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After initially pleading not guilty to federal charges, the would-be treasure hunter admitted his guilt in digging up the Fort Yellowstone Cemetery. 52-year-old Rodrick Dow Craythorn of Syracuse, Utah changed his plea in a U.S. District Court on Monday, Jan. 4. He was charged with excavating or trafficking in archeological resources, and injury or depredation…

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park staff plan to restore historic buildings in Fort Yellowstone, a U.S. Army camp built in the late 1800s and early 1900s when the army administered the park. The Jackson Hole News&Guide reports that park staff will draw on federal funds in the recently passed Great American Outdoors Act to rehabilitate…

Winter is coming . . . to Yellowstone National Park. The dates and open amenities for the winter season have been confirmed and the park will soon be open to over-snow travel through the West, East, and South entrances. The North Entrance, as always, is plowed and open to vehicles year-round. This marks the first…

Every year strange stories emerge from Yellowstone, but this one takes the cake. According to Nate Eaton at East Idaho News, an Idaho Falls man was recently cited after a park ranger caught him walking on a thermal area.  Now this happens every year, but this man had quite unique intentions.  He allegedly was planning…

The legendary Fenn Treasure has been found, but another hopeful treasure hunter still must answer for his actions in the ill-fated search. On Sept. 16, 52-year-old Utah resident Rodrick Dow Craythorn was indited by a federal jury on charges of excavating or trafficking in archeological resources and injury or depredation to United States property. Craythorn…

Yellowstone National Park is temporarily shutting down the road at Mammoth Hot Springs to finish the work they started after a water line break earlier this summer. The major break occurred on Friday, Aug. 14 in the water line that brings water to all the facilities at Mammoth Hot Springs. Park crews worked through the…

Old Faithful has a little bit of coronavirus. Yellowstone continues its thorough COVID-19 testing regimes for park staff and popular tourist spots. There have been 1,500 employee (asymptomatic) surveillance tests of the park’s staff since early June, with no positive results and nearly all of them negative. The others have results pending. Two employees of…

The two men who trespassed on Old Faithful have faced justice. Eric Schefflin of Colorado and Ryan Goetz of New York, both in their twenties, plead guilty to the violation of thermal trespass at the Yellowstone Justice Center in Mammoth Hot Springs. Both men walked across the incredibly fragile thermal surface around Old Faithful to…


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