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5/31/07 Update from the field (by Buffalo Field Campaign)
5/31/07 Centennial Initiative bucks and buzz (by Kurt Repanshek)
5/30/07 Emergency alert! Slaughter of buffalo calves planned by Montana (by Buffalo Field Campaign)
5/30/07 Asst. Housekeeping Manager (job notice by Togwotee Mountain Lodge in CoolWorks)--to become manager in August
5/29/07 Department of Livestock to capture and slaughter Yellowstone bison (press release by Buffalo Field Campaign)
5/29/07 Do not pass "GO!": Part II (by Yellowstoner)
5/28/07 Do not pass "GO!" (by Yellowstoner)
5/27/07 The Fords are ready (by Yellowstoner)
5/24/07 Governor calls emergency meeting of the Board of Libestockand asks new exectutive officer to come on board early (press release by Gov. Brian Schweitzer)
5/24/07 Update from the field (by Buffalo Field Campaign)
5/24/07 House subcommittee backs big boost in parks funding (by Kurt Repanshek)
5/23/07 Oxbow pack in Yellowstone has 10 pups (by Ralph Maughan)
5/23/07 Tolerance not slaughter: Groups ask agencies to use discretion to protect bison (press release by Animal Welfare Institute and Buffalo Field Campaign)
5/23/07 Snow & an early BWO (by Yellowstoner)
5/22/07 USCA urges Interior Department to implement aggressive wildlife brucellosis control; seeks indemnification program for affected ranchers (press release by United States Cattlemen's Association)--ummm...
5/22/07 Yellowstone National Park update (press release by BlueRibbon Coalition)
5/21/07 Recreational groups seek to join Gallatin Forest fray (press release by BlueRibbon Coalition)
5/21/07 Proposed winter rule available (by Yellowstoner)--here is a direct link to the proposed rule
5/21/07 Housekeeping jobs NOW in West Yellowstone (job notice by Madison Hotel & Gift Shop in CoolWorks)
5/20/07 Mighty Midges & clearing waters (by Yellowstoner)
5/19/07 Yellowstone fishing maps online (by Yellowstoner)
5/18/07 Seven Montana cows from one herd have tested positive for brucellosis (press release by Gov. Brian Schweitzer)
5/18/07 Kitchen/Restaurant/Assistant Manager jobs available--we pay a BONUS! (job notice by Pahaska Tepee in CoolWorks)
5/18/07 Seven Montana cows from one herd have tested positive for brucellosis (press release by Montana Cattleman's Association in Thoughts from the Middle of Nowhere)
5/18/07 Digital biology Friday: Hot plants and viruses, part IV (by Sandra Porter)
5/18/07 Annual secret spot report (by Yellowstoner)
5/17/07 Update from the field (by Buffalo Field Campaign)
5/17/07 1.1 million plan Memorial Day travel, says AAA travel survey (press release by AAA Michigan in listed as most popular destination for midwesterners
5/16/07 Prep Cooks needed now! (job notice by Flagg Ranch Resort in CoolWorks)--and another notice calling for retail clerks
5/15/07 Opener approaching: Grayling quest begins (by Yellowstoner)
5/13/07 Latest Yellowstone wolf capture data (by Ralph Maughan)
5/12/07 Warm again and fish signs (by Yellowstoner)
5/11/07 Update from the field (by Buffalo Field Campaign)--Dan shares more of his side; and of course, hazing operations continue
5/10/07 Agencies disrupt West Yellowstone area in 2nd straight day of intensive hazing: BFC videographer treated for head wounds after yesterday's arrest (press release by Buffalo Field Campaign)
5/10/07 Summer MSU course combines archaeology with filmmaking in Yellowstone (press release by Montana State University)
5/10/07 Bill to create Centennial Challenge introduced to Senate (by Kurt Repanshek)
5/9/07 Police bloody & arrest field workers filming bison haze on public lands (press release by Buffalo Field Campaign)--if you think they are sensationalizing this, don't bet on it. I have many stories in activism that are very similar to this experience.
