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Backcountry ski area closed to prevent grizzly conflicts

JACKSON (WNE) — Grand Teton National Park has closed the east face of 25 Short to prevent conflict between backcountry skiers and riders and a denning grizzly bear. The closure is in effect until further notice and will impact the…

Court cans low-impact film permits in Grand Teton, Yellowstone parks

By Mike Koshmrl Jackson Hole News&Guide Via- Wyoming News Exchange JACKSON — The National Park Service has changed its permitting requirements so that commercial filmmakers no longer have to pay fees or gain clearance as long as shoots are small…

Men try to cook chicken in geyser

CODY (WNE) –  Three men were cited in September after they tried to cook two whole chickens in a Yellowstone National Park hot spring. According to a Park spokesperson, a ranger received reports of a group hiking with “cooking pots”…

(Video) – Grizzly relocation less common, still important management tool

By Mark Davis Powell Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange POWELL — As a grizzly bear chased a wounded elk into the river in the Hayden Valley in Yellowstone National Park, a Cody wildlife photographer trained her video camera on the…

Yellowstone records busiest September on record

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY – The park hosted 837,499 recreation visits in September 2020. This is a 21% increase from September 2019, making it the busiest September on record. So far in 2020, the park has hosted 3,383,872 recreation visits,…

Earthquake preparedness drill planned

◆ Great Wyoming ShakeOut set for October 15. Earthquakes are something to be expected in the State of Wyoming, according to the Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS). “Hundreds of earthquakes happen in Wyoming every year,” said Christina George of the…

(Video) – Huge snake crawls out of engine bay of Yellowstone visitors’ SUV

Story by Ben Hooper, UPI – Video compiled by The Idaho Statesman – A family of tourists had an animal encounter in Yellowstone National Park but it was different than what typically makes the headlines during the summer. Alisha Archuleta…

Road between Mammoth Hot Springs and Norris Junction closed

————— Road between Mammoth Hot Springs and Norris Junction in Yellowstone National Park closes temporarily due to a major water main break The road between Mammoth Hot Springs and Norris Junction is temporarily CLOSED due to a major water main break in Mammoth Hot…

Detours and delays expected at Old Faithful

According to a news release from officials at Yellowstone National Park, visitors to the iconic Old Faithful geyser should expect detours and delays at the site until further notice. The release stated that traffic is being routed around the Old…

Yellowstone visitation statistics for June 2020

——— The park hosted 534,155 visits in June 2020. This is a 32% decrease from June 2019. Although the numbers were down, visitation substantially increased over the month. In the last ten days of June, traffic counts ranged from 90%-116%…