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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.

Yellowstone Considers Bison Quarantine

August 1, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

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

Parks Cause Major Economic Growth in Jackson

July 21, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

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 Visitor Numbers Continue to Climb

July 15, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

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

Park Bus Crash Injures Several

July 11, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

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

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