Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park has named its first female chief ranger. The Billings Gazette reports Sarah Davis, a native of Lexington, North Carolina, will become the 18th chief ranger in the more than 100 years the park has been managed by the National Park Service. She will start her new role in December. Davis, whose official…

At the direction of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department captured and relocated an adult male grizzly bear on September 20th, as well as a subadult male grizzly bear on September 22nd. The adult male bear was captured for killing cattle on private lands northwest of Thermopolis, WY.…

The Yellowstone Public Affairs Office sent out a notice that deemed fire danger low for the park. There are currently no restrictions or closures in effect throughout Yellowstone National Park. There have been nine fires this year inside the park. Five of those fires are out and an additional four are being monitored. As Fall…

A new wildfire has grown rapidly east of Yellowstone National Park in northwest Wyoming. The Fishhawk fire was reported Monday evening in the Washakie Wilderness about 40 miles west of Cody and south of U.S. 14/16/20. An overflight of the area Tuesday afternoon indicated the fire had burned over 4,000 acres. The fire was initially…

From September 2nd to the 13th multiple areas of the Upper Gibbon river drainage in the central portion of Yellowstone National Park will close for fisheries work Areas set for closure include Virginia Cascades Drive–Wolf Lake Trail–Wolf Lake Cutoff trail to Ice Lake and areas of the backcountry to the north and south between Canyon…

At the direction of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service–the Wyoming Game and Fish Department captured and relocated a sub-adult female grizzly bear on Thursday–August 1st. The bear was captured for killing cattle on a U.S. Forest Service grazing allotment north of Pinedale, WY. In cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and…

At 8 a.m. Saturday, December 15, select roads in Yellowstone National Park will open to the public for motorized oversnow travel. Winter is here!  Visitors will be able to travel the park’s interior roads on commercially-guided snowmobiles and snowcoaches from the West and South Entrances. Visitors who have proper permits can also participate in the…

A house fire in central Wyoming over the weekend has left two Fremont County residents dead. Fremont County Coroner Mark Stratmoen tells The Ranger that a 57-year-old woman and her 64-year-old husband died in the fire, which occurred about 6:20 a.m. Sunday at their home in Shoshoni. The names of the victims were not immediately…

Steamboat Geyser erupted at about 1:07 a.m. on Saturday, December 8, 2018, and set a new record. This eruption, the 30th since March 15, 2018, surpasses the previous all-time record of 29 documented eruptions set in 1964. Quote, “The heightened activity at Steamboat this year is uncommon but not unprecedented. We have seen similar activity…

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow was unanimously chosen as president-elect of the Council of Chief State School Officers’ Board of Directors on Wednesday. Quote, “It’s an honor to represent Wyoming at the national level. My hope is to be a strong voice for rural education and prioritize issues that impact our state, such…


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