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Edited. I realized that my post came across as whining and that was not my intent. So, I deleted it. For those that are curious, it had to do with being able to imbed images into posts vs. linking to them via an outside provider. But, it sounded like whining, so I deleted it.


Statistics: Posted by scottwilkes — Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:44 am

Author: scottwilkes
Posted: September 18, 2018, 10:44 am
Game & Fish: We got the right bears, one was sprayed – more details of the encounter.... Mark Uptain up date: ... encounter/ ... wednesday/

Statistics: Posted by pugman170 — Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:08 pm

Author: pugman170
Posted: September 18, 2018, 2:08 am
I have not been in the park since April so I do not have first hand info but we did talk about owl locations in this post viewtopic.php?f=3&t=262

Statistics: Posted by Mike — Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:10 am

Author: Mike
Posted: September 17, 2018, 2:10 pm
In September 2016 we located a Great Grey Owl in the Bridge Bay area which was a thrill beyond belief. I did hear that a few weeks later that it had been hit by a vehicle and died. We will be going to YNP the end of the month and wondering if anyone has seen them in this area or elsewhere. Out of all the animals and birds in YNP & Tetons this is the one thing highest on my list.

Statistics: Posted by WesDotPhotography — Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:14 pm

Author: WesDotPhotography
Posted: September 17, 2018, 5:14 am
Grizzlies suspected of killing guide are dead. Sad couple of days, but when you enter Grizzly country you always need to be prepared and more so when you kill an elk and find it almost a day later.... You have to think maybe a bear is close and maybe wants to eat it too.... Is your life worth an elk? Let it go and find another elk.... Food for thought.... Nobody's life is worth the risk.... Sorry for the man who lost his life.... ... 4f670.html

Statistics: Posted by pugman170 — Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:19 pm

Author: pugman170
Posted: September 17, 2018, 1:19 am
Wow, I just saw the still shot before. I hope they arrested him and put him in a cell with the bison matador. What a jackass.

Statistics: Posted by lah — Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:54 pm

Author: lah
Posted: September 16, 2018, 7:54 pm
This is some next level a-hole behavior right here. ... onal-park/

Statistics: Posted by bsinc1962 — Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:28 pm

Author: bsinc1962
Posted: September 16, 2018, 6:28 pm
I'm very sorry, my tone wasn't meant to be harsh to you, I am just feeling bitter towards Frontier for ruining what started as a very good service. Their customer support and tech support has been horrible and they can't seem to figure out any technical problems that come up. I didn't mean to sound ungrateful for your attempt to help.

Statistics: Posted by RikWriter — Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:03 pm

Author: RikWriter
Posted: September 15, 2018, 9:03 pm
Rik, I really didn't appreciate your last reply or the tone, especially, when I was trying to help you and was totally sympathetic to your situation. Here's my last suggestion and then I'll be on my way. You may want to check out the current stability of Frontier as a company, if you haven't already done so. Reportedly, Frontier has lost its CFO, thousands of customers across the country and is currently in a financial death spiral. Whatever you want to do to reconnect to the world, Rik, is totally up to you and I'll refrain from offering any more help, suggestions and/or words of encouragement. Best of luck to you!

Statistics: Posted by yellvet — Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:42 pm

Author: yellvet
Posted: September 15, 2018, 7:42 pm
Rosie's kids

ImageRosie cubs 5-22-2018 by Linda Hamilton, on Flickr

Statistics: Posted by lah — Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:29 pm

Author: lah
Posted: September 15, 2018, 2:29 am
Frontier didn't install a damn thing here in this part of Florida. All they did was buy out Verizon and then screw up what Verizon already had going.

Statistics: Posted by RikWriter — Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:23 am

Author: RikWriter
Posted: September 14, 2018, 5:23 pm
US judge delays grizzly bear hunts in Rockies 2 more weeks

Good News..... ... /832640149

Statistics: Posted by pugman170 — Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:33 pm

Author: pugman170
Posted: September 13, 2018, 10:33 pm
Yep, I hear ya Mike. Last winter there was mountain lion that was seen by some of our neighbors in SoCal. It was walking right down the walking promenade that runs behind all the homes in the community.