5/9/07 Hayden Pack finally dens; druids get bumped from their den site (by Ralph Maughan)
5/7/07 Ominous fire outlook for Yellowstone (by Kurt Repanshek)
5/7/07 The growth of VIPs (by Kurt Repanshek)
5/7/07 Silver Tip Ranch fundraiser for Yellowstone Park Foundation (by Will Price)
5/5/07 Just a normal spring day (by Yellowstoner)
5/5/07 Montana legislature: Fully fund Park Service (by Kurt Repanshek)
5/4/07 Our fish love the snow (by Yellowstoner)
5/3/07 Update from the field (by Buffalo Field Campaign)
5/3/07 Fly-fishing guide near Yellowstone National Park (job notice by UXU Ranch in CoolWorks)--notice is a little off; Wapiti is east of Yellowstone
5/3/07 Survey shows RV travel will rise this spring/summer (press release by Recreation Vehicle Industry Association in PRNewsire)--Yellowstone listed as among most popular national parks destinations for RVers
5/3/07 Wolves & bears--Disney & pornography (by Yellowstoner)
5/3/07 Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts wins international award for hosting Green Meeting: Park recognized by IMEX for hosting environmentally friendly conference at Yosemite property (press release by Delaware North in Hospitality Newsmaker Alert)--Delaware North operates the Yellowstone General Stores among many other concessions across the country
5/2/07 Public meetings scheduled on Yellowstone winter use (by Kurt Repanshek)
5/1/07 Last wild bison harassed by government during calving season (press release by Buffalo Field Campaign)
5/1/07 Climbers killed in Grand Teton fall (by Kurt Repanshek)
  5/31/07 Delegation not rushing to back brucellosis 'buffer zone' (AP story in Billings Gazette)
5/31/07 Super eruptions are disasters like none other (by Ned Rozell SitNews--AK)
5/31/07 Bison slaughter postponed (by Jan Falstad Billings Gazette)
5/30/07 Montana delays slaughter of 300 bison amid uproar (by Reuters)
5/30/07 Bison slaughter delayed amid concern for calves (AP story in KIFI--ID)
5/30/07 Man mauled by grizzly for second time (by Chris Peterson Hungry Horse News--MT)
5/30/07 State vet details plan to slaughter up to 300 bison (by Charles S. Johnson Billings Gazette)
5/30/07 State to capture, kill 300 bison (by Scott McMillion Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
5/30/07 Disease threat promptsbison, cattle slaughter (by Gwen Florio Great Falls Tribune)
5/30/07 Bison refuse to return to YNP; 300 to be killed (by Yellowstone Insider)--I haven't been posting anything from here since it simply has been repackaging news (ummm kind of like this page), but I post this because the headline is outrageous ... bison "refuse" to return
5/30/07 Friend says bear attack in park was defensive (by Scott McMillion Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
5/30/07 Photog: Grizzly attacked suddenly: Author Cole walking back to car when bear charged (by Mike Stark Billings Gazette)
5/30/07 Board: Targhee plan too big: Majority of commission rejectscomparing Grand Targhee to other county ski resorts (by Cara Froedge Jackson Hole News & Guide)
5/30/07 Hoback River workon hold until 2014: WYDOT waiting for new landslide technology (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News & Guide)
5/29/07 300 head of cattle, bison condemned over brucellosis threat (by Great Falls Tribune)--nightmare for cattle and for bison caught in the crosshairs of human entitlement
5/29/07 Montana to start capturing bison (AP story in The Union-Tribune--CA)
5/29/07 Park Service meetings on winter use set (AP story in KIFI--ID)
5/29/07 Grand Teton road to be closed for repaving (AP story in KIFI--ID)--Signal Mountain road; once had to push a Jeep Cherokee down it to pop the clutch (scary stuff)
5/29/07 Shhh! 10 ways to quiet noisy national parks (by Dave Mosher LiveScience)
5/29/07 County board to reveal thoughts on Targhee (by Cara Froedge Jackson Hole News & Guide)
5/28/07 New information about the man attacked by a grizzly (by Kristy Kircher KIFI--ID)
5/28/07 Predator control for wildlife stirs debate (by Whitney Royster Casper Star-Tribune)
5/28/07 Wildlife is top drawfor Yellowstone visitors (by Brook Griffin Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
5/27/07 Friend: Grizzly victim caught by surprise (AP story in Great Falls Tribune)
5/27/07 West Yellowstone is busy during Memorial weekend (by KIFI--ID)
5/27/07 State eyes 'ultimate' predator (by Whitney Royster and Jeff Gearino Casper Star-Tribune)
5/27/07 Without foreign workers, U.S. parks struggle: Visa delays are leaving popular tourist spots like Yosemite without the foreign laborers who take on the dirtiest jobs (by Christopher Reynolds Los Angeles Times)--affecting Yellowstone as well; articles like this make me irate, not because there are so many foreign workers (that's irrelevant) but because the full story of the politico-economics is not talked about. Delaware North in Yosemite hired 88 college students just like that and yet say they can't find laborers to do the "dirty work." That's nonsense. This is about the guest worker program and the way that the United States relates to these nations.
