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Visitation Up In Yellowstone

YNP Winter

Visitation statistics are in for the first month of the year in Yellowstone National Park and they show 2014 starting off with nearly an 8 ½% increase in recreational visitors to the park – and over 3% overall.  That translates to nearly 2000 more people through the park’s entrances in January than entered the park last January.  Meanwhile, … Continue Reading

Streeper Maintains Solid Lead In IPSSSDR

February 6, 2014 State of Wyoming, Sublette County Comments Off
streeper dogs

With the completion of the fifth leg of the 19th annual International Stage Stop Sled Dog Race through an area north of Pinedale, Musher Blain “Bud” Streeper remains solidly in first place with a composite time of 13 hours, 20 minutes.  Behind him is John Stewart of Scotland with 13 hours, 48 minutes.  Streeper and Stewart have been among … Continue Reading

Treasured Pet Survives The Elements

Pikachu

Here’s a story with a happy ending. Six months of heartbreak came to an end this week for a man who had been bicycling through the area in August with his cat, Pikachu, and camped in Grand Teton National Park.  Austin, Texas resident Ted Brady says on August first, a lightning storm frightened his feline companion, causing him to run off into the forest.  Brady was forced to return home alone after weeks of fruitless searching.  Then Monday, … Continue Reading

Special Olympics State Winter Games Under Way

February 5, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
Special Oly

The first of two days of competition is under way today for the Special Olympics Wyoming 2014 Winter Games, taking place in Jackson Hole.  Among today’s activities are time trials and races in Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing at Teton Pines, and Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.  The day is to be wrapped up with a victory banquet at Snow King Resort this evening.  Competitions are to wrap up early tomorrow afternoon.

Farm Bill Containing PILT On To White House

Sen John Barrasso

The US Senate yesterday passed the long-debated farm bill on a margin of 68 to 32 and sent it to President Obama for his signature.  Contained in that bill are measures to help protect farmers from impacts of environmental events, trim the food stamp program, and provide funds for agricultural research programs.  However, Wyoming Senator John Barrasso points out the bill as passed also contains funds to continue the Payment in Lieu of Taxes program for states and … Continue Reading

Congressional Study: ESA Needs Reform

February 5, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
ESA

There is room for improvement to the 40 year-old Endangered Species Act.  That is the finding of a Congressional working group which released its conclusions in a report yesterday.  That report states, “After more than 40 years, sensible, targeted reforms would not only improve the eroding credibility of the Act, but would ensure it is implemented more effectively for species and people.”  Such reforms would include … Continue Reading

Streeper Leads IPSSSDR But Teasley Moves Up

February 5, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Sublette County Comments Off
IPSSSDR Lander

While Jackson Hole’s Stacey Teasley won the Lander leg of the International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race yesterday, Blaine “Bud” Streeper of British Columbia remains in first place overall with a lead of 27 minutes over second place John Stewart of Scotland.  Streeper is a regular to the IPSSSDR, and he explains … Continue Reading

Jackson Students Take 2nd In Model UN

February 5, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Schools Comments Off
model UN

Sixteen Jackson Hole High School students took second place in the 30th annual Ivy League Model United Nations Conference at the University of Pennsylvania last week.  According to a school district news release the students participated in four intense days of … Continue Reading

A State Cookie?

February 5, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off
chocolate chip cookies

You know it had to happen.  Wyoming has a state bird – the Western Meadowlark, it has a state flower – the Indian Paintbrush, it has a state tree – the Plains Cottonwood, it even has a state dinosaur – the Triceratops.  It was only a matter of time before a bill would be introduced to establish an official state……cookie. The bill is enough to … Continue Reading

Winter Tour Permit Application Time Extended

February 4, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
snowmobilers

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

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  • Colder Today With Rain Showers And Mountain Snow - October 1, 2014
    A cold front and weather system will push through the state of Wyoming early today.  Scattered rain showers will be possible statewide across lower elevations, but the best chance will be in northern and southeastern Wyoming.  Rain showers could become heavy at times, especially in southeastern parts of the state in the afternoon and evening.  […]
  • Today’s a big day for hunters in Wyoming - October 1, 2014
    If you’re really serious about hunting, you’re probably not listening to this. Depending on where you are in the state, the sun’s either up already or sunrise isn’t far away. If you’re a die-hard hunter, you’re probably already hunkered down in a field waiting for the geese to come in, out in the timber trying […]
  • Not all bad news in judge’s decision to relist wolves - September 30, 2014
    U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson handed down a ruling last week that removed wolves from Wyoming control and put them back under the protection of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. That ruling put an end to hunting wolves anywhere in the state, whether they’re in the trophy game area in the northwestern corner […]
  • The king of upland game birds is a worthy opponent - September 29, 2014
    Ruffed grouse hunters in the parts of the country where the birds are hunted heavily might flush 60 birds in one day, see six, get shots at four and come home with two. They consider that an average day. The birds are not easy to see, even when you know where they are. If you […]

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