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Big fire in Yellowstone National Park grows, but areas open

The biggest wildfire in Yellowstone National Park grew significantly amid warm, windy weather, forcing firefighters to take measures to protect nearby park facilities in case it shifts direction.


Montana receives new proposal for gold mining near Yellowstone

A company has resubmitted its application to look for gold in Montana near the Yellowstone National Park border after state officials raised some concerns with the project.


Man dies in rafting accident on Yellowstone River

Authorities have released the name of a man who drowned after a rafting accident on the Yellowstone River west of Columbus.


Influx of Yellowstone-bound Chinese tourists boon to Idaho Falls

Hotels, restaurants adapt to language, cultural hurdles


Yellowstone works to solve arsenic in Old Faithful water

Tests have indicated slightly elevated levels of arsenic in the drinking water supply at Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park, and a park official says visitors are in no danger.


Montana keeps wolf hunting, trapping quota near Yellowstone

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission will keep the quota of wolves that can be hunted or trapped just north of Yellowstone National Park to two.


Yellowstone hires Mandarin-speaking rangers

Yellowstone National Park is has hired three Mandarin-speaking rangers to help with communication amid a growing number of Chinese tourists.


Yellowstone on track for another record visitation year

Yellowstone National Park has welcomed more than 1.4 million visitors this year, a 10 percent increase over the same time in 2015.


Yellowstone park gets $250K grant to preservation project

Yellowstone National Park has been awarded a $250,000 grant to make repairs to historic stonework at one of 10 sites overlooking the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.


Elk charges too-close tourist at Yellowstone

Video posted on Facebook by tour guide Jody Tibbitts captures audio of an elk trying to warn the woman to back away before the elk rushes at her.


Park Service considers visitor caps, expects record crowds

As the National Park Service kicks off a centennial summer expected to draw record crowds, the agency is seriously considering caps on how many people pass through some of the …


Endangered Yellowstone sturgeon would be helped with dam, Army Corps says

U.S. officials say building a $57 million concrete dam and fish bypass channel along Montana’s Yellowstone River offers the cheapest way to help an endangered species that dates to the …


Yellowstone urges tourists to carry bear spray, just in case

A new Yellowstone National Park campaign urging tourists to carry bear spray features celebrities like Bozeman climber Conrad Anker, whose feats include three Everest ascents.


Montana, Wyoming, Idaho gear up for possible grizzly hunts

Hunters soon could be chasing grizzly bears across the ridges of the Rocky Mountains, leaving three states to drum up plans to ensure the iconic species won’t be snuffed out …


Congress votes to designate bison as national mammal

The bison could soon become the national mammal of the United States. Legislation approved by Congress would elevate the bison’s stature to approach that of the bald eagle, long the …


Grizzly bear monitoring project continues in Glacier park

A long-term program to monitor grizzly bears in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem continues this summer in Glacier National Park.


Grizzly bear known as ‘Scarface’ killed by hunter last fall

Montana wildlife officials have confirmed that a grizzly bear known as “Scarface” to some Yellowstone National Park biologists and visitors was shot and killed during a confrontation with a hunter …


Yellowstone visitors spend nearly $500M near park in 2015

A new report shows that visitors to Yellowstone National Park spent nearly half a billion dollars in communities around the park in 2015.


Biologists trapping, tagging Yellowstone grizzlies in May

Wildlife officials say they will begin trapping bears inside Yellowstone National Park in early May.


Plan approved to allow bison outside Yellowstone year-round

The federal, state and tribal agencies that manage Yellowstone National Park bison have agreed to let the animals stay in parts of Montana year-round.


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.


Yellowstone bison start to head to slaughter

Yellowstone National Park has started shipping its famous wild bison to slaughter in response to concerns by the livestock industry over a disease carried by the animals.


Human remains found in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park officials are investigating after human remains were found in the northwestern corner of the park.


U.S. seeks end to Yellowstone grizzly bear protections

The federal government is proposing to lift threatened-species protections for hundreds of Yellowstone-area grizzlies, opening the door to future hunts for the fearsome bears across parts of three states for …


Alaska sends orphaned Kodiak bear to Ohio zoo in rare move

One of three Kodiak bears whose mother was killed by hunters has been relocated from Alaska to an Ohio zoo in a rare move.


Yellowstone in winter almost a different place

Although I am intimately familiar with the summer park, winter in the park is almost like being in a different place. Steamy thermal features and subzero temperatures create ghostly trees …


Field reports: Wildlife agency seeks public input on priorities

AGENCIES – Washington Fish and Wildlife officials are asking people to share views on the values and priorities that should drive the state agency over the next several years. A …


The National Park Service has made significant changes to visitor’s center in Yellowstone

In a place where he used to stab tourists, their vehicles and even a park ranger with his antlers during the fall rut, bull elk No. 6 has been somewhat …


Jim Kershner’s This Day in History

From our archives, 100 years ago About 40 Spokane waiters and waitresses descended on the Northern Pacific depot’s ticket booth, requesting free passes to Yellowstone and Grand Canyon national parks, …


Jim Kershner’s This Day in History

From our archives, 100 years ago A party of Spokane men planned to drive what they called the National Parks Highway from Spokane to Chicago, in an effort to publicize …