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Steve Torrey

Do wolf researchers have ulterior motives?

Eco-activist Rod Coronado's energy and resources, spent in an effort to deter wolf hunting proximal to Yellowstone (article, Sept. 16), should be steered toward something useful, such as documenting the capture and resultant molestation of the wild and free roaming carnivores by researchers.

October 10, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Run national parks like businesses

There they go again, the National Park Service touting how important national parks are to the economies of Wyoming, Montana and gateway communities all the while spewing the usual drivel of the need for more money to operate.

March 13, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Where is public land money going?

"Trail upkeep chronically underfunded." So states a July 11 headline in the Wyoming section. According to Paul Spitler of The Wilderness Society, the public could "lose the ability" to use public land unless more money is thrown at trail maintenance.

July 21, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Selective application of 'preservation' in Yellowstone

Gazette editors recommend Yellowstone visitors "drive as little as possible" in order to "make a difference in preserving our beloved park" (Opinion, April 22). Ironically, National Park Service road plowing crews drive as much as possible in direct contradiction to NPS mandates of "preservation."

May 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Studying Yellowstone wolves a waste of money

The latest spate of wolf articles (Feb. 10, 12, 17, 20) has brought yet again more syrupy, la-dee-da narratives from Yellowstone of the "biologist struggle" in "nature's classroom" involving "Wolf Man McIntyre" along with "crowdsourcing" — which is soliciting assistance from common visitors.

March 02, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

National Park Service botching repairs in Yellowstone

The public should be outraged at how the National Park Service in Yellowstone handles public funds. The revealing article (Sept. 27) illustrates the devious nature of funding appropriation in that the repair work at the Sedge Bay "wash out" was to be added onto the "Tower area road reconstru…

October 13, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Yellowstone now what it was never supposed to be

The morning of Dec. 19 — day five of the winter season — I briefly occupied Yellowstone's West Gate. In an hour and a half, approximately 98 people passed through in rubber-tired vehicles, as tracked snow coaches and snow machines were not allowed due to lack of snow.

January 22, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Rebuilding Gardner Canyon road would make sense

Since there is no funding for remodeling Yellowstone's North Gate and The Gazette endorses the National Park Service's plan (Gazette Opinion, Monday, Aug. 8) to expand bureaucratic administrative operations and reroute traffic around the Roosevelt Arch to eliminate the seasonal "arch jam," a…

September 24, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Sedge Bay road ruined in name of research

True to form, the National Park Service offers no full explanation for the "washout" (Wyoming, May 25) of the road at Sedge Bay in Yellowstone, causing traffic delays. True to form, the award-winning Billings Gazette (Local, May 26) asked for none. If a reporter had, I am sure the paper woul…

July 08, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Yellowstone’s ‘green’ credentials overblown

The Gazette editors dish out far too much praise for the National Park Service in “greening” Yellowstone (Opinion, Oct. 12). Many gasoline-powered maintenance vehicles are left idling while tasks are performed, such as cleaning rest rooms. Christmas lights in Mammoth burn for weeks and weeks…

November 03, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

Thanks for investigating grizzly death story

Amazing! The Gazette gave us the inside scoop of bureaucratic run-around and gobbledygook dished out by grizzly bear managers concerning a fatal mauling in Cody Country (Sept. 15). Too often, we read warmed-over press releases from the “alphabet soup” of state, federal and local agencies. So…

September 28, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

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