Montana Whitewater Raft Co. guide Katie Potter safely guides a family of tourists from Tyler, Texas, through the rapids of Yankee Jim Canyon on the Yellowstone River north of Gardiner last Wednesday. Strong runoff has created great conditions for whitewater boating in Montana this year.
The Smiley family gets wet as Montana Whitewater Raft Co. guide Katie Potter navigates through the rapids of Yankee Jim Canyon on the Yellowstone River north of Gardiner last Wednesday. The route is the most popular whitewater run on the upper Yellowstone, serviced by several guide companies.
Kolby Matheny prepares to practice a river rescue of David Roberts using a ‘’live bait’’ rescue technique on June 4 on the Yellowstone River. The rescuers were cautioned to always have a self-rescue option before they jumped into the water.
Whitewater rafting guides Kasara Batzler, left, and Jack Lowery practice river rescue techniques in the Yellowstone River. All new rafting guides take the rescue course and many experienced guides take a refresher to stay sharp.
GARDINER — Businesses in the Yellowstone National Park gateway town of Gardiner have begun collecting a 3 percent seasonal resort tax.
Bison wander along U.S. Highway 89 north of Gardiner. State and federal agencies will start pushing the animals back into Yellowstone National Park on Tuesday.
GARDINER — Park County authorities say a Gardiner man fatally shot a woman he knew before shooting himself with the same handgun.
UPDATE 11:15 a.m.: The Park County Sheriff's Office has identified two people found dead after an apparent murder-suicide on Thursday in Gardiner as Steve A. Cole, 63, and Debi J. Roberts, 59.
HAMILTON -- Belt will get a chance to play for its third consecutive State C girls basketball championship after beating Saco-Whitewater 44-34 in the semifinals on Friday night at Hamilton High School.
State volleyball tournament in Bozeman.
GARDINER — This small Montana town at the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park was clogged with cars and RVs Tuesday morning as word spread that the government shutdown had closed the park.
In April 1903 when President Theodore Roosevelt dedicated the arch under construction at Yellowstone’s north entrance, his train stopped at Cinnabar. The Northern Pacific tracks into Gardiner weren’t open yet. But the basaltic stone arch lined up perfectly with the town’s new railroad depot.…
A ruling earlier this month by a Montana district court judge has upheld a plan to allow bison to roam freely in a designated area north of Yellowstone National Park. But predicting when bison will leave the park — and how many will be on the move — is hardly an exact science.
A bison walks through downtown Gardiner.
The Roosevelt Arch towers over the North Entrance to Yellowstone Park at Gardiner. Three of five Yellowstone entrances are in Montana, while most of the park is in Wyoming.
GARDINER — Lindsey Champagne is terrified of heights. So what the heck was she doing standing atop a wobbly platform 60 feet up a pole on Wednesday?
Montana Whitewater zipline guide Matt Rule eases one of his clients down in the last part of the adventure.
Guide Matt Rule pulls back a client after they missed the landing zone.
Guides Nicole Peterson, left, and Katie Raysom watch as a client is lowered to the ground during the rappel.
Cara Lunsford zips into the landing zone at Montana Whitewater's zipline course northwest of Gardiner on Wednesday as guide Matt Rule prepares to catch her.