Haven't seen any bears or cougars, yet, around Nye. But I know they're around. I'll probably start looking for tracks along the River and for any signs of a kill when it's a bit safer. Until then, I'm sticking close to the house so I can keep an eye on our bunnies and deer and the 4 new fawns that were born this year. They make such EZ targets for a hungry bear, mountain lion, coyote or wolf because they're so trusting and see the land around here as a safe haven, where they can come and go safely and do as they please. Very similar to the trusting nature of the animals that live in Yellowstone. Last week, we had 3 big whitetail bucks wandering through our yard every morning and afternoon. Today, all the whitetails have completely disappeared. Usually, it's the bucks that disappear but they don't usually start their Houdini act until the start of the hunting season. So, not to see a single whitetail today was pretty unusual. I think they must sense that there's a major predator in the area and are hiding out until it's safe to come out into the open. I'll keep ya posted on the mountain lion. Hopefully, it can be relocated to the A-B Wilderness without having to kill it.

Statistics: Posted by yellvet — Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:20 pm

Author: yellvet
Posted: September 13, 2018, 8:20 pm
The Billings Gazette has a good story on the Montana Department of Environmental Quality looking into removing five mile of Soda Butte Creek from the list of "Impaired waters" .The story goes into the history of the mining and cleanup and efforts to stop planned open mines in the Paradise Valley ... eea87.html

Statistics: Posted by Mike — Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:21 pm

Author: Mike
Posted: September 13, 2018, 7:21 pm
Rik, I truly empathize with your situation. We live in a fairly remote area of MT, and we didn't even have Internet access until around 2005. That was one year after a mining facility was built about 7 miles from our house at the base of the Beartooth Mountains. The company needed high speed Internet access. So our local phone company finally ran a line down the main county road that went up to the Mine. Then it ran a connecting line down our gravel road to hook up the local residents. I have never been an advocate of hard rock mining. But if the mine wasn't here, we'd probably have to find a satellite Internet provider or go back to the old 1200 baud ear muff" modem that we initially had in the 90's. It used to take me over 2 hours just to load one small photo on Flickr. :shock: DSL wasn't even available to us until just a few years ago.

Hopefully, whoever takes over Frontier in FL will have enough sense and the bucks to upgrade the existing lines and equipment in your area so you'll be able to get faster, more reliable Internet access and better customer service. It took Frontier about 2 years to get up to snuff in SoCal. If Spectrum (cable) or Hughes Net (satellite) offers Internet service your area, you may want to consider checking them out. Spectrum is the company that many of our neighbors in SoCal switched to when we were having so many problems with Frontier. Haven't heard any complaints from our SoCal neighnors about Spectrum. But we also haven't had many technical problems with Frontier since it relocated and assigned one of its senior field techs to our 55+ community to handle residential problems. But we've always had our share of billing problems. At one point, our account had a credit balance of over a thousand bucks. :shock: I knew that wouldn't last so we had to call Frontier several times to get our account straightened out. Frontier also had to replace a lot of the existing Verizon equipment in the residential areas because it was so old and wasn't compatible with the Frontier equipment and software. So I'm sure that doing the equipment upgrades must have been a huge investment for Frontier. That might be why you're still having Internet access problems at your house, Rik, and why Frontier wants to sell its Florida part of the business. The cost to replace the older equipment in FL might be too cost prohibitive for Frontier. The company has really been struggling ever since it took over Verizon. But at least things are finally beginning to settle down in SoCal. I know how frustrating it can be when you lose your Internet access. For folks who live in the MT Hinterland, everyone depends on the Internet for getting the latest news, evacuation notices and wildfire updates. In April, we lost our connection in Nye. After checking the router and all the connections, the problem wasn't with our local phone company but rather with a pesky field mouse that had decided to chew up our outside phone cable last winter so it could get into our house where it was nice and cozy. Never did find the mouse but I hope it got a tummy ache! Seriously, I hope that Frontier can fix your problem soon,Rik. I know how aggravating it must be for you. If you can't get up and running by mid October, let me know. I'd be happy to call the Frontier senior tech rep who lives in our community in SoCal. He's fairly high up on the ladder at Frontier. Maybe he can help or least get you to the right person at Frontier who can fix your problem.

Statistics: Posted by yellvet — Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:09 pm

Author: yellvet
Posted: September 13, 2018, 6:09 pm

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