On the first day of 2015, The Billings Gazette looks ahead with ideas for building our communities and our state. Continuing a practice started several years ago, the editorial board presents a list of five areas in which positive change is needed and achievable in 2015. The agenda items are…
Until the 1970s, most West Yellowstone business owners would board up their windows, lock the doors and travel elsewhere as summer tourists drove away from the West Entrance to Yellowstone National Park.
Near the bottom left corner of page C2, Sunday’s Billings Gazette briefly reported a preventable death.
WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. (AP) — A Park City, Utah, man is dead following a one-vehicle, rollover accident near West Yellowstone, Montana.
BOZEMAN — The police chief of the town of West Yellowstone selectively enforced the law, violated court orders and, in some cases, either did not know or chose not to follow the law, a state investigation of the police department found.
HELENA — As one lane of traffic inched by, dozens of people gathered on the shoulder of Highway 287 east of Helena on Friday to honor prisoners of war and military personnel missing in action.
Fall River Rural Electric Cooperative customers in and around the areas of Island Park, Idaho, or West Yellowstone may be experiencing interruptions in service Sunday because of a damaged transmission line.
BOZEMAN — Gov. Steve Bullock has limited the ability of the Montana Department of Livestock to enter private property to haze bison.
YELLOWSTONE LAKE, Wyo. — Spring is finally coming to this snowbound high country, but don’t assume that it’s a gentle transition from winter.
Snowmobile crashes and injuries have been keeping the West Yellowstone branch of the Gallatin County Sheriff's Search and Rescue team busy this month, with five so far.
The 24th annual Snowmobile EXPO & Power Sports Weekend returns to West Yellowstone Friday through Sunday.
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…
In the Lamar and Madison valleys of Yellowstone National Park, one-ton bison bulls plow snow caves. Their massive, woolly heads dig to reach grass that will sustain them till green up comes to this high country months from now. Half-ton cows and calves spend their winter days in the same rou…
Rendezvous Ski Trails in West Yellowstone are open for the season with good coverage thanks to new snow that fell over the weekend.
Yellowstone National Park managers passed a major milestone last week with the release of a final winter-use rule that appears to have gained widespread acceptance as a workable solution to 15 years of ongoing legal challenges over snowmobile travel in the park.
HELENA — A Republican state legislative leader has urged Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock to reconsider his opposition to having the state pick up the costs of reopening national parks in Montana until the federal government shutdown ends.
Every day is Earth Day in our region. The earth is essential to our biggest industries – agriculture, recreation and mining. The treasures beneath Montana and Wyoming draw people here. We treasure the natural beauty of our mountains, plains and rivers as well as their bounty of fish, wildlif…
West Yellowstone will hold a variety of events around town the weekend of April 26-28 in celebration of Earth Day.
The International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race will kick off in Jackson Hole, Wyo., on Friday and make its first stop in West Yellowstone on Saturday.
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.