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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

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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
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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

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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

Idaho Extends Wolf Hunt

April 2, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Idaho Comments Off
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The Idaho Fish and Game Commission last week, extended the current wolf hunting season through June 30 in the Middle Fork and part of the Dworshak-Elk City wolf management zones of that state.  These seasons were scheduled to end last Sunday.  Most other hunting and trapping seasons … Continue Reading

Road Opening Takes More Than Plowing

March 29, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
WYDOT Plow

Wyoming Department of Transportation plows will be starting to clear the road from the South Entrance of Yellowstone National Park into the park on Monday, April 8th.  That arrangement was made possible through funding by local travel and tourism interests.  Highway crews believe … Continue Reading

Congress Members Seek Wolf Delisting

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All three members of the Wyoming Delegation have joined with other western legislators in sending a letter to the US Fish and Wildlife chief Dan Ashe, encouraging the delisting of the wolf nationwide.  The letter, signed by a total of 59 representatives and 13 senators, tells Ashe … Continue Reading

Trails and Pathways Not Open Yet

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Every year at this time, people are tempted to rush the season for hiking or biking or a variety of other spring and summer activities.  The Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance has sounded the familiar admonishment though, “don’t poach the powder or pathways.”  Winter trail closures remain in effect until April 30th – not necessarily due … Continue Reading

Western Senators Seek Firefighting Funds

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Senators Mark Udall of Colorado and John Barrasso of Wyoming say they plan to offer a bipartisan amendment to the 2014 U.S. Senate budget to increase the funding availability for fighting wildfires and modernizing the air tanker fleet. Udall and Barrasso, who both serve on the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said … Continue Reading

Wesite Tracks Yellowstone Plows

March 27, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
YNP Plow

Yellowstone has launched a new where the public can follow the progress of the park’s snowplows as they chew their ways through the snow packed roads.  Park officials point out that the plows are currently clearing nearly … Continue Reading

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  • Get off the beaten path on holidays - September 2, 2014
    The SuperWife and I took the kids fishing on Labor Day. Usually, going fishing on a holiday is a bad idea. There tend to be crowds just about everywhere you go. But even on a national day off, you can avoid having to share space with other anglers if you get well off the beaten […]
  • Don’t let snakes ruin your Labor Day - September 1, 2014
    In my opinion, everybody should go hunting each weekend of the hunting season. You don’t have to go after elk or deer every time. Change it up a little. Hunt doves on the first weekend, then try to get a blue grouse or two the next. Later in the fall, you can start working duck […]
  • The Grizzlies Won’t Be a Pushover [AUDIO] - August 29, 2014
    The Wyoming Cowboys open up their football season at home against Montana tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon in Laramie.  It’s the first meeting between the two schools since 1997, and the Grizzlies enter the game as the fifth-ranked team in the FCS. On defense, the Cowboys top priority is to stop the run.  With a talented quarterback […]
  • Warmer Temperatures With Isolated Thunderstorms Expected Today - August 29, 2014
    A weak ridge of high pressure will build over the region today, which will allow temperatures to become warmer and closer to average statewide.  However, some lingering low-level moisture and daytime heating could trigger a few hit or miss thunderstorms for the afternoon and early evening hours.  Gusty winds and lots of lightning will be […]

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