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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

East Entrance Opens but Still Potential Wet Snow Slides

May 2, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

Yellowstone’s East Entrance is opening this morning at 8, but it might not stay open for long. Deep snow pack above Sylvan Pass could have large, dangerous snow slides because of the warm weather. The pass is declared a no stopping zone until further notice

East Yellowstone Entrance Opens Friday

May 1, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

Yellowstone National Park’s East Entrance is opening tomorrow morning right on schedule. Visitors will be able to travel through the East, West and North Entrances and visit Old Faithful, the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Norris Geyser Basin and Fishing Bridge. Visitors should be careful while driving because spring in Yellowstone is very unpredictable with high winds and lots of snow

Study Finds Mercury in NW Wyoming Trout

April 25, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

A new study that pinpoints mercury concentration in fish is finding a wide variation between the mercury level in cutthroat trout in Grand Teton compared to Yellowstone Park trout. Jackson Hole News and Guide says Yellowstone cutthroat had an average of 101 nanograms of mercury per gram of weight while Grand Teton cutthroat had 33 nanograms. All fish measured in the study tested below the Environmental Protection Agency’s safe consumption level of 300 nanograms.

Yellowstone Invites Anglers To “Talk Trout”

April 15, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

Yellowstone Park staff members are travelling to nearby communities over the next few weeks to talk with anglers about saving native fish species, protecting against invasive species and fishing regulation changes. There will be six different meetings between April 28 and May 7. The meetings start at 6:30 p.m. with a short presentation followed by a Q&A session.

 

Yellowstone Visitor Center Loses Grass Roof

April 11, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

The Jackson Hole and Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center’s landmark grass roof might get replaced by a more conventional asphalt shingle roof because it’s been leaking for years and is going to cost almost double to maintain it compared to replacing it with shingles. National Elk Refuge spokeswoman Lori Iverson says the new roof could be installed as early as this fall. The visitor’s center is also getting a 300-square-foot expansion on the north end of the building in two weeks

Yellowstone Park Clears Power Grid Improvements

April 11, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

Yellowstone National Park Service officials approved a plan yesterday to improve the park’s electrical grid. The current grid is old and causes a lot of power outages so park officials are bringing new metal lattice electrical towers to all seven electrical substations inside the park and a new tower outside it too. Park spokesman Al Nash says the project will also let workers diagnose power outages remotely.

Yellowstone Issues Firewood Collection Permits

April 9, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

Yellowstone National Park is accepting public requests for people who want firewood collecting permits this year. Permits cost $25 and allow taking up to three cords of wood. Yellowstone is accepting phone calls Friday through Sunday and permits will be issued in the order calls are received

Jackson Hole Visitor Center Closing

The Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center is closing Friday April 18 through Monday April 21 as construction crews finish their project. Construction began early March and crews are adding 300 square feet to the lower floor to help with the flow of visitors. Visitor services are still available during construction at places like the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce and the Bridger-Teton National forest Supervisor’s Office

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