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Toyota Helps Yellowstone National Park Create Sustainable Connections Between Visitors and Natu

August 18, 2008, 1:40 pm
Today in Yellowstone National Park, Toyota presented a check totaling more than $800,000 and five vehicles to the Yellowstone Park Foundation -- the official fundraising partner of Yellowstone National Park -- in support of instilling a preservation ethic and promoting environmental stewardship among visitors. Through Toyota's donation, Yellowstone National ...

Yellowstone National Park recovers from 1988 fires

August 13, 2008, 7:27 am
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — If there is a place where heaven and hell meet, it's here. Twenty years ago this summer, a series of wildfires burned 36 percent of America's first national park, scorching huge swaths of pristine forest and killing scores of wild animals. Today, there is ...

Calmer weather slows wildfire

August 7, 2008, 8:36 am
CODY -- Cooler temperatures and lighter winds Wednesday slowed a wildfire burning mostly in a wilderness area east of Yellowstone National Park. Fire spokeswoman Laura McConnell said there were no reports of major activity associated with the Gunbarrel Fire on Wednesday. It was the first time in several days that ...

Destination: Yellowstone National Park

August 6, 2008, 8:59 am
GET AWAY: The vast Yellowstone Park boasts the lower 48's largest concentration of free-roaming wildlife, bison and wolves included, plus waterfalls, canyons, mountains and, of course, geysers. The world's first national park, established in 1872, covers 3,400 square miles and lies mainly in Wyoming, jutting into Montana and Idaho, ...

Yellowstone National Park fire burns 600 acres

August 1, 2008, 8:16 am
The LeHardy Fire, which is burning In Yellowstone National Park, is holding steady at around 600 acres burned. Lighter winds and additional firefighters resulted in a day of significant progress on Thursday. The blaze is north of Fishing Bridge in Yellowstone National Park, and officials tell us it was started by ...

Funds used to restore Yellowstone hiking trails

July 30, 2008, 8:21 am
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — Crews at Yellowstone National Park are improving four hiking trails this summer as part of a long-term project to rehabilitate the most heavily used hiking trails in the park. The Yellowstone Park Foundation recently received $100,000 from the National Park Foundation to help pay for ...

Second bear killed in Yellowstone in recent weeks

July 25, 2008, 8:10 am
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - Rangers in Yellowstone National Park have killed a black bear that became accustomed to eating human food. Park officials say the 130-pound male bear was getting food from hikers' backpacks in northern Yellowstone. Repeated attempts to trap the bear failed. On Wednesday, the bear was ...

Wyoming Will Be First with Yellowstone Commemorative Quarter

July 10, 2008, 7:38 am
For a mere 25 cents, the nation will know in a couple of years that Wyoming is home to the world's first national park. Yellowstone National Park, established in 1872, will grace the first of 50 quarters in a new series of the coins, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., said ...

Yellowstone Moves Sign

July 7, 2008, 7:58 am
Yellowstone moves signThe 45th Parallel is an imaginary line circling the Earth exactly midway between the North Pole and the Equator, and it has never moved. But try telling that to tourists in Yellowstone National Park who for years have had their pictures taken next to a sign marking ...

Yellowstone Fires 20 Years Later: National Attention Brought Sensational Coverage

July 7, 2008, 7:54 am
Twenty years ago, Bob Ekey couldn't believe what he was seeing on television. Just outside his room at the Three Bears Lodge in West Yellowstone, a CNN reporter was broadcasting live that ash from fires burning in Yellowstone National Park was falling as he spoke. It was snow. “I wanted to go ...

Yellowstone Makes for a Great Vacation

July 7, 2008, 7:09 am
If you still haven’t decided on a vacation destination, let me suggest a location that will be an adventure for the entire family. If you and your family enjoy the outdoors, consider a trip to Yellowstone. Airfare is expensive, but once there, many of the activities don’t involve extra expense. ...

Best National Park Lodges

July 2, 2008, 7:34 am
If your idea of a wilderness adventure is kicking back in a cushioned Adirondack chair by a roaring fire while wildlife does its thing safely outside the window, you may find staying in an old-school National Park lodge to be the perfect mix of nature vs. nurture. Especially in ...

Summer in Montana’s Spectacular National Parks

May 7, 2008, 10:31 am
Known for its majestic mountains, “Big Skies” and the hospitality of its people, Montana is full of natural treasures and rich landscapes. The mountains, spectacular national parks and archeological sites provide tourists with varied recreation and sightseeing adventures. During the spring and summer travelers can enjoy such activities as ...

Off endangered list, wolves face new pressure from hunters

April 29, 2008, 3:23 pm
Tony Saunders stalked his prey for 35 miles by snowmobile through western Wyoming's Hoback Basin, finally reaching a clearing where he took out a .270-caliber rifle and shot the wolf twice from 30 yards away.Gray wolves in the Northern Rockies have been taken off the endangered species list and ...

Where the buffalo roam -- and die

April 29, 2008, 3:15 pm
More than half of Yellowstone National Park's bison herd has died since last fall, forcing the government to suspend its annual slaughter program.More than 700 of the iconic animals starved or otherwise died on the mountainsides during an unusually harsh winter, and more than 1,600 were shot by hunters ...