The Teton County Sheriff’s Office, the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, Wyoming Game and Fish Department and Teton County Wyoming Emergency Management are conducting an investigation of Gerald M. Bullinger who is believed to be armed and possibly dangerous.
“Plague is a serious bacterial infection that can be deadly for people and for animals, including pets, if not treated promptly with antibiotics,” said Dr. Alexia Harrist, state epidemiologist and active state health officer with WDH. “The disease can be transmitted to humans from ill animals and by fleas coming from infected animals.” (Photo: Shauna Stephenson)
Contestants may enter by contacting the Wyoming State Fair through mail at P.O. Box 10, Douglas, WY 82633, or by calling (307)358-2398. (Independent Photo by Dahl Erickson)
Wildlife in Yellowstone National Park are wild. When an animal is near a trail, boardwalk, parking lot, or in a developed area, give it space. Stay 25 yards away from all large animals – bison, elk, bighorn sheep, deer, moose, and coyotes and at least 100 yards away from bears and wolves. If need be, turn around and go the other way to avoid interacting with a wild animal in close proximity.
The bears received endangered species protection in 1975, when their population was about 136. Today, there are estimated to be 700, more than enough to meet the criteria to be removed from the endangered list, the government said. Management of the bears will be returned to states and tribes.
Any area that is open and accessible and free from current travel restrictions or closure areas may be explored for mushrooms by the public. “Remember, raking the duff or litter layer can ruin mushrooms and destroy future crop potential.” – Public Affairs Officer Mary Cernicek
Some experts have stated that Wyoming’s population could potentially double during the August 21, 2017 eclipse as people flock to the state for the best view in the path of totality.
“For nearly eight decades, the nation’s hunters and anglers have generated billions of dollars to protect wildlife and habitat simply by purchasing items that help them engage in the outdoor activities they enjoy,” Zinke said. “Their support has helped state wildlife agencies protect our country’s environmental legacy for future generations of hunters, anglers, outdoor recreationists and conservationists.”
Keep an eye open for kids and pets with rivers and streams running high and deep and near flood stages in many areas. Authorities are urging residents and visitors not to cross flowing rivers with the phrase “Turn Around, Don’t Drown!”
Senator Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) underwent gallbladder surgery on Sunday night. The Senate is expected to return from their Memorial Day recess on Monday, June 5.