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Travel Commission Says “Yellowstone Or Bust”

YNP Plow Contest

The Wyoming Office of Tourism has launched a Yellowstone or Bust Sweepstakes where people from around the country can log onto the website  and guess the date and time the plows will meet.  Deputy Travel and Tourism Director Alan Dubberley says it is a way to … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Issues Firewood Permits

April 10, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
YNP Firewood

Yellowstone National Park has again had firewood become available for a limited number of people.  Park Spokesman Al Nash says such firewood periodically becomes available in the park for a variety of reasons including … Continue Reading

Plows Commence From South Entrance

plow start

A variety of local dignitaries are to be on hand later this morning as Wyoming Department of Transportation plows commence to clear the road in Yellowstone National Park from South Entrance to Grant Village.  The work is enabled with funds raised by … Continue Reading

Governor Mead Says Funds Sufficient For Fires

Governor Matt Mead

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead told reporters Friday that initial indications are that the summer fire season will not be as bad as it was last year.  However, at the same time, he is concerned about to what extent the federal agencies and National Guard is funded to meet the needs of … Continue Reading

Sage Grouse Strut Again

Sage-grouse

It’s that time of year again when those who venture out into the sagebrush flats may very likely witness the mating ritual of the sage grouse as the males gather on their leks – or naturally raised areas where they can be seen better by the females – make their strange call and … Continue Reading

National Parks Here In Top 10 For Visits

Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks continue to be among the top ten national park destinations in the country.  According to year-end statistics, more than 3.4-million people visited Yellowstone in 2012 while 2.7-million visited Grand Teton National Park.  That places the parks … Continue Reading

Bicycles Permitted On YNP Road Now

YNP Bicycle

Bicyclists willing to brave the often unpredictable elements of spring in Yellowstone National Park are now able to travel 49 miles of park roads from the West Entrance at West Yellowstone, Montana, to Mammoth Hot Springs.  There is no spring bicycle-only access toward … Continue Reading

EA Released For YNP Bechler Region

bechler

The National Park Service is seeking public comment on a plan to improve the administrative area of the Bechler region of Yellowstone National Park. Known as the “Cascade Corner” for its numerous waterfalls, Bechler was originally developed as an outpost to house … Continue Reading

Citizen Board Reconvened Re. Wolves

April 3, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley Comments Off
Wolf

A disbanded 12-member citizens’ council is being reconvened to meet in Montana and discuss that state’s wolf management plan.  The Montana Wolf Management Advisory Council last met about five years ago, in anticipation of the wolf’s official recovery in … Continue Reading

Governor Mead Praises YNP Plow Effort

Gov Mead

Governor Matt Mead yesterday thanked the communities of Cody and Jackson for rallying together to pay for plowing of the roads to Yellowstone National Park. That local funding will cover the cost of Wyoming Department of Transportation equipment and personnel to … Continue Reading

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  • Heavy Showers and Thunderstorms - July 29, 2014
    A Pacific weather disturbance, Monsoonal moisture and stationary frontal system will create rather widespread and heavy shower and thunderstorm activity.  Rain will especially be heavy in portions of central, south-central and southeastern Wyoming.  Areas of flooding will be a concern.  Continued mild temperatures on Wednesday with decreased shower and thunderstorm activity.  Weather conditions this weekend […]
  • Release ‘em right - July 29, 2014
    Each year, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department sends out a reminder of the right way to release fish when you turn them back into the water. Al Langston of the Game and Fish recently sent out that reminder, so I thought I’d pass it along to you. When the water gets warm this time […]
  • Hauling hay makes me consider ATVs - July 28, 2014
    In my days in the mountains, I’ve seen some horse wrecks that probably should have turned my hair gray prematurely. I’ve had horses go lame on me deep in the backcountry. And I’ve been awakened in the night to the sound of thundering hooves receding down the trail toward the trailer. None of those situations […]
  • Red Flag Warnings In Effect; Isolated Thunderstorms Possible Across Southeast Wyoming - July 25, 2014
    The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings for parts of central and south-central Wyoming through today.  With drier conditions and breezy to gusty winds, there is an increased risk for initiation and the spread of wild fires.  Temperatures will remain quite warm to hot, with highs in the 80′s to low 90′s for […]

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