Cody Wyoming Real West Culture Cody Wyoming Fun and Adventure Sun, 11 Jan 2015 17:16:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Drones in Yosemite National Park Sat, 03 May 2014 17:31:33 +0000 This could go two ways. If they (govt drones) are used to prevent or warn of Grizzly attacks, then by all means have a drone follow Grizzlies. If they would be used instead to spy on Americans and visitors from other countries, then get rid of them! Personal use of Drones should be prohibited and banned in our National parks. Period. They are distracting, noisy and intrusive.

Courtesy of Yosemite National Park Photos on Facebook.

Courtesy of Yosemite National Park Photos on Facebook.

Montana and Wyoming residents have declare open season on government controlled Drones!

Article below – Source: Yubanet

By: Yosemite National Park

May 2, 2014 – Yosemite National Park advises visitors that the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones) are prohibited within park boundaries due to regulations outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Specifically, the use of drones within the park boundaries is illegal under all circumstances. Thirty Six CFR 2.17(a)(3) states, “delivering or retrieving a person or object by parachute, helicopter, or other airborne means, except in emergencies involving public safety or serious property loss, or pursuant to the terms and conditions of a permit” is illegal. This applies to drones of all shapes and sizes.

The park has experienced an increase in visitors using drones within park boundaries over the last few years. Drones have been witnessed filming climbers ascending climbing routes, filming views above tree-tops, and filming aerial footage of the park. Drones can be extremely noisy, and can impact the natural soundscape. Drones can also impact the wilderness experience for other visitors creating an environment that is not conducive to wilderness travel. The use of drones also interferes with emergency rescue operations and can cause confusion and distraction for rescue personnel and other parties involved in the rescue operation. Additionally, drones can have negative impacts on wildlife nearby the area of use, especially sensitive nesting peregrine falcons on cliff walls.

Visitors traveling to the park should be aware that the use of drones is prohibited while visiting the park and should not be utilized at any time.

For more information about regulations about visiting Yosemite National Park, please visit



Article below- Source: ABC News

The National Park Service issued a statement Friday reminding visitors that federal regulations actually ban the use of unmanned aircraft within the park’s boundaries.

Yet that hasn’t stopped drone sightings from becoming a nearly daily occurrence in one of the nation’s most venerated national parks in recent years, said Scott Gediman, a park ranger for nearly two decades.

“There has been an increasing use of the drones just because they are more prevalent on the market,” he said, adding, “It’s a new toy.”

The drones can often be seen buzzing loudly near waterfalls, above meadows or over treetops as guests use them to capture otherwise impossible-to-get photographs of the breathtaking landscape.

“Most if not all of the people using these are simply unaware that they’re illegal,” Gediman told The Associated Press.

One problem with the devices is that they can be distracting for personnel during emergency rescue operations, according to the Park Service.

Another issue is that they make lots of noise, putting a potential damper on the park experience for visitors.

“It takes away from the soundscape and the beauty of the park,” Gediman said.

The remote-operated aircraft can also interfere with sensitive wildlife, such as peregrine falcons, which nest on cliff walls.

As rangers gear up for an increase in visitors during the summer, Gediman said he hopes Friday’s announcement — along with similar advisories on Facebook and Twitter — will encourage people to leave their drones at home.


Article below- Source: La Times

Yosemite National Park issued a warning Friday, and it didn’t have to do with bears or hazardous park conditions. The new concern: Unmanned drone aircraft.

There are numerous videos on YouTube in which drones are used to take in the scenic beauty.

Rangers said enough is enough.

“The park has experienced an increase in visitors using drones within park boundaries over the last few years,” officials said in a statement. “Drones have been witnessed filming climbers ascending climbing routes, filming views above tree-tops, and filming aerial footage of the park.”

The park said drones pose a safety threat as well as ruin the aesthetics of the wilderness.

“Drones can be extremely noisy, and can impact the natural soundscape,” officials said. “Drones can also impact the wilderness experience for other visitors, creating an environment that is not conducive to wilderness travel.”

The park said the use of drones there is illegal, but it’s unclear if anyone has been caught in the act.

