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Small businesses outside Yellowstone detail 'overwhelming' losses

Small businesses outside Yellowstone detail 'overwhelming' losses

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.

October 04, 2013 5:38 pmLoading…

Yellowstone, Teton plan for closure as government shutdown looms

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.

September 30, 2013 6:18 pmLoading…
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell

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.

August 07, 2013 5:57 pm
Interior secretary visits Grand Teton, pledges support for deal to acquire Wyoming lands

Interior secretary visits Grand Teton, pledges support for deal to acquire Wyoming lands

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…

August 07, 2013 5:56 pm Photos

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Sally Jewell and Grand Teton National Park Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott

Sally Jewell and Grand Teton National Park Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott

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.

August 07, 2013 5:57 pm
Sally Jewell and Grand Teton National Park Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott

Sally Jewell and Grand Teton National Park Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, left, and Grand Teton National Park Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott speak with reporters in August. 

August 07, 2013 5:57 pmLoading…
Man hospitalized after grizzly attack near Cody; officials searching for bear

Man hospitalized after grizzly attack near Cody; officials searching for bear

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.

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Experts seek to unlock mysteries of Old Faithful, other Yellowstone geysers

Experts seek to unlock mysteries of Old Faithful, other Yellowstone geysers

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…

June 04, 2013 8:45 pm Photos

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'Today' show to broadcast Tuesday from Old Faithful

'Today' show to broadcast Tuesday from Old Faithful

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.

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Decline in Yellowstone Lake cutthroat trout ‘bad news’ for shoreline osprey

Decline in Yellowstone Lake cutthroat trout ‘bad news’ for shoreline osprey

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.

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Early visit to Yellowstone a dream come true for recovered cancer patient

Early visit to Yellowstone a dream come true for recovered cancer patient

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.

May 08, 2013 11:15 amLoading…
Yellowstone Park tourists

Yellowstone Park tourists

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.

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‘Adventure Race’ offers fun for families, challenges for competitors

‘Adventure Race’ offers fun for families, challenges for competitors

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.

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Grizzly Peak Adventure Race

Grizzly Peak Adventure Race

Angela and Rustin Nordsven of Spearfish, S.D. sport mismatched nerd outfits for the Grizzly Peak Adventure Race in Red Lodge on Saturday.

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Wildlife official says wolves unlikely to thrive outside Wyoming’s northwestern corner

Wildlife official says wolves unlikely to thrive outside Wyoming’s northwestern corner

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.

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Rotary snowplow

Rotary snowplow

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.

April 01, 2013 5:35 pmLoading…
Yellowstone or bust

Yellowstone or bust

A promotional banner hangs on a Wyoming Department of Transportation snowplow clearing snow Monday along the East Entrance Road in Yellowstone National Park.

April 01, 2013 5:35 pmLoading…
Plowing

Plowing

Workers look on as two rotary snowplows enter Yellowstone National Park on April 1 begin removing snow along the East Entrance Road.

April 01, 2013 5:35 pmLoading…
Wyoming towns meet fundraising goal for plowing Yellowstone roads on time

Wyoming towns meet fundraising goal for plowing Yellowstone roads on time

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.

March 22, 2013 10:45 pmLoading…
Wyoming governor reviewing options for plowing Yellowstone Park roads

Wyoming governor reviewing options for plowing Yellowstone Park roads

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.

March 07, 2013 1:24 pm Photos

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Federal budget cuts delay Yellowstone opening, close Grand Teton visitor centers

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…

March 02, 2013 8:00 pmLoading…
Park Service chooses Xanterra for 20-year Yellowstone concessions contract

Park Service chooses Xanterra for 20-year Yellowstone concessions contract

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.

February 26, 2013 7:00 pmLoading…
Park Service releases latest Yellowstone Park winter plan

Park Service releases latest Yellowstone Park winter plan

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.

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Yellowstone crowdsources visitor photos to help study wolf disease, dynamics

Yellowstone crowdsources visitor photos to help study wolf disease, dynamics

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.

