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A history of presidential visits to Yellowstone National Park

August 17, 2009, 8:01 am
From Chester Arthur to Barack Obama, American presidents have come to the peace and quiet and grandeur of Yellowstone, a refreshing change from the political heat and conflict of Washington. 1883 — Eleven years after Yellowstone was created and just seven years after the nearby Battle of the Little Bighorn ...

Yellowstone a favorite for artists over years

August 13, 2009, 1:38 pm
Artistic depictions of geysers, rivers and other water features in Yellowstone National Park have influenced public perceptions of the West, helped create a regional tourism industry and even sold soda pop. "Artists have been inspired by Yellowstone since before it became a national park in 1872, and they continue to ...

Bison management group looks at new plan

August 12, 2009, 8:22 am
HELENA, Mont. -- A new Yellowstone National Park bison management proposal calls for more aggressive hazing of the animals back into the park and other measures to reduce the number sent to slaughter.It is one option a group of state and federal agencies is reviewing as it attempts to ...

Quarantined bison from Y-stone attract interest

August 10, 2009, 2:55 pm
Wildlife officials say a Montana Indian tribe, an Illinois zoo and a North Dakota landowner are seeking to take a small herd of wild bison that have been held in quarantine outside Yellowstone National Park. The animals were spared in 2005 and 2006 from a government program that captures and slaughters most bison leaving ...

Sample Yellowstone National Park vacation itinerary

August 10, 2009, 6:54 am
Whether you are staying for one day or seven, Yellowstone National Park is worth the trip but with so many sites, it is easy to get overwhelmed. Here's some ideas on how to spend your days when visiting this monstrous national park.Day 1: Since the average elevation of Yellowstone is around 8,000 feet, ...

Seasonal Savings for Fall Travelers to Yellowstone Park

August 4, 2009, 11:48 am
Yellowstone fall visitors can enjoy affordable fall pricing on lodging and attractions from West Yellowstone, Montana located at the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park. Many businesses offer savings of 10 to 25% on lodging during August and September. For help in planning your Yellowstone fall vacation, call the ...

Livestock disease meetings planned

August 4, 2009, 11:46 am
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Livestock officials in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho are planning a series of meetings to explain new rules proposed for the animal disease brucellosis in the area around Yellowstone National Park.Brucellosis, which can cause pregnant animals to miscarry, has been eradicated nationwide in cattle but persists ...

Public comment reopened on snowmobiles in Yellowstone

August 4, 2009, 11:22 am
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced on July 23 that the National Park Service will reopen public comment on a proposed interim rule, first proposed last November under Secretary Kempthorne, to manage snowmobile and snowcoach access at Yellowstone National Park for the next two years.If ...

Canon Photography in the Parks heads to Yellowstone

July 29, 2009, 10:25 am
In August, join American Park Network and Canon at Yellowstone National Park to learn how to take better digital photographs at the FREE Photography in the Parks workshops.Beginners and seasoned photographers alike will benefit from the guidance and direction offered by our team of expert photographers, all while exploring ...

Chat With a Yellowstone Ranger -- Without Leaving Your House

July 28, 2009, 7:54 am
This year the National Park Service is taking a new, dramatic step to showcase Yellowstone National Park. Every Tuesday and Thursday -- up to August 14th -- Yellowstone National Park is hosting a live webcam show broadcast from Geyser Hill, which sits near Old Faithful Geyser. The shows are ...

South Road Work Ends; Planning Begins for Norris/Mammoth Reconstruction

July 28, 2009, 7:52 am
One big road project -- reconstruction near the South Entrance -- in Yellowstone National Park has been completed, while an even larger one -- an overhaul of the Norris/Mammoth segment of the Grand Loop -- is in the planning stages.Contractors removed and recycled the asphalt and repaired the surface ...

Yellowstone study collects, examines wolf scat for clues

July 28, 2009, 7:43 am
Joking that she felt like Santa Claus, Bonnie Trejo held the nearly full white trash bag aloft and uttered a subdued "woo hoo!"Her trek into the wilds of Yellowstone National Park to collect wolf scat from the Druid pack's den site on Friday had reaped plenty of samples, each ...

Obama to Restrict Snowmobile Access to Yellowstone National Park

July 28, 2009, 7:37 am
The Obama Administration is considering carrying out a Bush-era plan to restrict the number of snowmobiles that are allowed to access Yellowstone National Park each day. The giant park, which crosses state boundaries into Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana, is otherwise inaccessible to visitors in winter months. Lobbyists for the ...

Yellowstone Adventures

July 27, 2009, 10:40 am
XANTERRA Suggests Top 10 Adventures in Yellowstone for Travelers Seeking the Cure for the Common VacationWith 2.2 million acres, Yellowstone National Park provides a lot of room for adventurers, no matter what their interest or ability. Adventures range from highly personal experiences, like listening to the howl of a wolf in the ...

Yellowstone completes first big stimulus project

July 27, 2009, 8:03 am
Yellowstone National Park has completed its first major project funded by the federal economic stimulus program.The park says it has resurfaced the 11-mile section of road between the Lewis River Bridge and the park's South Entrance. The work cost $1.2 million.Yellowstone is receiving $14.7 million in federal stimulus funding ...