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Beautifully Decorated Fireplace at the Irma Hotel (Pictures) Mon, 16 Dec 2013 16:41:32 +0000





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OverPass For Obamas Impeachment August 2 In Casper Sun, 28 Jul 2013 23:09:19 +0000 Inviting all Wyoming and visiting Patriots to join the Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment, August 2nd in Casper Wyoming! Please download the flyer below and show your patriotism by posting in a town near you.

Protest to bring awareness … Get that commie Muslim, Anti-American usurper of our White House

Who is running our govt now? A Muslim. Who does he pick as his cohorts? Radial left wingers and Muslims. Who is on the DHS advisory panel? Muslims.  The Butchers of Benghazi, Obama and Hillary, left men to die as a result of an attack led by Morsi’s people. Who helped put Morsi into power? Obama. Who is supplying the enemy? Obama. Time to take this tyrant Muslim out with the trash!

New York Journal Publishes Registered Gun Owners Addresses – Sends Criminals to Non Gun Owners Homes Wed, 26 Dec 2012 17:45:09 +0000 Barry Soetoro and Holder who armed Mexican drug thugs the very thugs that turned around and used those  firearms to kill one of our border agents, and Mexican beauty queen, now want to come and take America’s guns. And the corrupt news media is helping them!

Amazing what passes for journalism today.  Imagine the outrage if the Cody Enterprise published an online database of local gun permit holders.   The Journal News posted an online database of local gun-permit holders.

 “Gun control has nothing to do with guns, but has everything to do with control….”

The left wing liberals might think this is funny, getting even with (remember- “vote for revenge?”) and ousting  all the legally registered gun owners in the state, but I smell big class action lawsuit developing.

In reality, the non-gun owners are being exposed, maybe they should just put a Gun Free Zone sign on their front door and make it easier for criminals to find them? Do I hear, BACKFIRED?

But, do Liberals really pay attention to ‘reality’?

UPDATE: Someone pointed out the fact that perhaps the addresses of the LAW ABIDING citizens are being published to oust them for an up-in-coming gun confiscation. Since they are demonizing our 2 Amendment rights, this would fit right in line with the agenda. To find out more about this please read this article from CanadaFreePress

So here are the addresses and phone number of NY Journal “columnist” (one who propagates journalistic abuse) Dwight R. Worley who published all of the HOME ADDRESSES of Law Abiding Conceal Carry Gun Owners of the entire state of NY as well as the rest of the Marxist swine at The Journal:

Dwight R Worley
23006 139 Ave
Springfield Gardens, NY 11413

But you might want to call him first to let him know you’ll be dropping in: (718) 527-0832

The rest of the red diaper doper babies at The Journal:

Journal News President:
—Janet Hasson, 3 Gate House Lane Mamaroneck, NY 10534 (914) 694.5204

—Cyndee Royle, 1133 Westchester Ave., Suite N110, White Plains, NY 10604, 914-694-9300
–Nancy Cutler 9 Woodwind Ln, Spring Valley, NY. (845) 354 3485

Parent company of The Journal News Gannett
—–CEO Gracia C Martore 728 Springvale Rd Great Falls, VA 22066 (703) 759 5954

The reporter on the story is:
–Dwight R Worley (who by the way has a cc license and owns a SW 357)  23006 139 Ave Springfield Gardens, NY 11413 (718) 527 0832


Revealing Gun-owners Names Reveals Truth


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Look Who Got Caught Shopping For Shoes Fri, 21 Dec 2012 16:10:13 +0000 This is exciting! One of my blog readers sent me this picture of the ruler of the free world shopping for shoes! I just had to share this with you.


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Prepare For Your Yellowstone Hiking Trip Tue, 12 Jun 2012 16:06:31 +0000 So, your going hiking in Yellowstone? How awesome! I love hiking Yellowstone and the surrounding areas. Living in Cody, Yellowstone is only 50 miles away and equips me with the perfect outdoor get away adventure.

