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Yellowstone faces winter season without 3 key leaders

Yellowstone faces winter season without 3 key leaders

With only a month until snowmobiles and snow coaches begin entering Yellowstone National Park, three of the park’s top managers will be tending to new duties in other locations. Though the timing is coincidental, and two of the moves are temporary, the circumstances will mean a big change in…

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Furniture workshop

Furniture workshop

Liz Holmes, left, looks on as furniture designer John Gallis helps Hilary Heminway build a stool during a 2008 workshop as part of the Cody High Style show. Gallis coached a dozen students at his Norseman Designs West workshop on how to create a stool in the style of Western design pioneer T…

October 25, 2014 3:49 pm
Adaptable omnivore: Grizzlies' varied diet may protect species from changing climate

Adaptable omnivore: Grizzlies' varied diet may protect species from changing climate

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo. — For years, many conservationists have worried about what grizzly bears in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem will eat as changing climate and habitat conditions bring fewer whitebark pine nuts, cutthroat trout and other prime food sources. A recent study offers an …

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Elk numbers

Elk numbers

Elk numbers are generally strongest in Montana where the access is the worst.

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Yellowstone cracking down use of aerial camera drones

Yellowstone cracking down use of aerial camera drones

Just weeks after a visitor crashed a drone into Yellowstone National Park's largest hot spring, park officials have filed criminal charges against the alleged pilot and are stepping up their efforts to publicize and enforce a ban on unmanned aerial vehicles in the park.

August 29, 2014 6:49 pm Video Photos

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Cody Wild West River Fest celebrates role of Shoshone River in local life

Cody Wild West River Fest celebrates role of Shoshone River in local life

CODY, Wyo. — After an inaugural 2013 program that organizers said was “wildly successful,” Cody’s Wild West River Fest returns this weekend with a wide range of family friendly events centered around the Shoshone River.

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Elk group

Elk group

The Elk Brucellosis Working Group will meet in Bozeman on Tuesday to discuss this past winter's hazing operations.

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Yellowstone Lake Hotel reopens after $28.5M renovation

Yellowstone Lake Hotel reopens after $28.5M renovation

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — The oldest hotel in the world’s first national park had a distinct aroma of fresh paint as summer guests began arriving this week. But the major renovations being wrapped up at Yellowstone Lake Hotel go far beyond new paint, as workers are completing a two-year, $…

June 27, 2014 12:30 am Photos

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Diverse wildlife a huge draw to visitors near Cody

Diverse wildlife a huge draw to visitors near Cody

Hundreds of thousands of visitors come each year to Cody, Wyo., equipped with cameras and binoculars, hoping to see an elk, moose, pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, whitetail deer or mule deer.

May 22, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Bighorn sheep

Bighorn sheep

The region around Cody, Wyo., is home to one of the largest populations of bighorn sheep in the country.

May 09, 2014 1:46 pm
Wild horses

Wild horses

Wild horses are popular with wildlife watchers in the McCullough Peaks area east of Cody, Wyo.

May 09, 2014 1:41 pm
Avalanche work delays visitors through Yellowstone's east entrance

Avalanche work delays visitors through Yellowstone's east entrance

CODY, Wyo. — Early visitors to Yellowstone National Park may sometimes wish they could stay a little longer. And some of the first people touring the park by auto this year got their wish Friday, as a closure of Sylvan Pass stopped traffic on the park's East Entrance road for a few hours.

May 05, 2014 11:07 am Photos

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Cody police plan for summer return of Hells Angels

Cody police plan for summer return of Hells Angels

CODY, WYO. — Tourism and business boosters in this Yellowstone National Park gateway town have long worked to persuade travelers to spend an extra day in Cody and to come back a few years later for a repeat visit.

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Climbers spar over use of metal tools on popular routes near Cody, Wyo.

CODY, Wyo. — Problems with liability insurance and an impromptu decision to send ice climbing students using specialized gear into a favorite rock climbing area have prompted criticism of the organizer of the Cody Ice Climbing Festival, who says he was only trying to make the best of a bad s…

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Yellowstone thermal features produce unexpectedly high amounts of helium

Yellowstone thermal features produce unexpectedly high amounts of helium

Scenic vistas, abundant wildlife and now, new research shows there's yet another uplifting reason to visit Yellowstone National Park.

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Cody Ice Fest continues despite avalanche concerns, wild weather

Cody Ice Fest continues despite avalanche concerns, wild weather

CODY, Wyo. — Climbing frozen waterfalls requires not just physical prowess, but also endurance, versatility and creativity. It was exactly those traits that climbers exhibited during this weekend’s Cody Ice Climbing Festival, which persevered despite extreme avalanche dangers and every imagi…

February 17, 2014 3:30 pm Photos

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Matt Burklow

Matt Burklow

Matt Burklow participates in a beginners' clinic in Shoshone Canyon on Saturday during the 16th Annual Cody Ice Climbing Festival in Cody, Wyo.

