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PNS Daily News - October 23, 2020 


President Trump and Joe Biden square off in their final debate; warnings that "dark days" of the pandemic are yet to come; and food assistance now available for some wildfire victims.


2020Talks - October 23, 2020 


The second and last presidential debate was much more controlled than the first; President Trump keeping to his main themes, calmly rebutted by Biden.

Public News Service - WY: Animal Welfare

Culling mountain goats in Grand Teton National Park is scheduled for mid-September through mid-November, when grizzly bears are in hyperphagia, a period of increased calorie intake in preparation for hibernation. (Gregory Smith/Flickr)

JACKSON, Wyo. -- As Grand Teton National Park prepares to cull mountain goats to protect bighorn sheep populations from disease, conservationists are sounding the alarm about the potential harm to endangered grizzly bears if hunters are sent in to do the job. Kristin Combs, executive director of W

As of February 2020, chronic wasting disease has been identified in 31 of 37 (84%) Wyoming mule deer herds, and 9 of 36 (25%) elk herds in Wyoming. (Skeeze/Pixabay)

SHERIDAN, Wyo. -- Wildlife managers in Wyoming are moving forward to combat chronic wasting disease in deer, elk and moose herds, after the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission approved a new statewide management plan. Brian Nesvik, State Game and Fish Department Director, said managers can pick and ch

Nearly 6,000 big game animals such as deer, pronghorn, elk, moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goats die each year from collisions with vehicles on Wyoming's highways and interstates. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Wyoming took a big first step toward blazing a new trail on managing big game migration corridors when Gov. Mark Gordon signed an executive order last week. Dan Stanton, a biologist and sportsman's representative on the governor's advisory group on migration, says keeping paths o

Last year the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service authorized the killing of up to 72 grizzly bears over the 10-year life of a livestock grazing program on public lands in Wyoming. (Janko Ferlic/Pexels)

JACKSON, Wyo. -- Wildlife advocates are pushing back on plans to allow 72 grizzly bears to be killed to accommodate livestock grazing in Wyoming's Bridger-Teton National Forest. Andrea Santarsiere, a senior attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity, said while grizzly populations have incre

Migration routes allow mule deer and other species to move between winter habitat and areas with enough cover and food to give birth in spring. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Hunting groups are praising Gov. Mark Gordon for his work to protect the state's iconic migration corridors for mule deer and pronghorn antelope. The governor has released a draft executive order to key stakeholders, and Joy Bannon -- policy director for the Wyoming Wildlife Fede

Since 2008, vehicles have killed 45 moose along Wyoming Highway 390. (John J. Mosesso/Wikimedia Commons)

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. – Teton County commissioners and Jackson Town Council members heard public testimony earlier this week about what should be done to stop the deaths of moose and other wildlife, especially at the intersection of the Teton Pass Highway and Highway 22 along the Snake River corr

Many pollinator species have migration routes that cover hundreds and even thousands of miles. (Publicdomainpictures)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Wyoming's first public Habitat Hero Demonstration Garden, a converted stretch of lawn in front of the Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities building, officially launched this week. Organizers hope the blossoming flowers, strawberries and drought-resistant plants and grasses wil

Yellowstone National Park officials work to curb excessive human-caused deaths of wolves, including being struck by cars. (National Park Service)

JACKSON, Wyo. – Recent reports that the number of gray wolves in Yellowstone National Park has dropped caused concern among the animal's supporters, but the park's top biologist says there's no reason to sound the alarm. Doug Smith has led the Wolf Restoration Project at Yellowstone since it

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