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Yellowstone National Park is included as an embodiment of “We the People,” with a unique Christmas tree in the East Room of The White House for the 2022 holiday season. Themed Christmas displays in The White House have been a tradition since the Kennedy Administration. According to M.S.N., Jackie Kennedy set a precedent in 1961…

Nurse Practitioners are on the front lines of healthcare delivery and to honor their many contributions to the health of communities nationwide, Cody Regional Health is recognizing the critical role of NPs as part of the annual National Nurse Practitioner Week held November 13-19 this year. Cody Regional Health writes, “Nationally, NP week recognizes the…

The National Park Service will close the Beartooth Pass – possibly for the season – from the Long Lake barricade to the Montana/Wyoming state line at 8 a.m. on Friday, September 30. The weather forecast calls for three to ten inches of snow by Saturday, October 1,  on U.S. 212 over Beartooth Pass. Therefore, the…

Yellowstone National Park’s largest wildfire of the year is in a remote corner of the park – although winter weather will likely keep this late summer season blaze under control. On the afternoon of Sept. 27, individuals reported seeing smoke in Yellowstonewhile hiking in Tom Miner Basin, Montana. The Montana recreation area is located just…

Several state and federal agencies collaborated to complete the multi-million dollar Beartooth Highway project, which will improve the safety, environmental impact, and overall experience of one of the main roads to Yellowstone National Park. It was a cold and cloudy day as people gathered at a newly constructed scenic pullout for the Sept. 22 ribbon-cutting…

The June flooding in Yellowstone National Park continued taking its toll in August, as the number of visitors flowing through the three open entrances decreased substantially. The busiest season in Yellowstone National Park was substantially slower this year. As the summer of the park’s 150th anniversary opened with devastating floods, 2022’s visitation is the lowest…

A railroad restoration company’s C.E.O. will serve over two years in prison after defrauding the federal government and knowingly exposing his employees to hazardous material. Acting United States Attorney Nicholas Vassallo announced today (July 11, 2022) that John Eldon Rimmasch, 47, of Cheyenne, and his company Wasatch Railroad Contractors, appeared before Federal District Court Judge Alan…

There may or may not be a mask mandate in effect during your next visit to Yellowstone National Park – it all depends on the COVID-19 situation in northwest Wyoming. While American life has mostly returned to something like a “pre-pandemic normal,” COVID-19 is still a health risk throughout the United States. Three of the…

The Department of the Interior is allocating over $31 million to all 23 Wyoming counties to maintain public lands as part of the annual Payments in Lieu of Taxes funding. The Department of the Interior announced that 23 local governments in Wyoming will receive $31.5 million in Payments in Lieu of Taxes (P.I.L.T.) funding for…

Chris Flesch has been named as the new Yellowstone National Park chief of Visitor and Resource Protection (VRP). Flesch is a 17-year veteran of the National Park Service, and he succeeds Sarah Davis who retired this April. As the 19th chief ranger, Flesch’s appointment began on May 1st, 2022. With more than 275 employees to…


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