Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park rangers have cited a man for walking on a sensitive hot spring area. National Park Service spokeswoman Linda Veress says the incident occurred last Thursday at Grand Prismatic Spring. Veress says another visitor saw the man leave the boardwalk, which visitors are required to stay on, and walk on the hot spring.…

A judge has sentenced three men for killing a mountain lion in Yellowstone National Park. The Livingston, Montana, men earlier pleaded guilty to shooting the lion in Yellowstone in December but claiming they legally hunted the animal north of the park. Yellowstone officials said Wednesday the poaching prevented another hunter from killing a lion legally…

A group of conservation organizations is calling on wildlife officials in Wyoming and Idaho to require hunters to carry bear spray. The Cody Enterprise reports the proposal comes after an uptick in encounters during the fall hunting season as grizzly bears are drawn to gut piles left by hunters. Nicholas Arrivo, an attorney for the…

Some roads in Yellowstone National Park have opened to bicyclists willing to brave the unpredictable spring weather and other potential hazards. On Friday, 49 miles (78.8 kilometers) of park roads from the West Entrance to Mammoth Hot Springs were opened to bicyclists. As conditions allow, bicycles will also be permitted from the East Entrance to…

  The Wyoming Business Council Board of Directors recommended four Business Ready Community (BRC) funding requests and approved six Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) applications during its Dec. 6 meeting in Laramie. The Business Council board’s decisions on CDBG applications are final. The board’s BRC recommendations will now move to the State Loan and Investment…

The National Park Service is taking more public comment on a proposal to replace the bridge over the Lewis River in Yellowstone National Park. The bridge was built in 1960 and is in poor condition. The proposed new bridge would be located directly east of the existing bridge on the park’s South Entrance Road between…

Tomorrow is voting day across the nation and locally across Washakie County and the City of Worland. Two ballot propositions will be presented to citizens of Washakie County. Both of the proposals concern taxes, the first is the Washakie County One Cent Sales Tax. The second measure up for vote is the four percent lodging…


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