Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park are closed for business. The decision was announced yesterday, preceded by a statement from Yellowstone Superintendent Cam Sholly, saying quote “Yellowstone has received a substantial number of requests to temporarily close, from state and local partners, including the governors of Montana and Wyoming, health officials from all surrounding counties,…

Xanterra has seen the national shutdowns and raised the country to an even more extreme step. In an announcement yesterday, Xanterra announced it is suspending all of its operations throughout the entirety of its national park facilities from Friday, March 20th, until Tuesday, May 21st. That means that all services at Canyon Lodge & Cabins,…

Yellowstone has released their construction map for the 2020 summer season – what to expect and what to avoid. Of immediate concern to us in Cody is the continuing construction on the East Entrance road from Fishing Bridge to Indian Village. The construction includes drainage work, parking expansion and reconstruction, and restoring the natural flow…

The FBI is actively soliciting help in the search for two missing Idaho children. The Office of Strategic Communications at Yellowstone National Park issued the request made jointly by the FBI and the Rexburg Police Department. They want any assistance in locating 17-year old Tylee Ryan and 7-year old J.J. Vallow. The park is largely…

Bison culling operations have once again begun in Yellowstone. The operations of collecting and removing 600 to 900 animals from the estimated herd of 4,900 individuals began on March 1st in conjunction with the Interagency Bison Management Plan. The process begins once the bison migrate from the interior of the park into the Gardiner Basin,…

Yellowstone will be closing roads to begin the mammoth task of plowing Roads throughout the park will be shut down to begin spring plowing. All over-snow travel will end for the season on the night March 15th, but some roads will close a but earlier. The East Entrance to Lake Butte Overlook at Sylvan Pass…

Yellowstone is undertaking multi-million-dollar upgrades of their employee housing. 50% of Yellowstone’s National Park Service employees live in park housing. This is a mixture of historic homes and trailers built between 1960 and 1983, some of which can be quite remote. These housing units have not seen any significant upgrades in decades. With Yellowstone’s visitation…

The National Park Service has opened another public comment session on proposals to replace the Yellowstone River Bridge in Yellowstone National Park. The bridge, built in the 1960s, is directly outside of Mammoth Hot Springs and only a few miles from the Northeast Entrance. The structure is deteriorating and the National Park Service is prioritizing visitor…

Want to keep your teenager out of the house this summer? Give them to Yellowstone. The Park is now recruiting for the 2020 Youth Conservation Corp, a residential work-based education program for young men and women between the ages of 15 and 18. Corps members work together with National Park Service staff to complete a…

A coyote tried to bite off more than it could chew yesterday in Yellowstone. At 9:50 am yesterday, park dispatch responded to a call of a woman bitten by a coyote near Canyon Village. The 43-year old woman was apparently cross-country skiing the Grand Loop near the South Rim Drive when the attack occurred. The…


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