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Refuge Sleigh Rides Continue

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Despite the end to the supplemental feeding program next week, refuge officials point out that the horse–drawn rides on the National Elk Refuge are to continue through Saturday, April 6th.  As Refuge Biologist Eric Cole had indicated earlier, elk do not immediately leave the refuge when … Continue Reading

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

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  • Special Weather Statement issued July 28 at 6:32PM MDT by NWS - July 29, 2014 at 12:32 AM
    ...LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING FROM HEAVY RAIN POSSIBLE TUESDAY... LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING...IS POSSIBLE ACROSS PORTIONS OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL WYOMING TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING...AS DEEP MONSOONAL MOISTURE AND A WEAK DISTURBANCE SPREAD OVER THE COWBOY STATE. THE POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING WILL BE ENH [...]

Wyoming News

  • 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 […]
  • Diapers weren’t a magic bullet for staying cool - July 25, 2014
    I promised you yesterday that I’d test a new product to see how well it works to keep you cool when the temperatures climb toward triple digits.   In case you missed it, yesterday I talked about seeing an ad on TV for a new type of training pants. The ad said, and I quote, […]
  • I’ll try anything to stay cool in the summer - July 24, 2014
    I recently saw an advertisement for a product that’s sure to be a big hit with outdoorsmen. Especially those of us who stomp around in the woods when the temperatures climb into the nineties. Last weekend, I found myself sitting in jeans, boots, a long-sleeved shirt and a cowboy hat at Cheyenne Frontier Days. While […]

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