 2013 big game hunting season.  Game and Fish Spokesman Al Langston says as such, meetings are being hosted in Jackson and Pinedale next week to solicit public comments and concerns. Langston says … Continue Reading

Isa Lake Bridge To Be Reconstructed

March 18, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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The National Park Service is seeking public comment on a plan to reconstruct the Isa Lake Bridge in its existing location at Craig Pass between the West Thumb and Old Faithful areas in Yellowstone.  The plan would address … Continue Reading

Grizzly Bears Emerge From Dens

March 15, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The time of the year is here when the Greater Yellowstone Area population of grizzly bears is emerging from its dens and will be, well, as hungry as bears.  Typically, says Yellowstone Spokesman Dan Hottle, the bears will be attracted to winter-killed elk and bison.  Hottle says park visitors … Continue Reading

Jackson Hole Tourism Board Gives Nod to Plowing Money

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The Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Board Thursday unanimously approved up a guarantee of $56,000 in partnership with the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce who pledged another $14,400 to have the South Entrance of Yellowstone National Park opened on schedule.  That support, however is pending agreement from … Continue Reading

Coming Fire Season Here Evaluated

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Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell says his agency is preparing for another busy fire year, but with fewer firefighters to battle the flames.  Tidwell says late winter storms helped ease drought conditions, but that the South and Southwestern U.S. are expected to dry out heading into May and June. Here in northwestern Wyoming, Tracy Weaver of Teton Interagency Fire says … Continue Reading

Xanterra Gets Another 20 Years In YNP

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Once Yellowstone National Park opens for the season, it will be Xanterra Parks and Resorts that will be providing the lodging, retail and other visitor services in the park once again.  Xanterra was awarded a new 20-year contract to be … Continue Reading

Town and County Says No To Plowing Funds

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While it had been discussed that Jackson and Teton County might consider pitching in to open roads in Yellowstone National Park for spring visitation, community leaders at a joint meeting of the town and county decided it was too costly a venture.  However, Mayor Mark Barron says … Continue Reading

Sequestration Hits Refuge Behind The Scenes

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Sequestration’s toll on the operations at the National Parks has been in the news for the past week, but little has been said about other national agencies like the US Fish and Wildlife Service.  Spokesperson Lori Iverson says the Refuge had been anticipating … Continue Reading

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  • Warmer on Friday, But Showers & Thunderstorms Are Expected For Parts of Wyoming - April 18, 2014
    Temperatures will be warm today, with highs mostly rising to the 60′s and 70′s statewide (slightly cooler across the western valleys and higher terrain).  Expect rain showers and thunderstorms to move into the western third of the state, while the rest of Wyoming see sunshine into this afternoon.  Scattered rain showers and pop-up thunderstorms will […]
  • A lunar eclipse, and me without my camera - April 18, 2014
    Monday night, or more accurately early Tuesday morning, there was a total lunar eclipse. And being the experienced nature photographer I am, you’d think I was ready with my camera. But you’d be wrong. The last total lunar eclipse visible in Wyoming was way back in 2009, if I’m not mistaken. So I’ve been looking […]
  • Enzi Opens Campaign HQ in Cheyenne - April 17, 2014
    U.S. Senator Mike Enzi opened his official campaign headquarters in Cheyenne on Wednesday. Wyoming’s senior senator is seeking his fourth term in the Senate. There were rumors last year that Enzi would retire at the end of his current term and he admits it is something he thought about. “Anytime anybody’s getting ready to go […]
  • Back to normal at the trap range - April 17, 2014
    By some strange luck, I shot really well last week in our trap league. But last night, I didn’t do so well. Not even close. The thing about shooting trap is that you’re bound to have good rounds once in a while. Those good nights give you hope that you’re improving. For some people, that […]