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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

No Need For Special Legislative Session

March 6, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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(CHEYENNE)  This week, the Wyoming House failed to act on Senate File 106 which would have provided for an a special legislative session in order to deal with the il-fated act last year which reorganized the office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.  That action was found by the State Supreme Court to be unconstitutional.  Teton County Representative Keith Gingery says … Continue Reading

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  • Rep. Lummis Announces Re-Election Bid - April 23, 2014
    U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis announced her re-election bid on Wednesday in Cheyenne. Lummis said she wants a fourth term representing Wyoming in Congress so she can work to reduce the federal government’s role in the Cowboy State. “The federal government cannot do better for Wyoming, than Wyoming can do for itself,” Lummis said. “So part […]
  • Wyoming Veterans Asked to Complete Survey - April 23, 2014
    Wyoming veterans and family members are encouraged to complete a short online survey regarding Wyoming veteran benefits and services, which is located at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WYOVET2014. The Wyoming Veterans Commission is updating their strategic plan and surveying Wyoming veterans and family members is an important part of that process. The survey, which only takes a few minutes to complete, is focused on […]
  • Wyoming Head Coach Recaps Spring Football Practice [AUDIO] - April 23, 2014
    The Wyoming Cowboys wrapped up spring practice last Saturday afternoon in Laramie.  And if you asked head coach Craig Bohl, he would tell you he wants 15 more practices this spring.  That’s not because of poor practicing by the Cowboys, but more so that he can get to know his team even better and get […]
  • Be Bear Aware when you’re out in the wilds - April 23, 2014
    Seeing a bear can be the highlight of an outdoor adventure. Especially if you’re trying to see one on a spring bear hunt. But getting too close to a grizzly can turn an awe-inspiring experience into a tragic one. There’s a common perception floating around that grizzlies are aggressive defenders of their territory that will […]