Kamila Kudelska

Cody Reporter

Phone: 307 578-4056
Email: kkudelsk@uwyo.edu 

Kamila has worked for public radio stations in California, New York, France and Poland. Originally from New York City, she loves exploring new places. Kamila just received her master in journalism from Columbia University. In her spare time, she enjoys a solid run, a game of squash and recording nature.

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A new study conducted by a global wild cat conservation organization finds that a mountain lions' prey differs by age.

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Scientists have discovered a new thermal area in Yellowstone National Park. The area is roughly the size of four football fields and is located in the northeast corner of the park.

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A new research paper finds that reintroducing carnivores in an area does not always mean there will be positive effects to that ecosystem. The long-held assumption was tested by a group of ecologists that looked at different carnivore reintroductions and removals around the world.

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A coalition of environmental groups signed a petition that would require Idaho and Wyoming hunters to carry bear spray. But some think protocol and education is more effective.

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It is unusual to find a snowy owl in Wyoming because they breed in the arctic tundra and usually spend their entire lives there, but Dr. Charles Preston, the former curator of the Draper Natural History Museum, said these owls are known to erupt.

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There's a new online tool that provides a big picture view of vegetation change over the last 35 years in the West. The University of Montana, the USDA's National Resources Conservation Service and the Bureau of Land Management joined forces to develop Rangeland Analysis Platform (RAP).

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The By Western Hands Design Center's museum and gallery is officially open to the public. The newly-built center showcases furniture in the western design pioneered by Thomas Molesworth. He was a furniture maker in Cody in the 1930s.

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The Climate Prediction Center forecasts a warmer spring than usual in the Mountain West.

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It turns out the impacts of the invasive species Lake Trout have larger impacts than previously thought. That's according to a recent study published in the scientific journal, Science Advances.

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At the end of February, a major inpatient psychological unit in Wyoming closed its doors. The PineRidge Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit in Lander had shut down partly due to federal regulations. This has created a domino effect and the outpatient behavioral unit will also close its doors April 5. This leaves a mentally ill population without accessible critical care in northwest Wyoming. 

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One of the oldest objects in the Buffalo Bill Museum collection is a Waterbury mantle clock that belonged to Buffalo Bill Cody’s mother Mary. Jeremy Johnston, the curator of the museum, said it indicates a shift in the family’s fortunes.

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The Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation and Wyoming Rising are co-sponsoring an event focused on non-citizen employees of Park County.

Otto Eerleman (1839–1926). Buffalo Bill and the Wild West Show, ca. 1887. Watercolor, 27.25 x 38.625 inches (framed). Gift of Sue and Wes Dixon

A watercolor painted in the late 19th century features the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show in action. But the painting doesn't only document the historic show in London but also a new technology.

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Earlier this week, a conservation coalition filed a lawsuit against the National Elk Refuge in Jackson for continuing to provide supplemental feed to elk in the winter, especially since Chronic Wasting Disease has been detected in Teton County.

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A recent analysis by WyoFile found that snowmobilers have topped backcountry skiers in avalanche fatalities throughout the state's history.

The McCracken Research Library, Buffalo Bill Center of the West

If you are a Wild West film fan, then you've probably seen Winchester '73, True Grit and High Noon. Besides being films about the West, all of these films also feature a Winchester Model 1873 rifle. The carbine has widely been credited as being the gun that won the West. Danny Michael, the assistant curator at the Cody Firearms Museum, said the history might be a little iffy on whether the rifle really won the West, but it still may have had an impact.

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During World War II, the U.S. Army was one of the first armies to adopt a semi-automatic rifle as its standard infantry arm. This was a big deal because during the war, most countries were still fighting with bolt action rifles, which are slower and don't have quite as much fire power.  


The National Museum of Wildlife Art

The National Museum of Wildlife Art has started an online exhibit space focused on the community of Teton County. The inaugural exhibit features students' responses to the work of wildlife photographer Thomas Mangelsen through their own art.

The Plains Indian Museum recently acquired two pieces of artwork from Lakota artist Dyani White Hawk. The two paintings are small 13 inch cubes. Rebecca West, the curator of the museum, said the paintings really evoke White Hawk’s formal artistic training and generational skill of beadwork. West said the pieces are bands of color done in acrylic and beadwork.

Smithsonian Channel

On Sunday, March 10, the Smithsonian Channel is premiering a new four-part series focused on Yellowstone National Park. The series was produced by Grizzly Creek Films based in Bozeman, Montana.

Wyoming Public Radio's Kamila Kudelska spoke with Thomas Wilson, the executive producer, and Eric Bendick, a producer and writer for the series, to get a behind the scenes of how wildlife focused series is created. First Bendick answered how the series tries to differentiate from well-known Yellowstone stories.

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This past year has been turbulent for the Greater Yellowstone grizzly bear. It was returned to the threatened species list last fall shortly after the state made plans to begin a grizzly hunt. Now, because of their uncertain status, people who live in grizzly habitat are frustrated, and some grizzly experts are fearful that the bear is losing support from its human neighbors, and experts say that local support is vital.

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On March 8, women brewers from the Snake River Brewing Company and the Roadhouse Brewing Company have collaborated to brew the Equality IPA. This is the fourth year the Jackson based breweries have come together on International Women's Day.

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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department, the Wyoming Department of Transportation and local nonprofit organizations in the Jackson area are collaborating on a study to gather more information on where moose cross highways in between Jackson and Wilson.

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This Sunday, March 10, the Smithsonian Channel will debut a four-hour series on Yellowstone National Park. The series hopes to show a side of Yellowstone that has never been seen before.

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At one point in time, the swallow-tail kite bird was a common species in the Great Plains, including eastern Wyoming.

But Dr. Charles Preston, the former curator of the Draper Natural History Museum, said they no longer are found in this region.

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Back in September, a federal judge ruled the Greater Yellowstone grizzlies should be put back under Endangered Species Act protections, which means the federal government has the last say in the bear's management. But during Wyoming's legislative session, Governor Mark Gordon signed a bill that authorizes the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission to manage grizzly bears. If the commission does decide to manage the bears, would it be legal?

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