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Yellowstone and Teton Park Rangers Report 90 Rescues

September 2, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

Jackson Hole News & Guide reports Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park rangers have led about 90 search and rescue missions this year. Yellowstone spokesman Al Nash says they’ve conducted around 15 major and 20 minor search and rescue operations in Yellowstone. In addition, Grand Teton National Park spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs says they’ve had 31 major and 23 minor searches so far.

Craig Pass Closes for Isa Lake Bridge Construction

August 29, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

Jackson Hole Daily says Yellowstone National Park is closing the road over Craig Pass on the way from Jackson to Old Faithful to work on a new Isa Lake bridge. Park Spokesman Al Nash says the road will stay closed for automobiles until sometime next summer to give construction workers time to demolish and replace the 70-year-old bridge. Nash says visitors can still get anywhere in the park this fall, they just have to take a different route

Investigation Continues for Yellowstone Concession Employee

August 28, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

Law enforcement officials are still investigating the death of a Yellowstone National Park concession employee. Special agents and park rangers are just releasing the details about the death of 21-year-old Montana woman Kassandra Wieferich to give her family members time to hear about it before they heard it on the news. Her body was found in the Old Faithful Lodge area on Tuesday

Yellowstone Releases Name of Girl Who Died From Falling in Park

August 20, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

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

August 19, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

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

August 18, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

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

August 14, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

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.

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