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Snowpack Down But Water Content Normal

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Snowpack averages, which had been hovering near normal in the river basins of Northwest Wyoming has been steadily declining as snowstorms have been few and far between in the past weeks.  Currently, the Natural Resources Conservation Service reports the actual snow level … Continue Reading

IPSSSDR Promises Keen Competition

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The 19th annual International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race begins from the Jackson town square one week from today with 17 competitors registered to participate.  That’s down from 21 racers last year, but Race Director Dan Carter says the competition will be very keen. Carter points in particular to … Continue Reading

US Senator Barrasso Says ESA Needs Revision

January 22, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Sen John Barrasso

Last fall, the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee voted to recommend the delisting of the grizzly bear in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, leaving it to the US Fish and Wildlife Service to make the final determination.  Senator John Barrasso, in Jackson Tuesday agrees that the bear should be de-listed, but says the question of such a determination goes deeper than just this issue.  He says he believes … Continue Reading

Refuge Roads To Be Resurfaced

January 20, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
National Elk Refuge

The National Elk Refuge is looking at the possibility of improving public roads on the refuge during the summer of 2015.  The work will largely encompass adding aggregate surface course material to the majority of the public routes within the Refuge as well as establishing several pullouts to facilitate wildlife viewing and … Continue Reading

Supreme Court Mulls Arguements

January 17, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
grizzly bears

The Wyoming Supreme Court yesterday heard arguments in the case of an environmentalist denied access to state records related to endangered species protection for grizzly bears. Robert Aland sought records that supported the conclusion that Yellowstone grizzly population is healthy enough to be removed from protection as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. He had been denied on the grounds that … Continue Reading

Bison Population Reduced By 240

January 17, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Sunday marked the final day for bison hunting on the National Elk Refuge in Jackson Hole.  Preliminary estimates from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department place the success rate of hunters at 240 bison.  Refuge Biologist Eric Cole says if the count proves to be true, … Continue Reading

Public Work Groups Being Formed For YNP Winter Management

January 16, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Yellowstone National Park is seeking people to participate in five working groups to help forge winter use management policies for the park.  Each of the working groups is to focus on specific winter use topics including soundscape and air quality, wildlife, the noncommercially-guided snowmobile access program, winter operations and technology, and overall visitor experience.  Park Spokesman Al Nash says … Continue Reading

Elk Feeding Not Yet Needed

January 16, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Feeding season ends for elk.

The number of elk on the National Elk Refuge is increasing, but the more numerous ungulates still will have to forage for their own meals for a while.  Refuge Biologist Eric Cole says ample forage remains at wet meadow index sites north of Miller Butte, and … Continue Reading

Snow Accumulations Still Near Normal

January 14, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
NRCS

While the weekend’s winter storm dropped appreciable amounts of snow on the mountains of western Wyoming, the total precipitation in the drainages surrounding Jackson Hole are still at or slightly below the 30 year average.  According to the Natural Resources Conservation Service, … Continue Reading

National Park Fee Free Days Announced

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Grand Teton National Park has announced the holidays that entrance fees will be waived, starting next week with Martin Luther King Day.  Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says those holidays include … Continue Reading

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  • 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 […]
  • Start honing your archery skills now - July 23, 2014
    Don’t just let that bow sit in the closet or out in the garage all summer. Dust off the case, take the bow out and get some practice. There are dozens of archery ranges around the state where you can practice shooting in the off season. If you don’t know where the one closest to […]
  • Body of Overdue Hiker Found in Grand Teton National Park - July 23, 2014
    The body of an overdue hiker was discovered Tuesday afternoon near the mouth of Cascade Canyon in Grand Teton National Park. Park officials report that Will Cornyn, 36, of San Francisco, Calif. was found below a steep cliff band near Inspiration Point. Cornyn had been reported overdue by his girlfriend on Monday when he did […]
  • Wyoming Sees Increase in Whooping Cough - July 22, 2014
    With continued growth in reported pertussis (whooping cough) cases this year, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is encouraging awareness of the disease and vaccination to help protect vulnerable residents, especially infants. Forty-three pertussis cases have been reported to WDH so far this year, compared to a total of 76 in 2013, 59 in 2012, […]

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