The number of animals killed due to vehicle collisions in GTNP continues to rise. In 2010 more than 150 animals were killed on park roads. During the past three years, 64 percent of wildlife fatalities occurred on this section of highway. Throughout the park, 55 percent of fatalities occurred at night. In order to protect the public and to preserve wildlife populations, park officials reduced night time speed limits to give drivers and animals more reaction time. The reduced speed only adds six minutes to your trip along this section of highway, according to GTNP officials.
“The revenues from this program go into the Business Enterprise Program which is used for people with disabilities to assist them start their own businesses,” Iverson said. “The money is used to match other loans and resources. It’s a way to help people with start-up costs.”
Yellowstone National Park will ring in the New Year by transitioning fully
to oversnow travel beginning at 7:00 a.m. Saturday, December 31.
Rubber- and steel-tracked guided snowcoaches and snowmobiles will be
allowed to travel on all interior park roads, with the exception of the
road between Mammoth Hot Springs and Norris Junction, which is restricted
to rubber-tracked guided snowcoaches only until snow conditions improve.
Staged at Lander’s Holiday Inn Express, the youth have gathered for a “safe and healthy” New Year’s event and have heard various speakers on leadership, positive living and team building so far. The conference addresses issued faced by teens including peer pressure, pregnancy, bullying, suicide prevention and drug and alchol abuse. Co-facilitating with Eastern Shoshone Tribal Liaison Edward Wadda is Native American and Canadian pop-recording star Inez Songsoulgirl from British Columbia. She’ll perform a public concert tonight at 6 p.m. at the Fort Washakie LDS church along with several Native American entertainers, Tito Ybarra and Arnold Thomas.
Apparently, he is not alone in that opinion. Greg Beecham has won the following prestigious awards since 2008 and numerous equally prestigious awards prior to then: Prix de West, The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum: Major General and Mrs. Donald D. Pittman Wildlife Art Award and the Nona Jean Hulsey Rumsey Buyer’s Choice Award-2010, Western Visions Miniature Show: People Choice Award-National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, Wyoming-September 2009, Prix de West: Major General and Mrs. John D. Pittman Wildlife Award and Jackson Hole Arts Festival: Featured Artist-2008.
The Riverton and Lander police departments did not provide a report Friday morning.
The identity of the man who was burned was not released by RFD, although they said he was the lone resident of the three-bedroom, ranch style home, two people were inside at the time of the fire. The second individual was not identified. Woolery said the man was burned attempting to save his animals and some belongings. Both were transported to Riverton Memorial Hospital for treatment of his burns and smoke inhalation.
Snowfall totals Dec. 28-29 (in inches)
Burroughs Creek Snotel 10
Deer Park Snotel 5
Castle Creek Snotel 5
Brooks Lake Lodge 5
Little Warm Snotel 4
Cold Springs Snotel 4
Townsend Creek Snotel 2
Hobbs Park Snotel 2
1st – Wyoming Indian 98, Wind River 79 (Cougars suffer first loss)
3rd – Ten Sleep 65, St. Stephen’s 53