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Park Road Construction

June 10, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

If you’re headed to Yellowstone National park this summer, you may want to be prepared for a little road construction.  Rangers say visitors could see delays up to 30 minutes on Grand Loop Road. The road may also be closed some nights. The biggest impact will be the 16-miles between Norris Geyser Basin and the Swan Lake Flats just south of Mammoth Hot Springs.The construction will take three years to complete.

Rescuers Recover Bodies of Brothers in Airplane Crash

May 29, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

A rescue team finally recovered the bodies of the two brothers who crashed their small plane into a mountain near Yellowstone National Park three weeks ago. 84 and 86-year-olds Robert and Ward Zimmerman were airlifted off Howell Mountain Tuesday after rescue crews decided it was safe enough. Even with more stable snowpack, the helicopter team had to hover above the peak and lift the bodies out of their seats with a long line

Cow Killing Grizzly Moved to New Location

May 28, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

Wyoming Game and Fish trapped and moved a male grizzly bear after the animal killed livestock in Thermopolis, Wyoming. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Caribou-Targhee National Forest decided the bear should be moved to the Boone Creek drainage about three miles south of the Yellowstone National Park boundary and three miles east of the Idaho-Wyoming state line. Grizzly bears are considered threatened under the Endangered Species Act so the three organizations took care to make sure the bear was transferred to a safe environment

Beartooth Highway Opens For Memorial Day Weekend

May 23, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

The scenic high elevation part of US-212 Beartooth Highway is opening for the season Friday morning. Beartooth links Red Lodge, Cooke City and Silver Gate Montana to the northeast entrance of Yellowstone National Park. The road over Dunraven Pass linking Canyon Village, Tower Fall and Tower Junction inside the park are also opening for the season that morning.

Yellowstone’s Super Volcano Not a Threat

May 22, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

A University of Utah professor and his student say the super volcano underneath Yellowstone National Park is less dangerous than most people think. Jackson Hole Daily says professor and geophysicist Bob Smith and student Jamie Farrell studied seismic data from 26 years of earthquakes and found most of the underground magma chamber is solid meaning. There is only 7-14 percent magma underneath the park

Washington Man Is Caught with Drugs in Yellowstone National Park

May 20, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

A Washington man is in the Teton County Jail after being arrested by rangers in Yellowstone National Park. Rangers had initially approached 26-year-old Cristian Wells Compton to make sure he and his passengers were okay after spotting them pulled over near the park’s closed South Entrance earlier this month. The smell of marijuana led to a search and Compton was arrested with marijuana, mushrooms, LSD, a digital scale, marijuana grinder and more than $1,800 in cash. Compton faces federal drug charges

Two Months Until Search and Rescue Reach Plane Crash Site

May 15, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

It may be two months before search and rescue can reach the single-engine plane with two 80-year-old brothers that crashed on a northwest Wyoming mountain. Officials say the brothers are probably dead based on aerial views of the crash site outside Yellowstone National Park. Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lance Mathess says it could be up to two months before it is safe enough to land without causing an avalanche

Teton, Yellowstone Require Separate Boat Permits

May 14, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks are now requiring separate permits for each park for boats without motors. The two parks have been honoring each other’s permits even though Yellowstone’s costs $10 a season and Grand Teton charges $20. Jackson Hole Daily says the parks are making the change to make sure boaters are being inspected for invasive water species

New Medical Helicopter Base Opens in West Yellowstone

May 9, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

A new air medical helicopter base has opened in West Yellowstone. The Air Methods Opens Base will serve locals and tourists in the greater Yellowstone region, including Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. The base will be staffed by Air Idaho Rescue personnel 12 hours a day seven days a week and fly critically injured patients to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls. That hospital’s director, Doug Crabtree, says the partnership will offer tremendous resources for critical care to the Yellowstone community

Yellowstone’s South Entrance Opens Friday

May 9, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

Yellowstone National Park’s South Entrance is opening for the season this morning right on schedule. The road between West Thumb and Old Faithful over Craig Pass is also opening today. Visitors are now able to travel through all five park entrances

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