There are a few things to keep in mind while out hiking in Yellowstone. Caution is of extreme importance. The majority of Yellowstone’s 9 million visitors walk the trails with out any of the ordinary incidents. There are a few off trail routes that are generally visited by a few, and it is these I would like to address.


I would like to stress the importance of carrying bear mace!

With the many bear attacks over the last several years, bear mace is an absolute must have when camping and hiking Yellowstone! Several of the grizzly encounters have produced nothing more than soiled drawers, but you don’t want to end up cutting your vacation short due to a grizzly attack, or even worse, a mauling.

Prepare for Grizzly Encounters:

If your traveling in a RV, you shouldn’t have to worry about grizzlies ripping apart your tent.  The grizzly attack on the sleeping campers in 2010 was a rare occurrence and may never be repeated. But camp with caution as the grizzly population has exploded and fear of humans is replaced with territorial rights and hunger.

Please read Bear attacks in Yellowstone are rare but they do happen to learn about hiking safety in Grizzly country.


Another thing I’d like to mention is the elevation. Yellowstone is 7500 feet and most people who are not used to this experience shortness of breath or dizziness when hiking. Take it slow and easy.

Prepare for colder nights

The temperatures in Yellowstone can drop significantly at nights, even in the summer months. An occasional change in the weather can produce heavy rain as well as snow. The season so far has been mild this year, but with the ever changing weather patterns, you never know and it is better to be prepared.

Hiking Safety

Having made my share of mistakes in the wilderness over the years, I have compiled a list of gotcha’s that can be applied to any outdoor adventure.  I urge you to print this out and store with your outdoor gear.  Hiking can be a most rewarding distraction from the daily grind, but safety should NEVER be taken for granted!


1) Plan your hike.  You are more likely to have a safe and happy hike if you “plan your hike, and hike your plan”.  To rush out on a big hike w/o proper planning is asking for trouble! ALWAYS notify someone close to you where you will be and how long you will be gone. Know where you are going and ending up.  Tell someone where you are going and when. Let them know when they could expect you back. Many hikers have set out alone and have not made it back.

2) Know your terrain.  Use every resource available to get to know your hiking trail before you set out.  This will prepare you for the walking conditions.  “Are there streams?, Elevation changes?, Is terrain rocky or smooth?” are some of the questions that can be answered BEFORE you set out. Maps.

3) Know the climate. Yellowstone is very unpredictable. Weather changes happen quickly and without much warning in the Rocky Mountains. Severe thunderstorms that produce dangerous lightning and hail can come on very quickly with devastating results. Check the local and national weather stations before you set out. Night temperatures drop quickly, hypothermia, a rapid cooling of the body, is real, dangerous, and misunderstood. Hypothermia can easily be prevented with proper preparation.


In The Pack Essentials

1) Potable water.  Always have fresh water available.  It is also a good idea to bring along purification tablets and/or a filtration device.  In the outdoors water is contaminated by animal wastes. Having the ability to produce drinking water can be just as important as the water you pack in.

2) First Aid Kit.  Although obvious, it is surprising how many folks go in the wilderness without one.  Items as simple as pain relief tablets can be a welcome addition when you are far from civilization.  Other items are bandages, tweezers, moleskin, antiseptic, needle and thread (for repairs).

3) Matches and a lighter.  I usually pack along a small piece of commercial starter stick for quick fires just in case. You never know what may happen and you need to be prepared in case you get lost. Be prepared for any type of emergency such as a quick overnight camp in the wilderness.  I also pack a small conventional flashlight, campstove and an LED light.

4) Clothing.  It is always wise to pack some extra layers as temps can fluctuate greatly, especially in mountainous environments.  A walking stick and extra pair of socks can be life savers. Hydration hiking packs can go a long way to keep you hydrated on longer day trips

Packing along a map and compass has gotten me out of a jam more than once.  I also carry a cell phone, even though there is no reception in Yellowstone,  I still may hit a lucky spot and be able to get a call out in case of emergency.


Remember your common sense.  Making good decisions while on the trail will keep you out of bad situations. If signs say to stay on the trail, make sure that you do. There are good reason for this as grizzlies aren’t the only wild animal to beware of. Bull moose and buffalo can be very brutal as well. There are also hot springs that will burn you to a crisp. If you hike with your family members, especially children or seniors, remember that they may not have the stamina handle the same level hike as you, and you ultimately must make the right decision.


