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13-year old Colorado boy dies in motorhome accident in Yellowstone

According to the public affairs office of Yellowstone National Park, an accident near the South Entrance has claimed the life of a 13-year old Colorado boy. “At about 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11, a rental motorhome was involved in…

Wyoming News Briefs: September 27, 2018

The Star Valley Independent is part of the Wyoming News Exchange. These stories courtesy of the WNE Police recommend charges in animal shelter incident CHEYENNE (WNE) — Cheyenne Police announced Wednesday morning they are recommending charges of misdemeanor animal abuse…

Judge delays grizzly hunt by two more weeks

U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen has again delayed the first grizzly bear hunt to be held in Wyoming in nearly 30 years. Data states that there are approximately 700 grizzlies in Yellowstone National Park and the surrounding areas. Judge Christensen…

August visitation numbers down for Yellowstone

The following is a news release from Yellowstone National Park. MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyoming — Yellowstone hosted 813,970 visits in August 2018. This is approximately an 11 percent decrease from August 2017, which was the busiest August on record with…

Wyoming News Briefs: September 6, 2018

The Star Valley Independent is a member of the Wyoming News Exchange. These stories come courtesy of the WNE. Another county closing Bank of the West accounts POWELL (WNE) — Bank of the West’s decision to cut ties with certain…

10-year-old boy injured by bear in Yellowstone National Park

The following is a news release from Yellowstone National Park. YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK – Around 10 a.m. Thursday, a family of four from Washington encountered a bear half mile up the Divide Trail, southeast of Old Faithful. The son, 10,…

Wyoming News Briefs: Monday August 13, 2018

The Star Valley Independent is a member of the Wyoming News Exchange. These stories come courtesy of the WNE Yellowstone fire risk set at ‘very high’ JACKSON (WNE) — The risk of wildfire in Yellowstone National Park has been boosted…

Yellowstone lake trout numbers dropping

By Mike Koshmrl Jackson Hole News&Guide Via Wyoming News Exchange JACKSON — A quarter-century after a Yellowstone Lake angler’s exotic catch first alarmed fisheries managers, the population of the non-native lake trout finally appears to be crashing. Yellowstone National Park…

Groups want lower grizzly hunting quota

By Mark Davis  Powell Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange POWELL — On the final day for hunters to apply for grizzly bear tags in the first season in Wyoming in more than four decades, a collaboration of environmental organizations have…

Wyoming tops the list for road trip destinations

Despite higher fuel prices and increased traffic to escape cities, AAA estimates that 64-percent of American families will hit the road this summer for recreation and according to WalletHub.com, the top destination is the Cowboy State. Using criteria such as…