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Winter Tour Permit Application Time Extended

February 4, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Changes to the application process have led to an extension of the application period for those concessioners wanting to provide snowmobile or snowcoach tours into Yellowstone National Park beginning next year.  Park Spokesman Al Nash says the changes were in response to … Continue Reading

Feeding Begins on Refuge

February 4, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Biologists at the National Elk Refuge have determined that the natural forage conditions there have dwindled to the point supplemental feeding is appropriate.  Refuge Biologist Eric Cole explains that available forage at most index sites was near or below the threshold level of 300 pounds per acre.   Although remaining forage was higher in … Continue Reading

Recreation Center Expansion Proposed

February 4, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
Recreation Center

The Jackson Town Council and Teton County Commission yesterday examined a proposal to enlarge the town and county recreation center in order to accommodate more features.  Among the proposed features are an additional pool for fitness and lessons, a health and wellness center for fitness equipment, an additional gymnasium and track, a bowling alley and expanded meeting and education facilities. Town and county officials point out … Continue Reading

Special Olympians Face Cold Competitions

February 4, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Even as the 2014 Wyoming Special Olympics Winter Games get under way in Jackson Hole, temperatures here for the next few days will be colder than usual.  Warning Coordination Meteorologist Chris Jones says the trough of cold air that has been dominating the upper Midwestern states is moving west to … Continue Reading

WGF Announces Personnel Changes

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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has announced some significant personnel changes in western Wyoming.  Wildlife Biologist, Doug Brimeyer, has been promoted to the Wildlife Management Coordinator position, which was previously … Continue Reading

Idaho Concerned About Effects of Wyoming Lottery

February 3, 2014 State of Idaho, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Idaho lawmakers are concerned that the advent of Wyoming’s lottery later this year may reduce sales of lottery tickets there and in turn impact funds for the budget.  Idaho’s lottery director Jeff Anderson estimates that could be as much as $3-million.  He explains that Idaho has enjoyed two borders where lottery products were not available. However he says, … Continue Reading

Teton County Parks Gain Two Arborists

February 3, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Teton County Parks and Recreation appears to be branching out a bit.  Last week, the county agency announced that two parks and recreation employees had become International Society of Arboriculture certified arborists.  The certification requires … Continue Reading

Wyoming Seeks Owners of Unclaimed Funds

February 3, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off
WY Windfall

Hundreds of thousands of dollars in unclaimed funds are available from the state to the rightful owners.  Wyoming State Treasurer Mark Gordon says “Wyoming Windfall” is the catch name for the Unclaimed Property Division of the State Treasurer’s Office. Unclaimed property includes, but is not limited to, … Continue Reading

Groundhog Predicts More Winter

February 3, 2014 State of Idaho, State of Montana, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Punxsutawney Phil

If you believe the predictions of a large rodent in Pennsylvania yesterday, there will be six more weeks of winter – and while that prediction was made hundreds of miles away in Pennsylvania, Marvin the Marmot (the closest relative locally to a groundhog) agrees as he also emerged to a sunny day in … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Plowing To Begin On Time

February 3, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
YNP Snowplows

While Punxsutawney Phil may have predicted six more weeks of winter yesterday, officials in Yellowstone National Park are thinking ahead to plowing the park’s roads for the season.  This year, says Park Spokesman Al Nash, the park’s budget will allow plowing to take place on schedule.  Nash says, “We are planning to begin our normal spring opening procedure on time in early March.”  With 251 miles of roads to clear of an entire season’s snow accumulation, Nash says … Continue Reading

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  • 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, […]
  • Digital age flattens the learning curve - July 22, 2014
    If you’re thinking you want to get some photographic evidence of the time you spend outdoors, now’s a great time to buy a camera. The prices on digital cameras has fallen a lot since I started shooting, and there are some fantastic cameras out there for very decent prices. I’m not a big fan of […]

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