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The Horn Hunter – To My Dad Sat, 25 Feb 2012 16:45:59 +0000 Nestled far in the valley,
the river runs deep
The sun just rising,
over mountains so steep.

Trees are frozen,
in mid winter bliss
Branches near breaking,
on a morning such as this.

A blanket of white
covers the ground,
as the snow falls gently
not making a sound.

A black wolf watches
above the new fallen snow
As a lone man travels
to where the elk herd go.

Breaking the silence
upon his 4-wheeled beast
he pushes onward
not alone in the least.

This place, this time
few men will ever see,
the true beauty of God
as it was meant to be.

None except this man,
riding alone
hunting horns
far from home.

Love You Dad!


Wyoming Cowboys Soft Fleece Body Blanket Wed, 04 Jan 2012 18:33:34 +0000 .

Stay warm and show your team spirit at the games with this soft, fuzzy body throw.. Nothing is as warm and inviting as the Wyoming Cowboys Blanket with sleeves.

The Wyoming Cowboys NCAA Adult Comfy Throw is an Officially Licensed Blanket with Sleeves, that show off the Wyoming Cowboys colors and and Design

Now while your at the games in the winter or early spring chill you have the option of staying warm and comfy-cozy in this super soft, thick and luxurious fleece blanket with sleeves.

Not Just For Games

So oversized and loose fitting you can wear this anywhere when you feel the chill, even inside your home on a cold winter or spring evening.

This specially designed, officially Licensed Blanket by Northwest lets your shoulders, arms and upper body remain protected from the cold while leaving arms and hands free to drink your warm beverage, use a laptop, TV remote, read a book, talk on the phone, eat a snack or enjoy the outdoor games.

Stay cozy comfortable while showing your team spirit! The bold team graphics will display whose team your really on! One size fits all, great for the whole family.

Measures 48″ x 71″ and completely machine washable. This sleek design features the Wyoming Cowboys Team Offical Logo.



Campgrounds Fri, 16 Dec 2011 21:54:49 +0000 There are several campgrounds between here and Yellowstone. In the summer months they fill up quickly. So, to be sure you have a spot available call and book early! Here is a listing of all campgrounds in the Cody to Yellowstone area with the perks of each one. So you can get to Yellowstone and enjoy traffic jams like this one:

Finding the right fit for you and your family while on your vacation is key to really enjoying your vacation. Have fun and enjoy your stay!

This is an example of what you can find in the Cody Wyoming Visitors Guide —>>>

 Campgrounds within 52 miles of Yellowstone Park:

Absaroka Bay

– Located on the south end of Cody, Absaroka Bay features nice views of the Cedar and  Rattlesnake Mountains. Beck Lake  is basically right across the street. You can access Beck Lake park for walking or fishing with a short 3 minute drive or 10 minute walk. The Absaroka Bay camp site includes areas for tents, campers or RV’s.  Hot showers and laundry on site. The roads are blacktop, and the pads are gravel. Each site has green grass and a picnic table. Ice and WiFi on sight.  Located right across from Taco Johns, K-Mart, Beck Lake, McDonalds, and BK so you won’t go hungry! 2002 Mountain View Drive (top of hill, right beside Burger King) (800) 557-7440 (307) 557-7440. Website:


Ponderosa Campground

– This definitely offers the best location for those who want to tour the Cody area! The Ponderosa is within walking distance to the Buffalo Bill Historical Center and to downtown shopping and dining. Lots of spaces. Full RV hookups that include cable TV and Wi-Fi, very clean laundry room, bathroom and showers. A lot of trees that offer shaded spots. Heated cabins and grassy tent areas also available. For the more adventurous stay in one of the Tepees! Gift shop, pool tables, video arcade and nightly rodeo shuttle. 1815 8th Street (307) 587-9203



