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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 …


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.


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.


Rangers end search for man’s body in Yellowstone hot spring

Park rangers navigated a dangerous landscape where boiling water flows beneath a fragile rock crust, searching Wednesday for a man who reportedly walked off a boardwalk and fell into a …


Canadian man cited for moving Yellowstone bison calf

Federal officials have cited a Canadian man who told rangers at Yellowstone National Park that he loaded a bison calf into his SUV because he thought it was cold.


Men walk to prohibited Yellowstone hot spring, face complaint

A Canadian-based group of men who post pictures and videos of their travels on social media are in hot water with Yellowstone National Park officials after walking out to a …


UPDATED: Mon., May 16, 2016

Yellowstone bison calf euthanized after tourists put it in their car

A bison calf that tourists loaded into their vehicle at Yellowstone National Park because they were concerned for its welfare has spurred warnings to avoid wildlife after the animal had …


Rich Landers: Grizzly hunt would be wrong if it was only goal of ESA

The Endangered Species Act gets favorable reviews for ushering the recovery of critters, such as bald eagles, that don’t take up too much space in our lives and emotions. But …


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.


Out & about: Cougar tails hikers on Antoine Peak

The Spokane Valley woman and her hiking companion were on Antoine Peak just a half-mile up the trail from the Robbins Road trailhead around 8:15 a.m. on Sunday when they …


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.


Out & About: First grizzly sighted in Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park has reported its first grizzly bear sighting of 2016.


Yellowstone sued over bison slaughter restrictions

A wildlife advocate and a freelance journalist sued the National Park Service on Tuesday to gain access to a program that ships Yellowstone National Park bison to slaughter.


Yellowstone gets criticism for euthanizing grizzly bear

Yellowstone National Park officials have received much criticism – some based on inaccurate information posted on social media – for their decision to euthanize a grizzly bear that killed a …


Field reports: Worden, creator of ‘Rooster Tail’ fishing lure, dies at 93

FISHING – Howard Worden, creator of the world famous Rooster Tail spinner, and many other fishing lures, died in Arizona on Feb. 11. He was 93. Worden was one of …


Field reports: New hiker permit quotas help spread ‘Wild’ influenced Pacific Crest Trail crowd

HIKING – Growing numbers of hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail, the Mexico-to-Canada route made increasingly popular by the movie “Wild,” have led officials to take steps to alleviate traffic. …


Winter road trips ideal offshoot of low gas prices

The plummeting price of gasoline has made this winter prime time for an outdoors-inspired road trip. With the exception of a couple of months in 2008, drivers haven’t enjoyed gasoline …


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 …


Field Reports: Cool support needed for Idaho cutthroats

FISHING – Warmer water temperatures recorded in North Idaho streams and rivers are creating unhealthy conditions for trout, especially the region’s westslope cutthroats, Idaho environmental officials say. A recent analysis …


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 …


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 …