5/27/07 Yellow touring buses returning to Yellowstone (by Peter Vandergrift Livingston Enterprise in Casper Star-Tribune)
5/27/07 Area drainages near record-low levels (by Scott McMillion Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
5/26/07 Four wolves killed after livestock deaths (AP story in KIFI--ID)
5/26/07 Feds: Cloudseeding OK (by Noah Brenner Jackson Hole News & Guide)
5/26/07 Loss of herd to brucellosis test leaves couple reeling: 'It's just a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach,' Bridger rancher says (by Jan Falstad Billings Gazette)
5/25/07 Status of gray wolf recovery, 5/21/07 to 5/25/07 (by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
5/25/07 Bear victim remains in fair condition (by KIFI--ID)
5/25/07 YNP holds town meeting in West (by Carol Hoffmann West Yellowstone News)
5/25/07 Close encounters (by Brodie Farquhar Casper Star-Tribune)
5/25/07 Wildlife photographer mauled by grizzly undergoes surgery (AP story in KIFI--ID)
5/25/07 Man mauled by a grizzly a second time (by Jim Mann Daily Inter Lake--MT)
5/25/07 Beartooth Highway barely opens (by Lucia Stewart New West)
5/25/07 Herds test positive for brucellosis (by High Plains Journal--KS)--Executive VP of Montana Stockgrowers Association calls governor's claims that bison were not to blame "presumptuous"
5/25/07 Gov't scraps species law changes (AP story in Sky Valley Journal--WY)
5/25/07 Wolf deal meets with praise, criticism (by Jared Miller Casper Star-Tribune)
5/25/07 State, feds note wolf concessions (by Casper Star-Tribune)
5/25/07 Feds, Wyoming compromise on wolf management plan (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News & Guide)
5/25/07 State, feds strike wolf deal (AP story in Casper Star-Tribune)
5/25/07 Beartooth Highway up to snuff for weekend (by Billings Gazette)
5/25/07 Rising gas prices could rein in some vacation plans: Merchants, Park Service still expect healthy business from tourists (by Lorna Thackeray Billings Gazette)
5/25/07 Jim Cole remains in intensive care after grizzly attack (by Scott McMillion Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
5/25/07 Mauling victim has faced bears before: Injured man was also attacked in '93 (by Mike Stark Billings Gazette)
5/25/07 High-stakes testing continues (by Jan Falstad Billings Gazette)
5/24/07 Mauling victim had been cited before (by Brodie Farquhar Casper Star-Tribune)
5/24/07 Yellowstone National Park nature photographer identified as Yellowstone bear attack victim (by National Park Service)
5/24/07 Montana man recovering from bear attack (by KIFI--ID)--with video
5/24/07 Grizzly bear attacks photographer at Yellowstone (by Doug Ware KUTV--UT)
5/24/07 Man mauled by grizzly identified (by Mike Stark Billings Gazette)
5/24/07 Grizzly author mauled by bear in U.S. park (by Reuters)
5/24/07 Brucellosis scare prompts emergency meeting of industry leaders (by Gwen Florio Great Falls Tribune)
5/24/07 Yellowstone Supt. doesn't expect gas prices to affect tourism (AP story in KIFI--ID)
5/24/07 Weird life-forms in extreme Yellowstone (by National Geographic)--with video
5/24/07 Montana man mauled by grizzly, severely injured (by Scott McMillion Bozeman Daily Chronicle)--this will be sensationalized; that's too bad given how relatively rare these attacks now are
5/24/07 Bear mauls man in Yellowstone (by Billings Gazette)
5/24/07 Copter assists hazing of bison (by Mike Stark Billings Gazette)
5/24/07 Emigrant ranch's cattle pass brucellosis test (by Jan Falstad Billings Gazette)
5/24/07 Cattle herd tests negative for brucellosis (by Scott McMillion Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
5/24/07 Herd gets clean bill (AP story in Casper Star-Tribune)
5/23/07 Man injured by bear (by National Park Service)
5/23/07 Yellowstone grizzly mauls visitor (AP story in San Francisco Chronicle)
5/23/07 Officials to haze bison back into Yellowstone (by Billings Gazette)
5/23/07 All cows test negative for brucellosis (AP story in KXMB--ND)
5/23/07 Bill leaves out some waters (by Whitney Royster Casper Star-Tribune)
5/23/07 State: Wolf recovery defies fed’s own laws: Game and Fish director says number of wolves today goes beyond what was originally planned (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News & Guide)
5/23/07 Emigrant herd tests show up negative: More results today in brucellosis investigation (by Jan Falstad Billings Gazette)
5/23/07 Rancher's cows free of brucellosis so far (by Scott McMillion Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
5/23/07 Unraveling brucellosis source isn't simple matter (by Mike Stark Billings Gazette)
5/23/07 Questions and answers about the brucellosis problem (by Billings Gazette)
5/23/07 Brucellosis on the loose (by Helena Independent Record)
5/23/07 Spring storm brings needed moisture to area (by Scott McMillion Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
5/23/07 Gilletts continue to plug for Targhee real estate (by Idaho Mountain Express)--4th story
5/23/07 Labor pool continues to tighten in Jackson Hole (by Idaho Mountain Express)--5th story
5/22/07 Yellowstone National Park solicits comments for Fawn-Bighorn Loop trail project (by National Park Service)
5/22/07 Brucellosis probe shifts to Yellowstone (AP story in Casper Star-Tribune)
