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Summer 2021

The Cody Country Chamber of Commerce is offering training for local teenagers to get them ready for another summer of high demand for seasonal workers. Summer 2021 was a double-edged sword in Cody. What was possibly the busiest summer in recent memory was sullied by businesses struggling to stay open due to a lack of…

The California resident will spend nine months in jail after one drunken night in Yellowstone that ended with broken property and injured rangers. Benjamin J. Bagala, age 27, of Santa Rosa, California, pleaded guilty during a Zoom hearing with U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark L. Carman. He was charged with three counts of assaulting, resisting, or…

While the flames are finally fully extinguished, the closure area surrounding the Crater Ridge Fire will remain closed for a significant portion of 2022. Last Friday, Dec. 10, fire officials with Medicine Wheel Ranger District of Bighorn National Forest released a statement. In the report, the officials announced the Crater Ridge Fire – one of…

After some legal snafus, a woman who was prosecuted and sentenced to jail for violating the rules in Yellowstone won’t be serving any time behind bars. Summer 2021 was the busiest season in the history of Yellowstone National Park. But record-breaking numbers have raised several concerns on how and if the park can handle that…

After thousands of boat inspections, Wyoming remains free of aquatic invasive species after Summer 2021 – but not without a few close calls for Wyoming waters. As more states and waters turn up with aquatic invasive species (A.I.S.), the threat to Wyoming continues to swell. Curly pondweed, Asian carp, and zebra and quagga mussels have…

The streak ends – October 2021 in Yellowstone National Park sees hundreds of thousands of visitors but not enough to topple the record set in 2020. Month after month in 2021, Yellowstone National Park has seen record-breaking visitation – including July, the single busiest month in the park’s history. But while October 2021 was busy,…

It was a day early but not a dollar short, as Yellowstone National Park’s historically busy summer season officially ended at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6. All things must end, and so too must the record-breaking year at Yellowstone National Park. As attendance continues to inch closer to five million people, all future visits…

The “summer season” for Yellowstone National Park officially ends on Monday, Nov. 8, as most park entrances will close after the first weekend of November. After months of record-breaking attendance, winter has come to Yellowstone National Park. As more snow falls, it becomes increasingly difficult for tourists to traverse the park in their cars, trucks,…

Last week’s winter weather was enough to fully contain the Crater Ridge Fire, with only a few pockets of heat left within the thoroughly doused area. Bighorn National Forest shared its latest update on the Crater Ridge Fire on Friday, Oct. 15. Nearly three months to the day since the fire was first reported, it…

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…


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