Stories tagged: Yellowstone Park
Thu., May 25, 2017
Huckleberries: Yellowstone visitor offers proof that California drivers are worst
The sample size isn’t big – just two drivers. But Shannon Forbes of Coeur d’Alene offers anecdotal evidence that California drivers are the worst. She had close encounters with two …
Sun., Dec. 11, 2016, 4:30 a.m.
Yellowstone Park under pressure from crowds, budget
Yellowstone, the country’s oldest national park, is being discovered by more people than ever. As the park’s visitation continues to grow, so does the list of maintenance that needs to …
Wed., April 27, 2016, 2:17 p.m.
Cyclists celebrate 133 years of touring in Yellowstone Park
Wheelman Frank Lenz, who toured Yellowstone National Park on a “safety bicycle” in 1892, never could have imagined a cycling trip like this: women in pink tutus, men wearing bright …
Sat., March 19, 2016, 4:44 p.m.
Breeding season monitors see 50 shades of gray wolf
Chronicling the sex lives of gray wolves in February in Yellowstone National Park combines a strange mix of clinical jargon, voyeurism and hypothermia along the side of Highway 212.
Wed., March 2, 2016, 2:15 p.m.
End of era for Yellowstone as snowcoaches retired
With an unceremonious trip from Old Faithful to Mammoth early Tuesday morning, a form of winter transport in Yellowstone National Park motored into history. The 18 clattering yellow Bombardier snowcoaches …
Sun., July 26, 2015
Field reports: Badger Lake rehab proposal presented
FISHING – A proposal for using rotenone to restore Badger Lake into a standout trout-fishing lake will be presented at a public meeting on Wednesday, 7 p.m., at the Spokane …
Sun., Aug. 10, 2014
Field reports: Sockeye tally grows on Columbia, Snake
FISHING – Sockeye continue to set records for their total run this year up the Columbia and Snake Rivers. The record of 521,000 counted into the Columbia over Bonneville Dam …
Sun., Jan. 26, 2014
Field reports: Field report: As park elk decline, wolves turn to bison
PREDATORS – Bison are playing a larger role in the sustenance of Yellowstone National Park’s wolves as the bison herd has swelled and elk numbers have declined, according to the …
Sun., May 19, 2013
Lake trout impact elk calves
Fewer cutthroat trout in Yellowstone Lake could be part of the reason that elk herds migrating out of the park are declining. Two recently published studies conducted in Yellowstone National …
Sun., May 12, 2013
Spring prime time for bicycling Yellowstone Park
The sounds were few but defining: the steady crunching of fine black pumice crushed beneath bike tires, the patter of rain pelting helmet and jacket, labored breaths exhaled in plumes, …
Sun., March 17, 2013
Field Reports: Cool support needed for Idaho cutthroats
FISHING – Warmer water temperatures recorded in North Idaho streams and rivers are creating unhealthy conditions for trout, especially the region’s westslope cutthroats, Idaho environmental officials say. A recent analysis …
Mon., July 23, 2012, 2:49 p.m.
Salazar: end protection of Yellowstone grizzlies
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is telling Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead that he shares the governor’s desire to end federal protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears.
Thu., July 9, 2009
Rich Landers: Volunteers critical for public lands
I took my eye off Olympia to chase the tail end of the salmon fly hatches in Idaho and Montana intermittently during the past two weeks, and returned to the …