5/22/07 Regaining disease-free status costs millions: Other states' stories tell tale of fight to regain certification (by Mike Stark Billings Gazette)
5/22/07 Brucellosis ID'd in lawmaker's herd: Other cattle tests in progress to verify presence of disease (by Jan Falstad Billings Gazette)
5/22/07 Paradise Valley herd undergoes brucellosis tests (by Scott McMillion Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
5/22/07 High gas prices don't frighten tourists (by Walt Williams Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
5/21/07 Brucellosis probe shifts to cattle herds north of Yellowstone (AP story in The Union-Tribune--CA)
5/21/07 Montana preps for wolf hunting (AP story in Casper Star-Tribune)
5/19/07 Wild West eccentric 'Buffalo' Jones born here (by Bill Steinbacher-Kemp, McLean County Museum of History, in Pantagraph--IL)--one of the early characters in early Yellowstone, though important to the current history of all bison
5/19/07 Brucellosis confirmed in Montana herd (by Scott McMillion Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
5/19/07 State's brucellosis-free status at risk: Infection traced to Bridger herd; if next test is positive, state faces long recovery (by Jan Falstad Billings Gazette)--elk among likely causes; bison ruled out (of course)
5/19/07 Disease appears in Mont. cattle (AP story in Casper Star-Tribune)
5/19/07 Wolf plan no good, feds say (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News & Guide)
5/18/07 Status of gray wolf recovery, 5/14/07 to 5/18/07 (by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
5/18/07 Levels on lake, river to remain average (by Jackson Hole News & Guide)--the article doesn't say this, but it suggests another year where Colter Bay's marina will be open
5/18/07 Skaggs named park’s chief spokeswoman (by Jackson Hole News & Guide)--at Grand Teton
5/17/07 Commission ponders possible hunting of wolves (AP story in KIFI--ID)
5/17/07 Trust fund for grizzlies, wolves proposed (AP story in Billings Gazette)--additions by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News & Guide in this 5/21 story
5/17/07 GSA office designs workplaces to match agencies’ missions (by Daniel Friedman Federal Times)
5/17/07 Sylvan Pass backers speak up against winter closing: But many fear feds have already decided for winter closure (by Ruffin Prevost Billings Gazette)
5/17/07 Snowmobile dispute costs park $10M (by Mike Stark Billings Gazette)
5/17/07 Party for the Pronghorn is May 24 in Jackson (by Jackson Hole Star-Tribune)
5/16/07 Proposed rule to implement Yellowstone and Grand Teton winter use plan released for public review and comment (by National Park Service)
5/16/07 Bison get final push into Yellowstone; laggards face slaughter (AP story in Casper Star-Tribune)
5/16/07 Snake River headwaters proposal gets boost (by Noelle Straub Billings Gazette)
5/16/07 Elk numbers soar as hunting seasons set: Wyo. population grows to 99,867 animals, 17 percent above objectives (by Angus M. Thuermer Jr. Jackson Hole News & Guide)
5/16/07 Search on for summer workers: As tourist season heats up, requests for foreign help may not get filled (by Noah Brenner Jackson Hole News & Guide)--and yet the myth persists among so many I talk with that it's impossible to get any kind of job in the national parks; why does that myth exist when it's never been true?
5/16/07 Comments sought on parkway access (by Billings Gazette)
5/15/07 Livermore: Tough bacteria may hold promise in making biofuel (by David Perlman San Francisco Chronicle)
5/15/07 Top livestock job filled after five-month vacancy (AP story in Billings Gazette)
5/15/07 Wolf standoff persists (AP story in Casper Star-Tribune)
5/15/07 No respect for Wyo? (AP story in Casper Star-Tribune)
5/15/07 Snowpack threatens state rivers (by Lorna Thackeray Billings Gazette)
5/15/07 Bald eagle numbers soar (by Jared Miller Casper Star-Tribune
5/14/07 Lewis returns to Cody for winter usemeeting May 16 (by Carole Cloudwalker Cody Enterprise)
5/14/07 Yellowstone grizzlies losing protection (by Allen Best Vail Daily News)--1st story
5/14/07 Scientists oppose delisting (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News & Guide)
5/14/07 Targhee talk to include comments, updates (by Cara Froedge Jackson Hole News & Guide)
5/13/07 Big blast on its way? (by Martin J. Kidston Helena Independent Record)
5/13/07 Sylvan Pass debate centers on idea of risk: Critics allege inconsistencies in policy; planners say every situation is different (by Ruffin Prevost Billings Gazette)
5/13/07 Grizzly trapped near Meeteetse, moved (by Billings Gazette)
5/11/07 Status of gray wolf recovery, 5/7/07 to 5/11/07 (by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
5/11/07 Bison public meeting draws limited crowd (by Carol Hoffmann West Yellowstone News)
5/11/07 Activists arrested during bison hazing operation (by Scott McMillion Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
5/11/07 Bison advocate charged with felony (by Greg Tuttle Billings Gazette)
5/11/07 Bison activists arrested in West Yellowstone (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News & Guide)--one arrested and injured Dan Brister, is someone I got to know a little bit five years ago. I never met a sweeter man in my life.
