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A Solution to Yellowstone’s Bison Slaughter—And How You Can Help

September 19, 2008, 9:55 am
Why did Yellowstone National Park capture and slaughter 1,400 of its famous bison during the winter of 2007-08? And who has an excellent plan to make certain that this action need not be repeated? The shocking slaughter was necessary, Yellowstone officials note, as part of a disease control initiative. ...

Yellowstone Tries to Balance Cell Phones, Nature

September 17, 2008, 11:46 am
Yellowstone National Park officials, attempting to balance competing demands for cell phone service and preserving the park's tranquility, have released a draft plan to guide the development of wireless services within the park. The environmental assessment proposes a limited increase in cell phone coverage in the 3,500-square-mile park while excluding ...

National Parks to Waive Entrance Fees on Sept. 27

September 17, 2008, 9:38 am
All National Park Service sites, including Yellowstone National Park, will offer free admission on Saturday, Sept. 27, in honor of National Public Lands Day. National Public Lands Day began in 1994 with three federal agencies and 700 volunteers. It's now the nation's "largest, hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance ...

U.S. Judge Reverses Plan to Expand Snowmobile Access in National Parks

September 17, 2008, 9:35 am
Handing environmentalists a major victory, a federal judge yesterday overturned the Bush administration's plan to allow hundreds more snowmobiles to traverse Yellowstone and other iconic national parks each ...

Wyoming Probes Possible Livestock Disease in Herd

September 8, 2008, 3:16 pm
State and federal livestock officials have launched an investigation into the possibility of a second Wyoming cow testing positive for brucellosis, jeopardizing the state's disease-free status even as the rancher at the center of the first outbreak decides to slaughter his ...

Yellowstone RV Park Full Despite Fuel Costs

September 8, 2008, 2:31 pm
In the heart of the park here on a recent warm day, all 358 spaces at the Fishing Bridge Recreational Vehicle Park were jammed with RVs and camping equipment. Despite high fuel prices and a sputtering economy that have hurt RV sales and caused many people to put the brakes ...

Tauck Hosts its 10,000th Guest-Volunteer in Yellowstone National Park

September 4, 2008, 2:32 pm
Tauck World Discovery celebrated a unique milestone recently when it hosted the 10,000th participant in its award-winning guest-volunteer program in Yellowstone National Park. The 10,000th volunteer was in one of three Tauck tour groups working in the Park over the weekend of July 19 - 20. The volunteers each ...

Dupuyer Elementary School Offering Students Unique Learning Experiences

September 4, 2008, 2:24 pm
Dupuyer students started class Wednesday, Aug. 27, and though their numbers are way down from last year, teacher Lydia Mild has some special educational treats for her five students. To kick off the year, the Dupuyer students are doing a comparison unit between Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park. ...

Yellowstone: World’s First National Park Endures As a wild, Weird and Wonderful Place

September 3, 2008, 8:35 am
I was enveloped in a sulfurous fog, standing next to a sign that urged me to “Be Bear Aware,” and even though it was mid-June, a steady sleet was pelting my face. I could only be in one place. One hundred thirty-six years after it was established as the world’s ...

Yellowstone Visitor Diagnosed with Bubonic Plague

August 26, 2008, 3:25 pm
An out-of-state resident has been diagnosed with bubonic plague after recently visiting Teton County and Yellowstone National Park, the Wyoming Department of Health said Monday. State epidemiologist Tracy Murphy says the victim traveled to several sites within the park with a Boy Scout troop between July 26 and August ...

Free Workshops Teach Students Basics of Photography

August 25, 2008, 10:46 am
It must have looked a little strange to passers-by on the boardwalk as Steve Wood knelt to take a photo of a small, plastic toy grizzly bear and cub perched on a bench in front of Old Faithful geyser. But it was Jeremy Sullivan's way of introducing his photography students ...

New Justice Center to Be Dedicated in Park

August 22, 2008, 11:22 am
A new Yellowstone National Park Justice Center at Mammoth Hot Springs will be dedicated Monday by the National Park service and the U.S. Department of Justice. Monday is the 92nd birthday of the Park ...

Bison Advocates Go for Space

August 21, 2008, 8:48 am
As rancher Rick Knobe slowly guides his pickup around the iconic American bison on the prairie here, he reflects on a time when they roamed freely. "I figure the buffalo were there first, the elk were there first, the wolves were there first," he says, looking over his herd of ...

Yellowstone National Park Reborn: 20 Years After the Fires Pt. 2

August 20, 2008, 9:08 am
For all that happened in Yellowstone in 1988, we now know it, simply, as the "summer of fire." It was one of the park's driest years on record, and after lightning strikes in June, Mother Nature would not allow mercy on America's wild ...

Yellowstone National Park Reborn: 20 Years After the Fires Pt.1

August 20, 2008, 9:07 am
August 20th is the 20-year anniversary of "Black Saturday" in Yellowstone National Park. This is when much of the sky over the park was black with smoke, on a day where it was learned the 1988 fires of Yellowstone had doubled to almost 500,000 acres. It's been 20 years since ...