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Mark Davis

Local company one of few options to enter Yellowstone in winter

Make no mistake, any trip into the mountains and valleys of Yellowstone National Park is an adventure. 

U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney is preparing a new bill or a series of bills designed to force a decision on Wyoming’s Wilderness Study Areas (WSA) — including High Lakes in Park County — and fight for mechanized use in the areas.

I grew up around guns. Through my life firearms were included in some of my fondest memories.

Local Wyoming Game and Fish Department fisheries managers brought out the big guns for a meeting with the public Monday — including hiring professional facilitator Tara Kuipers to run the meeting and bringing up department director Scott Talbott from Cheyenne.

State officials have taken another step toward hosting a grizzly bear hunt later this year.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has cleared a Powell game bird farm to try rearing and breeding greater sage grouse in captivity.

Moments after climbing into the truck on Saturday, Susan Ahalt, also known as “The Bird Lady,” barks a command to her new friend Cal Horton: “Stop the car!”

Public comments stir up heated discussion

Sparks flew last week as a Park County committee considered dozens of public comments on a draft proposal for the future management of a portion of the McCullough Peaks.

While some see the legislation as unwelcome interference, others welcome move to expedite process

U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., has introduced a bill that seeks to protect the rights of mechanized recreation in a few Wilderness Study Areas — including one in Park County. The proposal has drawn some criticism, in part because Cheney did not consult or notify local leaders before introducing the bill, which would impact the High Lakes Wilderness Study Area inside the Shoshone National Forest.

While Wyoming Game and Fish Commission rules allow for five private game bird farms to attempt captive rearing of the greater sage grouse, only one has applied to the commission for certification.

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