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Special to The Spokesman-Review: It’s time we accept wolves’ presence, right past wrongs

Have you seen the billboards around town about the Big Bad Wolf? They’re clearly designed to scare us in the hopes that wolves stay gone forever from this part of …


Medium-size quake rattles Yellowstone Park

Northern half of Yellowstone Park registered a 4.8 size earthquake Sunday morning


Caretaker kills grizzly near Yellowstone

BOISE – Officials are investigating the killing of a young female grizzly bear by the caretaker of a private residence in eastern Idaho near Yellowstone National Park. The caretaker shot …


Predators a powerful attraction

LAMAR VALLEY, Wyo. – Yellowstone tourists are riveted to their spotting scopes, watching a life-and-death scene unfold. Bison are plunging into the swift-flowing Lamar River to widen the distance between …


In debate over protecting wolves, public opinion runs deep

LAMAR VALLEY, Wyo. – Seeing wolves for the first time left Jimmy Jones awestruck. Wolves were mythic, larger-than-life creatures to the 59-year-old Los Angeles resident. Yet there they were, two …


Experts study wolf skeletons for clues into behavior

The wolf’s skull told a painful story. Teeth were broken and missing; the jawbone infected. An injury – probably caused by a kick to the wolf’s face – had also …


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 …


Tribal council could oust member

Spokane Tribe leaders are deciding whether to oust their vice chairman for lying to a game officer investigating bison poaching in Montana. Rodney W. Abrahamson was convicted of five misdemeanors …


Wolf hunts affect Yellowstone study

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. – Yellowstone National Park has lost a record number of wolves to this year’s hunting season, and that’s left scientists scrambling to keep years of research …


Tough winters aren’t enough to deter tourists from Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park winters are harsh. At 7,000 feet there can be subzero temperatures, blizzards creating deep snow and bone chilling wind. It seems that only the young, hardy and …


With 7 national parks nearby, paradise always within reach

Within a day’s drive of Spokane, there are seven national parks – Rainier, Olympic and North Cascades in Washington, Glacier in Montana, Crater Lake in Oregon, and Grand Teton and …


Yellowstone aims to control bison

BILLINGS – Yellowstone National Park administrators plan to capture and ship to slaughter potentially hundreds of wild bison if they migrate into Montana this winter in a bid to reduce …


Hungry wolf pack rearranges balance in Yellowstone Park

Typically content to stay in Yellowstone National Park’s remote Pelican Valley where they specialize in killing bison, Mollie’s wolf pack has migrated more than 20 miles to the Lamar Valley …


Yellowstone wolf skeletons studied

BILLINGS – Yellowstone National Park wolves tend to be healthier than wolves in other areas, based on an examination of about 160 of their skeletons over the last three years, …


Fatal grizzly attacks trigger policy review

Yellowstone National Park officials say they’ll review park policies following two fatal grizzly attacks this summer. One incident involved a solo hiker, John Wallace, 59, of Michigan, who died Aug. …


Michigan man killed by grizzly in Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park officials say a grizzly bear killed a 59-year-old Michigan man whose body was found by hikers last week.


UPDATED: Thu., July 7, 2011

Rangers won’t search for bear that mauled hiker

Yellowstone National Park authorities will not try to capture a female grizzly that killed a backcountry hiker because the bruin was trying to defend its cubs when it was surprised …


UPDATED: Wed., July 6, 2011

Man killed by grizzly at Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park officials say a grizzly bear has killed a hiker in the park’s backcountry — the first fatal bear mauling in the park since 1986.


Mange study trims wolves

Paul Cross found out it takes about five people to hold down an adult gray wolf for a shave. The disease ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Bozeman was …


$27 million visitor center taps interest at Old Faithful

Like the rest of the crowd gathered for the dedication ceremony of the new Old Faithful Visitor Education Center last month, the namesake was ready for the talk to stop …


Yellowstone gift shop encourages patrons’ care for climate

The gift shop at Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel is one of a kind. Who would ever think that bison dung would be a product to purchase in a national park? …


Hungry bears could be trouble in Yellowstone

BILLINGS – Yellowstone’s grizzlies are going to be particularly hungry this fall, and that means more dangerous meetings with humans in a year that is already the area’s deadliest on …


Escaped killer caught in Wyo., says he’s relieved

An escaped killer with a handgun and a hitchhiking sign expressed relief at his capture today after 10 days on the run, while authorities searched to the north of this …


Yellowstone fire grows to 515 acres

Nearly 170 firefighters are battling a 515-acre wildfire burning in the backcountry near the center of Yellowstone National Park.


Yellowstone fire burning 385 acres

A 385-acre wildfire is burning near the center of Yellowstone National Park. A research flight discovered the fire burning two miles south of Beach Lake on Sunday. Gusty winds helped …


Elk reproduction woes tied to wolves

After hours of watching Yellowstone elk herds through a spotting scope, Scott Creel noticed a few interesting things. When wolves appeared, the elk turned skittish. They spent more time on …


Wolf stars fade

After a somewhat dominating 14-year reign in the northwestern corner of Yellowstone National Park, one of the park’s most-prolific and most-viewed gray wolf packs in the world may have perished. …


Fall ‘eerily calm’ in Yellowstone

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Visitors to northern Yellowstone National Park have been filing a lot fewer unusual auto damage claims during this fall’s elk mating season compared with recent years. The …


Montana suspends wolf hunting near Yellowstone

Montana wildlife officials suspended wolf hunting near Yellowstone National Park on Thursday, after nine kills in just three weeks pushed the area’s wolf harvest close to its season-long limit.


Federal judge rules grizzlies still threatened

BILLINGS — Facing the combined pressures of habitat loss, hunters and climate change, 600 grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park are going back on the threatened species list …