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
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.
Yellowstone National Park is considering setting up a quarantine program for bison infected with brucellosis. Jackson Hole Daily says the park is hoping to get funding for a building to put the sick bison in and ship the healthy bison to other parts of the country. The public can make comments online through September 12
A new study says Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks boosted Jackson’s and several other communities’ economies by hundreds of millions of dollars last year. Grand Teton National Park Superintendent David Vela says the park’s universal appeal is the reason so much money and so many jobs are created in northwestern Wyoming. Parks spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs says Teton Park and John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway contributed more than $502 million and created just under 7,000 jobs in Jackson and nearby communities
Yellowstone National Park saw a solid increase in visitor numbers at the start of the year and had another big jump in June. Park spokesman Al Nash says almost 670,000 visited which is 7.2 percent more than came this month last year. Jackson Hole Daily says every month has seen an increase of visitors compared to last year except February
A bus crashed on Highway 89 between Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park Thursday injuring 26 people. Two of the victims were airlifted to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, 24 were taken to a hospital in Jackson. The highway was closed for several hours. The cause of the crash is under investigation
A road in Yellowstone National Park is being temporarily closed because extreme thermal heat underneath is melting the blacktop. The popular scenic road, Firehole Lake Drive, takes visitors past Great Fountain Geyser, White Dome Geyser and Firehole Lake. The road will be closed for the next few days as maintenance crews try to repair the damage
A state investigation found West Yellowstone Police Chief Gordon Berger violated court orders and either didn’t know the law or chose not to follow it. Montana’s Division of Criminal Investigation’s full report is still confidential, but West Yellowstone attorney Jane Mersen says Berger helped people get Montana vehicle titles for cars reported stolen in Idaho
Yellowstone National Park is making an ambitious goal when it comes to its food service menus. The park is planning on increasing the amount of food produced within 500 miles of the park from certified organic providers from 34 percent to 50 by 2016. Director of sustainability for Xanterra Dylan Hoffman tells Casper Star-Tribune keeping prices affordable for the public is a priority even though it can be challenging
Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team biologists and Yellowstone National Park are conducting grizzly and black bear research June 24 through October 31. Team members are baiting and trapping bears at several sites inside the park and collecting information from their radio collars. All trapping sites are far away from hiking trails and warning signs will be posted to alert backcountry travelers if they get close
Get off the beaten path on holidays - September 2, 2014 The SuperWife and I took the kids fishing on Labor Day. Usually, going fishing on a holiday is a bad idea. There tend to be crowds just about everywhere you go. But even on a national day off, you can avoid having to share space with other anglers if you get well off the beaten […]
Don’t let snakes ruin your Labor Day - September 1, 2014 In my opinion, everybody should go hunting each weekend of the hunting season. You don’t have to go after elk or deer every time. Change it up a little. Hunt doves on the first weekend, then try to get a blue grouse or two the next. Later in the fall, you can start working duck […]
The Grizzlies Won’t Be a Pushover [AUDIO] - August 29, 2014 The Wyoming Cowboys open up their football season at home against Montana tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon in Laramie. It’s the first meeting between the two schools since 1997, and the Grizzlies enter the game as the fifth-ranked team in the FCS. On defense, the Cowboys top priority is to stop the run. With a talented quarterback […]
Warmer Temperatures With Isolated Thunderstorms Expected Today - August 29, 2014 A weak ridge of high pressure will build over the region today, which will allow temperatures to become warmer and closer to average statewide. However, some lingering low-level moisture and daytime heating could trigger a few hit or miss thunderstorms for the afternoon and early evening hours. Gusty winds and lots of lightning will be […]
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