5/10/07 Cutthroat losing out to lake trout in Yellowstone: Native trout numbers lowest since counting began (by Mike Stark Billings Gazette)
5/10/07 Two arrested during bison hazing (by Billings Gazette)
5/10/07 National park says men poached antlers (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News & Guide)
5/10/07 Two cited for not being able to wait for ElkFest (by Planet Jackson Hole)
5/10/07 Successfully nontraditional: Mother researches bison herd DNA (by Betsy Cohen Missoulian)
5/9/07 Wolf struck and killed by vehicle in Yellowstone National Park (by National Park Service)
5/9/07 Two cited for allegedly poaching antlers from Teton park (AP story in KIFI--ID)
5/9/07 Park County backs state wolf plan (by Billings Gazette)
5/9/07 Community to pitch in on Spring Clean-Up day (by Planet Jackson Hole)
5/8/07 House approves bill boosting park acreage (by Noah Brenner Jackson Hole News & Guide)--from a gift of 50 acres to Grand Teton
5/8/07 House OK's adding land to park (by Billings Gazette)
5/8/07 Man charged in poaching case (by Billings Gazette)
5/8/07 Wolves--not the 'bad guys' people imagine: Wildlife educator polishes up a tarnished image (by Kate Arthur Pantagraph--IL)
5/7/07 All park may lose snow use (by Carole Cloudwalker Cody Enterprise)
5/7/07 Yellowstone celebrates National Wetlands Appreciation Month (by National Park Service)
5/7/07 Grand Teton annual spring clean-up set (AP story in KIFI--ID)
5/7/07 Wells a sure thing? (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News & Guide)
5/7/07 Four Corners man still drives original 1931 Yellowstone Park bus (by Ted Sullivan Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
5/6/07 Volunteers become Park Service's public face (by Brodie Farquhar Casper Star-Tribune)
5/6/07 Creatures on the knife's edge (by Felicity Barringer New York Times)
5/6/07 Entrance fees at national parks going up (AP story in The Boston Globe)
5/5/07 FWP begins discussions on wolf hunts (by Eve Byron Helena Independent Record)
5/5/07 Quakes swarm park (by Angus M. Thuermer Jr. Jackson Hole News & Guide)
5/4/07 Status of gray wolf recovery, 4/30/07 to 5/4/07 (by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
5/4/07 FWP to hold public meetings on the 2006 bison hunt (by West Yellowstone News)
5/4/07 Opening numbers for the West Yellowstone entrance (by West Yellowstone News)
5/4/07 Climbers were clipped to same webbing loop (by Angus M. Thuermer Jr. Jackson Hole News & Guide)
5/4/07 Wyo's 'best of the best' (by Whitney Royster Casper Star-Tribune)
5/4/07 Bill to protect Snake (by Noah Brenner Jackson Hole News & Guide)
5/4/07 Thomas wants river protection (by Whitney Royster Casper Star-Tribune)
5/4/07 National park entry fees heading for steep hike: Tourism officials and western states fight proposal for ongoing increases (by The Mercury News--CA)--no hikes at Yellowstone this year
5/3/07 National Park Service honors outstanding volunteers (by National Park Service)
5/3/07 Plans for Yellowstone National Park winter use nearing completion (by Montana News Station)--with video
5/3/07 E. gate meeting May 16 (by Cody Enterprise)
5/3/07 Anchor failure blamed for Grand Teton deaths (AP story in KIFI--ID)
5/3/07 Park plans DUI checkpoints (by Brodie Farquhar Casper Star-Tribune)
5/3/07 A controversial 'Walk with Bears' (by Scott Sandsberry Yakima Herald-Republic--WA)
5/3/07 Lawmakers push to keep pass open (by Mike Stark Billings Gazette)
5/3/07 Congressional delegation weighs in against closing pass (by Ruffin Prevost Billings Gazette)
5/3/07 Rules change again for national forest planning (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News & Guide)
5/3/07 Memorial for climbers planned for Saturday (by Jackson Hole News & Guide)
5/3/07 Beartooth wisdom (by Brett French Billings Gazette in The Montana Standard)
5/3/07 Wildlife manager try to cut down on close encounters (by Scott Sandsberry Yakima Herald-Republic--WA)
5/3/07 Don't feed the bears, even if they do it on TV (by Scott Sandsberry Yakima Herald-Republic--WA)
5/3/07 Streamflow predictions look bleak (by Lorna Thackeray Billings Gazette)
5/2/07 Chance of big summer fires 'significant': Climate experts predict warmer, dryer summer (by Mike Stark Billings Gazette)
5/2/07 Yellowstone National Park conducting safety and sobriety checkpoints (by National Park Service)
5/2/07 Park Service meetings on winter use set (AP story in KIFI--ID)
5/2/07 Two climbers die on Grand Teton (by Sam Petri Planet Jackson Hole)
5/2/07 Names of dead climbers released (by Matt Davenport KPVI--ID)
5/2/07 Two die climbing Grand Teton: Rooney, Morrow fall from Enclosure Couloir area (by Angus M. Thuermer Jr. Jackson Hole News & Guide)
5/2/07 Yellowstone grizzly bear delisted: Environmental groups say climate change still poses threat (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News & Guide)
5/2/07 Will Wyo dodge wildfire bullet? (by Brodie Farquhar Casper Star-Tribune)
5/2/07 Scientists protest proposed species rule (AP story in Herald-Leader--KY)
