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Locally owned small businesses around Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks are facing “overwhelming” financial losses in the wake of the continuing government shutdown, but their concerns have not found traction in Washington, D.C.
Officials worked Monday to nail down details of contingency plans on how Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks will cope with a looming government shutdown, leaving the parks closed to all visitors.
At Grand Teton National Park, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Wednesday that she was making it a “very high priority” to honor a deal for the federal government to acquire 1,280 acres of Wyoming lands located inside the park.
MOOSE, WYO. — Though she lacks the required money and is facing a January deadline, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Wednesday that she was making it a “very high priority” to honor a deal for the federal government to acquire 1,280 acres of Wyoming lands located inside Grand Teton Natio…
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, left, and Grand Teton National Park Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott speak with reporters Wednesday about efforts to complete a deal for the federal government to acquire Wyoming state lands within the park, where the press conference was held.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, left, and Grand Teton National Park Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott speak with reporters in August.
CODY, Wyo. — A Cody man was hospitalized Thursday after being attacked early in the morning by a grizzly bear. The man was irrigating fields at his home 21 miles southwest of Cody, Wyo.
Researchers and Yellowstone National Park staff members are meeting at Old Faithful this week to review the current scientific understanding of the park’s hydrothermal systems. The group will eventually develop suggestions for new research projects and design standards that could help inform…
CODY, WYO. — As many as 3.5 million visitors typically pass through Yellowstone National Park over the course of a busy year. On Tuesday morning, more than 5 million “Today” show viewers are expected to enjoy the sights and sounds of Yellowstone with their morning coffee.
CODY, Wyo. — The decline in Yellowstone cutthroat trout in Yellowstone Lake has meant that anglers in Yellowstone National Park must release any of the native fish that are caught. Unfortunately, for the park’s osprey, catch-and-release fishing is not an option.
CODY, Wyo. — David Hanna was diagnosed with cancer in 2010 and spent much of the next two years in treatment and recovery. When he was declared cancer-free last year, he began planning a dream vacation to Yellowstone National Park. His goal was to get into the park as soon as possible.
Wildlife watchers hoping to catch a glimpse of a grizzly sow and her cub line the roadside Friday between Sedge Bay and Lake Butte Overlook in Yellowstone National Park.
RED LODGE — Spectators at Saturday’s Grizzly Peak Adventure Race could have easily imagined they were watching anything from a training exercise for the Russian military special forces to a video shoot for a new kids’ TV show.
Angela and Rustin Nordsven of Spearfish, S.D. sport mismatched nerd outfits for the Grizzly Peak Adventure Race in Red Lodge on Saturday.
CODY, WYO. — After nearly two decades since their reintroduction in Yellowstone National Park, population trends show that gray wolves are unlikely to thrive in sections of Wyoming outside the northwestern corner of the state.
A rotary snowplow flying flags from the state of Wyoming and city of Cody removes snow from the East Entrance road of Yellowstone National Park on Monday.
A promotional banner hangs on a Wyoming Department of Transportation snowplow clearing snow Monday along the East Entrance Road in Yellowstone National Park.
Workers look on as two rotary snowplows enter Yellowstone National Park on April 1 begin removing snow along the East Entrance Road.
CODY — Two small Wyoming tourist towns at the edge of Yellowstone National Park are celebrating successful fundraising efforts to cover the cost of plowing part of the roads leading into the park, assuring an on-time opening for their gates this spring.
CODY, Wyo. — Citing concerns about legal liability and creating an ongoing obligation to make up for lost federal dollars, Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead said Thursday that state and local officials are still reviewing options on whether and how to help plow roads into Yellowstone National Park.
CODY, WYO. — Being among the first to enter Yellowstone National Park each spring is a badge of pride worn by many die-hard locals as well as thousands of visitors from across the country. But the park’s early birds will have to wait a week or two longer this year, thanks to across-the-board…
CODY, Wyo. — In a decision that could cover as much as $2 billion in visitor spending over the next two decades, the National Park Service has chosen incumbent concessioner Xanterra Parks & Resorts to provide lodging, dining, retail and other visitor services in Yellowstone National Park.
A newly released winter use plan for Yellowstone National Park may finally strike a lasting balance between environmental concerns and tourism interests in the long-running dispute over snowmobiles in the park.
The next time you visit Yellowstone National Park and manage to snap a great wolf photo, you could also be helping researchers as they monitor everything from infectious diseases to breeding habits among the elusive animals.
