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Yellowstone National Park shatters its September and year-to-date records, which raises questions on whether the park can handle such vast crowds. The record-breaking year at Yellowstone National Park continued into September. Last month’s numbers surpassed 2020’s, making September 2021 the busiest September in the park’s history. Yellowstone National Park hosted 882,078 recreation visits in September 2021…

The impact of this week’s intense winter weather is enormous – major Wyoming highways were closed, communities isolated, and tourists unable to travel. Wyoming was hammered by unseasonably snowy weather earlier this week. And, based on W.Y.D.O.T.’s Travel Information Map, it shut down a significant portion of Wyoming on Tuesday and well into Wednesday. The…

Yellowstone National Park’s search and recovery operations are winding down, suggesting a tragic end for Utah resident Kim Crumbo. On Friday, Oct. 8, Yellowstone National Park officials announced search and recovery efforts for 74-year-old Kim Crumbo of Ogden, Utah, have begun scaling back. Given the park’s weather over the last few weeks, a scaled-back search…

Blizzard conditions for Wyoming are inbound, as a long summer suddenly transitions into a harsh fall – with at least a foot of snow – in the Bighorn Basin. Winter weather is pushing its way into the Bighorn Basin this week. After summer conditions persisted into the first week of October, autumn will be establishing…

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…

A GoFundMe account for a severely injured tourist serves as a painful reminder of just how dangerous thermal water can be in Yellowstone National Park. When someone is injured in Yellowstone, the story usually stops once transported to a hospital for treatment. But, in this case, a social media campaign offers insight into the deadly…

Three Yellowstone wolves were killed in the first week of Montana’s new wolf hunting season, adding flames to the fire of wolf conservation in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Yesterday, Yellowstone National Park wolf biologists reported that the park’s Junction Butte Pack lost three wolves to Montana hunters during the first week of Montana’s wolf hunting…

One man is dead and another missing in Yellowstone National Park after a four-day September camping trip turns tragic in the cold waters of Shoshone Lake. Yellowstone officials confirmed the discovery of a body on Monday, Sept. 20, along the shores of Shoshone Lake. The deceased man is 67-year-old Mark O’Neill of Chuamcum, Washington, who…

The first major snowfall in Yellowstone National Park temporarily closed significant portions of the Grand Loop Road this weekend – a sign winter is close. On Sunday, Sept. 19, Yellowstone officials announced the temporary closure of a section of the Grand Loop Road. For two and a half hours, the road between Old Faithful and…

A Yellowstone employee suffered several burns and was transported to Idaho after approaching a thermal feature in the Old Faithful Geyser Basin. At Old Faithful early Thursday morning, September 16, Yellowstone park rangers provided initial care to a 19-year-old woman from Rhode Island with second-and third-degree burns to 5% of her body. Due to the…


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