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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 …


Yellowstone begins bison capture, slaughter to reduce herd

At least 100 Yellowstone National Park bison have been trapped in southwestern Montana corrals as the National Park Service works to reduce herd sizes.


Montana water district files suit over Yellowstone arsenic

A Montana water and sewer district is suing Yellowstone National Park over arsenic leaking from the park that infiltrates its sewage treatment system.


Yellowstone to open for winter season

Yellowstone National Park is opening its roads to the public for snow vehicle travel this week.


Wyoming moves to create license plate featuring Yellowstone

Transportation officials in Wyoming hope to create a license plate featuring Yellowstone National Park.


Man gets 2 years in jail for crash that killed German bikers

A man who crashed his pickup into a group of German motorcyclists heading to Yellowstone National Park, killing three, has been sentenced to two years in jail.


Man pleads guilty in crash that killed 3 German bikers

CODY, Wyo. – A man who crashed his pickup into a group of German motorcyclists heading to Yellowstone National Park, killing three, has pleaded guilty to three misdemeanor counts of …


Yellowstone superintendent prepares for even more crowds

The superintendent of Yellowstone National Park says he expects visitor numbers to continue to grow but that he’s gotten better at managing the crowds.


Judge blocks Montana logging project in Canada lynx habitat

A federal judge blocked a logging project northeast of Yellowstone National Park until federal officials analyze the effects of the project on Canada lynx that live in the area.


Yellowstone National Park sees increase in lake trout kill

BILLINGS – Yellowstone Lake has had another record year for lake trout removal after about 366,000 of the nonnative trout were netted and killed to make way for the fishery’s …


U.S. moves to block mining near Yellowstone National Park

U.S. officials plan to block new mining claims outside Yellowstone National Park as the Obama administration races in its last days to keep industry out of pristine and environmentally sensitive …


US Interior secretary plans Yellowstone announcement

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will visit Montana Monday to make an announcement about public land conservation near Yellowstone National Park.


Yellowstone grizzlies could be removed from endangered species list

State and federal wildlife managers are considering removing Endangered Species Act protections from grizzly bears living in Yellowstone National Park.


Report: Man who died in Yellowstone was looking to ‘hot pot’

A 23-year-old Portland man who died after falling into a Yellowstone National Park hot spring this summer was looking for a place to “hot pot,” or soak in the park’s …


Researchers seek to find Old Faithful’s underground plumbing

Scientists from the U.S. and Denmark are seeking to map out the plumbing system hidden inside the earth’s crust that’s responsible for the famous Old Faithful geyser and other hydrothermal …


No significant impact of mineral testing near Yellowstone

The state Department of Environmental Quality says a Canadian company’s proposal to explore for precious metals in a mining district north of Yellowstone National Park will not have a significant …


Researchers work to spread prized genes of Yellowstone bison

Colorado State University animal reproduction professor Jennifer Barfield and other researchers last month implanted embryos in four female bison at the Minnesota Zoo. If all goes well, they’ll give birth …


Cell service in Yellowstone interior irks some

BILLINGS, Mont. – Adventure seekers encounter untamed wilderness when they enter the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park. Howling wolves. Deadly grizzly bears. Steam-spewing geysers as seen nowhere else on Earth. …


Highway Patrol official under investigation for Bison photo

A high-ranking official with the Wyoming Highway Patrol is under investigation for posing for a photo near a bison at Yellowstone National Park.


Investigators pursue Yellowstone park harassment claims

Government investigators are due in Yellowstone National Park Tuesday to look into an employee’s claims of sexual exploitation of female workers and financial misconduct.


Settlement reached in Exxon Yellowstone spill

Exxon Mobil Corp. will pay $12 million for environmental damages caused by a pipeline break that spilled 63,000 gallons of crude into Montana’s Yellowstone River and prompted a national debate …


Wildfire closes Yellowstone south entrance

A wildfire again has closed the south entrance to Yellowstone National Park and caused park employees to evacuate from the area.


Yellowstone allows campfires again

Campers in Yellowstone National Park can enjoy campfires again.


Lightning sparks new fires in Yellowstone, but rain helps

Cooler temperatures and rain have helped to calm wildfires burning in Yellowstone National Park.


Yellowstone open for Labor Day weekend, but campfires banned

All major Yellowstone National Park tourist attractions, entrances and roads are open for the long Labor Day weekend despite four wildfires, but visitors will be prohibited from making campfires and …


Five fires burning in Yellowstone continue to grow

An expected increase in winds along with warm, dry weather has firefighters bracing for more active wildfire growth in Yellowstone National Park.


Yellowstone to begin taking entries for snowmobile permits

Begging Thursday snowmobilers will be able to enter a drawing for permits to ride through Yellowstone National Park without a guide.


Yellowstone south entrance reopens

The south entrance to Yellowstone National Park reopened Tuesday after being closed for more than a week because of a wildfire in neighboring Grand Teton National Park.


Yellowstone celebrates Park Service centennial, despite wildfires

Popular areas in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks were welcoming tourists Thursday for the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, but a wildfire forced some people to drive …


Yellowstone tourists face detour for fire but landmarks open

Some tourists heading to Yellowstone National Park during the busy summer season are facing an hourlong detour Wednesday as a wildfire in neighboring Grand Teton National Park kept a highway …