National Park Services

BUFFALO — Wyoming Game and Fish Department officials are increasingly concerned about the discovery of adult zebra mussels in Pactola Reservoir, a body of water just 20 air miles away from the state line in South Dakota's Black Hills. To mitigate the risk of contamination in Wyoming's waters, the...
CASPER — More than 40 Wyoming places now have new names, after a federal effort to remove a slur aimed at Indigenous women from federal landmarks.  The term “squaw” has historically been used, often derogatorily, as an ethnic and sexist slur. The Department of the Interior, under the leadership of...
JACKSON — The Porkchop Geyser in Yellowstone National Park’s Norris Geyser Basin was once a small hot spring, a blue pool that occasionally erupted. But in 1985 the geyser changed: The Porkchop began “spouting,” sending plumes of water 20 to 30 feet high from a mostly dry crater. The roaring sound...
JACKSON — Search and Rescue backers are trying to raise $6.6 million in private donations to buy and outfit a helicopter that would ensure year-round access for rescues while asking the county to commit public dollars to monthly operational costs. If approved, Teton County would be the only county...

Flooding in Red Lodge, Montana, has affected homes and businesses on Broadway and several roads near the city center. Access to the town is limited due to road closings on Highway 308 and U.S. Highway 212, including the Beartooth Pass. (Photo courtesy of Kevin Kinzely for the Powell Tribune)

 
JACKSON — Sheila Lee and her family were hiking Monday in Yellowstone National Park when their phones pinged with alerts about the park’s entrances closing. “We finished what we were doing for the day, and we didn’t think too much about it, but it felt a little weird,” Lee said. Then the Indiana...
GILLETTE (WNE) – Entrance fees for Devils Tower National Monument will only be accepted as card or digital payments starting on April 1. Part of the move to stop accepting cash to enter the park came as a means to cut down the time employees spend managing cash. It also would increase the amount of...
National forest mulls keeping Teton ski resort out of sheep range   By Mike Koshmrl, WyoFile.com   Grand Targhee Resort’s proposal to stretch its ski slopes south into habitat used by a beleaguered bighorn sheep herd has generated enough concern that the ski area’s U.S. Forest Service landlord is...
Grizzly deaths approach record, high population cited   By Mark Davis Powell Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   POWELL — Grizzly bears are dying at a record pace in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, but wildlife officials say that’s a sign of a population that has reached its carrying capacity. ...
Petito strangled weeks before body was found, officials say   By Alexander Shur Jackson Hole News&Guide Via Wyoming News Exchange   JACKSON — Hundreds of thousands of people watched live and millions reacted as Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue announced in a video press conference Tuesday...
Plan would use poison to restore Yellowstone cutthroat trout   By Angus M. Thuermer Jr., WyoFile.com   Wyoming has launched a long-range plan to restore Yellowstone cutthroat trout to the Bighorn Basin and make parts of five watersheds the sensitive species’ exclusive domain. The Game and Fish...

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