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West Yellowstone Police Chief Under Investigation for Illegal Car Titles

July 8, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

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 Food Goes Organic

July 1, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

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

Grizzly Bear Study Team Starts Research In Yellowstone

June 23, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

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

Man Killed by Fallen Tree in Yellowstone

June 11, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

A visitor to Yellowstone National Park was killed by a falling tree Monday. The 36-year old man from Taiwan was with a group hiking on a trail north of Old Faithful when he left the trail to walk up a tree-covered slope. A lodgepole pine tree fell and struck him in the head. He died at the scene. Rangers say it was windy at the time and the tree was standing but fire killed from the park’s 1988 fires. The man’s name has not been released and the incident is being investigated by the National Park Service

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

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  • Single Vehicle Rollover Kills Rock Springs Woman - September 19, 2014
    A single vehicle rollover on September 11th, at 11:50 p.m., resulted in the 105th highway fatality in Wyoming for 2014. A 2000 Dodge Ram truck was being driven by 54 year old Denise R. Olson of Rock Springs, Wyoming. The Wyoming Highway Patrol reports that the truck was traveling south on WY 530 at mile post 15 […]
  • Not As Warm With A Few Showers And Thunderstorms Today - September 19, 2014
    Scattered showers will be possible in central and southern Wyoming this morning into early afternoon as a weak cool front continues to push through the state.  Higher pressure will then build over the region this afternoon and evening, but some lingering moisture and daytime heating could trigger a few hit or miss thunderstorms in southern […]
  • Be a geek — make a gear checklist - September 19, 2014
    You’re miles from home. Heck, you’re even miles from the trailhead. You’re sitting in hunting camp, and you’re ready for the hunt that’ll start the next morning. You have your rifle. Your skinning knife’s on your belt. Your license is in your back pocket. Your cartridges are … uh, oh. They’re sitting on the seat […]
  • Cody Man Commits Suicide - September 18, 2014
    A 41-year-old Cody man killed himself with a pistol following a fight with his fiancé on Wednesday night. The Cody Police Department reports that Thad Deuter shot himself in the head in his backyard following a domestic dispute shortly after 8 p.m. At this time, authorities are not releasing additional information and the investigation is […]

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