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Wyoming's Year in News Photos

Wyoming's Year in News Photos

A deer mount is seen Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, on the Diamond G Ranch outside Dubois. (Ryan Dorgan, Star-Tribune)

December 17, 2014 6:14 pm
Officials strive to educate public, remove attractants for bears

Officials strive to educate public, remove attractants for bears

As grizzly bear populations have grown in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, state and federal officials are striving to educate the public to reduce human-bear encounters while also removing attractants to keep bears out of harm's way.

November 07, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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Adaptable omnivore: Grizzlies' varied diet may protect species from changing climate

Adaptable omnivore: Grizzlies' varied diet may protect species from changing climate

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo. — For years, many conservationists have worried about what grizzly bears in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem will eat as changing climate and habitat conditions bring fewer whitebark pine nuts, cutthroat trout and other prime food sources. A recent study offers an …

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Public asked to help guide Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem management

Public asked to help guide Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem management

Officials monitoring the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem are seeking public input on how it should be managed.

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Wilderness study underway in Gallatin Range

Wilderness study underway in Gallatin Range

BOZEMAN — The Gallatin Mountains are a remarkable place. Extending north from Yellowstone National Park to Bozeman’s back door, the range consists of soaring peaks, alpine valleys and virgin forest — habitat important to the grizzly bears, elk and mountain goats that call the Gallatins home.

July 27, 2014 5:36 pm Photos

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Teams trapping grizzlies as feds eye delisting

Teams trapping grizzlies as feds eye delisting

BOISE, Idaho — Sixteen grizzlies have been captured so far this year by teams gathering information that will be used this fall to decide whether to propose lifting federal protections of the bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

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Study team starts to trap Grand Teton grizzlies

Study team starts to trap Grand Teton grizzlies

JACKSON, Wyo. — Federal biologists will begin trapping and tagging grizzly bears in Grand Teton National Park this coming week.

May 26, 2014 9:21 am Photos

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Names of 2 dead in apparent Gardiner murder-suicide released

UPDATE 11:15 a.m.:  The Park County Sheriff's Office has identified two people found dead after an apparent murder-suicide on Thursday in Gardiner as Steve A. Cole, 63, and Debi J. Roberts, 59.

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Yellowstone management agencies seek public help

The agencies entrusted with managing federal lands within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem are asking the public to help them determine which ecosystem issues should be the focus in the future.

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Report: National parks brought 4.5M visitors, $400M to Montana in 2012

Report: National parks brought 4.5M visitors, $400M to Montana in 2012

WEST GLACIER — National parks drew almost 4.5 million people to Montana in 2012, and they spent more than $400 million in the state, according to a report released Monday by the National Park Service.

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STD boom. North Dakota public health officials reported “drastic” increases in reported cases of syphilis and gonorrhea last year. The incidence of these two sexually transmitted diseases outstrips the increase in population and is not limited to the western region of the state where oil pr…

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Guest opinion: Fearmongering trumps science in elk management

Guest opinion: Fearmongering trumps science in elk management

As a Montanan, having livestock experience, I understand the importance of protecting livestock from disease. I am also a conservationist hunter, advocating for our Public Trust wildlife, the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation. The two interests are not incompatible.

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Feds seek $7M back from Gardiner, West Yellowstone schools

HELENA — The U.S. government is seeking the return of $7 million paid over the last 37 years to three Montana school districts near Yellowstone National Park, saying they were overpayments from a program that should have ended decades ago.

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Guest opinion: Some parts of wild parks shouldn't be paddled

Wyoming Rep. Cynthia Lummis introduced a bill in Congress to expand paddle sports in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. The bill, which passed the House, would require the Park Service to open many more waterways to recreational boating. Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso may soon introduce…

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'Amazing': Yellowstone Expeditions guides campers in heart of park in winter

'Amazing': Yellowstone Expeditions guides campers in heart of park in winter

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — A zephyr lifted ice crystals from the tops of snow-covered fir trees growing up the southern slope of Dunraven Peak in Yellowstone National Park. As the millions of crystals floated above the dense stand of trees, the warm light from the low-hanging January sun ca…

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Yellowstone plowing help not expected this year

POWELL, Wyo. — Yellowstone National Park officials say they don't expect to need help with spring snow plowing to get the park's entrances opened on time this year.

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National parks crowded despite cutbacks

National parks crowded despite cutbacks

JACKSON, Wyo - Grand Teton and Yellowstone national park officials say they were crowded over the past year, despite smaller staffs, decreased services and a government shutdown.

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Farm Bureau drops of out of Montana bison lawsuit

BOZEMAN — The Montana Farm Bureau has dropped out of a lawsuit that seeks to block bison from roaming outside Yellowstone National Park.

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Grizzly encounter: State high court set to hear documents case

Grizzly encounter: State high court set to hear documents case

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Nov. 21 in a lawsuit that attempts to obtain Gov. Matt Mead's documents regarding delisting the grizzly bear as an endangered species.

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