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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

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

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  • Hunters must be conservationists first - October 20, 2014
    As hunters, it’s our responsibility to take care of the critters we hunt, as well as those we don’t. We have to obey the game laws. Police ourselves to be sure others respect the wildlife. And even offer suggestions to the Game and Fish Commission when we think there are better ways to ensure that […]
  • Quiet & Mainly Settled Weather Expected - October 17, 2014
    High pressure will build over the area today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry.  Winds will also stay light to breezy and no significant gusting is expected.  Temperatures become a touch cooler statewide, but will be closer to average.  Daytime highs will be in the 50′s across the mountain […]
  • Wish list season is upon us again - October 17, 2014
    Late October is a bad time of year for me. If I were independently wealthy, it wouldn’t be so bad. But I’m not. I’m a journalist, so it’s a little painful. It’s rough because this is when the Christmas catalogs start hitting the mailbox, and they’re chock-full of gear I wish I had. From the […]
  • Pleasant Autumn Weather Expected - October 16, 2014
    Temperatures will be noticeably cooler and closer to average today due to a cool front that crossed through the state of Wyoming yesterday.  We can also expect partly to mostly cloudy skies and breezy winds today, but conditions will remain mainly dry.  Winds will gust between 15 to 25 mph.  Daytime highs will reach the […]

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