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No Public Meetings For Winter Plan

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Now that Yellowstone National Park’s final winter use plan has been released for public review and comment, don’t look for the kind of presentations seen after the previous releases of the various alternatives for the plan.  Spokesman Al Nash says the next step … Continue Reading

Supporters Unable To Rescue SAR Bill

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The Wyoming Senate yesterday soundly defeated a bill sponsored by Representative Keith Gingery which would have granted search and rescue volunteers the same kind of protection from personal lawsuits enjoyed by volunteer firefighters.  Gingery says attorneys in the Senate argued … Continue Reading

Wildfire Webinar Offered

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The International Association of Wildland Fire is offering a “webinar” tomorrow entitled “Debunking Myths in Wildland Fire.  The association explains that as more people live in high fire hazard areas, the active involvement of the public is … Continue Reading

Mead Pleased With New YNP Plan

February 25, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Governor Matt Mead says that the Final Winter Use Plan for Yellowstone National Park is a positive step forward. Mead says Wyoming has had cooperating agency status in this planning process and was fully engaged in representing the state.  Mead says … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Unveils Proposed Winter Use Plan

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The National Park Service Friday released their proposal for a final plan to guide the future of winter use in Yellowstone National Park. Under the preferred of four alternatives, the park would manage over-snow vehicles based on their overall impacts to … Continue Reading

Retirees Warn Against Sequestration

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The Coalition of National Park Service Retirees are again warning about the effects of federal sequestration if Congress fails to act in the week ahead.  The organization says sequestration will impair the experiences in many ways for millions of visitors at America’s national parks just to mention a few of the consequences.   In addition, … Continue Reading

Brucellosis In Bison Studied

February 21, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, Paradise Valley, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Yellowstone National Park together with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will host a workshop in Montana next week, to examine the science behind the disease brucellosis and help improve the management of the Yellowstone bison population. A panel of scientists with … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Reviews Film & Video Permits

February 21, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Yellowstone National Park is once again reminding film and video crews and news reporters to review permitting regulations before attempting to capture the sounds and imagery of the world’s first national park.  Shooting home photos and videos for fun does not require a permit. However, … Continue Reading

Barrasso Seeks “Good Neighbor” Legislation

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Agencies in the Greater Yellowstone area refer to it as a “blurring the boundaries.”  Now, Wyoming’s U.S. Senator John Barrasso has reintroduced bipartisan legislation that would allow the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management to work with state foresters to … Continue Reading

New Winter Plan Due Out This Week

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The next proposal for a new permanent winter use plan for Yellowstone National Park is expected to be unveiled on Friday.  The plan discussed in public meetings last year garnered more than 58,000 responses during the 60-day public comment period on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for a long-term proposal for … Continue Reading

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  • Back to normal at the trap range - April 17, 2014
    By some strange luck, I shot really well last week in our trap league. But last night, I didn’t do so well. Not even close. The thing about shooting trap is that you’re bound to have good rounds once in a while. Those good nights give you hope that you’re improving. For some people, that […]
  • Cowboy O-Line Being Told To Be the Hammer, Not the Nail [AUDIO] - April 16, 2014
    The Wyoming Cowboy football team will have one more practice before Saturday’s spring game.  The major focus this spring, at least for the offensive line, is to be more physical and deliver the blows.  As offensive line coach Scott Fuchs tells the unit, “be the hammer, not the nail”.  That’s a difference in philosophy between […]
  • Find some new places to fish - April 16, 2014
    Instead of fishing the same old places this spring, do something different. Find a new honey hole. You don’t have to go to the same place every time you go fishing. When you find a good spot to fish, it’s nice to know you can go back there and catch fish. But if your honey […]
  • Wyoming Missionary Found Dead in Nicaragua - April 15, 2014
    Three days after going missing in Nicaragua, 37-year-old Karen Colcough was found dead. The Wilson resident was in Nicaragua on a mission trip with other people from the Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole. Colclough had left to go for a run on the beach and did not return. Her body was found by searchers and […]