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Five visitors to Yellowstone National Park are lucky to be alive as their vehicle crashed into a geyser thermal on Thursday morning. On Thursday, around 10:45AM, a car with five occupants inadvertently drove off the roadway and into the Semi-Centennial Geyser thermal feature near Roaring Mountain between Mammoth Hot Springs and Norris Junction in Yellowstone…

A tourist in Yellowstone National Park is showing how NOT to photograph wildlife in the park, especially bison. Luckily for him, park rangers intervened before anything tragic happened. When a traffic jam happened due to a handful of bison hanging on the roadway, rather than doing the smart thing and staying in his vehicle, the…

The easy, simple answer is that July 4 is celebrated because that’s the day in 1776 when the country declared its freedom from British monarchy rule by signing the Declaration of Independence. True history buffs will know that only John Hancock penned his signature on July 4th. When the other 56 delegates of the Continental…

A rare white bison calf that was born on June 4 in Lamar Valley of Yellowstone National Park, hasn’t been seen since the first week of June, according to park officials. Captured on camera by visitors and photographers, just moments after it was born, the calf’s photos were shared online, going viral on social media…

A man from Washington State is being sentenced to jail time for trespassing into a dangerous, and potentially lethal area of Yellowstone National Park. The Department of Justice (DOJ) press release states that the sentencing on June 13 of Lynwood, Washington, resident Viktor Pyshniuk was handed a seven-day jail sentence over the trespassing incident. Officials…

Average gasoline prices in Wyoming have fallen 1.3 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.27/g today, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 494 stations in Wyoming. Prices in Wyoming are 5.0 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 27.3 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. The national average price…

Scary moments for a group of three rafters happened on Sunday afternoon as their raft flipped on the Shoshone River, depositing all three men in the river. The Park County Sheriff’s office received a 911 call from a caller who had been rafting in the Shoshone Canyon downstream of Hayden Arch Bridge on Sunday around…

Northwest College in Powell is launching a new Associate of Science degree program in Software Development this fall, the culmination of a five-year process designed to build on the basics already being taught in Wyoming K-12 classrooms as part of the state computer science initiative passed in 2018. The program also accelerates Wyoming’s goal to…

After the initial shock at losing it’s main connection to Idaho in a landslide, residents of Jackson, Wyoming are now coming to grips with not knowing when the highway can be repaired and reopen. And that has business and employees in town panicking. Jackson Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Rick Howe has been fielding…

Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon says that progress has been made in finding viable options to repair Highway 22 or Teton Pass after part of the highway suffered a “catastrophic landslide.” Wyoming Department of Transportation officials say that a temporary detour around Teton Pass could be open within weeks, which would help commuters and tourists access…


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