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Yellowstone Volcano Larger Than Thought, But Stable

February 6, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off
volcano

Scientists from the University of Utah have recently presented new research at a Fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco that suggests that the size of the magma body beneath Yellowstone is significantly larger than had been thought.  However, their report also says the risk of eruption is not very high at this time.  Over the past decade, they said … Continue Reading

Local Reservoirs Predicted Not To Fill

Jackson Lake Dam

The Bureau of Reclamation has announced that starting yesterday, it has reduced flows from Palisades Reservoir from 1200 cubic feet per second to 900 cfs.  Outflows will be restored to 1200 cfs Saturday.  Reclamation’s decision to decrease flows is based on the February forecast which predicts spring runoff in the Upper Snake River basin will be 92 percent of average, which is a slight decrease from … Continue Reading

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

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  • Very Mild And Windy Through Saturday, Cooler On Sunday - October 24, 2014
    High pressure will continue to be the main weather feature today and Saturday.  Expect minimal cloudiness and mainly dry weather conditions across much of the state.   Winds, however, will be strong today with gusts as high as 50 mph across wind prone areas.   Temperatures will also stay very mild and about 15 to 20 degrees […]
  • A hunt with no disasters isn’t as much fun - October 24, 2014
    Not long ago, I saw a message on one of the hunting blogs I like to read. The writer wanted hunters to send in accounts of disasters they’d had in the field. I bet he got swamped with emails. Every hunter I know has had at least one calamity in the woods. If you hunt, […]
  • Windy At Times Today, Unseasonably Mild Through Saturday - October 23, 2014
    As high pressure strengthens, warmer air from southwestern portions of the nation will move into the region today.  Conditions will also stay mainly dry throughout much of the state, but winds will be strong and gusty.  Parts of I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) and I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) could see gusting as high as […]
  • My new used truck may be the death of me - October 23, 2014
    Not long ago, I brought home a 1994 Ford F-250. It’s not much to look at, but it’s even worse to drive. About the only things it has going for it are that it’s mechanically sound, and it’s technically a vehicle. I’ve named it Clunk, for good reason. When you shift it into either drive […]

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