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Yellowstone opening up most of the park Saturday

Yellowstone National Park will reopen the north loop today to all visitors. Visitors can access the south and north loops via the East Entrance, West Entrance, and South Entrance. “We’re pleased to reopen the north loop of Yellowstone to the visiting public less than three weeks after this major flood...
Picture for Yellowstone opening up most of the park Saturday

Brigham named Gatorade Wyoming Girls Track & Field Player of the Year

Gatorade today announced Kate Brigham of Jackson Hole High School is the 2021-22 Gatorade Wyoming Girls Track & Field Player of the Year. The 5-foot-11 senior won the 800- and 1,600-meter runs at the Class 4A state meet for a second straight year this past season, leading the Broncs to an eighth-place finish as a team. Brigham also ran the anchor leg for Jackson Hole’s state-title winning sprint medley relay quartet. She took seventh in the 800 at the Arcadia Invitational, clocking this spring’s state-best time of 2:11.99.

Third bison attack injures woman in Yellowstone

A 71-year-old woman from West Chester, Pennsylvania, was gored by a bull bison near Storm Point at Yellowstone Lake on Wednesday, June 29. The woman and her daughter inadvertently approached the bison as they were returning to their vehicle at the trailhead, causing the bull bison to charge. The woman sustained non-life-threatening injuries after the encounter and was transported by ambulance to West Park Hospital in Cody, Wyoming.

Yellowstone to reopen North Loop on Saturday

After record flooding shut much of Yellowstone National Park early this month, the park will reopen its north loop this Saturday, July 2. In addition to roads in the south loop, tourists will now be able to access Norris Junction to Mammoth Hot Springs, Mammoth Hot Springs to Tower-Roosevelt, Tower-Roosevelt to Canyon Junction including Dunraven Pass.

New York man attacked in high-altitude grizzly mauling

A 68-year-old man was severely mauled by a grizzly bear in a remote area of Park County on Monday. After a distress call came in on Monday afternoon from the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center, the Park County Sheriff’s Office initially believed that the emergency signal they had received was originating from a downed aircraft in the Franc’s Peak area It was the elevation that had first responders fooled momentarily as Park County Search and Rescue was initially deployed to assist with a possible rescue.

Fire danger increasing in Grand Teton National Park

Teton Interagency Fire managers announced the fire danger has been elevated to “moderate” for Grand Teton National Park, Bridger-Teton National Forest, and the National Elk Refuge. The potential for fire activity has increased due to summer drying of vegetation combined with warmer and windy conditions. Currently, there are no...

Man rescued in Hoback Canyon

Teton County Search and Rescue was called out Monday for an assist of a senior citizen who became ill in the backcountry. The pageout came in around 11am Monday for an elderly man who needed help getting out of the backcountry during a horseback ride. During the ride in the Hoback Canyon area, the man began feeling unwell and was not able to continue. Wranglers helped him off his horse and waited with him in the shade until help arrived.

Wildfire starts on Bridger-Teton National Forest

Fire season just got officially underway in the Jackson Hole area as the first incident of the season was reported Tuesday, June 28 at about 3:30pm. The Sandy Fire is currently 15 acres in size, spotting into continuous fuel sources, so the risk for expansion is worrisome. The fire is burning on the Big Piney Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest in the Cliff Creek area about six miles west of Bondurant. It is in the vicinity of the confluence of Sandy and Marshall creeks, just south of Monument Ridge.

Jackson Hole Giants come home to face Casper

The road-weary Post 43 Giants are limping home after a long weekend of baseball in Utah where Jackson went 1-3. There were some highlights but ultimately the bats came alive in only one contest at the St. George tournament. St. George 7, Jackson 1. Three straight singles got the Giants...

Gordon to ratify Wyoming abortion ban

The Supreme Court’s overturning of the landmark opinion on Roe v. Wade set off protests throughout Wyoming where abortion could become illegal in as little as 30 days. A sizable gathering on town square was noted Friday afternoon as commuters honked in approval of the grassroots effort. At least...

Drop in demand will lower gas prices

Motorists in Wyoming may soon be getting some relief at the pump. Even as Governor Mark Gordon has launched a committee to look at what can be done about rising fuel prices, the market moves quicker than government. According to Gas Buddy, prices are expected to fall by 5-7 cents...

Fire danger increases for Yellowstone

The parkwide fire danger level for Yellowstone is now moderate. While the ‘moderate’ designation is a step up from ‘low,’ no fires are currently burning in the park, and there are no fire restrictions in place or planned. As a reminder, campfires are only permitted within...

Men lose hunting rights after wildlife violations

Two Wyoming men were recently convicted on multiple wildlife violations in Sweetwater County. What started with concerns about wasted game birds led Wyoming Game and Fish Department game wardens to uncover numerous wildlife violations committed in 2019 and 2020 by Justin Chewning and Steven Macy, resulting in close to $15,000 in fines and loss of hunting and fishing privileges for both men.

High Country Linen Service Announces New Ownership

For 91 years, High Country Linen Service has been owned and operated by local families. After 41 years at the helm, Mark Barron has sold the business to another local family who will continue that tradition. Joe Paulson, who has been the Director of Operations at High Country Linen Service since 2018, is now the majority shareholder and President of the company.

Moose and bighorn sheep hunters: Game and Fish wants your input on preference points

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is asking for input on a recommendation to change how preference points work in moose and bighorn sheep license draws. The proposal— researched and drafted by the Wyoming Wildlife Taskforce — suggests Game and Fish change from a preference point draw to a weighted bonus points draw. The proposed changes would impact the way Wyoming moose and bighorn sheep licenses are issued for residents and nonresidents.

Living in large carnivore country workshop offered in Cody June 29

The Cody Region of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is encouraging people to attend a free public workshop titled “Living in Large Carnivore Country.” The workshop will be held Wednesday, June 29 from 6-8 p.m. in the Grizzly Room at the Park County Library in Cody. Anyone who lives in or spends time in bear, lion or wolf country is encouraged to attend.