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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

Montana Wildlife Officials Release Bison Herd to Repopulate

April 2, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Montana Comments Off

Montana wildlife officials are trying to release 135 bison into the wild to repopulate the endangered species. The bison herd was captured from Yellowstone National Park and held for several years in a Montana Fish and Wildlife Park in Bozeman. They have been tested and don’t have any diseases. Officials say the animals could be moved as early as November

Earthquake Rocks Yellowstone

April 1, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off

A 4.8 earthquake hit Yellowstone National Park Sunday morning, four miles north of the Norris Geyser Basin. The quake was felt 20 miles away in West Yellowstone. The University of Utah Seismograph Station reports 25 quakes have been recorded in Yellowstone since Thursday. This was the biggest quake recorded since 1980.

Yellowstone Feels Biggest Earthquake Since 1980

March 31, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming Comments Off

It was a 4.8 earthquake that hit Yellowstone National Park Sunday. The quake hit at 6:34 am four miles north of the Norris Geyser Basin. The quake was felt 20 miles away in West Yellowstone. The University of Utah Seismograph Station reports 25 quakes have been recorded in Yellowstone since Thursday. This was the biggest quake recorded since 1980.

 

Yellowstone Bike Season Opens

March 31, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

Bicycle season opened in Yellowstone National Park. Bicyclists and pedestrians can now ride and walk almost 50 miles of roads from West Yellowstone to Mammoth Hot Springs. The is still no bike access to Old Faithful or Canyon until April 18.

Ten-day Refuge System celebration draws to a close

March 28, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole Comments Off

The National Elk Refuge celebrated the National Wildlife Refuge System’s 111th birthday for ten days starting March 14. Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center had it’s first exhibit greeting visitors and showing them how much the system has grown. 391 refuges from the western U.S. and 264 east of the Mississippi were represented

Federal agencies seek public input for the Greater Yellowstone Area’s future

March 28, 2014 Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

The Greater Yellowstone Coordinating Committee invited the public to Jackson this week to figure out the area’s future. The meeting was meant for the National Park Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service to strengthen their relationships with each other and the public. They talked about maintaining a healthy ecosystem and reducing air pollution.

 

Yellowstone Opens West Side Roads for Spring Bicycle Season

March 27, 2014 Greater Yellowstone, Jackson Hole Comments Off

Yellowstone National Park is opening its west side roads for the spring bicycle season this morning at eight. (Thursday, March 27, 8 a.m.). Bikers will be able to ride 49 miles of park roads from West Yellowstone, Montana to Mammoth Hot Springs. Old Faithful and Canyon won’t be open for bikes until the first interior park roads open to motorized vehicles Friday, April 18

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