• PARTNER: PROTECT YOUR WATERS
  • Go To: THE FLIES OF YELLOWSTONE
  • Go To: YELLOWSTONE FISHING WEATHER
  • Go To: YELLOWSTONE FLY FISHING MAPS
  • Visit: Moldy Chum
  • Visit: The Horse's Mouth
  • Visit: Chi Wulff
  • Visit: Parks' Fly Shop
  • Saturday, March 28, 2020

    Murder Case Progress

    IT'S BEEN ABOUT A MONTH
    Pleadings Are In
    bail is set
    12-year-old James Alex Hurley
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    .. James was tortured by members of his own family. He eventually died from beatings and strangling. The case against his grandparents and his eighteen year old uncle has moved slowly through the courts in Bozeman.
    .. We will not repeat the gruesome details or, the sight of the community mourning at the candlelight vigil.
    .. Local news continues to highlight the the case as it moves through the court. For a list of videos click HERE-1 for print and other media click HERE-2.
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    EGG SUCKING MATUKA
    .. Spring continues apace with days ranging from overcast gloom to squinty bright with a few wisps of clouds. Fishing is picking up and catching is steady at the local spots.
    .. Estuaries around Hebgan Reservoir are clearing nicely and producing some monster submarines for those neighbors willing to ride a snowmobile through mud and slush and snow. The fish are ravenous and provide eager dance partners.
    .. The neighborhood foolers include: San Juan Worm, Egg Sucking Leech, Egg Sucking Matuka and even large gold bare hooks.
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    WALLPAPER:  BROILED SHRIMP AND A BIT OF HOTNESS

    Friday, March 27, 2020

    All Done

    CLOSED FOR NOW
    Park Notice
    chamber of commerce note
    KEEP OUT
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    .. It's finally come to this. Requests from the counties surrounding Yellowstone National Park, combined with a park push to modify operations to implement the latest COVID-19 health guidance have closed the park until further notice.
    .. Our village has followed suit with measures in line with state and federal mandated actions. Included actions are a few unique suggestions not seen in national or state practices. Two of the more interesting suggestions are: 1) wipes for grocery baskets and/or gloves for claiming goods from the shelves and, 2) fingernail brushes for hand washing.
    RESOURCES
    >> Yellowstone Park News Release,
    >> TIME,
    >> West Yellowstone Chamber,
    >> Yellowstone Vacations.
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    GOLDEN HAYSTACK - NOW
    .. The village streets are plumb dry and, the old snow piles are showing the many layers of gravel from plowing. All but the flat roofs are devoid of the white stuff - sliding snow is a cacophonous event.
    .. Mud is showing on most fishing trails around the lakes and even the South Fork of the Madison River is about to be conventionally accessible - another couple of weeks or so.
    .. Spring is in full roar and getting punctuated by occasional spittings of snow. We should get another dump, Zeus willing and the foehn winds don't blow. We'll keep a weather eye out for developments.
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    WALLPAPER:  SHRIMP, FRIES, GRANDMA'S DIPPING SAUCE

    Thursday, March 26, 2020

    From The Gov.



    Today I today issued a Directive requiring Montanans to stay home and temporarily closes all nonessential businesses and operations to stop the spread of COVID-19.

    The order goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on March 28 and will buy us time for health care workers on the frontlines to limit long term impacts to the state’s economy.

    In consultation with public health experts, health care providers, and emergency management professionals, I have determined that to protect public health and human safety, it is essential, to the maximum extent possible, individuals stay at home or at their place of residence.

    There’s no doubt that COVID-19 is causing a lot of hardship. It’s also causing incredible hardships for our doctors, nurses and other hospital staff across the country. We need to give them a fighting chance to get ahead of this virus.

    The Directive will be in effect through Friday, April 10 and requires all businesses and operations in Montana, except for essential businesses and operations as defined in the Directive, to stop all activities within the state.

    Businesses with questions can contact a dedicated state line at 1-800-755-6672 and leave messages 24-hours a day and will receive a prompt response.

    The Directive also prohibits all public and private gatherings of any number of people occurring outside a household or place of residence.

    Essential services and businesses will remain operational and open. Businesses deemed essential are required to comply with social distancing guidelines when possible including maintaining six feet of distance, having sanitizing products available, and designating hours of operation specifically for vulnerable populations.

    Under the Directive, Montanans may leave their homes for essential activities, including:

    • For health and safety. To engage in activities or perform tasks essential to their health and safety, or to the health and safety of their family or household members (including, but not limited to, pets), such as seeking emergency services, obtaining medical supplies or medication, or visiting a health care professional.

    • For necessary supplies and services. To obtain necessary services or supplies for themselves and their family or household members, or to deliver those services or supplies to others, such as groceries and food, household consumer products, supplies they need to work from home, and products necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences.

    • For outdoor activity. To engage in outdoor activity, provided the individuals comply with social distancing, such as walking, hiking, running, or biking. Individuals may go to public parks and open outdoor recreation areas, including public lands in Montana provided they remain open to recreation. Montanans are discouraged from outdoor recreation activities that pose enhanced risks of injury or could otherwise stress the ability of local first responders to address the COVID-19 emergency (e.g., backcountry skiing in a manner inconsistent with avalanche recommendations or in closed terrain).

    • For certain types of work. To perform work providing essential products and services at Essential Businesses or Operations or to otherwise carry out activities specifically permitted in this Directive, including Minimum Basic Operations.

    • To take care of others. To care for a family member, friend, or pet in another household, and to transport family members, friends, or pets as allowed by this Directive.

    You can read my full Directive HERE.
    My Directive follows federal guidance to determine the businesses and operations deemed essential, which are summarized in the Directive and can also be found here:
    https://www.cisa.gov/publication/guidance-essential-critical-infrastructure-workforce.
    For the most up to date information on COVID-19 please go to:
    https://covid19.mt.gov/
    As Montanans, we have an obligation to slow the spread of this virus. Our fellow Montanans are counting on all of us to follow these stay at home measures and save lives.

    Thank you again for your comments to my office and for sharing this information with others in your community. We must take COVID-19 seriously, and we must take the measures now to flatten the curve and give our front-line healthcare workers the ability to fight this disease.

    Working together, we can save the lives of our fellow Montanans and our economy from long-term impacts.

    Sincerely,

    STEVE BULLOCK
    Governor

    Governor Bullock

    8:53 PM

    Quarantine

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    About That Snow

    Very Wet
    Slush Abounds
    fluff in the high country
    OUR VERY OWN REPORT
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    ..Over at "SNOFLO," (LINK,) is our neighborhood 'Snow Report.' This has many pages - well indexed - of current conditions and historical data. Makes it easy for checking on the Madison River and  Gallatin River snowpack, including snow water content. Check it out.
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    WALLPAPER:  MEATBALL SANDWICH AND SIMPLE SALAD

    Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    A Weather Surprise

    RIGHT NOW
    Normal Stuff
    wet and mild
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    WALLPAPER:  APPLE TURNOVERS WITH RUM VANILLA DRIZZLE

    Saturday, March 21, 2020

    Self Isolation

    LOTS OF "B" MOVIES
    Stream Some Junk ?
    visit web cams
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    .. The new buzz word is "SELF ISOLATION." Up here we call it Winter. We can suggest that you click on over to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. They have 10 live web cams for your enjoyment, (during daylight hours.) Just pick your poison = HERE.
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    WALLPAPER:  PAN TOASTED GARLIC BREAD