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Beartooth Highway Opens For Memorial Day Weekend

May 23, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

The scenic high elevation part of US-212 Beartooth Highway is opening for the season Friday morning. Beartooth links Red Lodge, Cooke City and Silver Gate Montana to the northeast entrance of Yellowstone National Park. The road over Dunraven Pass linking Canyon Village, Tower Fall and Tower Junction inside the park are also opening for the season that morning.

Yellowstone’s Super Volcano Not a Threat

May 22, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

A University of Utah professor and his student say the super volcano underneath Yellowstone National Park is less dangerous than most people think. Jackson Hole Daily says professor and geophysicist Bob Smith and student Jamie Farrell studied seismic data from 26 years of earthquakes and found most of the underground magma chamber is solid meaning. There is only 7-14 percent magma underneath the park

Washington Man Is Caught with Drugs in Yellowstone National Park

May 20, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

A Washington man is in the Teton County Jail after being arrested by rangers in Yellowstone National Park. Rangers had initially approached 26-year-old Cristian Wells Compton to make sure he and his passengers were okay after spotting them pulled over near the park’s closed South Entrance earlier this month. The smell of marijuana led to a search and Compton was arrested with marijuana, mushrooms, LSD, a digital scale, marijuana grinder and more than $1,800 in cash. Compton faces federal drug charges

Two Months Until Search and Rescue Reach Plane Crash Site

May 15, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

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

Teton, Yellowstone Require Separate Boat Permits

May 14, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

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

New Medical Helicopter Base Opens in West Yellowstone

May 9, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

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’s South Entrance Opens Friday

May 9, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

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

East Entrance Opens but Still Potential Wet Snow Slides

May 2, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

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

East Yellowstone Entrance Opens Friday

May 1, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

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

Study Finds Mercury in NW Wyoming Trout

April 25, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

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.

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  • Grand Teton elk hunt is under fire - November 24, 2014
    Two photographers from Teton County have filed a lawsuit in Washington, D.C., in an effort to stop the annual elk hunt that takes place in Grand Teton National Park. The Grand Teton hunt has already begun this year, and as far as I know, there are no plans to shut it down early. In fact, […]
  • Mild With Increasing Winds Today, Colder And More Unsettled This Weekend - November 21, 2014
    High pressure will slowly slide east today, which will cause winds to increase and become strong by this afternoon and evening.  Expect wind gusts between 35 and 50 mph throughout central and southeastern Wyoming.  Otherwise, we will see sunny to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and near or slightly above normal temperatures.  Daytime […]
  • Shouldn’t my dogs be KEEPING their hair now? - November 21, 2014
    I don’t understand why it’s happening now, when the temperatures are dropping well below zero, but my golden retriever’s blowing her coat. In a big way. And it’s not just her. Our collie’s doing the same thing, and to a much bigger degree. At least the golden has some abilities that allow me to overlook […]
  • Cool And Still Breezy At Times - November 20, 2014
    High pressure will be the main weather feature across much of the state today.  Expect partly to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and near or slightly above normal temperatures.  Winds, however, could still be breezy to gusty at times.  Expect gusting between 35 and 50 mph across central and southeastern Wyoming this morning […]

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