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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…

Cody Regional Health does what it does best – saving the life of a Montana man who needed emergency surgery and had to fly out of his home state to get it. Q2 News in Billings reports that Shawn Loyning of Colstrip, Montana, is recovering well after a harrowing ordeal that saw him rejected from…

Blizzard conditions for Wyoming are inbound, as a long summer suddenly transitions into a harsh fall – with at least a foot of snow – in the Bighorn Basin. Winter weather is pushing its way into the Bighorn Basin this week. After summer conditions persisted into the first week of October, autumn will be establishing…

While some might say it’s barely a punishment, a Yellowstone tourist’s imprisonment and ban are intended to send a strong message to anyone visiting the park. Samantha Dehring of Carol Stream, Illinois, appeared in the U.S. District Court in Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park on Wednesday, Oct. 6. She pleaded guilty to willfully…

With winter on the horizon, the Beartooth Highway partially closes this Friday, effectively closing U.S. 212 for the rest of 2021. The Beartooth Highway – U.S. 212 – is one of the many signs of summer in northwest Wyoming. Its opening and closure bookend the increasingly busy tourism season in the region, and 2021 is…

Three Yellowstone wolves were killed in the first week of Montana’s new wolf hunting season, adding flames to the fire of wolf conservation in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Yesterday, Yellowstone National Park wolf biologists reported that the park’s Junction Butte Pack lost three wolves to Montana hunters during the first week of Montana’s wolf hunting…

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…

COOKE CITY, Mont. (AP) — When Mark Polakoff pulls human body parts from an old ammo can, it’s just a regular working weekend. Polakoff is a seasoned search-and-rescue dog handler. With nearly 40 years experience, he’s one of Absaroka Search Dogs’ best handlers. He’s also one of the best to talk to about a common…

The 6,000-acre Crater Ridge Fire in Bighorn National Forest is slightly less contained than it was last week, as the fight moves over the Montana state line. The Crater Ridge Fire continues to spread throughout the northern section of Bighorn National Forest. While fire activity is currently minimal, it’s still hot and still burning. When…

Much needed rain brings relief to Yellowstone National Park, which means the park is less dangerous and restrictive for the final weeks of the summer season. Recent weather has finally brought moisture to northwest Wyoming. Rain showers and thunderstorms saturated the ground at a critical time, particularly in Yellowstone National Park. During the week of…


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