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Pray man injured when plane crashes near Yellowstone

Pray man injured when plane crashes near Yellowstone

A plane crashed just inside the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park early Monday seriously injuring the pilot, park officials said.

June 02, 2014 10:40 am Photos

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Bison protester arrested, charged for blocking road

Bison protester arrested, charged for blocking road

To protest the slaughter of Yellowstone National Park bison, a 20-year-old man chained himself to a 50-gallon drum full of cement in the middle of the road to the Stephens Creek bison capture facility near the park's northern border on Thursday morning.

March 06, 2014 1:39 pm Photos

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Yellowstone a 'natural classroom' for awestruck students

Yellowstone a 'natural classroom' for awestruck students

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo. — It was bitterly cold, snowing and nearly dark. Through the dim flake-filtered light, Cheryl Jaworowski energetically cross-country skied around the upper travertine terraces here with a group of college students. It was her day off and she couldn’t have been happier.

February 13, 2014 8:45 am Photos

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Yellowstone transfers 20 bison to tribe for slaughter

Yellowstone transfers 20 bison to tribe for slaughter

Yellowstone National Park transferred 20 bison to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribes for slaughter on Wednesday, marking the first such action this winter under a plan to reduce the size of the largest genetically pure bison population in the U.S.

February 12, 2014 6:24 pm Photos

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Yellowstone gateway communities suffer from shutdown

Yellowstone gateway communities suffer from shutdown

The last weeks of fall are critical to businesses in the four gateway communities surrounding Yellowstone National Park, a last chance to make money for the season.

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Yellowstone fires expected to stay away from tourists

Yellowstone fires expected to stay away from tourists

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Allaying concerns from tourists and campers, a National Park Service official says a wildfire burning in the heart of Yellowstone National Park is expected to stay away from major tourist areas during the busy Labor Day weekend.

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Grant awarded for work on Yellowstone entrance

BOZEMAN — Yellowstone National Park officials say traffic flow will improve at the park’s North Entrance thanks to a $10 million federal grant awarded to the Gardiner Gateway Project.

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'Today' show to broadcast Tuesday from Old Faithful

'Today' show to broadcast Tuesday from Old Faithful

CODY, WYO. — As many as 3.5 million visitors typically pass through Yellowstone National Park over the course of a busy year. On Tuesday morning, more than 5 million “Today” show viewers are expected to enjoy the sights and sounds of Yellowstone with their morning coffee.

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Locally funded Wyoming crew begins plowing Yellowstone East Entrance road

Locally funded Wyoming crew begins plowing Yellowstone East Entrance road

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — Several tons of heavy equipment rumbled to life at the East Gate of Yellowstone National Park on Monday, as workers began what is expected to be a monthlong effort to remove snow on the road between the park’s eastern boundary and Fishing Bridge.

April 01, 2013 5:45 pm Photos

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Wyoming officials discuss Yellowstone plow options

Wyoming officials discuss Yellowstone plow options

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead says he's open to arranging for the Wyoming Department of Transportation to plow roads inside Yellowstone National Park this spring, provided that the state isn't stuck with the bill amid the federal budget cuts that have delayed plowing.

March 11, 2013 4:23 pm Photos

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Project to improve access to Yellowstone Park through Gardiner entrance

Project to improve access to Yellowstone Park through Gardiner entrance

GARDINER — Traffic woes and crowding at the first official gateway to the world’s original national park could be resolved over the next three years, setting the stage for an anticipated celebration marking the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016.

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Education limits bear attacks, YNP says

Education limits bear attacks, YNP says

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo. — Yellowstone National Park managers have decided against establishing new backcountry use restrictions in the Hayden Valley after an extensive review of grizzly bear attacks throughout the park over the last four decades.

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Gazette opinion: Will 7th Yellowstone winter plan be final decision?

Gazette opinion: Will 7th Yellowstone winter plan be final decision?

On this July day, imagine a January morning in Yellowstone National Park – cold, white and quiet. Huge white steam clouds pour from hot springs and geysers into the subzero air. Waterfalls are blue-green cathedrals with icy spires. Frozen, white ghost trees stand silently beside elk that fee…

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Park officials looking into hiker's encounter with wolf

Park officials looking into hiker's encounter with wolf

CODY, Wyo. — A man hiking in Yellowstone National Park encountered a female wolf outside a den and sprayed the animal with pepper spray before fleeing the scene.

June 12, 2012 8:30 pm Photos

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Yellowstone Park proposing big changes to concession contract

Yellowstone Park proposing big changes to concession contract

MAMMOTH, Wyo. — The National Park Service is looking to create a new concession contract in Yellowstone National Park late next year, and it will ask the winning bidder to complete $134 million in improvements to visitor lodging and other services as part of the bargain.

May 30, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Roads reopened in Yellowstone National Park

Roads reopened in Yellowstone National Park

At 11 a.m. Saturday, the National Park Service said that all roads in Yellowstone National Park were open except for the Canyon to Tower connection over Dunraven Pass. The Beartooth Highway remains closed.

May 25, 2012 7:00 pm Photos

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Wildlife spotters hit Yellowstone Park for spring viewing

Wildlife spotters hit Yellowstone Park for spring viewing

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — On a bluff overlooking Hayden Valley, Matt Spoor and Alison Theobald focus their spotting scope on a distant ridge.

May 16, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Mountain snow removal on pace across northwestern Wyoming

CODY, Wyo. — Efforts to clear Wyoming’s mountain passes for spring travel are under way and remain on schedule across the state’s northern tier.

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Wyoming: reconsider Yellowstone snowmobile limit

Wyoming: reconsider Yellowstone snowmobile limit

CHEYENNE — Gov. Matt Mead said Tuesday he disagrees with an appeals court ruling that bars Wyoming from suing the federal government over a rule limiting the number of snowmobiles and other snow machines allowed in Yellowstone National Park.

March 27, 2012 3:10 pm Photos

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