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By ROBERT BURNS Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Colin Powell, who served Democratic and Republican presidents in war and peace but whose sterling reputation suffered when he went before the U.N. and made faulty claims to justify the U.S. war in Iraq, has died of COVID-19 complications. He was 84. In 1989 Powell became the…

Yellowstone National Park shatters its September and year-to-date records, which raises questions on whether the park can handle such vast crowds. The record-breaking year at Yellowstone National Park continued into September. Last month’s numbers surpassed 2020’s, making September 2021 the busiest September in the park’s history. Yellowstone National Park hosted 882,078 recreation visits in September 2021…

A GoFundMe account for a severely injured tourist serves as a painful reminder of just how dangerous thermal water can be in Yellowstone National Park. When someone is injured in Yellowstone, the story usually stops once transported to a hospital for treatment. But, in this case, a social media campaign offers insight into the deadly…

The record-breaking year at Yellowstone National Park continues as August 2021 sees over 900,000 visits – the highest August numbers in the park’s history. Officials at Yellowstone National Park released the visitation statistics for August 2021. Once again, they’re staggering. Yellowstone has been busier than ever as people flock to the national parks as a…

Gabby Petito may be missing somewhere in Yellowstone or Grand Teton National Parks, and her family has taken to social media in the hopes of finding her. The Facebook group, Missing people of Wyoming is a resource for anyone looking for a lost friend or loved one. Now, a New York family is hoping the group…

The Biden Administration is upholding the Trump Administration’s delisting of wolves, which will have a definite impact on wildlife conservation in Wyoming. In late October 2020, the gray wolf was removed from the Endangered Species List. Without federal protections, management of wolf populations falls to state agencies like Wyoming Game and Fish. NPR reports that…

1,080,767 people visited Yellowstone National Park in July 2021, the single busiest month in the park’s history – but does this mean change is imminent? Continuing a strong trend of record-breaking attendance, July 2021 saw a flood of tourists enter Yellowstone. But the month’s numbers are staggering, even by record-breaking standards. Yellowstone National Park hosted…

While on-air personalities continue to promote vaccine skepticism, Fox News required its employees to forgo their privacy and reveal their vaccination status. Several new agencies are reporting on an internal memo sent to employees at the Fox News Network. On Tuesday, August 17, Fox News Media chief executive Suzanne Scott asked all employees to upload…

Once again, visitors to any National Park Service site will need to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces as more people get infected with COVID-19. In the interest of public health and safety, the National Park Service is returning to an unpopular policy. For the discernible future, N.P.S. enthusiasts will need to mask…

More Yellowstone bison will be saved from slaughter thanks to $500,000 jointly raised by the Greater Yellowstone Coalition and Yellowstone Forever. The Greater Yellowstone Coalition and Yellowstone Forever have each raised $250,000 in time for Yellowstone National Park to expand facilities this year for Yellowstone’s Bison Conservation Transfer Program. This program identifies brucellosis-free bison and moves…


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