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Stories tagged: yellowstone

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.

Renovation begins at hotel in Yellowstone National Park

A hotel in Yellowstone National Park is not renting out rooms during a two-part, $7.9 million renovation.

New Yellowstone dam challenged over sturgeon worries

Wildlife advocates plan to challenge the approval of a new Yellowstone River dam aimed at benefiting Montana and North Dakota farmers that critics say could kill off a dwindling population …

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.

Search continues, man believed missing in Yellowstone River

Stillwater County officials planned to continue a search Thursday for a man believed missing in the Yellowstone River near Columbus.

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.

Yellowstone Park under pressure from crowds, budget

Yellowstone, the country’s oldest national park, is being discovered by more people than ever. As the park’s visitation continues to grow, so does the list of maintenance that needs to …

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.

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 …

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 …

State, federal agency seek damages for Yellowstone oil spill

The state of Montana and U.S. Department of Interior say they’ll seek compensation for environmental damages caused by a 30,000-gallon pipeline spill into the Yellowstone River.

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. …

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.

Firefighters hope to reopen Yellowstone entrance Tuesday

Wildfires burning in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks grew some over the weekend, but not as much as what firefighters expected under the red flag conditions.

As more visit national parks, tourist misconduct on rise

Record visitor numbers at the nation’s first national park have transformed its annual summer rush into a sometimes dangerous frenzy, with selfie-taking tourists routinely breaking park rules and getting too …

NPS 100: Family samples Teton, Yellowstone, Glacier in monster road trip

The cashier in the gift shop at Logan Pass – Glacier National Park’s famous perch on the Continental Divide – looked at my Idaho driver’s license and said, “You didn’t …

Crews battling 35 large, uncontained wildfires in the West

Thirty-five large, uncontained wildfires are burning in the West, and firefighters are making initial attacks on another 112 new fires trying to prevent them from getting big.

Road to Yellowstone South Entrance closed by fire

More firefighters headed to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks where large, growing wildfires have closed or are threatening key roads and forced the evacuation of a large campground during …