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More Wolf Packs in 2012

Gibbon wolf pack standing on snow;Doug Smith;March 2007

The number of wolves living in the Northern Rocky Mountain Region has been growing substantially over the past two years.  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in collaboration with other federal, state and tribal agencies, Friday released the 2012 Annual Report for … Continue Reading

Crews Begin Clearing Beartooth Highway

April 15, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Montana Department of Transportation crews begin clearing the Montana section of the Beartooth Highway today with hopes of having it open by the Memorial Day Weekend.  11.4 miles of  snow packed Highway 212 closes each winter because of … Continue Reading

Salazar Preserves Wyoming’s Say

April 12, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says his Department will not designate watersheds as Blueways without first receiving a letter of support from each state that is home to the watershed.  Salazar’s commitment came late last month in response to … Continue Reading

YPF Gives Yellowstone $600,000

April 12, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Yellowstone Park Foundation

The Yellowstone Park Foundation, which has been the official fundraising partner for Yellowstone National Park for the past 16 years, announced it is making $600,000 in new project grants to Yellowstone for 2013.  The YPF’s mission and agreement with the National Park Service is … Continue Reading

2013 Wyo Wolf Hunt More Conservative

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Officials with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department say since the state’s goals of a reduced population through hunting and control actions in 2012 were successful, reductions in 2013 will be more conservative.  The department released a report yesterday indicating … Continue Reading

Salazar Praises President’s Interior Budget

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Interior Secretary Ken Salazar defended President Obama’s allocation in his proposed budget of $11.9-billion for the Department of the Interior as a balanced one that makes tough budget choices but funds the highest priorities.  During a telephone news conference yesterday, Salazar told reporters … Continue Reading

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

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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

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  • Single Vehicle Rollover Kills Rock Springs Woman - September 19, 2014
    A single vehicle rollover on September 11th, at 11:50 p.m., resulted in the 105th highway fatality in Wyoming for 2014. A 2000 Dodge Ram truck was being driven by 54 year old Denise R. Olson of Rock Springs, Wyoming. The Wyoming Highway Patrol reports that the truck was traveling south on WY 530 at mile post 15 […]
  • Not As Warm With A Few Showers And Thunderstorms Today - September 19, 2014
    Scattered showers will be possible in central and southern Wyoming this morning into early afternoon as a weak cool front continues to push through the state.  Higher pressure will then build over the region this afternoon and evening, but some lingering moisture and daytime heating could trigger a few hit or miss thunderstorms in southern […]
  • Be a geek — make a gear checklist - September 19, 2014
    You’re miles from home. Heck, you’re even miles from the trailhead. You’re sitting in hunting camp, and you’re ready for the hunt that’ll start the next morning. You have your rifle. Your skinning knife’s on your belt. Your license is in your back pocket. Your cartridges are … uh, oh. They’re sitting on the seat […]
  • Cody Man Commits Suicide - September 18, 2014
    A 41-year-old Cody man killed himself with a pistol following a fight with his fiancé on Wednesday night. The Cody Police Department reports that Thad Deuter shot himself in the head in his backyard following a domestic dispute shortly after 8 p.m. At this time, authorities are not releasing additional information and the investigation is […]

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