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Mark Davis

As Wyoming moves toward the first grizzly hunt in decades, one big step will take place next week, when Game and Fish commissioners vote on regulations legalizing the fall season.

It’s official. I’m a resident of the Cowboy State. The long wait is over.

As Eaglenest Creek flows through the foothills of Heart Mountain, rays of sunlight dance in the shallow water, exposing German browns. Hidden in shadowy holes, the trout only venture out in a flash for the promise of a meal.

With the opening of a new permanent exhibit just a month away, golden eagle education is heating up at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.

The long wait is over: The East Entrance is open.

Hundreds of carloads of nature enthusiasts trekked west through the North Fork, Shoshone National Forest and passed the gates into Yellowstone National Park on Friday.

Dan Wenk doesn’t want to be the subject of a story — especially if it’s about him leaving his job as superintendent of Yellowstone National Park.

The backcountry areas of northwest Wyoming offer stunning views and wild adventure unavailable in most of the United States. But without trails, few would ever see them.

In any other fishery, fat walleye would be a source of pride. But in Buffalo Bill Reservoir, they’re a scourge — and the fight to rid the important trout habitat of the voracious, toothy predator is heating up.

When the old Southside Elementary School went up for auction, few had the vision to repurpose the 33,000-square-foot facility. The members of Trinity Bible Church, led from its inception by Pastor Don Thomas with wife Mary by his side, were the only bidders.

While many national park properties in the U.S. are raising their entrance fees, one of northwest Wyoming’s most spectacular properties has decided to go the other way. Bighorn Canyon National Recreation area, north of Lovell, will be free to enter, starting on May 25.

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