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Canyon Village starts to reopen in wake of July 4 shootout

  By Jackson Hole News&Guide staff Via- Wyoming News Exchange JACKSON — Visitor services remain limited at Canyon Village following a fatal exchange of gunfire July 4 in Yellowstone National Park that left a 28-year-old man dead and a park…

Yellowstone visitation statistics for May 2024 

The following is a news release from the offices of Yellowstone National Park –  MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY – The park hosted 522,450 recreation visits in May 2024, up 15% from May 2023 (454,262 recreation visits). This May’s visitation showed…

Park Service calls for bison populations to grow in the West

CASPER (WNE) — The National Park Service is calling for a 20% increase in the bison population.  The service has released its preferred alternative for a new Interagency Bison Management Plan, which comes more than two decades after the inaugural…

Biologists to begin 2024 grizzly and black bear captures for research purposes in Yellowstone National Park

• Public reminded to heed warning signs BOZEMAN, MT – As part of ongoing grizzly bear and black bear research and management efforts and as required under the Endangered Species Act to monitor the population in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem,…

$100 million minimum for Kelly parcel, legislators say

By Billy Arnold Jackson Hole Daily Via- Wyoming News Exchange JACKSON — The Wyoming Legislature has made the first move in what’s sure to be a protracted debate this winter about the future of the Kelly parcel. In a mid-January…

Yellowstone visitation statistics for October 2023

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY – Yellowstone National Park hosted 299,127 recreation visits in October 2023. This is a 26% increase from October 2022 (236,567 recreational visits). It is also a 75% increase from October 2019* (171,339 recreational visits) when several…

Back in Grand Teton, Grizzly 399 stayed out of trouble while down south

JACKSON (WNE) — Jackson Hole’s most watched bear has returned to Grand Teton National Park with a clean record. In late August, Grizzly 399 left the park, heading south, and crossed onto private property. She spent the better part of…

Colorado man’s ‘illegal’ heli landing is the latest spin in Grand Teton’s aerial drama

• Park, airport have spent years grappling with aircraft tours.   By Billy Arnold Jackson Hole News&Guide Via- Wyoming News Exchange JACKSON — When Grand Teton National Park announced Monday that a Colorado man illegally parked his helicopter on the…

Fatality investigation in Yellowstone National Park

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY – On the evening of Saturday, May 13, Yellowstone rangers responded to an incident on Craig Pass, approximately three miles south of Old Faithful. Rangers observed a single vehicle that had been driven into a snowbank, with…

Yellowstone National Park announces selection of park concessioner to provide automotive and retail services

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY – Yellowstone National Park announced today the selection of Yellowstone Park Service Stations, Inc. (YPSS) as the concessioner for the new contract (CC-YELL004-23) to provide automotive and retail services in the park. This contract will be effective…