February 17, 2014 10:25 am
Climbers gather at a rock face

Climbers gather at a rock face

Climbers gather at the bottom of a rock face in Shoshone Canyon on Saturday during the 16th Annual Cody Ice Climbing Festival in Cody, Wyo. 

February 17, 2014 10:25 am
Looking for a way up

Looking for a way up

A climber looks for the best route up a rock face in Shoshone Canyon on Saturday during the 16th Annual Cody Ice Climbing Festival in Cody.

February 17, 2014 10:25 am
Greg Garrigues

Greg Garrigues

Greg Garrigues participates in a beginners’ clinic in Shoshone Canyon on Saturday during the 16th Annual Cody Ice Climbing Festival in Cody, Wyo.

February 17, 2014 10:25 am
Shoshone Canyon

Shoshone Canyon

A climber scales a rock wall in Shoshone Canyon on Saturday during the 16th Annual Cody Ice Climbing Festival in Cody, Wyo.

February 17, 2014 10:16 am
Yellowstone asks Wyoming to adopt 'orphan' stretch of Beartooth Highway

Yellowstone asks Wyoming to adopt 'orphan' stretch of Beartooth Highway

Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk traveled to Cheyenne, Wyo., last week to ask Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead and state transportation officials to participate in a unique adopt-a-highway program.

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Federal budget battles leave lingering scars on parks, gateway towns

Federal budget battles leave lingering scars on parks, gateway towns

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — Congress is not an institution that most Americans would characterize as particularly productive. But the period between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day is typically even less productive than usual — if that's possible.

December 02, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Bill would remove ban on river paddling in Yellowstone

Bill would remove ban on river paddling in Yellowstone

A new bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., would nullify longstanding federal regulations that prohibit hand-propelled boating on rivers and streams in Yellowstone National Park and on some waters not currently open in Grand Teton National Park.

November 27, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Bringing out the big gun: Yellowstone stations howitzer atop Sylvan Pass

Bringing out the big gun: Yellowstone stations howitzer atop Sylvan Pass

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — Shortly after the partial federal government shutdown ended last month, two Lake District maintenance workers performed an annual fall duty that most visitors to Yellowstone National Park never get to see and is part of one of the park’s most controversial managem…

November 23, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Wyoming pronghorn acclimating to wildlife overpasses during fall migration

Wyoming pronghorn acclimating to wildlife overpasses during fall migration

Pronghorn moving to and from the southern end of Grand Teton National Park appear to be adapting well to wildlife overpasses designed to alleviate a dangerous and longstanding bottleneck in their lengthy seasonal migrations.

November 10, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Repairs completed on Yellowstone road between East Entrance and Fishing Bridge

Repairs completed on Yellowstone road between East Entrance and Fishing Bridge

CODY, Wyo. — Although Yellowstone National Park was closed to visitors during the government shutdown, contractors were able to continue working, allowing them to complete repairs to a damaged portion of the road between the park’s East Entrance and Fishing Bridge.

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Snow coaches operated by private tour guides are parked at Old Faithful.

October 28, 2013 10:05 am
Yellowstone winter tour operators wary of new concessions contracts

Yellowstone winter tour operators wary of new concessions contracts

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.

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Final rule for winter travel in Yellowstone gains widespread approval

Final rule for winter travel in Yellowstone gains widespread approval

CODY, Wyo. — After more than 15 years of contentious debate over snowmobile travel in Yellowstone National Park, the National Park Service on Tuesday released a final winter-use plan that appears to have a solid chance of avoiding legal challenges.

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Protesters gather at East Gate to demand reopening of Yellowstone Park

Protesters gather at East Gate to demand reopening of Yellowstone Park

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — A grass-roots protest Sunday afternoon at the East Entrance to Yellowstone National Park was a study in contrasts, as environmentally minded nature-lovers joined Constitution-quoting small-government advocates in showing support for the park, and to demand a solut…

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Governors say 'no' to opening Yellowstone, other parks on their dime

Governors say 'no' to opening Yellowstone, other parks on their dime

Montana and Wyoming will not pay to reopen Yellowstone National Park under a proposal announced Thursday that could allow some states to cover the costs of operating national parks closed in the government shutdown.

