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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…

Tina Hoebelheinrich, President and CEO of the Cody Country Chamber of Commerce, spoke about how tourism is down, the Chamber is gearing up for the fall with their Work-Ready Bootcamp and Trick-or-Treating in downtown this year.  Tina also talked about the government affairs committee and her trip to Washington, DC.

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…

Mother Nature seems determined to cut Yellowstone National Park off from the rest of the world, as a sudden mudslide closes the East Entrance and strands dozens of tourists Wednesday night. No other factor has impacted Summer 2022 in Yellowstone National Park than the weather. But after late-season blizzards and hundred-year floods, weather-related impacts are…

Ryan Hauck and Mike Darby from the Park County Travel Council came on SYP to discuss tourism not only in the state of Wyoming, but specifically in Park County.  They talked about how the flooding of Yellowstone has affected Park County as well as downtown Cody and how they had to pivot to get the…

June attendance in Yellowstone National Park was considerably lower in 2022, but considering a week’s closure, two severed entrances, and devastating floods – it’s not as low as many feared. Yellowstone National Park’s 150th anniversary has been one of the most disruptive in its history. However, while the park’s attendance is considerably lower than the…

Extensive repairs on the Montana side of U.S. 212 are finished, and the Beartooth Highway can finally reopen for Summer 2022, and this time – hopefully – it will stay open. To say Summer 2022 has been unorthodox is a tremendous understatement. Extreme weather has created such dangerous conditions that the flow of summer tourism…

Ken Straniere, PR and Marketing Director, along with Rachel Johnson, Manager of Memberships and Annual Giving, and Kirsten Michael, Exclusive Tours Coordinator, spoke about the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.  Ken gave an update on tourism, Rachel talked about Wyo Give which is a day of giving to charities and Kirsten spoke about private,…

Yellowstone National Park will celebrate the Fourth of July by opening the entire North Loop, which means access to 93% of the park’s roads will be possible – and unrestricted. Yellowstone superintendent Cam Sholly held another conference call with Cody business leaders on Thursday, June 30. But, this time, the mood was much more optimistic.…

During the first day of the Alternating License Plate System, Yellowstone National Park saw a significant reduction in vehicle traffic, which is exactly what park officials expected and wanted. Yellowstone National Park’s south loop reopened this morning, June 22, at 8 a.m. As the park expected, traffic entering through only three entrances (South, West, East)…


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