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2020

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…

2020 was dominated by immense impacts from the pandemic, but the statistics bring a comforting sense of déjà vu for Wyoming’s oil and gas industry. The Wyoming State Geological Survey released their “snapshot” of the extractive industry in their annual publication: Oil & Natural Gas Resources in Wyoming. The January 2021 summary report analyzes the…

The Irma’s legendary prime rib dinner will also be available that evening before the New Year’s Eve festivities. Sleeping Giant is planning to send 2020 off a bit more ornately…

August 2020 was the 2nd busiest August in Yellowstone’s history, seeing 881,543 recreation visits. The record was set during the August 2017 solar eclipse – 916,166 visits. While this record is certainly impressive, it isn’t enough to rectify the downward trend observed from the pandemic. 2020 continues to have the lowest attendance of the last…

Writing two extra letters can save you a lot of potential problems this year. You’ve probably heard “hindsight is 2020” enough in the past few days to make you sick, but The Park County Sheriff’s Department knows it can save you the downside of that silly saying. The Sheriff’s Department has an odd but important…

Prepare for major roadwork on Sheridan Avenue next year. The Wyoming Department of Transportation will begin a major project on Sheridan Avenue between 10th Street and Stampede Avenue next year. This will be the first major road maintenance on Sheridan Avenue since it was completely rebuilt in the mid-1980s. WYDOT says this project cannot be…


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