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Yellowstone visitation on Memorial Day Weekend

Visitors continued enjoying the southern loop of Yellowstone National Park over the Memorial Day weekend. A large snowstorm closed the major mountain passes in the park on Saturday, which required the park to close the east and south entrances while…

Park staffing, services crippled by COVID; Yellowstone and Grand Teton experience will be different in 2020

By Mike Koshmrl Jackson Hole News&Guide Via- Wyoming News Exchange JACKSON — In an ordinary summer a destination park as famous as Yellowstone brings on some 500 seasonal employees, about tripling its staff, to help handle the crush of 4-million-plus…

Jackson Hole Board asks potential visitors to reschedule

The following in a release from the Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Board The Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Board requests that all potential visitors prioritize their own health along with the well-being of Jackson Hole and the surrounding communities…

Wolf numbers increase in Yellowstone

By Mark Davis Powell Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange POWELL — The number of wolves in Yellowstone National Park has risen in the past year, according to Doug Smith, the park’s senior wildlife biologist. Park officials believe there were 80…

Yellowstone proposes major bridge replacement

JACKSON (WNE) — The National Park Service is taking steps to relocate a major bridge spanning the Yellowstone River at Tower about 500 feet south of its current location. “This project will maintain safe visitor access from the park’s Northeast…

Man rescued from Yellowstone canyon was treasure seeker

By Mark Davis Powell Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange POWELL — An Indiana man who illegally rappelled into the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone this month before being pulled out by rescuers says he was searching for hidden treasure. Dave…

Yellowstone visitation at lowest level since 2014

In 2019, visitation to Yellowstone National Park was at the lowest level it has been since 2014. The park recorded over 4 million visits, a 2.3 percent decrease from 2018 and a 5.6 percent decrease from the record-breaking year in…

Two men sentenced to ten days in jail for thermal trespass violations

Two men were recently sentenced for trespassing on the cone of Old Faithful Geyser, a closed thermal area. Eric Schefflin, 20, of Lakewood, Colorado, and Ryan Goetz, 25, of Woodstock, New York, appeared in court on December 5, 2019, before…

Wyoming News Briefs: December 26, 2019

Man sentenced to up to 100 years on sexual assault conviction WORLAND – Former Worland man Jason Miller received a sentence of 50 to 100 years imprisonment following a sentencing hearing in the Fifth Judicial District Court in Worland on…

Yellowstone’s winter season starts December 15, 2019

The following is a news release from the National Park Service At 8 a.m. Sunday, December 15, roads in Yellowstone National Park will open to the public for travel by snowcoaches and snowmobiles. Winter is here! Visitors will be able to…