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Land Swap Provisions Approved By Legislature

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(CHEYENNE)  It was an uphill battle, but after hours of hashing over Senate File 39, a conference committee reached unanimous agreement on the provisions for an exchange for land in Grand Teton National Park between the state and the Interior Department.  Teton County Senator Leland Christensen, who sponsored the bill, says reaching that agreement was anything but easy. Christensen says there were … Continue Reading

NPS Regional Director Accepts River Plan

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(DENVER)  National Park Service Intermountain Regional Director Sue Masica has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact for the Snake River Headwaters Comprehensive River Management Plan and Environmental Assessment. Over the past three years, Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway and the National Elk Refuge have … Continue Reading

Winter Contract Offered In Yellowstone

March 7, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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(MAMMOTH)  Yellowstone National Park has released a prospectus soliciting proposals from businesses that might be interested in providing guided interpretive over-snow vehicle tours and a skier camp there.  Park Spokesman Al Nash says the concession is located in the Canyon area of the park.  Nash explains a business has been operating there … Continue Reading

Wildlife Safety Workshop Scheduled

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(JACKSON)  With reports of bears venturing out of their winter dens, residents are reminded that it’s a good time to think about how to avoid conflicts with large predators. Wildlife officials encourage anyone who spends time in bear and lion country to attend the upcoming “Staying Safe in Bear, Lion, and Wolf Country” workshop to be held … Continue Reading

Governor Mead Inks Trade Resolution For Taiwan Parnership

March 7, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off
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(CHEYENNE)  Governor Matt Mead yesterday signed a joint resolution that recognizes the importance of the relationship between Taiwan and the State of Wyoming in economic ventures through the Trans-Pacific Partnership. In October, Governor Mead had led a trade mission to Taiwan, promoting … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Bears Wake Up

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(MAMMOTH)  Yellowstone National Park biologists are warning that grizzly bears have begun emerging from hibernation in the Greater Yellowstone Area, so hikers, skiers and snowshoers should take appropriate precautions during their activities.  Spokesman Al Nash says that includes … Continue Reading

Snowfall Here Not A Record

March 6, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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(RIVERTON)  While many residents of Jackson Hole by now are muttering unkind things about “Old Man Winter” as they shovel their driveways again and again, they may be interested to learn that this is by no means a record year – nor is the most recent snowfall a record.  That’s not to say the snow accumulation at Jackson Hole Resort isn’t some of the best seen in years.  In fact, February was … Continue Reading

Skiers Caught in Avalanche OK

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(JACKSON)  An avalanche yesterday afternoon caught two Jackson Hole skiers in the Upper 7 Dwarfs area in Granite Canyon, causing some undisclosed injuries to at least one of the skiers.  According to the Bridger Teton National Forest Avalanche Center, the first skier apparently triggered an avalanche about 12:30 pm which carried him … Continue Reading

South Park Loop Road Closes Again

March 6, 2014 State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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(JACKSON)  Rock-fall on the northern end of South Park Road again yesterday, again led to the closure of that portion of the road yesterday afternoon and continuing through the night.  Town of Jackson officials plan on contracting workers to … Continue Reading

State Raises Maximum Speed Limit

March 6, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off
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(CHEYENNE)  The Wyoming State Legislature has passed the bill raising the speed limit on some sections of interstate in the state to 80 miles an hour.  The Senate voted 24-6 to approve the bill which now goes to Governor Matt Mead for his signature to become law.  Under the new law … Continue Reading

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  • Heavy Showers and Thunderstorms - July 29, 2014
    A Pacific weather disturbance, Monsoonal moisture and stationary frontal system will create rather widespread and heavy shower and thunderstorm activity.  Rain will especially be heavy in portions of central, south-central and southeastern Wyoming.  Areas of flooding will be a concern.  Continued mild temperatures on Wednesday with decreased shower and thunderstorm activity.  Weather conditions this weekend […]
  • Release ‘em right - July 29, 2014
    Each year, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department sends out a reminder of the right way to release fish when you turn them back into the water. Al Langston of the Game and Fish recently sent out that reminder, so I thought I’d pass it along to you. When the water gets warm this time […]
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    In my days in the mountains, I’ve seen some horse wrecks that probably should have turned my hair gray prematurely. I’ve had horses go lame on me deep in the backcountry. And I’ve been awakened in the night to the sound of thundering hooves receding down the trail toward the trailer. None of those situations […]
  • Red Flag Warnings In Effect; Isolated Thunderstorms Possible Across Southeast Wyoming - July 25, 2014
    The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings for parts of central and south-central Wyoming through today.  With drier conditions and breezy to gusty winds, there is an increased risk for initiation and the spread of wild fires.  Temperatures will remain quite warm to hot, with highs in the 80′s to low 90′s for […]

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