It may be two months before search and rescue can reach the single-engine plane with two 80-year-old brothers that crashed on a northwest Wyoming mountain. Officials say the brothers are probably dead based on aerial views of the crash site outside Yellowstone National Park. Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lance Mathess says it could be up to two months before it is safe enough to land without causing an avalanche
Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks are now requiring separate permits for each park for boats without motors. The two parks have been honoring each other’s permits even though Yellowstone’s costs $10 a season and Grand Teton charges $20. Jackson Hole Daily says the parks are making the change to make sure boaters are being inspected for invasive water species
A new air medical helicopter base has opened in West Yellowstone. The Air Methods Opens Base will serve locals and tourists in the greater Yellowstone region, including Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. The base will be staffed by Air Idaho Rescue personnel 12 hours a day seven days a week and fly critically injured patients to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls. That hospital’s director, Doug Crabtree, says the partnership will offer tremendous resources for critical care to the Yellowstone community
Yellowstone National Park’s South Entrance is opening for the season this morning right on schedule. The road between West Thumb and Old Faithful over Craig Pass is also opening today. Visitors are now able to travel through all five park entrances
Yellowstone’s East Entrance is opening this morning at 8, but it might not stay open for long. Deep snow pack above Sylvan Pass could have large, dangerous snow slides because of the warm weather. The pass is declared a no stopping zone until further notice
Yellowstone National Park’s East Entrance is opening tomorrow morning right on schedule. Visitors will be able to travel through the East, West and North Entrances and visit Old Faithful, the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Norris Geyser Basin and Fishing Bridge. Visitors should be careful while driving because spring in Yellowstone is very unpredictable with high winds and lots of snow
A new study that pinpoints mercury concentration in fish is finding a wide variation between the mercury level in cutthroat trout in Grand Teton compared to Yellowstone Park trout. Jackson Hole News and Guide says Yellowstone cutthroat had an average of 101 nanograms of mercury per gram of weight while Grand Teton cutthroat had 33 nanograms. All fish measured in the study tested below the Environmental Protection Agency’s safe consumption level of 300 nanograms.
Yellowstone Park staff members are travelling to nearby communities over the next few weeks to talk with anglers about saving native fish species, protecting against invasive species and fishing regulation changes. There will be six different meetings between April 28 and May 7. The meetings start at 6:30 p.m. with a short presentation followed by a Q&A session.
The Jackson Hole and Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center’s landmark grass roof might get replaced by a more conventional asphalt shingle roof because it’s been leaking for years and is going to cost almost double to maintain it compared to replacing it with shingles. National Elk Refuge spokeswoman Lori Iverson says the new roof could be installed as early as this fall. The visitor’s center is also getting a 300-square-foot expansion on the north end of the building in two weeks
Yellowstone National Park Service officials approved a plan yesterday to improve the park’s electrical grid. The current grid is old and causes a lot of power outages so park officials are bringing new metal lattice electrical towers to all seven electrical substations inside the park and a new tower outside it too. Park spokesman Al Nash says the project will also let workers diagnose power outages remotely.
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 […]
Lummis Votes Against President’s Plan to Arm and Train Syrians - September 18, 2014 The U.S. House passed two amendments on Wednesday to the continuing resolution to fund government which authorize the President’s plan to arm and train approved Syrian rebel groups to defend against groups like ISIS. Wyoming Representative Cynthia Lummis voted against the measures, citing the lack of an end goal in the President’s plan. “After waiting […]
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