5/1/07 Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks seek public input on winter use plan (by National Park Service)
5/1/07 Climbers die in Grand Teton (by Whitney Royster Casper Star-Tribune)
5/1/07 Climbers' bodies spied on Grand Teton (AP story in The Aspen Times)
5/1/07 Idaho quietly assumes control over grizzlies: Bears in eastern Idaho ‘won't notice any difference' now that they've lost Endangered Species Act protection (by Rocky Barker Idaho Statesman)
5/1/07 Bison outside Yellowstone facing slaughter (AP story in Glenwood Springs Post Independent--CO)
5/1/07 Grizzly's delisting affects mostly bureaucrats (by Mike Stark Billings Gazette)
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5/31/07 It was bound to happen (by Garry and Jenny Summers)
5/31/07 A few quick takes (by skyblu)
5/31/07 7 ... day 33 ... yes! (by Wes Roberts)
5/31/07 8 ... day 32 ... awe! (C) (by Wes Roberts)
5/31/07 Time off (by Molly Jo)
5/31/07 My name is Kathy, and I am a geyser geek (by Kathy of the HavinsNest)
5/31/07 Centennial report: Long on vision, but ... (by Kurt Repanshek)--a link to the report's Web site with bells and whistles; here is the pdf of the report
5/31/07 Yellowstone National Park (by Kevin)
5/31/07 Field & Stream copies Yellowstone (by Yellowstoner)
5/30/07 8 ... day 32 ... awe! (B) (by Wes Roberts)
5/30/07 Buffalo Field Campaign: The return: Day 2 (by Samuel Zighmi)
5/30/07 Yellowstone's killing fields (by Kurt Repanshek)
5/30/07 Yellowstone buffalo headed to the slaughterhouse (by Jim Little)
5/30/07 The official road trip rant: Part four: The exhaustion pits of Jellystone (by Mark Henry)--if I might rant, I hate the Jellystone cliche
5/30/07 Doom and gloom: Yellowstone could KILL US ALL!!! (Blah, blah blah) (by
5/30/07 A little excitement (by Joanne)
5/30/07 Wyoming (by Larry O'Reilly)
5/30/07 Reds invade Yellowland (by Yellowstoner)--buses from Glacier, that is
5/30/07 Darwinism in action (by Jodi Peterson in Goat)
5/30/07 Yellowstone (by Outside Magazine)
5/30/07 Fishing with the Big Ugly (by John Berry The Baxter Bulletin--AR)
5/29/07 Buffalo Field Campaign: The return (by Samuel Zighmi)
5/29/07 Genocide in Montana: Tomorrow this guy will be dead (by DV8)
5/29/07 Montana to capture 250 bison for slaughter tomorrow (by Ralph Maughan)
5/29/07 Bear attack victim to return to bear photography (by Neal Larson)
5/29/07 What a weekend! (by Lyndsay Belt)
5/29/07 Moisturizing a Singaporean's nostrils in Yellowstone (by Jam i.e.)
5/28/07 May 28th! (by Cory St. Esprit)
5/28/07 Fishing on opening day (by skyblu)
5/27/07 A Singaporean dishwasher in Yellowstone (by Jam i.e.)
5/27/07 Climate change will affect Yellowstone (by Mike Tercek)
5/27/07 Jay Stevens on brucellosis (by Erik Loomis)
5/27/07 Kempthorne aims to balance energy, wildlife: First-year report: As Interior cheif, his top success is persuading Bush to invest more in national parks (by Kevin Diaz and Rocky Barker Idaho Statesman)
5/27/07 I'll stick to butterflies (by J. Keen Holland)
5/26/07 Noo ... we don't need National Park carry (by Sebastian)
5/26/07 On bison, brucellosis, and Montana's ranchers (by Jay Stevens)--again the innocent value judgment about and assertion of rights poisons the analysis
5/26/07 May 25-26 (by Cory St. Esprit)
5/26/07 Yellowstone trip report: Day 2, part 2 (by Janet White)
5/26/07 An open letter to Jim Cole, grizzly expert--(Once he gets out of the hospital) (by Mike Firesmith)
5/26/07 More on the Montana brucellosis (by Ralph Maughan)
5/25/07 It's my day off today and I am bored (by khenghui)--day-to-day life and lots of complaints of a Yellowstone worker from Singapore
5/25/07 Opening day (by Joanne)--in Grant Village with some glitches
5/25/07 Geysers and a few bumps in the road (by Trailer Mama)
5/25/07 Getting too close to grizzlies threatens bears, too (by Rocky Barker Idaho Statesman)
5/25/07 The essential Yellowstone (by Kurt Repanshek)
5/25/07 Minimizing potential brucellosis exposure a struggle for agencies (by Shannon Ruckman The Prairie Star--MT)
5/25/07 My parents! (by Molly Jo)
5/25/07 A natural view (by Katy Duffy and Patrick Matheny in West Yellowstone News)
5/25/07 Bear guide useful for hikers, bikers, campers (by Howard Meyerson The Grand Rapids Press--MI)
5/24/07 Grizzly attack or grizzlies felt attacked? (by heavenabove)
5/24/07 Vacation: Day three (by Daisy)
5/24/07 Wildlife photographer mauled by grizzly for the 2nd time (by moose)
5/24/07 Yellowstone trip report: Day 2, part 1 (by Janet White)
5/24/07 More and more updates! (May 24, 2007) (by Cory St. Esprit)
5/24/07 Learn more about the gray wolf (by Nele)
5/23/07 The life of grizzly bear 346 (by Rocky Barker Idaho Statesman)
5/23/07 A wreck on the Continental Divide (by Jacob A. Clere)--memories
5/23/07 Brucellosis--who pays? (by Montana Headlines)--a right-leaning blogger I tangled with recently over reactions to the arrest of BFC volunteers
5/23/07 Day 5 recap (by vantos)--GPS won't tell you just how bad the Reclamation Road is!
