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  • Go To: THE FLIES OF YELLOWSTONE
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  • Visit: Chi Wulff
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  • Friday, April 13, 2018

    Your Voices Matter

    ZINKE BLINKED
    Smaller Fee Increase
    keep the pressure on
    OUR SECRETARY OF INTERIOR
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    .. It may seem like a small victory but it is very big in terms of public participation.
    .. Last October, (when he thought no one was looking,) Zinke directed the National Park Service to jack up park entrance fees.
    .. They would have been aimed at the most popular parks in the west and imposed during the most busy periods of visitation. Fees as high as $70.00 per visit were proposed [[LINK-PP.]]
    .. Surprisingly a public comment period was available. The public, (you good folks,) came through with one of the largest responses in NPS history.
    .. A revised fee schedule has been adopted by the NPS and, Secretary Zinke is claiming credit for listening and acting - ho, ho, ho.
    .. A $5.00 increase  --  from $30.00 to $35.00  --  per vehicle / per visit will be the new fee. This is in line with other more recent increases that have been levied.
    .. Most of the rate hikes take effect June 1. The $35 fee applies mostly in the West and will affect such popular parks as Yellowstone, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Mount Rainier, Rocky Mountain and Grand Teton parks.
    .. Be sure to check the website of the park you intend to visit to see if the fee structure has changed.
    .. We're proud of y'all  -  all 109,000 plus  -  for responding in a rapid and positive fashion. Thanks again. [[ Read all about it HERE.]]
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    'TIS THE SEASON
    .. The snow is still coming down. Small dry flakes are wafting through the trees and piling up slowly.
    .. The warm streets are slushy and the drains are keeping up with the runoff.
    .. The neighbors have swept off the grill and plan some burned meat as we look toward the coming melt down.
    .. We anticipate 50°F in a day or so. The sun will shine and, the wind will blow and, the neighborhood kids can get back on their skateboards. - YEE-HA!
    .. Our mid life morning turned into a baking frenzy, (must have been the coffee.) Such is life in the realm of the maturizum.
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