What happens when there is a government sector that contains children who need educations but is not served by a school district. US Senator Mike Enzi responded to the situation in Yellowstone National Park where funds used to compensate nearby Montana school districts became prohibited, saying the need is not provided for under Payment in Lieu of Taxes. He says the Payment in Lieu of Taxes is … Continue Reading
With more severe winter weather being experienced in Jackson Hole during recent weeks, more elk have moved onto the National Elk Refuge feed grounds. In cooperation with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, the refuge staff counted 8296 elk on feed. By comparison, more than 2000 fewer elk were on feed at the refuge last year. Biologist Eric Cole says … Continue Reading
Yellowstone National Park has transferred another 17 bison to the Salish and Kootenai Tribes which will be taken to slaughter. The Park is seeking to reduce the herd size in the park from an estimated 4400 to approximately 3500 this year. The environmental group, the Buffalo Field Campaign, is decrying the action as being based in political reasons rather than science.
The University of Utah reported that a light earthquake of magnitude 3.0 occurred at 3:23 am Saturday eight miles north of West Yellowstone, Montana. The shaker was felt by persons in Yellowstone and the town of West Yellowstone. A similar shaker of 3.5 was recorded just four days earlier 16 miles East-Northeast of the town. Over 50 earthquakes of magnitude point-3 to 3.5 have … Continue Reading
Recent precipitation has pushed snow accumulations in the area’s river basins above average once again, with water content higher still. According to the Natural Resources Conservation Service, snow that has accumulated in the Snake River and Wind River Basins is now at … Continue Reading
The Eastern Idaho Resource Advisory Committee will be accepting proposals between now and March 14th for review, and consideration for funding during Fiscal Year 2014. Caribou-Targhee National Forest Supervisor Brent Larson estimates about $473-thousand will be awarded this year. Resource Advisory Committee-funded projects being proposed must be … Continue Reading
The Gardiner, Montana school district has found itself approximately $400-thousand shy of funds usually collected from Yellowstone National Park to pay for students from Mammoth, Wyoming attending school in Gardiner. Gardiner Public School Superintendent JT Stroder explains that traditionally, 80% of the cost for the 37 students out of the park to attend the Montana school … Continue Reading
This would be a good weekend to fall in love with your national park all over again. Entrance fees will be waived from Saturday through Monday at all national parks including Grand Teton and Yellowstone in Wyoming. Weekend visitors to Grand Teton can … Continue Reading
The Buffalo Field Campaign yesterday released a statement saying Yellowstone National Park had initiated their 2014 wild bison slaughter. The activist organization said the Park shipped 20 bison to slaughter. The release said 25 bison were captured Friday in the Stephens Creek bison holding area … Continue Reading
Wyoming Game and Fish Department is pointing to an individual grizzly bear sow living in the Blackrock area East of Moran for making significant contributions to information needed to manage the species. Large Carnivore Biologist Dan Bjornlie says wildlife personnel have trapped bear 179 eight times and recorded significant information in their journals that has been … Continue Reading
Don’t lose your vision in the woods - October 21, 2014 I don’t have good eyes. Had I been born a hundred years ago, there would have been no help for me. Glasses can’t help me, so I’d have blind. I have to wear a special kind of contact lens, which wasn’t available in the days of Davey Crockett and Daniel Boone. But through the miracle […]
Hunters must be conservationists first - October 20, 2014 As hunters, it’s our responsibility to take care of the critters we hunt, as well as those we don’t. We have to obey the game laws. Police ourselves to be sure others respect the wildlife. And even offer suggestions to the Game and Fish Commission when we think there are better ways to ensure that […]
Quiet & Mainly Settled Weather Expected - October 17, 2014 High pressure will build over the area today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry. Winds will also stay light to breezy and no significant gusting is expected. Temperatures become a touch cooler statewide, but will be closer to average. Daytime highs will be in the 50′s across the mountain […]
Wish list season is upon us again - October 17, 2014 Late October is a bad time of year for me. If I were independently wealthy, it wouldn’t be so bad. But I’m not. I’m a journalist, so it’s a little painful. It’s rough because this is when the Christmas catalogs start hitting the mailbox, and they’re chock-full of gear I wish I had. From the […]
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