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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…

Within a week of Yellowstone National Park raising its fire danger, a small lightning-strike fire was reported and immediately suppressed due to its location. Yellowstone officials announced the park’s first wildfire of the Summer 2021 season. The Elk Creek Fire was caught and put out so quickly it hasn’t even received an InciWeb page. The…

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…

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…

The automated shuttles will start rolling around Canyon Village as a prelude for future visitor services and more self-driving vehicles in the national parks. This week, two automated vehicles arrived in Yellowstone. These shuttles will start circling through areas around Canyon Village as part of a trial that could have big implications for the future…

Even Yellowstone isn’t immune from summer construction season, with three significant projects underway while tourists traverse the park in Summer 2021. Three major road construction projects will occur in Yellowstone National Park in 2021. Only one of the three projects will involve a complete closure. The other two will cause delays and/or traffic pattern changes…

46% of Wyoming’s land is owned by the federal government, and four Wyoming legislators want it all to be reallocated to the state – at any cost. House Bill 141 is currently filed with the Wyoming House of Representatives. It’s been sponsored by four Republicans: Robert Wharff of Evanston, Mark Baker of Green River, John…


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