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Yellowstone guides handling some duties with govt shutdown

Snowmobile and snow coach guides are handling some duties in Yellowstone National Park during the partial shutdown of the federal government. The park’s gates are still open, so snowmobile and snow coach guides are still taking tourists into the park. The general manager of two guiding companies says his guides have been restocking toilet paper and hauling out trash.

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 be done.

Crude but mostly true advice for avoiding wildlife attacks

WILDLIFE -- While not necessarily for family viewing, notorious faux fly fishing guide Hank Patterson has some fairly decent insights and somewhat accurate information on how to avoid dangerous encounters with wildlife found in Yellowstone Park and perhaps your own neighborhood.

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 yellow tights and lipstick, others in capes and Halloween costumes.

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 were officially retired.

Yellowstone wolf numbers up slightly

PREDATORS -- Yellowstone National Park biologists counted at least 104 wolves from 11 packs living in the park at the end of 2014. The figures released Wednesday were up slightly from the prior year, when 95 wolves from 10 packs were counted. Northwest states released...

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 County Public Library, 610 First St. in Cheney. The treatment would rid the lake of bass, pumpkinseed sunfish, brown bullheads and tench so that cutthroat and rainbow trout can be restored.

Not again! Yellowstone bison nails woman posing for selfie

WILDLIFE WATCHING — A bison flipped a woman into the air as she posed for a selfie with the massive beast today, prompting Yellowstone National Park officials to step up warnings for tourists to keep their distance. The dangerous encounter was the fifth run-in between park-goers and...