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Catching the bus: Restored buses provide unique view at several national parks.

They were red or yellow, and originally found in Yosemite, Yellowstone, Glacier and Mount Rainier National Parks. Book a bus ride and enjoy the historical encounter.


Room rates climb at some Yellowstone Park lodges

The cost of staying in some of Yellowstone National Park’s most historic lodges increased by up to a third this summer under a new, pilot pricing system that allows the …


How TV has brought the Western into the 21st century

No matter whether these shows are set in the past, such as the Netflix limited series “Godless,” or the future, such as the HBO mind-bender “Westworld,” Western themes of identity, …


UPDATED: Sun., June 17, 2018

Park superintendent shuffle shouldn’t slow bison quarantine

The impending change in Yellowstone National Park superintendents shouldn’t disrupt the progress of a quarantine program created to produce brucellosis-free bison, officials said.


UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018

New Yellowstone boss named following predecessor’s ouster

A new superintendent was named Wednesday to Yellowstone National Park, one of the crown jewels of the park system, after his predecessor said he was being forced out by the …


Yellowstone National Park sets May visitation record

The National Park Service said Friday the park got almost 447,000 visits in May, up 6 percent compared with May last year.


Yellowstone park boss says retirement isn’t tied to politics

Yellowstone National Park’s superintendent said Friday that he plans to retire next year from a job he called “the best in the National Park Service” and dismissed speculation that the …


Yellowstone launches program to establish new bison herds

Yellowstone National Park is launching a new program to capture and quarantine wild bison with the goal of establishing new, disease-free herds across the nation, park officials said Tuesday.


UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018

Experts examine whether Yellowstone region is being loved to death

On a summer’s day, the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is a busy place. In fact, Yellowstone National Park has seen a 50 percent increase in visitation since 2000.


Yellowstone bison rams Idaho woman, tosses her off trail

A bison rammed a 72-year-old Idaho woman and tossed her off a trail as she walked in Yellowstone National Park.


UPDATED: Sun., April 29, 2018

A Yellowstone geyser has experienced unusual eruptions lately, and scientists can’t explain why

The Steamboat Geyser at Yellowstone National Park can spout 300 feet of scalding water into the air, a feature of the world’s tallest active geyser. That is known. What isn’t …


US won’t restore Yellowstone grizzly bear protections

U.S. officials say they will not restore federal protections for Yellowstone-area grizzly bears despite a court ruling that called into question the government’s rationale for placing the animals under state …


UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018

Interior backing away from steep fee hikes at national parks

The Interior Department is backing down from a plan to impose steep fee increases at popular national parks in the face of


2 bison slaughter protesters arrested in Yellowstone park

Two people were arrested after chaining themselves to cement-filled barrels in an effort to prevent trucks from hauling Yellowstone National Park bison to slaughterhouses.


Bison protesters banned from Yellowstone for 5 years

Three people who were arrested while protesting the slaughter of bison near Yellowstone National Park have pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges and are banned from the park for 5 years.


Yellowstone fee proposal advances in Wyoming Legislature

A proposal advocating for the collection of a fee at Yellowstone National Park to fund wildlife conservation efforts in the states surrounding the park is advancing through the Wyoming Legislature.


Yellowstone begins capturing bison to reduce population

At least 96 bison attempting to migrate from Yellowstone National Park into Montana have been captured for potential slaughter under a program meant to shield livestock from disease.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018

Man who died in Yellowstone was on treasure hunt

A 53-year-old Illinois man who fell to his death in Yellowstone National Park last year was looking for a supposed hidden cache of gold and jewels.


Montana won’t allow Yellowstone grizzly bear hunts in 2018

Montana won’t hold a grizzly bear hunt in 2018 after state officials said Thursday they want to avoid complicating lawsuits over the animal’s legal status.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018

Famous Yellowstone elk herd rebounds two decades after wolf reintroduction

The Northern Yellowstone elk herd, one of the most famous and closely watched in the world, is finally growing at a healthy clip.


Judge: US must reconsider Yellowstone bison protections

A federal judge ordered U.S. wildlife officials to reconsider a 2015 decision that blocked Endangered Species Act protections for the iconic bison herds that roam Yellowstone National Park.


Survey shows Yellowstone elk herd at highest level since ‘05

Government biologists say elk numbers in the northern part of Yellowstone National Park are at their highest level in more than a decade.


No luck in search for escaped Yellowstone bison

Yellowstone National Park hasn’t found any of the more than 50 bison that escaped through a cut fence at a containment area where they were being prepared for transfer to …


Yellowstone’s 2017 visitation almost hits 2016 record

Yellowstone National Park had recorded its second busiest season last year, lagging just behind the record set in 2016.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017

U.S. national parks to slash number of free days for visitors

National parks in the U.S. will sharply drop the number of days they allow visitors to get in for free, a move that was criticized by opponents of the parks’ …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017

U.S. to review ended protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears

U.S. officials said Wednesday they’ll review the recent lifting of protections for Yellowstone-area grizzly bears in light of a court ruling that retained protections for gray wolves in the Great …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 3, 2017

Yellowstone superintendent to receive honorary degree at MSU

Yellowstone National Park’s superintendent is set to receive an honorary doctorate degree in letters from Montana State University.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017

Biologists: Grizzly numbers hold steady around Yellowstone

Grizzly bear numbers in and around Yellowstone National Park are holding relatively steady, according to figures released Thursday, as state wildlife officials begin discussions on whether to hold the first …


Company raises money to explore for gold near Yellowstone

A Canadian mining company says it’s raised more than $2 million from an outside investor to help fund its pursuit of a gold mine north of Yellowstone National Park.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017

Yellowstone lookout project would hurt views at Mt. Washburn

Communications towers proposed for a historic fire lookout and popular hiking destination in Yellowstone National Park would detract from its views, park officials have determined.