When soldiers from the U.S. Army were assigned to protect the wildlife and resources of Yellowstone National Park in the late 1800s, many stayed in primitive cabins that could hardly be considered glamorous — or even quaint. But now one of those cabins is up for sale and attracting widesprea…
MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo. — In the ongoing deliberations over federal protections for Yellowstone-area grizzly bears, debate often focuses on a fixed number of total bears living in the region.
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.
Sharp-eyed cinema fans may recognize landscapes from Grand Teton National Park and see wildlife from the National Elk Refuge in a few scenes from a major Hollywood movie set for release on Christmas Day.
CODY, Wyo. — A funny thing happened on the way to the apocalypse: the Yellowstone supervolcano didn’t erupt. At least not yet.
CODY, Wyo. — As another winter season in Yellowstone National Park begins, it might be understandable if some local residents are pessimistic about resolving long-standing disputes over snowmobiles in the park and other related winter-use issues.
MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo. — Yellowstone National Park managers have decided against establishing new backcountry use restrictions in the Hayden Valley after an extensive review of grizzly bear attacks throughout the park over the last four decades.
CODY, Wyo. — Former Sen. Alan Simpson has a message for America’s youth.
KIRBY, WYO. — In a community that is normally home to less than 100 people, more than 3,000 showed up Saturday at the Wyoming Whiskey distillery to sample, buy and celebrate the state’s first homegrown bourbon.
Hundreds stood in line for hours for a chance to be among the first to buy Wyoming Whiskey during a launch party Saturday at the company's distillery in Kirby, Wyo.
An estimated crowd of more than 3,000 people turned out for the Wyoming Whiskey launch party Saturday at the company's distillery in Kirby, Wyo.
Dave Ackermann, of Gillette, Wyo. was among the first in line Saturday to buy Wyoming Whiskey during the launch party at the company's distillery in Kirby, Wyo.
Researchers are continuing to find new and unique properties in the thermal features of Yellowstone National Park, with a recent study suggesting that novel microbes found in the Norris Geyser Basin might someday help in unlocking more environmentally friendly forms of energy.
CODY, Wyo. — A close encounter in June between a visitor and a bison in Yellowstone National Park made international headlines. The experience taught the man, who was not badly injured, that it’s not just wild animals that can be capricious and brutal, but also reporters and online commenters.
Citing a Wyoming law that protects landowners who allow outdoor recreation on their land, a federal judge has ruled against a woman who filed a wrongful-death suit that blamed federal researchers after her husband was killed by a grizzly bear that had been tranquilized and released near the …
CODY, Wyo. — Cody business leaders are working to persuade Park County voters to renew a 4 percent lodging tax, and they’re taking steps to make sure the measure isn’t confused with a separate and unrelated sales tax that is also on the Nov. 6 general election ballot.
When a travel reporter visited Cooke City in June, general store owner Troy Wilson spent some time talking to her about the charms of the former mining town located just four miles from the Northeast Gate of Yellowstone National Park.
CODY, WYO. — With just under six weeks until most roads in Yellowstone National Park close to autos for winter, a section of road near Tower Junction is being rebuilt for the first time in decades, while a damaged stretch of road east of Fishing Bridge will not be repaired this fall, as had …
Traffic moves along a single lane of the road between Syvlan Pass and Fishing Bridge in Yellowstone National Park. A portion of the road washed away in May 2011, and long-scheduled repairs will not be made until sometime in 2013.
CODY, Wyo. — As grizzly bear populations continue to rise in the greater Yellowstone region and in other habitat areas, bear managers are sharing information about what works — and what doesn’t — in their ongoing efforts to keep both bears and people safe.
CODY, WYO. — Yellowstone National Park looms large in the public imagination as an inspirational idea, unique landscape and critically important haven for wildlife. But according to one author and historian, its creation resulted as much from violence, ambition and greed as from high-minded ideals.
CODY, Wyo. — A plan by a nonprofit group to build a zip line in the Shoshone National Forest just east of Yellowstone National Park would not create a significant environmental impact, according to a report released Monday by the U.S. Forest Service.
Managers of the Sleeping Giant Ski Area east of Yellowstone National Park have proposed installing a zip line for summer use.
CODY, Wyo. — A report by a Yellowstone National Park bear specialist allaying misplaced concerns that menstruating women might be at greater risk of bear attack has been drawing headlines this month, perhaps as much for its unusual subject matter as for its findings.
MEETEETSE — It’s no secret to even casual naturalists that the age of a tree can be determined by counting the rings in its cross-section. But researchers in the greater Yellowstone area are building on that technique and expanding the field of dendrochronology to learn how landscapes were a…
Researcher Marcy Reiser, right, takes a core sample from a wooden post at a site in the Wood River area of the Shohone Forest in northwestern Wyoming east of Yellowstone Park.