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Grand Teton National continues a trend of historically high visitation in 2021 with the busiest July – and busiest month – in the park’s 92-year history. Statistics collected by Grand Teton National Park show that July 2021 had the highest number of recreation visits on record for any single month in park history. The park…

After an accidental pullover and case of mistaken identity in 2017, a Missouri family is suing the Park County Sheriff’s Office and the National Park Service. The Park County Sheriff’s Office is one of the defendants in a lawsuit filed by Brett and Genalyn Hemry of Independence, Missouri. According to the Cowboy State Daily, the…

The National Park Service has some wonderful tips when it comes to camping in the great outdoors. 

James Hill has been named the new superintendent of Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area while overseeing other local gems within the National Park Service. National Park Service (NPS) Regional Director Mike Reynolds announced the selection of James Hill as superintendent of Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area. Hill most recently served as the superintendent of Guilford…

Local governments across Wyoming will be receiving millions of dollars in payment in lieu of taxes from the U.S. Department of the Interior. On Thursday, June 24, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced 23 local governments in Wyoming will receive $31.2 million in Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) funding for 2021. P.I.L.T. are…

In two weeks, the fire danger in Yellowstone National Park jumped from Low to High – a foreboding sign for an increasingly hot and dry Summer 2021. June 2021 has been hot and dry throughout Wyoming, and Yellowstone is no exception. As a result, much of the state has become a tinder box waiting for…

19-year-old Lovell resident Dominic Hunder drowned while visiting the Bighorn National Recreation Area – a tragic development after an intense search. Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area announced that Dominic Hunder was missing on Saturday, June 19. A few hours later, it was confirmed that Hunder was found dead and his body recovered. According to the…

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,…

The Confluence Trail between the Laramie and North Platte Rivers near the historic Fort Laramie is the latest National Park Service destination in Wyoming. On Friday, June 4, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland officially designated ten new national trails throughout the United States. Wyoming was one of eight states to gain a new trail…

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…


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