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  • Wednesday, August 23, 2006

    POLITICS RUINS FISHING

    THE CHAOS WILL BE TERRIBLE
    Fran & DirkOutgoing National Park Service Director, Fran Mainella & Incoming Secretary Of Interior, Dirk Kempthorne shown above being lectured by sailor on the Goodspeed Sail.
    FLASH !!! . . .Don't go fishing in Yellowstone on Friday, August 25, 2006
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    .. West Yellowstone, Montana has one of the finest airport runway's in North America. Air Force One has landed here several times. "So What?"; you say.
    .. Well - here's the "what" - there is a new visitor center at Canyon Village and the official Department Of Interior contingent will be arriving to dedicate the center.
    .. The Secretary Dirk Kempthorne, (from Idaho,) outgoing NPS Boss, Fran Mainella, (from Florida,) and Yellowstone Park Superintendent Susan Lewis will all be there.
    .. There will be mounted park rangers, plain clothing officers, guns on the roofs, cameras in the bushes, hand held detectors, and other accoutrement's of official Washington.
    .. This happens every year or so and the chaos is a delight to behold.
    .. Several Suburbans arrived last night - complete with suits, guns, red & blue lights in the grill, AND pretty little gold badges. These guys don't have a smile in their arsenal.
    .. There will be festivities including a concert by Bruce Anfinson, western folk recording artist - (We think this is a big deal?) And press tours, and hand shaking, and of course pat-downs --- YEEEE-HA!
    .. We're going to Ennis and fish Bear Trap Canyon. The water is still cold there and the fishing pressure light.
    .. For your edification here are some links to read about the festivities:
    .. Yellowstone Park News,
    .. Yellowstone National Park Web Site.
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    .. Finally, we apologise, again, for the temporary outage that the blog experienced yesterday. We got trapped in a cyber-switch that was way beyond our control, (hell, we can barely type,) and the glitch prevented about 175 loyal visitors from getting their update. We've been assured that it won't happen again.
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    .. In the meantime we are going to browse the sites that we don't have time to thoroughly digest:
    .. Fishing Jones has his new site going,
    .. Jason at Troutnut has his new site going,
    .. Tom at TroutUnderground has his new camera going.
    .. GetOutdoors eye candy.
    .. As they say on the Upper Sac. . . . See ya in the limo.
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