Yellowstone

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…

A man accused of walking dangerously close to Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone National Park has waived his preliminary hearing on a separate incident in Cheyenne. KGAB-AM reports that Gabriel Villalva, of Greeley, Colorado, is charged in Laramie County with interference with a peace officer-injury, reckless driving and eluding. The charges stem from a Sept.…

The unofficial results are in and the people have spoken, unseating Hot Springs County attorney Jerry D. Williams (R) and unseating Thermopolis mayor Mike Mortimore by a large margin. This per a report in the Northern Wyoming Daily News. Independent Jill Logan received 1,399 votes to unseat Williams who received 821 votes in Tuesday’s general…

This weekend, November 3-4, provides the last chance for visitors to drive to many iconic locations in Yellowstone. The West, South, and East Entrances and all roads, with one exception, will close to vehicle travel at 8 a.m. Monday, November 5, so the park can prepare them for the winter season and snowmobile and snow…

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has approved a 20-year ban on new mining claims in the mountains north of Yellowstone National Park after two proposed gold mines raised concerns the area could be spoiled. Zinke signed the mineral ban Monday at a ceremony in Montana’s Paradise Valley. The former Montana congressman was joined by local…

Seven nighttime speed limit signs were cut down in an act of vandalism late Friday or early Saturday west of Cody. Wyoming Department of Transportation officials are working with Park County and state law enforcement on several leads in the vandalism case, but officials are asking for additional information from potential witnesses to the destruction…

Yesterday, a federal judge ruled against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and overturned the Service’s action to remove grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem from the endangered species list. This means grizzly bears in Wyoming are now under federal management. Questions related to the review of the judge’s decision will be handled by…


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