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Sale of fixed-up former Yellowstone soldier cabin attracts widespread interest

Sale of fixed-up former Yellowstone soldier cabin attracts widespread interest

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…

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Researchers seek more data on role of whitebark pine in grizzly country

Researchers seek more data on role of whitebark pine in grizzly country

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.

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Research aims to better predict winter migrations of Yellowstone bison

Research aims to better predict winter migrations of Yellowstone bison

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.

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Grand Teton scenery, wildlife featured in Tarantino movie Django Unchained

Grand Teton scenery, wildlife featured in Tarantino movie Django Unchained

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.

December 21, 2012 12:00 am Video Loading…
Yellowstone volcanic system normal as day of feared apocalypse approaches

Yellowstone volcanic system normal as day of feared apocalypse approaches

CODY, Wyo. — A funny thing happened on the way to the apocalypse: the Yellowstone supervolcano didn’t erupt. At least not yet.

December 20, 2012 8:39 am Photos

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Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenk wins praise for outreach on winter use

Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenk wins praise for outreach on winter use

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.

December 17, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Education limits bear attacks, YNP says

Education limits bear attacks, YNP says

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.

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Sen. Alan Simpson goes viral in Gangnam Style video decrying national debt

Sen. Alan Simpson goes viral in Gangnam Style video decrying national debt

CODY, Wyo. — Former Sen. Alan Simpson has a message for America’s youth.

December 05, 2012 12:05 pm Video Loading…
Wyoming Whiskey launches to overwhelming demand, critical acclaim

Wyoming Whiskey launches to overwhelming demand, critical acclaim

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.

December 04, 2012 4:30 pm Photos

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Long line at Wyoming Whiskey

Long line at Wyoming Whiskey

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.

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Big crowd at Wyoming Whiskey launch party

Big crowd at Wyoming Whiskey launch party

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.

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Buying Wyoming Whiskey

Buying Wyoming Whiskey

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.

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Unique Yellowstone microbe could hold clues for bioenergy, carbon capture

Unique Yellowstone microbe could hold clues for bioenergy, carbon capture

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.

November 22, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
Yellowstone visitor gored by bison offers firsthand account of incident

Yellowstone visitor gored by bison offers firsthand account of incident

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.

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Judge sides with feds in rejecting wrongful death suit over fatal bear mauling near Yellowstone

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 …

October 25, 2012 12:39 pmLoading…

Cody business leaders seek renewal of 4 percent lodging tax

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.

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Cooke City makes list of Top 10 'coolest small towns'

Cooke City makes list of Top 10 'coolest small towns'

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.

September 29, 2012 9:45 pmLoading…
Yellowstone Park road projects see mixed progress as winter closures approach

Yellowstone Park road projects see mixed progress as winter closures approach

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 …

September 25, 2012 7:56 amLoading…
Yellowstone Park road construction

Yellowstone Park road construction

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.

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Canadian bear biologist shares techniques for managing grizzly-human conflicts

Canadian bear biologist shares techniques for managing grizzly-human conflicts

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.

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Author describes creation of Yellowstone as following a violent course

Author describes creation of Yellowstone as following a violent course

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.

September 03, 2012 8:00 pm Photos

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Forest Service report shows no significant impact of Sleeping Giant zip line

Forest Service report shows no significant impact of Sleeping Giant zip line

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.

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Sleeping Giant Ski Area

Sleeping Giant Ski Area

Managers of the Sleeping Giant Ski Area east of Yellowstone National Park have proposed installing a zip line for summer use.

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Informational paper debunks myth that bears attack menstruating women

Informational paper debunks myth that bears attack menstruating women

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.

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Growth reveals clues about human, forest histories

Growth reveals clues about human, forest histories

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…

August 23, 2012 11:55 pm Photos

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Marcy Reiser takes a core sample from a wooden post

Marcy Reiser takes a core sample from a wooden post

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. 

August 23, 2012 9:30 am

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