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Group plans shutdown protest Sunday at Yellowstone's East Gate

CODY, Wyo. — As the government shutdown drags through its second week, the closure of national parks around the country has proven to be a uniformly unpopular move — something even a 4-year-old probably could have predicted to anyone in Washington, D.C.

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Montana author shares historic tales of adventurous travels in Yellowstone

Montana author shares historic tales of adventurous travels in Yellowstone

Visitors to Yellowstone National Park typically go home with a story or two to share about wildlife, wilderness or wide-open spaces. But with modern vehicles, hotels and even smartphones and laptops, their experiences are usually a far cry from the frontier adventures of the park’s earliest …

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Yellowstone visitor fully recovered one year after close encounter with bison

Yellowstone visitor fully recovered one year after close encounter with bison

CODY, WYO. — A year after he was seriously injured in a close encounter with a bison in Yellowstone National Park, a Massachusetts man has fully recovered from the traumatic experience that made international headlines.

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News photos: Stampede Parade in Cody

News photos: Stampede Parade in Cody

The Stampede Parade, Cody’s Fourth of July parade that runs the length of Sheridan Avenue, is the biggest in Wyoming.

July 03, 2013 5:33 pm Photos

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Cody High School marching band

Cody High School marching band

Members of the Cody High School marching band perform in Wednesday’s warm-up parade.

July 03, 2013 4:29 pmLoading…
The Pink Lady

The Pink Lady

Known as “The Pink Lady,” Hope Sheets, 77, and her dog Lacy walk in the parade in Cody, Wyo. Sheets has participated in the annual parade for more than 30 years.

July 03, 2013 4:29 pmLoading…
Cody Country Outfitters and Guides Association

Cody Country Outfitters and Guides Association

A rider leads a string of pack mules from the Cody Country Outfitters and Guides Association during the July 3 parade in Cody, Wyo.

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Park County 4H Club

Park County 4H Club

A member of Park County 4H Club shows off a miniature horse during the July 3 parade in Cody, Wyo.

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Cowgirls Up Rodeo Drill

Cowgirls Up Rodeo Drill

Members of the Cowgirls Up Rodeo Drill team ride in the July 3 parade in Cody, Wyo.

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Riders on the Field of Honor

Riders on the Field of Honor

Riders on the Field of Honor float sponsored by the Cody Heritage Museum wave to the crowd during the July 3 parade in Cody, Wyo.

July 03, 2013 4:31 pmLoading…
Pete and Melanie Lovelace

Pete and Melanie Lovelace

Pete and Melanie Lovelace set up early Wednesday for the downtown parade in Cody, Wyo.

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Montana finds riches in ‘geotourism’ niches

Montana finds riches in ‘geotourism’ niches

MORAN — Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks have long been pitched to tourists as great family vacation destinations.

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Yellowstone and Grand Teton heads focus on cutting costs, raising revenues

Yellowstone and Grand Teton heads focus on cutting costs, raising revenues

CODY, WYO. — Federal budget cuts required under the congressional sequester will result in relatively minor cuts in services this summer for visitors to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. But park managers say they are not optimistic about the financial outlook for next year and beyond.

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Historian explores complex history behind founding of town of Cody

Historian explores complex history behind founding of town of Cody

CODY, Wyo. — As part of its marketing campaign to attract visitors to Cody, Wyo., and the surrounding area, the Park County Travel Council is promoting William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody as “the real Most Interesting Man in the World,” playing on the popularity of a fictitious hero from a series…

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‘Spring Into Yellowstone’ birding and wildlife festival begins today in Cody

CODY, Wyo. — Locals across the greater Yellowstone area know that spring is a great time to see birds and wildlife before the crowds of summer arrive and warmer temperatures push animals to higher elevations.

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Locally funded Wyoming crew begins plowing Yellowstone East Entrance road

Locally funded Wyoming crew begins plowing Yellowstone East Entrance road

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — Several tons of heavy equipment rumbled to life at the East Gate of Yellowstone National Park on Monday, as workers began what is expected to be a monthlong effort to remove snow on the road between the park’s eastern boundary and Fishing Bridge.

April 01, 2013 5:45 pm Photos

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Cody Ice Festival marks 15 years of climbing frozen falls

Cody Ice Festival marks 15 years of climbing frozen falls

CODY, Wyo. — Mountaineer Don Foote still remembers the first frozen waterfall he climbed in the South Fork Valley east of Yellowstone National Park.

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Yellowstone Park completes new micro-hydro power plant near Mammoth

Yellowstone Park completes new micro-hydro power plant near Mammoth

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS — For centuries, various waters and thermal features across Yellowstone National Park have spouted steam, sulfur and silica during countless eruptions. Now, one stream in the park is emitting dimes.

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