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Snow means go for a Yellowstone winter trip

With its vast expanses of snowy meadows, steaming deep blue pools and spouting geysers, there’s no place quite like Yellowstone National Park in the winter. It’s otherworldly, an almost alien …

Veteran filmmaker makes his office in Yellowstone National Park

Every week Bob Landis is hunting for a trophy, only instead of using a rifle to make the kill he’s packing a video camera.

Yellowstone National Park to open for winter season

Yellowstone National Park is set to open for the winter season.

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017

Officials plan to cull at least 600 Yellowstone bison

Bison managers expect between 600 and 900 of the animals at Yellowstone National Park will be culled this winter by hunting or slaughter.

U.S. considers logging project along scenic Wyoming highway

The U.S. Forest Service is considering allowing logging along a scenic highway leading to Yellowstone National Park to remove insect-infested trees and reduce fire danger.

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017

Report recommends capping Yellowstone bison removal at 1,250

A recently released Yellowstone National Park bison status report says officials are looking to cap this winter’s cull of bison at 1,250.

Campsite-raiding Yellowstone grizzly bear captured, killed

A grizzly bear that has been raiding backcountry campsites and chasing campers in Yellowstone National Park since last year has been captured and killed.

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017

More groups sue over Yellowstone grizzly bear protections

Three more conservation groups are suing to restore federal protections to grizzly bears living in and around Yellowstone National Park.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017

Groups sue to protect Yellowstone grizzlies as hunts anticipated

Wildlife advocates and a Montana Indian tribe are asking a U.S. court to restore protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park so that trophy hunting of the …

Interior secretary pushes mining ban outside Yellowstone

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says he wants to speed up a proposal to block new gold mining claims on public lands near Yellowstone National Park and will consider blocking other …

Agreement protects elk route, trout streams near Yellowstone

A Canadian mining company says it’s reached an agreement with conservation groups to protect two Montana trout streams and hundreds of acres of land used by migrating elk from Yellowstone …

Yellowstone to create temporary bison quarantine facility

Yellowstone National Park has decided to convert part of its bison trap into a temporary brucellosis quarantine facility.

UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017

Yellowstone grizzlies removed from threatened species list

For the second time in a decade, the U.S. government has removed grizzly bears in the Yellowstone region from the threatened species list.

UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017

Report: Famous Yellowstone bear shot at close range in 2015

The investigation into the death of a famed Yellowstone National Park grizzly bear killed by an elk hunter in late 2015 determined that the bear was shot three times at …

UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017

U.S. officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections

Protections that have been in place for more than 40 years for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area will be lifted this summer after U.S. government officials ruled …

Northwest Yellowstone area sees earthquake swarm

A swarm of earthquakes in the northwestern part of Yellowstone National Park this week continued into Friday and was punctuated with a magnitude 4.4 quake Thursday evening.

$24K reward offered for killer of Yellowstone wolf

The reward for information leading to whoever shot a rare white wolf found inside Yellowstone National Park rose to $24,000 this week after a wolf advocacy groups and a Go …

Yellowstone seeks comment on lookout project

Yellowstone National Park is looking for more public comment on potential effects of a project involving the historic Mt. Washburn Fire Lookout.

Yellowstone wolf family tree and genealogy available online

Details of Yellowstone National Park’s individual wolves and their inter-relatedness can be found in one place: online at, a website formerly reserved for rooting out human family trees.

Life at the window of Yellowstone National Park

Tonya Mathews is the north entrance supervisor of Yellowstone National Park, meaning she oversees the cheery people who lean out the window here and welcome visitors to the park.

Researchers to trap grizzly, black bears in Yellowstone

Researchers will begin trapping grizzly and black bears Sunday in Yellowstone National Park.

Yellowstone is addressing sexual harassment report, official says

The superintendent of Yellowstone National Park says the park is acting to address a report that found evidence of sexual harassment within the park’s maintenance division.

Yellowstone starts opening roads on Friday

Yellowstone National Park on Friday will begin opening select roads that had been closed over the winter within the park.

Montana plans to keep wolf hunt quotas outside Yellowstone

Montana wildlife officials are proposing to keep the number of wolves that can be hunted or trapped just outside of Yellowstone National Park at four.

Montana officials search for owner of dead cows along river

A total of nine dead cows have been found along a Montana River and wildlife officials say while it’s not common, it’s also not unheard of.

More than 1,200 Yellowstone bison killed this winter

Operations to kill bison in Yellowstone National Park for slaughter have come to an end, with more than 1,200 bison culled this winter.

Nearly 1,000 Yellowstone bison killed this season

Wildlife officials estimate nearly 1,000 Yellowstone National Park bison have been killed this season.

Montana temporarily blocks bison slaughters

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has blocked the impending slaughter of hundreds of Yellowstone National Park bison over disease concerns until a temporary home can be found for 40 animals wanted …

Elk numbers stabilizing in northern Yellowstone

State and federal biologists say elk numbers in the northern part of Yellowstone National Park have stabilized after a long-term decline.

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 16, 2017

National park visits hit record high for third straight year

Visits to U.S. national parks set a record in 2016 for the third consecutive year as landmarks such Zion, Yellowstone and Rocky Mountain experienced historic levels of popularity that brought …