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February Visitation Down In Yellowstone

March 10, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Montana, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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(DENVER)  Visitation figures from Yellowstone National Park indicate a drop last month in recreational visits to the park.  According to statistics posted by the National Park Service Visitor Use Statistics office, almost 3,000 fewer visitors entered the park during the month for … Continue Reading

Protester Arrested At Bison Facility

March 7, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Montana Comments Off
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(GARDINER, MT)  An environmental activist seeking to draw attention to the capture and shipping to slaughter of bison north of Yellowstone National Park near Gardiner, Montana Thursday handcuffed himself to the entrance to the Stephens Creek holding facility in order to prevent shipping trailers from accessing the bison there.  20 year-old Comfrey Jacobs handcuffed himself to … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Bears Wake Up

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(MAMMOTH)  Yellowstone National Park biologists are warning that grizzly bears have begun emerging from hibernation in the Greater Yellowstone Area, so hikers, skiers and snowshoers should take appropriate precautions during their activities.  Spokesman Al Nash says that includes … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Plows Make Good Progress

YNP Snowplows

(MAMMOTH)  The plowing of roads in the interior of Yellowstone National Park is making excellent progress, having only begun Monday.  Park Spokesman Al Nash says crews have already opened 21 miles of road reaching Norris Junction and are now proceeding the 19 miles to Canyon. Nash says … Continue Reading

Snowstorm Snarls Traffic

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Heavy snows dumped more than a foot of snow on the valley floor in Jackson Hole Saturday, and as much as three feet in the mountains, closing roads for a time and causing flights at the airport to be canceled.  An accident on Teton Pass led to the closure of the highway there for several hours in the middle of the day.  Farther west, Fremont County Search and Rescue teams helped … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Begins Clearing Roads

YNP Snowplows

It may not have entirely felt like it over the weekend, but this is the time seasons change in Yellowstone National Park.  Park Spokesman Al Nash says park plows are taking to the roads today, beginning to make their ways south through the park to open the roads.  That, says Nash is no small chore. He explains that unlike roads that are cleared for travel throughout the winter, … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Reducing Bison Herd

February 28, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Montana Comments Off
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Yellowstone National Park Biologists have been capturing more bison on the northern end of the park this month in efforts to bring the herd size to what has been determined as optimal numbers for the habitat.  Park Spokesman Al Nash says that effort was discussed last summer along with outlining a population objective of between 3,000 and 3,500 animals. He says to date, … Continue Reading

YNP Opening Schedule Published

February 25, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Montana, State of Wyoming Comments Off
YNP Snowplows

Yellowstone National Park yesterday announced its schedule for opening the park to wheeled vehicles in the spring, and Spokesman Al Nash says the long and the short of it is the opening dates are projected to be back to normal this year.  Nash says the entrances and road segments will … Continue Reading

Funds For Yellowstone Students A Puzzle

Gardiner School

What happens when there is a government sector that contains children who need educations but is not served by a school district.  US Senator Mike Enzi responded to the situation in Yellowstone National Park where funds used to compensate nearby Montana school districts became prohibited, saying the need is not provided for under Payment in Lieu of Taxes.  He says the Payment in Lieu of Taxes is … Continue Reading

More Bison Sent To Slaughter

February 20, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Montana Comments Off
StephensCreek

Yellowstone National Park has transferred another 17 bison to the Salish and Kootenai Tribes which will be taken to slaughter.  The Park is seeking to reduce the herd size in the park from an estimated 4400 to  approximately 3500 this year. The environmental group, the Buffalo Field Campaign, is decrying the action as being based in political reasons rather than science.

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