CODY, Wyo. — As another winter season in Yellowstone National Park begins, it might be understandable if some local residents are pessimistic about resolving long-standing disputes over snowmobiles in the park and other related winter-use issues.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead continues to push federal officials not to place new restrictions on snowmobile traffic in Yellowstone National Park during winter months.
Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer has vowed to veto any legislative measure that bans the movement of disease-free Yellowstone bison onto state lands.
HELENA — The governor told the new chief of Yellowstone National Park Tuesday that bison herds should be thinned inside the park to prevent them from spilling into parts of Montana where they could spread an animal disease to livestock.
Yellowstone National Park officials say they have captured 45 more bison for possible slaughter.
Yellowstone National Park's new superintendent said Wednesday that dealing with 525 bison captured for disease control would be among his top priorities — and that park workers would continue feeding the animals while negotiations continue over their fate.
In 2011, Daniel Wenk will replace Suzanne Lewis as superintendent of Yellowstone National Park, the National Park Service announced Tuesday. Lewis, a 35-year Park Service employee, is retiring after eight years at the helm of the nation’s first national park.
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