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Gib Mathers

In 60 to 90 years, the summer temperature in Yellowstone National Park could be 9.7 degrees warmer, so efforts must begin now to protect the oldest national park’s land, wildlife and fish.

Federal subsidy deal reached for SkyWest’s winter Salt Lake Service

SkyWest Airlines plans to opt for a federal subsidy to continue making daily flights between Yellowstone Regional Airport in Cody and Salt Lake City this winter and next.

In an effort to save native cutthroats, scientists electronically tag lake trout

(Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series looking at efforts to eliminate non-native lake trout in Yellowstone Lake.)

The 300,000 to 400,000 lake trout menacing Yellowstone Lake now have traitors in their midst. Experts hope they will blaze a trail to lake trout spawning grounds, leading to the ultimate death of a large quantity of the unwanted fish.

Wyoming will keep its dual status if all goes according to its plan in the coming months under a wolf management plan approved Wednesday by the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission.

Quota-managed hunting could begin in the fall of 2012.

Family filed suit following DUI deaths

State law protects tavern owners from lawsuits based on the actions of their intoxicated customers, said a Wyoming Supreme Court’s split decision last month.

It was a solemn occasion, but the 150 folks who attended the Sept. 11 commemoration Sunday afternoon at the Powell Fire Department took heart in the speakers’ poignant words and the fellowship shared with friends and neighbors.

The commemoration honored veterans, first responders and those who lost their lives following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and in the war against terror that followed.

Lest We Forget,” a ceremony to remember Sept. 11, 2001, will take place at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Powell Fire Department on East South Street.

Like millions of Americans, members of the Powell Volunteer Fire Department were glued to the TV at the Powell Fire Hall.

There are more fires than you can shake a cinder at in Yellowstone National Park and the surrounding area, but only two are relatively big in this neck of the woods.

Yellowstone’s Heart Complex

Under the umbrella of the Heart Complex fires burning in Yellowstone is the Point Fire burning at an estimated 1,100 acres on the eastern side of Yellowstone Lake.

Because brucellosis was discovered in Meeteetse area cattle and bison last year, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is drafting a Brucellosis Management Action Plan for the Cody elk herd unit.

The Cody herd is comprised of elk hunt areas 55, 56, 58-61 and 66.

Public comments must be mailed by Sept. 30.

The newly expanded Medicine Wheel/Medicine Mountain National Historic Landmark in the Big Horn Mountains was celebrated by Native Americans and other well-wishers on Friday.

At a rough count, 130 were in attendance at Porcupine Ranger Station, just a few miles — as the crow flies — from the wheel.

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