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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

Yellowstone Park Road Bubbles From Thermal Heat

July 11, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

A road in Yellowstone National Park is being temporarily closed because extreme thermal heat underneath is melting the blacktop. The popular scenic road, Firehole Lake Drive, takes visitors past Great Fountain Geyser, White Dome Geyser and Firehole Lake. The road will be closed for the next few days as maintenance crews try to repair the damage

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

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