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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

Bear Warning

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
Bison

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

Lamar Valley

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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  • 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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