– 3 miles from downtown Cody, the KOA has a lot to offer. Starting on Thursdays is Bingo, Friday is ice cream social time and Saturday is S’mores night! Everyday fun  includes the inground swimming pool, hot tub, separate wading pool for tots,  game room, basketball courts, horseshoe pits, and sand volleyball court. Also nightly Rodeo Shuttle. On site amenities include, laundry room, restrooms and showers. All you can eat pancakes for breakfast. RV sites are gravel – Cabins and tent areas are also available. 5561 Greybull Highway (800) 562-8507 (307) 587-2369


Parkway Trailer & RV Park

– Level sites, trees and some shade clean restrooms and showers. Nice laundry facilities electric, water and sewer. 132 w Yellowstone Ave (307) 527-5927


Yellowstone Valley Inn

– 18 miles west of Cody, 32 miles from Yellowstone. Camper and RV park is in desert area, entirely gravel, level sites, grassy areas for tents. Laundry, outdoor pool. hottub. Restaurant and Saloon on site. Wi-fi, Can’t be beat for its’ absolutely 360 degree amazing mountain views. Many extras


North Fork Campground

14 miles west of Cody first left past the reservoir.  This campground is a large grassy area right under Sheep Mountain on the north shore of Buffalo Bill dam. Bathrooms, picnic areas, fishing. Tents, campers RV’s . Awesome views.


Wapiti Campground

= For those who like to be right smack in the forest. You will be within walking distance of Shoshone River for easy access for bird or wildlife watching, fishing and hiking. 20 electric RV hook ups on the right side as you enter. Each spot includes, picnic tables, fire pits, bear boxes, (grizzly and black bear country – carry bear spray) outhouses, water spigots, fishing.  30 miles west of  Cody. on the Shoshone River 2225 HWY 14-16-20 – Look for signs.


Green Creek Inn

– Wapiti valley, 20 miles west of Cody. Quiet RV Park with full hookup sites -water/electric (30 & 50 amp) with sewer. Sites are level, wide and do not have any satellite TV obstacles. Guest coin-op Laundromat is available. A playground and  large grassy areas for family fun. Amazing views. Located just 30 miles from Yellowstone Park East Gate. Right off the highway but without the highway noise.. 2908 North fork Highway 877-587-5004 Call ahead – limited space and rooms


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Holiday Lights & Santa – Starting to Feel A Lot Like Christmas Sat, 10 Dec 2011 17:06:27 +0000 I love Christmas! Simple statement but so true. Except for the last minute shopping I always seen to end up doing, Christmas in Cody is a good time. City Park has a great display of lights every year.

Santa House Opens

Saturday Dec 10th, today, Santa House will be opening in City Park from 1-3 pm. Exciting! Here are the times…

  • Friday Dec 16 — 4-6 pm
  • Saturday Dec 17 — 1-3 pm
  • Sunday Dec 18 — 1-3 pm
  • Monday Dec 19 thru the 22 — 4-6 pm

Now that I am a grandma, the holiday brings me more cheer than ever. Last night after we watched Friday episodes of KnockOut, yes, I have grandboys, we headed out in search of Christmas lights. Naturally we headed up to 24th street which is always a grandioso of holiday lights, but the house wasn’t lit up. For someone that doesn’t even have the tree up yet I’m not complaining, it still is a bit early (the 9th) for the seasonal holiday lights – there is always next weekend.

We traveled around a bit in search of lights but not many houses were decorated and even less were lit up. We didn’t give up though and what we found was awesome, at least my grand kids thought so. And, if they think this is awesome, so do I. Snuggled back on a dead end road we came across 2 homes that were exactly what we were looking for. Holiday Spectacular!!






We will be out again next weekend, right after KnockOut, to see the holiday lights once again. The way the kids are all oooo’s and ahhhh’s and the way their eyes light up when the see the beautiful displays is so worth it!


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Cody Cupboard Annual Food Drive Sat, 05 Nov 2011 17:32:20 +0000 Every year, along with the help of dozens of volunteers, The Cody Cupboard holds its annual food drive. They are out this morning in the first big snow of the season collecting donations for the Cody Cupboard. Those brave souls!

