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Opinion: Time to cull the herd of bipedal mammals


Being somewhat familiar with the intricacies of United States’ public land law and the extent of the federal authority to manage said property, including the wildlife therein, I believe a ready solution is available to the increasing conflicts within Yellowstone National Park. The action proposed here would be the systematic and routine culling of the bipedal mammals which seasonally invade Yellowstone National Park, also referred to as tourists. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Crowds at park’s East Entrance portend busy year


CODY, WYO. — For the past decade, at 8 a.m. on the first Friday in May, Yellowstone National Park ranger Dennis Lenzendorf has pulled aside a locked barricade to open the park’s East Entrance to the season’s first visitors. But this year was a little different. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Commemorative coin to feature Yellowstone Park


In a preview of what is sure to be a diverse range of events and promotions next year celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, the U.S. Mint on Thursday released designs for three new coins, including one featuring Yellowstone National Park. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Yellowstone visitation tops 4 million for first time


CODY, WYO.—The record summer season at Yellowstone National Park finished with a bang, as October brought more than a quarter-million visitors, pushing the annual total to more than 4 million people so far—a milestone never reached before at the world’s first national park. (more…) Continue Reading →

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After record year, Yellowstone Park makes plans for 2016


CODY, WYO. — Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk has been making the rounds to gateway communities to discuss the ups and downs of the park’s record summer visitation. The good news is that more people are coming to Yellowstone than ever. Which is also the bad news. Or more specifically, that so many autos and buses are rolling through the park. Continue Reading →

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For Yellowstone Park, July was the busiest month ever


CODY, WYO. — If things seemed a little crowded last month during your visit to Yellowstone National Park, it wasn’t just you. It was the million other people who picked July to visit Old Faithful, Yellowstone Lake, Mammoth Hot Springs and the park’s other top attractions. (more…) Continue Reading →

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National parks visitors take rate increases in stride


CODY, WYO. — Plenty of people will tell you that a visit to a national park like Yellowstone or Grand Teton is something you can’t put a price on. But entry fees for both parks went up June 1, and despite some initial concerns, early indications are that most visitors either haven’t noticed or don’t seem to mind. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Jackson brewery’s beer will benefit Grand Teton Park


JACKSON, WYO.—The most popular beer from Wyoming’s oldest brewery is getting a makeover. Actually, the beer itself will stay the same—it’s the brand that’s getting a refresh. And the change is likely to be a huge boost for the most visited destination in Grand Teton National Park. (more…) Continue Reading →

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