5/23/07 I made it! (by Lydsay Belt)--another summer worker; when a couple more come in, I'll update the blog post from yesterday
5/23/07 Some thoughts on the Centennial Initiative (by Kurt Repanshek)
5/22/07 Update (by Taylor Marsden)--performing this summer at West Yellowstone's Playmill, which I highly recommend
5/22/07 Hey hey! We're finally back on line (by Garry & Jenny Summers)--who are among several workers featured in my entry just below this on worker's blogs
5/22/07 2007 Yellowstone employee experiences (by
Jim Macdonald The Magic of Yellowstone)
5/22/07 Bombardier gas caps, (and other junk) (by skyblu)
5/22/07 More on the Montana brucellosis (by Ralph Maughan)
5/22/07 Keep these tips in mind as you begin summer ventures (by Chester Allen The Olympian--WA)--see "Don't act like a ding-dong" section
5/21/07 Work, work, work (by Molly Jo)
5/21/07 A grizzly encounter (by Jacob A. Clere)
5/21/07 Grizzly bears still endangered in Yellowstone and elsewhere? (by Frankie)
5/21/07 The chicken and the pig (by john in SOS Forests)--study obese people in Yellowstone?
5/21/07 I am the thunder of Yellowstone (a poem by Paul Dundes in Vic Monchego's Episodes)--and plagiarized; I feel like I'm in a Hunter Thompson book ... *smirk*
5/21/07 Thoughts on brucellosis (by Sarpy Sam)--from a cattle rancher point of view
5/20/07 Ahhh ... sweet relief (by Lincoln)
5/20/07 Do it yourself Yellowstone (by skyblu)
5/20/07 Unique cities serve as gateways to Yellowstone (by Dr. James Fahner The Grand Rapids Press--MI)
5/19/07 On kayaking in icy lakes (by Jacob A. Clere)
5/19/07 Look closely at legislation, give wilderness a chance (by Liz Howell, Wyoming Wilderness Association, in Billings Gazette)
5/19/07 Brucellosis confirmed in Montana cattle herd (by Ralph Maughan)
5/18/07 Another update! (May 17-18, 2007) (by Cory St. Esprit)--another worker blog
5/18/07 Guest column (by Stephany Seay, Buffalo Field Campaign, in West Yellowstone News)
5/18/07 Some local, some other - news (by Yellowstoner)
5/18/07 Rethinking solitude in a connected world (by Sharad Sharma)--advocating greater internet access in Yellowstone
5/17/07 Lake Yellowstone (by Jacob A. Clere)--another worker's experience
5/17/07 Adventures in Yellowstone, or how I almost got t-boned by a bison (by ajtooley)--with an unrelated Yellowstone video; bison herds move a lot in the spring and often move very quickly
5/17/07 Halt fee creep: Endow the national parks (by Kurt Repanshek)
5/16/07 Wyoming has no incentive to delist wolves (by Rocky Barker Idaho Statesman)
5/16/07 Do the pieces fit? (by Ben Cannon Planet Jackson Hole)--about Grand Targhee expansion
5/15/07 Resistance and the recent BFC arrests outside Yellowstone (by
Jim Macdonald The Magic of Yellowstone)--people in BFC have since posted this throughout the Web and listserves
5/15/07 Capturing nature (by Molly Jo)
5/15/07 "An inconvenient national park," part 3 (by Hugh Hewitt)
5/15/07 Tardy (by Kathy Lichtendahl)
5/15/07 So what if national park fees go up? (by John Krist Writers on the Range in Summit Daily News--CO)
5/15/07 Stalking the habituated wolf--Part 1: What is habituated wolf behavior? (by Lobo Wolf Crossing)
5/15/07 Conserve Upper Green Valley (by Hartford Courant)
5/15/07 Hartford Courant: Be reasonable with Upper Green drilling (by Kurt Repanshek)
5/15/07 Cutthroat rapidly losing out to lake trout in Yellowstone Lake (by Ralph Maughan)--with speculation that firefighters in 1988 accidentally caused the problem
5/14/07 Countdown to greatest stories of Yellowstone--#1 (by Michael)
5/14/07 Scientists v. Interior on wolf delisting (by HL)
5/14/07 230 scientists oppose wolf delisting (by Tom Remington)--but perhaps thousands do
5/14/07 R.I.P. rangers? (by skyblu)
5/14/07 Virtual tour guide comes to Yellowstone (by Yellowstoner)
5/13/07 It begins! (by Molly Jo)
5/13/07 Killer commutes in wild West: Critters, careless drivers, treacherous weather among hazards (by Alan Kesselheim San Francisco Chronicle)
5/13/07 Winter plan fails to balance conservation, recreation (by Billings Gazette)
5/13/07 Road trip: Take a scenic road on your way to Yellowstone (by Jackson Hole Star-Tribune)
5/12/07 I'm H-e-e-e-e-e-e-r! (by Joanne)--an impossibility in my years in the park, another worker blogging her experiences
5/12/07 Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks (Wyoming) (by Jac and Andria)
5/12/07 What's going on with grizzly delisting? (by pjfinn)
5/12/07 Woodman, spare that marbled murrelet: Oregon loggers sue; endangered species is fettering them (by Jerry George San Francisco Chronicle)
5/11/07 A natural view (by Katy Duffy and Patrick Matheny in West Yellowstone News)
5/11/07 Wolf 497 Mollies' Pack male (3 yrs. old) dead (by heavenabove)
5/11/07 Local papers spin BFC arrests, as expected (by Eric Stewart in Indybay)
5/11/07 National parks preserve nature, history (by M. Sarah Creachbaum in Pacific Daily News--Guam)--Creachbaum is Superintendent of War in the Pacific National Historical Park
5/11/07 Bison defender pleads "not guilty" -- oh, really? (by Montana Headlines)--has a very different reaction to what happened; if I find time, it will be worth a response from me. The blogger confuses what happened as a misapplication of civil disobedience. There are many things wrong with this interpretation on more than one level.