Cody Cupboard Food Drive November 2nd 2013

The volunteers will be going door to door Saturday morning from 8:30 until noon. The Cody VFW is the drop off headquarters for items collected by the volunteers. Last year the annual food drive collected just under 11,000 pounds of canned goods and non-perishable food items. These items helped over 2500 families throughout Park County.



This year marks its’ 26th year of helping out families in need. The Cody Cupboard is not a government subsidized agency, so it must rely solely on donations from the public to restock the pantry.

The Cody Cupboard helps those families in need that can’t often afford food after the bills are paid. This includes single family parents who do not receive child support or a limited amount, recently laid off families, families with large medical bills, the unemployed, seasonal workers and poor wage families. (Which Wyoming has many of since Wyoming is a non-union state and generally has the lowest wages in the nation)

If you want to donate this year drop off locations are at Albertsons, Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Park County Library, Pinnacle Bank, Sunlight FCU and Wells Fargo.

The Cupboard really needs: canned soups, fruits, cereals, peanut butter, pasta and jelly. But everything is needed and put to good use. Any donations of diapers, soap, shampoo, TP, dish soap, ect… is also greatly appreciated.

For more information on the Cody Food Drive visit this CodyEnterprise article





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Grizzly Bear Locations – Hunter Safety – Be Prepared Tue, 01 Nov 2011 20:30:10 +0000 There are about 600 grizzlies in the Yellowstone area alone. Grizzly bears live, hunt and forage in a radius of about 500 miles, which includes parts of Wyoming, Idaho and Montana.

When ever hunting or visiting the state of Wyoming, Montana or Idaho you need to keep in mind that this is grizzly country. In the past several months grizzly bears have been exceedingly active in the area. This past summer alone, there were 2 deaths  in Yellowstone National Park due to Grizzly encounters. These deaths were that of hikers who were hiking in Yellowstone Park. These hikers were not carrying bear spray.

Grizzly bears are wondering just outside of town too.

On two separate occasions, 2 Grizzly bears were trapped and re-located; the first was in mid September and the other early October after foraging apples at an apple orchard near Cody. And then more recently, on Friday, October 29th a grizzly killed 19 chickens in the Clark area.

Recently several hunters in Wyoming and surrounding states have been attacked by Grizzly.

Elk hunters especially need to beware this time of year. A surprised Grizzly is a dangerous Grizzly. Grizzly bears are now foraging for winter. As in the early spring when Grizzly come out of hibernation and forage for food, this time of year is prime time for Grizzly to be storing fat for the winter snooze. Grizzly are known for traveling long distances to hunt for food. Do the math – 600 grizzly @ 500 mile foraging radius = they could be anywhere!

In early October, an out-of-state hunter surprised a Grizzly while he was hunting near Meeteetse. He was charged but not seriously wounded. A Casper man was also charged while hunting in the Dubois area. He dropped and played dead. Luckily he only suffered bites to his ankles and rear end.

More recently, on October 30th,  another bear incident occurred in the Grand Teton Park. A Jackson man was attacked while hunting Elk in the area. He was carrying bear spray, but it was in his holster. He had no warning before the bear attacked. Grizzlies are quick and a holstered can can be difficult to release in just a few seconds. He dropped and played dead. Fortunately for him his bites were not serious.

Remember that this is grizzly country! If you are going to scout for elk or what ever poor creature is in season, have your bear spray in hand at all times. Just like the Jackson man above, he was carrying his bear spray but it was holstered. A grizzly attack can happen quickly and you must be prepared.

Play it safe with Griz! Pay attention in grizzly country. Look for fresh signs of a grizzly such as tracks, scat, digs and carcasses. Inform yourself on bear habitats, what bears eat, ect… If your gutting a kill, keep all intestines ect… far from your camp area, as a griz will make quick claim of anything left behind. Keep your bear spray in your hand at all times, don’t hunt alone, (one man to spray the bear and the other to shoot it if need be!) and keep all food supplies, especially carcasses out of reach of the bears!

A must-read on these magnificent but sometimes deadly creatures—thoroughly revised, expanded, and updated

Mark of the Grizzly




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