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Protestors at East Gate demand reopening of Yellowstone

October 15, 2013

Protestors gathered at the East Gate to Yellowstone Park to demand a solution to the government shutdown that has closed national parks nationwide.

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Camp Monaco prize funds two-year elk migration project

September 24, 2013

Prince Albert II awarded the Camp Monaco prize to ecologist Arthur Middleton and photographer Joe Riis to document Yellowstone elk migrations.

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Yellowstone winter-use plan approved by Park Service

August 27, 2013

The National Park Service has issued a formal record of decision on the Yellowstone winter-use plan that will govern over-snow travel in the park.

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10 sunny summer sights from Yellowstone and Grand Teton

June 11, 2013

Summer has arrived in Wyoming’s national parks. The visitors have come, but the residents are in shorter supply.

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Yellowstone Park seeks compromises on snowmobiles

February 26, 2013

A new winter-use plan may finally strike a balance between environmental concerns and tourism interests in the long-running dispute over snowmobiles.

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Tarantino film Django Unchained features Grand Teton scenery

December 25, 2012

Wyoming moviegoers may recognize the snowy backdrop of a few scenes in the major Hollywood movie set for release on Christmas Day.

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Park policy experts meet to discuss process of land management resolutions

October 23, 2012

Four seasoned Wyoming public policy experts debated collaboration in natural resource management during a panel discussion in Cody.

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Yellowstone planners set public meetings on ‘complicated’ but ‘defensible’ winter-use plan

July 10, 2012

Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk said Thursday that he believes the park’s newly released draft winter-use planis “complicated,” but also “incredibly defensible.”

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Wyoming data center efforts hindered by Yellowstone volcano concerns

June 19, 2012

An unlikely roadblock is hampering Wyoming’s efforts to bring in large-scale data centers for economic diversification.

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Fantastic Four Wyoming species worth further study

June 12, 2012

When it comes to endangered species, much is said and written about the gray wolf and grizzly bear. But there are several lesser-known species that …

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New reference book offers exhaustive overview of Yellowstone geography

May 22, 2012

Deciding exactly where and what Yellowstone is depends on whom you ask, and what data is used to answer the question. A newly published reference …

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Cowboy Bar in Meeteetse stays true to Western outlaw roots

April 10, 2012

For nearly 120 years, the Cowboy Bar in Meeteetse, Wyo. has been a favorite gathering spot of locals, tourists and more than its fair share …

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Debate over Yellowstone winter use dates back more than 50 years

March 27, 2012

While the ongoing public debate over the role of snowmobiles in Yellowstone Park may seem like a relatively recent development, winter use has been a …

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Snowmobile trip over Sylvan Pass offers adventurous loop through Yellowstone Park

February 21, 2012

Yellowstone Gate editor Ruffin Prevost recently rode along on a 150 mile snowmobile tour of the lower portion of Yellowstone, taking in sights along the …

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Planners discuss snowmobiles, ‘sound events’ at Yellowstone winter use meetings

February 21, 2012

More than a decade of public debate and court challenges have complicated efforts to complete a long-term winter use plan for Yellowstone National Park. Yet, …

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A Matter of Time: Wyoming Whiskey ages gracefully before December release

February 14, 2012

Since the first drops from production went into barrels in July 2009, Wyoming Whiskey has been a widely hyped but seldom-tasted product. Finally, the state’s …

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Proposed law could ban bicyclists from some roads in Grand Teton National Park

December 13, 2011

A new park road law under consideration by state Congress includes a so-called “bicycle safety” provision that enthusiasts view as a threat to their sport.

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Wyoming stimulus spending draws mixed reviews

September 13, 2011

CODY — With the nation’s unemployment rate stuck at 9.1 percent amid continuing signs of a faltering economy, President Barack Obama last week proposed a …

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‘From Our Heart’ — New museum tells story of Heart Mountain internees

August 21, 2011

Many of the 250 former Heart Mountain internees who made the trip back to Wyoming for Saturday’s museum dedication are in their 80s, and some …

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Bittersweet Pilgrimage: Heart Mountain museum opens at site of former internment camp

August 16, 2011

Nearly seven decades after Heart Mountain first opened as an internment camp for Americans of Japanese ancestry, the site will host the grand opening this …