5/10/07 A few words on a beautiful soul injured and arrested documenting Yellowstone bison struggle (by
Jim Macdonald The Magic of Yellowstone)
5/10/07 And the beat goes on (by Yellowstoner)
5/9/07 The "real" cost of visiting a park (by Kurt Repanshek)--mentions my blog, which he calls a "literary cyber-portal" (yikes)
5/9/07 Reliving a Grand adventure (by Kip Garre in Sierra Sun--CA)
5/9/07 Griz--delisting will test states (by Richard E. Mallery "Dick E. Bird")
5/9/07 Don't shut winter tourist business out of Sylvan Pass (by Rep. Barbara Cubin in Billings Gazette)--Cubin (R)--WY is a member of Congress
5/9/07 How best to manage wolves in Wyoming (by Franz Camenzind, Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance, in Billings Gazette)
5/9/07 Countdown to greatest stories of Yellowstone--#2 (by Michael)
5/9/07 The fallacy of family pricing for national parks (by Park Remark)
5/9/07 Unusual gals getaways (by Kitty Bean Yancey USA Today)
5/9/07 Sickened (by xkazaf)
5/8/07 Snake River cutthroat competes well with Tetons (by Charlie Meyers Denver Post)
5/8/07 Fishing alive in fancy Jackson (by Charlie Meyers Denver Post)
5/8/07 Spring in Yellowstone (by Rob Miller)
5/8/07 Bunsen Peak: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming (by Cham)
5/7/07 We made it! (by Garry and Jenny Summers)
5/7/07 YNP--1st week (by Yordia)
5/7/07 Global warming: Unwelcome changes at national parks (by Consumer Reports)
5/7/07 Greater Yellowstone’s wildlife during global warming (by Jim Earl, Greater Yellowstone Coalition)
5/7/07 Gov makes good case to protect Wyoming Range (by Casper Star-Tribune)
5/7/07 Before I rest (by skyblu)--the real cost of a Yellowstone trip is MUCH higher than the increasing user fees
5/7/07 With so many volunteers, what's the future for rangers? (by Kurt Repanshek)
5/7/07 What would we do if Yellowstone blew? (by Brian T. Edwards)--there is a lot of ignorance about the current science of the supervolcano in essays like this, but I guess one never knows
5/6/07 It's a Grand time to visit Tetons (by Jackson Hole Star-Tribune)
5/5/07 Rehberg fails to grasp importance of wildlands (by Daniel H. Henning in Billings Gazette)
5/5/07 Yellowstone a breathtaking adventure (by Jennifer Roolf Laster Express-News--TX)
5/4/07 Letter to Governor Schweitzer, Senator Baucus and Senator Tester (by Susan McClure in West Yellowstone News)
5/4/07 On wolves (by Diane)
5/4/07 National park visitation problem solved (by Scott Silver Wild Wilderness)
5/4/07 Credit where due (by skyblu)
5/4/07 Huckleberries ... are they real? (by Laura Moncur)--a common item sold in Yellowstone ("Made in Montana")
5/3/07 Grizzly delisting will test states, Forest Service (by Bill Schneider New West)
5/3/07 Firestorm at the Forest Service (by Rocky Barker Idaho Statesman)
5/3/07 ... or, forever hold your peace! (by skyblu)--cynical and spot on
5/3/07 Bought in Yellowstone, made in China (by Laura Moncur)
5/3/07 A break from work: A day of play (by Lady of the Lake)
5/3/07 A grizzly development (by Hartford Courant)
5/3/07 Will Disney invade Yellowstone? (by skyblu)
5/2/07 Not all is negativity (by skyblu)
5/2/07 Protest increased snowmobiling in Yellowstone (by Malcolm R. Campbell)
5/2/07 Julie MacDonald, wicked wildlife witch of the West resigns after helping delist grizzlies (by schreinervideo)--I haven't posted articles about Julie MacDoanld, but this opinion casts things in terms of the Yellowstone grizzly delisting
5/1/07 Gonna be a bear (by Carrie McClane)--journal about working in Yellowstone
5/1/07 Cow farts threaten fishing (by Yellowstoner)--blogs from here are some of the hardest for me to classify as news or opinion; this is a bit more opinion but with some newsworthy fishing information
5/1/07 4/28/07 (by Brian G.)--poor squirrel
5/1/07 Black bear in Yellowstone (by Laura Moncur)--with quicktime video

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