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Report: Snowmobilers big contributors to Montana's winter economy

Report: Snowmobilers big contributors to Montana's winter economy

MISSOULA — A recent report by the Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of Montana indicates that about 8 percent of the state’s households include snowmobile recreationists. With an average household size of about 2.5, perhaps as many as 100,000 Montanans participate in…

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Snowmobilers want more money for trails

Snowmobilers want more money for trails

Money from last summer’s 10-cents-per-gallon fuel tax hike does more than fund the state’s highways.

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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.

October 24, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
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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Snowmobilers seek fee hikes to fix trails

CASPER, Wyo. — Money for snowmobiling is melting away, hurting the state’s trails for the vehicles, a snowmobiling group says.

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Bill: Risky backcountry users would pay for rescue

Bill: Risky backcountry users would pay for rescue

JACKSON, Wyo. - A state lawmaker from Jackson wants authorities to have the right to charge backcountry users who need to be rescued.

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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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Snowmobile groups like new Yellowstone winter use plan

Snowmobile groups like new Yellowstone winter use plan

Calling Yellowstone National Park’s latest plan for winter use complicated, Superintendent Dan Wenk nevertheless said the proposal allows for expanded visitation while meeting air quality, noise and wildlife protection standards.

July 06, 2012 12:05 am Photos

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Shoshone Forest, cooperators, scrutinize draft forest plan

THERMOPOLIS, Wyo. — Opportunities for motorized recreation on the Shoshone National Forest would increase if the agency’s preferred management alternative emerges intact from the forest’s draft plan.

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Wyoming governor rides at snowmobile hill climb

JACKSON — Move over, Vladimir Putin. Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead also likes public displays of mildly dangerous machismo.

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Park County takes issue with snowmobile aspects of park winter plan

Park County takes issue with snowmobile aspects of park winter plan

CODY, Wyo. — Park County commissioners remain at odds with the National Park Service over its new proposals to regulate winter use in Yellowstone Park.

February 21, 2012 4:30 pm Photos

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'Sound events' could govern oversnow travel limits in Yellowstone

'Sound events' could govern oversnow travel limits in Yellowstone

CODY, Wyo. -- The National Park Service opened a new scoping period here Monday night, gathering public input on a supplemental plan to regulate motorized winter use in Yellowstone National Park.

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Cross-country skiers recount rescue after long, freezing night at Chief Joseph Pass

CHIEF JOSEPH PASS -- When things have gone bad in the backcountry, there's no better sound than the high whine of a snowmobile engine.

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Search and rescue locates stranded man near Nelson

HELENA -- Lewis and Clark Search and Rescue came to the aid of a 63-year-old man who became stranded while recreating near Nelson on Sunday evening.

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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.

December 31, 2011 1:49 pmLoading…
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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Yellowstone's East Entrance opens Thursday to oversnow travel

CODY, Wyo. — The East Entrance to Yellowstone National Park opens for the winter season Thursday, even as other winter travel routes remain closed for lack of snow.

December 21, 2011 5:15 pmLoading…

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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