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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…
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…
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 …
Elk numbers are generally strongest in Montana where the access is the worst.
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.
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.
The Elk Brucellosis Working Group will meet in Bozeman on Tuesday to discuss this past winter's hazing operations.
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, $…
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.
The region around Cody, Wyo., is home to one of the largest populations of bighorn sheep in the country.
Wild horses are popular with wildlife watchers in the McCullough Peaks area east of Cody, Wyo.
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.
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.
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…
Scenic vistas, abundant wildlife and now, new research shows there's yet another uplifting reason to visit Yellowstone National Park.
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…
Matt Burklow participates in a beginners' clinic in Shoshone Canyon on Saturday during the 16th Annual Cody Ice Climbing Festival in Cody, Wyo.
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.
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.
Greg Garrigues participates in a beginners’ clinic in Shoshone Canyon on Saturday during the 16th Annual Cody Ice Climbing Festival in Cody, Wyo.
A climber scales a rock wall in Shoshone Canyon on Saturday during the 16th Annual Cody Ice Climbing Festival in Cody, Wyo.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
Snow coaches operated by private tour guides are parked at Old Faithful.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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 …
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.
The Stampede Parade, Cody’s Fourth of July parade that runs the length of Sheridan Avenue, is the biggest in Wyoming.
Members of the Cody High School marching band perform in Wednesday’s warm-up parade.
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.
A rider leads a string of pack mules from the Cody Country Outfitters and Guides Association during the July 3 parade in Cody, Wyo.
A member of Park County 4H Club shows off a miniature horse during the July 3 parade in Cody, Wyo.
Members of the Cowgirls Up Rodeo Drill team ride in the July 3 parade in Cody, Wyo.
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.
Pete and Melanie Lovelace set up early Wednesday for the downtown parade in Cody, Wyo.
MORAN — Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks have long been pitched to tourists as great family vacation destinations.
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.
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…
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.
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.
CODY, Wyo. — Mountaineer Don Foote still remembers the first frozen waterfall he climbed in the South Fork Valley east of Yellowstone National Park.
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.