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2020

When it comes to wildfires, Wyoming is “blazing the way” as one of the states most affected by devastating fires in 2020 – an ominous sign for the summer. 2020 wasn’t a good year for wildfires in Wyoming. Massive conflagrations like the Mullen Fire consumed hundreds of thousands of acres. Now, statistics show Wyoming was…

With contributions from the University of Wyoming, a new study suggests the world has entered a new age of wildfires – larger, stronger, and more frequent. Bryan Shuman, a professor in the Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Wyoming, is a primary co-author of a recently published paper titled “Rocky Mountain Subalpine…

In addition to the $560 million annually, tourism in Yellowstone National Park brings over 6,000 local jobs and other benefits to its gateway communities. The results of a National Park Service report have been released. In the study, economists with the N.P.S. and U.S. Geological Survey measured the direct economic benefits of Yellowstone, Grand Teton,…

Both Yellowstone and Grand Teton used the pandemic to their advantage as their superintendents prepare for another year of projects and people in Wyoming. During the latest Cody Club Lunch, there were two guest speakers: Cam Sholly, Superintendent of Yellowstone National Park, and Palmer “Chip” Jenkins, Jr., the newly appointed superintendent of Grand Teton National…

Travel and tourism took a hard hit from COVID-19, but the Wyoming Office of Tourism can rest easy – in the Equality State, it wasn’t as bad as it could’ve been. The Wyoming Department of Tourism released its Economic Impact of Travel report for 2020. Oregon-based company Dean Runyon Associates compiled the research. As expected,…

Pennsylvania has a groundhog and its shadow as the first sign of spring – Yellowstone has a grizzly and its appetite to unofficially begin the summer. Park officials have announced the first Yellowstone grizzly sighting of 2021. On Saturday, March 13, a pilot supporting park wildlife studies saw that grizzly and got quite the spectacle.…

Greeting each other with a handshake or hug … Enjoying each other’s company at work, at school, in a crowded restaurant or bar … Being shoulder to shoulder at a sporting event or concert … Those were snapshots of our lives prior to March 11, 2020. We certainly had heard about the coronavirus. It had…

Superintendent Cam Sholly led Yellowstone National Park thru an unprecedented year but the cooperation of gateway communities, park staff, and visitors made 2020 a success. There’s not much one can do to prepare for a global pandemic in the United States’ first national park. But that was no excuse for Cam Sholly, who’s served as…

The Park County Sheriff’s Office was busier in 2020 than in recent years past, but calls have significantly declined over the past 10 years. The Park County Sheriff’s Office has released their 2020 Annual Report. All of the year’s statistics for crime, calls, and achievements are outlined in the 29-page document. Park County Sheriff Scott…

3,806,305 – that’s how many people visited Yellowstone National Park in 2020.  Park officials have released the 2020 visitation numbers for Yellowstone National Park. On initial review, you might not even notice the national and global factors that had many fearing the park wouldn’t open at all last year. Yellowstone’s gates recorded 3,806,305 people entering…


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