Grizzly bear attack victim released

Jim Cole, who was mauled by a grizzly bear near Trout Creek in Yellowstone Park’s Hayden Valley, has been released from the hospital.

Bear attack victim released. By Gazette News Services

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Coyotes enjoy the good life in exclusive Arizona neighborhood

The headline above was written at Headwater News for a link to a story in the Arizona Republic’s, “Brazen coyote attacks alarming pet owners, even in Biltmore area.” John Faherty.

It’s amazing how a change in a headline affects the impression the casual reader obtains. I think Headwater News picked up the tone of the story better than whoever wrote the Republic’s headline.

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Estimated number of wolves living in Wisconsin is adjusted downwards slightly

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US Senator Thomas’ death hurts Wyo. Range efforts

Thomas had been expected to soon introduce legislation protecting the Wyoming Range from oil and gas leasing. Now he is dead. Story in the Jackson Hole News and Guide by Cory Hatch.

As if to underscore the importance of not granting these leases unless you are willing to see complete field development, the Fish and Game Commission is seeking a buyback or a give back by the oil companies.

The article says the leading sportsmen groups in the state are behind saving the the Wyoming Range from an awful fate, but I didn’t see the name of Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife, WY. Are they on board, or do they want to established feedlots between the gas rigs?  I will remove my sarcasm if they are signed onto the move to keep the gas wells off these splendid mountains.

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