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Plows Meet in Yellowstone

April 18, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Sylvan Plows

Just before noon yesterday WYDOT plows met the Yellowstone National Park road crew west of Sylvan Pass. The WYDOT team has finished its part in opening the East Entrance of Yellowstone. Now Park Service plows are to take over from there and the East Gate to Yellowstone will open … Continue Reading

YNP Winter Plan Enters Final Stretch

snowmobilers

Yellowstone’s proposed permanent winter plan is heading into its final stretch.  The Proposed Rule to guide management of winter use in the park was published in the Federal Register Tuesday, opening a 60-day public review and comment period. The rulemaking process supports the Final Winter Use Plan Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement released on … Continue Reading

Near Record Sleigh-Ride Numbers

Sleigh Rides

The National Elk Refuge is reporting the highest numbers on the sleigh rides through the wintering herd since the 2007/2008 winter season.  Refuge Spokesperson Lori Iverson says total ridership this just-concluded season was 24,122 people, compared with … Continue Reading

Feedground Added To EIS

elk

The Bridger-Teton National Forest has released a Draft Supplement to the 2008 Feedground Environmental Impact Statement showing new information about the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission Elk Feedground at Alkali Creek. The Forest Service 2008 decision which … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Opening On Time

WYDOT YNP

Under sequestration, the entrances to Yellowstone National Park were to open two weeks late.  However, Spokesman Al Nash says help from Wyoming Department of Transportation plows at the East and South Entrances thanks to donations from tourism interests in the gateway communities and a little help from Mother Nature the entrances will all open on time. Now, the West Entrance will open on Friday.  Because they ended up with … Continue Reading

Grizzly Bear Scientists Meet In Jackson

grizzly bears

The Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee will be in Jackson this week to hold its spring meeting which is to include reports on the estimation of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem grizzly bear population and issues relating to future management. The Yellowstone ecosystem grizzly bear recovery area includes … Continue Reading

Tribal Leaders Call For Bison Protection

April 16, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley, State of Wyoming Comments Off
St. Gooddard

The Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council passed a resolution late last month, which became available to the public over this past weekend. The resolution urges protection of the wild, migratory buffalo in and around Yellowstone National Park and Montana. The resolution urges … Continue Reading

Travel Restrictions Lifted At Palisades

April 16, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Idaho, Swan Valley Comments Off
CTNF

Summer Travel Regulations took effect Monday for the Palisades Ranger District of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. Conditions at the lower elevations are suitable to support vehicle traffic on many roads and some trails now without causing resource damage. However, District Ranger Tracy Hollingshead asks … Continue Reading

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
beartooth-clearing

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

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  • Very Mild And Windy Through Saturday, Cooler On Sunday - October 24, 2014
    High pressure will continue to be the main weather feature today and Saturday.  Expect minimal cloudiness and mainly dry weather conditions across much of the state.   Winds, however, will be strong today with gusts as high as 50 mph across wind prone areas.   Temperatures will also stay very mild and about 15 to 20 degrees […]
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    Not long ago, I saw a message on one of the hunting blogs I like to read. The writer wanted hunters to send in accounts of disasters they’d had in the field. I bet he got swamped with emails. Every hunter I know has had at least one calamity in the woods. If you hunt, […]
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    As high pressure strengthens, warmer air from southwestern portions of the nation will move into the region today.  Conditions will also stay mainly dry throughout much of the state, but winds will be strong and gusty.  Parts of I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) and I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) could see gusting as high as […]
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    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 […]

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