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Exploring Yellowstone's winter wonderland

Exploring Yellowstone's winter wonderland

For 31 years, Yellowstone Expeditions has been guiding tourist and back country skiers into the heart of Yellowstone National Park during the winter. Yellowstone Expeditions offers  the only tent camping company in the park.

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'Amazing': Yellowstone Expeditions guides campers in heart of park in winter

'Amazing': Yellowstone Expeditions guides campers in heart of park in winter

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — A zephyr lifted ice crystals from the tops of snow-covered fir trees growing up the southern slope of Dunraven Peak in Yellowstone National Park. As the millions of crystals floated above the dense stand of trees, the warm light from the low-hanging January sun ca…

February 02, 2014 1:15 am Video Photos

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Gazette opinion: Long, bumpy road leads to balanced winter policy

Gazette opinion: Long, bumpy road leads to balanced winter policy

The National Park Service has finally succeeded in striking a policy balance that eluded it for more than 15 years.

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Gazette opinion: New plan steers balanced course for Yellowstone's winter season

Gazette opinion: New plan steers balanced course for Yellowstone's winter season

The first thing to know about the Yellowstone winter use decision signed last week by the regional National Park Service director is that nothing changes this winter.

August 27, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Yellowstone taking comments on snowmobile rules

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — Yellowstone National Park is now accepting public comments on its proposal to extend the existing rules on snowmobiles and snowcoaches for another winter.

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Cody residents say new park plan is 'step in the right direction'

Cody residents say new park plan is 'step in the right direction'

CODY, Wyo. — About 50 Cody residents at a public meeting Thursday greeted the National Park Service’s new plan for winter access to Yellowstone Park with cautious optimism.

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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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Yellowstone opens to snow-machine travel

Yellowstone opens to snow-machine travel

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK  — Two weeks after Yellowstone opened for the winter season, enough snow has fallen to allow snowmobile and snow coach travel.

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Yellowstone winter use plan undergoes revisions

Yellowstone winter use plan undergoes revisions

CASPER, Wyo. -- Some want more snowmobiles. Others want none. Both sides have another chance to voice their opinion in the upcoming year as staff at Yellowstone National Park works to come up with a new plan for managing winter use in the park.

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Lack of snow hurting West Yellowstone businesses

BOZEMAN -- A lack of snow in Yellowstone National Park is hurting West Yellowstone businesses that offer winter tours of the park on snowmobiles and in snowcoaches.

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Yellowstone Park roads close to cars for winter

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — Roads to popular destinations in Yellowstone National Park are now closed for the season.

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Mead wants more snowmobiles allowed in Yellowstone

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Gov. Matt Mead urged federal officials this week not to place new restrictions on snowmobile traffic in Yellowstone National Park during winter months.

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Mead pushes for more Yellowstone snowmobiles

Mead pushes for more Yellowstone snowmobiles

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.

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Representatives don't like parts of Yellowstone's snowmobile plan

This just in from Rep. Denny Rehberg's office: He and Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., and Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, have mailed a letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar asking for "specific modifications to the Interior Department's Winter Use Plan Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Yellowstone…

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Gazette opinion: NPS proposes balanced winter plan for Yellowstone

Gazette opinion: NPS proposes balanced winter plan for Yellowstone

The National Park Service’s latest proposal for winter travel in Yellowstone National Park comes close to status quo — with a few new ideas to balance motorized and quieter park travel and to tighten engine emission rules.

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Park Service eyes limit on snowmobiles in Yellowstone

Park Service eyes limit on snowmobiles in Yellowstone

CHEYENNE - A proposal released Thursday by the National Park Service would restrict the number of snowmobiles allowed in Yellowstone National Park during the winter to a historically low level of no more than 330 a day.

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Yellowstone winter visitation drops, possibly because of heavy snowfall

Heavy snowfall probably caused a decline in Yellowstone National Park’s visitor numbers this winter, according to information released by the National Park Service on Monday.

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Yellowstone National Park visitation drops in January

Blame it on the snow. Blame it on the cold. Maybe it was simply the post-Christmas cash-deficit blues. Whatever, the reason, visitor numbers in Yellowstone National Park dropped in January at the North and South entrances and is tracking behind last year.

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Yellowstone waives entrance fee Saturday through Monday

Yellowstone National Park is waiving admission fees this weekend in conjunction with the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday.

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