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Yellowstone Releases Name of Girl Who Died From Falling in Park

The name of the young girl who died Sunday morning after falling into the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone has been released. 8-year-old Zahra Allahyari, of Poway, California, was with family members on the trail to the Brink of the Lower Falls when she stepped off the trail, lost her footing and fell 550 feet into the canyon. Hers is the third accidental death in Yellowstone National Park this year

Young Girl Dies After Fall in Yellowstone

A young girl died after stepping off a Yellowstone National Park trail and falling 550 feet while hiking with her family. Park Service says the girl and her family were hiking the park’s Grand Canyon. Search teams found her body yesterday and the accident is still being investigated

Missing Man’s Body Found After Drowning in Yellowstone

The body of the man who went missing a week ago tubing in Yellowstone National Park has been found. The Associated Press says the 22-year-old from Georgia Darien Latty was found a quarter mile downstream after disappearing August 11. Latty was a seasonal employee at Yellowstone working for the summer

West Virginia Woman Says Pot Search Violates Her Rights

A West Virginia woman was arrested by Yellowstone National Park rangers for having 300 pounds of marijuana in her RV, but the woman is saying the search was unconstitutional. Jackson Hole Daily says 52-year-old Daphne Watkins is filing a motion against the rangers who arrested her saying she is protected by the Fourth Amendment. Park rangers say lights were on and a generator was running in the RV which led them to believe Watkins was camping in an undesignated area. Watkins is in federal custody until her trial September 2.

Man Disappears in Yellowstone River

August 13, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

The search is continuing for a Georgia man swept down Yellowstone River near Tower Junction Monday night. A Yellowstone National Park news release says three concession employees were floating the Lamar River on inner tubes when one of them, 22-year-old Darien Latty, lost control and got carried downstream by rushing water without a life jacket or tube. Local News 8 says about 50 people have been trying to find Latty including a helicopter, three dog teams and several small groups of people

Yellowstone Plans to Get Rid of 900 Bison

August 12, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

Yellowstone National Park administrators want to get rid of 900 bison next winter any way possible whether it’s hunting, the slaughter house or research. The proposal is for 19 percent of the park’s wild bison to be removed. Officials say removing some of the animals keeps the rest of the population from migrating into Montana during harsh winters

Yellowstone Rangers Continue Combing Hot Spring for Downed Drone

August 11, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

Yellowstone National Park rangers are still searching for the drone flown into a major hot spring last weekend. Park spokesman Al Nash says rangers might fly a helicopter over Grand Prismatic Spring to see if they can spot the mini plane that was crashed by a park visitor. Grand Prismatic is the third-largest hot spring in the world and a drone expert says he is concerned the unmanned aircraft materials might harm the hot spring.

Yellowstone Attracts Almost Two Million Visitors in Seven Months

August 8, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

The number of people who visited Yellowstone National Park in July is six percent higher than the same month last year and the park has had almost two million visitors for the first seven months of 2014. The highest percentage growth is in the number of bus passengers. July is usually the month with the most visitors followed by August, June and September

Tourist Flies Drone Into Yellowstone Hot Spring

August 7, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

A Yellowstone National Park tourist flew a drone into a hot spring even though unmanned planes are banned in the park. Spokesman Al Nash says the man flying the drone crashed it into the Grand Prismatic Spring. Jackson Hole Daily says officials are planning to remove it from the 160 degree water and hoping it won’t cause any environmental damage

Yellowstone Trail Stays Closed for Another Year

August 1, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

The southwestern corner of Yellowstone National Park is staying closed for the second and final year to allow time for vegetation to regrow after park visitors created an illegal trail damaging the plant life. Park staff closed the remote section of the Bechler area on the southwest boundary of the park to restore it. Visitors using authorized trails haven’t been affected by the closure.

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