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One man is dead and another missing in Yellowstone National Park after a four-day September camping trip turns tragic in the cold waters of Shoshone Lake. Yellowstone officials confirmed the discovery of a body on Monday, Sept. 20, along the shores of Shoshone Lake. The deceased man is 67-year-old Mark O’Neill of Chuamcum, Washington, who…

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…

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…

1,080,767 people visited Yellowstone National Park in July 2021, the single busiest month in the park’s history – but does this mean change is imminent? Continuing a strong trend of record-breaking attendance, July 2021 saw a flood of tourists enter Yellowstone. But the month’s numbers are staggering, even by record-breaking standards. Yellowstone National Park hosted…

Once again, visitors to any National Park Service site will need to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces as more people get infected with COVID-19. In the interest of public health and safety, the National Park Service is returning to an unpopular policy. For the discernible future, N.P.S. enthusiasts will need to mask…

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…

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…


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