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Man Killed By Bear Identified

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Yellowstone National Park officials have identified Wednesday’s victim of the grizzly bear attack as 57-year-old Brian Matayoshi of Torrance, California.  Park Superintendent Dan Wenk says Matayoshi and his wife Marylyn were returning on the Wapiti Lake Trail to their car when … Continue Reading

Bear Attack Investigation Continues

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A 57-year-old visitor to Yellowstone National Park has died during an encounter with a grizzly bear Wednesday morning.  Park Spokesman Al Nash says the incident occurred on the Wapiti Lake trail, located east of the Grand Loop Road just south of Canyon Village.  Nash says the husband and wife couple … Continue Reading

Calamity Road Reopens

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The Closure Order of the Calamity Road and immediate slide area on the northern end of Palisades Reservoir, in place since the end of April, has been terminated now.  Access across the Palisades dam is allowed beginning today. The area, known as … Continue Reading

Sen. Enzi Seeks Biennial Budgeting

June 29, 2011 KJAX 93.3FM, KMTN 96.9FM, KZJH 95.3FM, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi has introduced the “Biennial Appropriations Act” which would require Congress and the President to use biennial budgeting, much like Wyoming does. This, Enzi says, would allow Congress more time to … Continue Reading

Bison In Court Again

June 27, 2011 Greater Yellowstone, KMTN 96.9FM Comments Off
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A Montana District Court judge says he will hold a hearing on October 26 and 27 to listen to arguments on two legal cases related to where bison are allowed to roam in the Gardiner area. Judge Wayne Phillips set the hearing dates during a Tuesday telephone scheduling conference with … Continue Reading

Light Bulb Law Raises Concerns

June 27, 2011 KJAX 93.3FM, KMTN 96.9FM, KZJH 95.3FM, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The end to those familiar pear-shaped light bulbs on store shelves since Thomas Edison developed the technology is not far away now.  A federal law would ban the sale of incandescent light bulbs beginning in 2012.  For many, that will complicate things as … Continue Reading

Washout Closes YNP Road

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Washout Causes Temporary Road Closure in Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley, Crews are working to repair a section of road in the northeast section of Yellowstone National Park that has been damaged by high water.  Rushing waters at the confluence between the Lamar River and Soda Butte Creek have undercut a 30-foot section of the eastbound lane of the park’s Northeast Entrance road just west … Continue Reading

Gasoline Prices Inch Down

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Gas prices around Teton County have been falling noticeably this week.  Currently, Motor Trend’s survey of prices in the valley averages $3.69 per gallon ranging from the lowest price for unleaded regular of $3.62 to the highest price of $3.79.  Gasoline in Teton Valley … Continue Reading

Barrasso Confronts USFWS

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There’s still not resolution to the embattled wolf delisting question in Wyoming, but Senator John Barrasso has managed to get the Interior Department’s attention.  For two weeks, the senator has blocked confirmation of Daniel Ashe as director of the Fish and Wildlife Service to influence the service … Continue Reading

Wooing a TV Family To Jackson Hole

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Jackson Hole may know sometime Friday whether or not it will be the site for the season opening episode of “Modern Family” next fall.  The episode features the family having a dude ranch-style vacation.  Members of the town and county Travel and Tourism Board met … 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 […]

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