It’s technically possible to get away with murder in Yellowstone National Park’s infamous “Zone of Death,” enough so that it’s the basis for a novel by Wyoming author C.J. Box. But legal experts say it’s not a good idea to test the theory.
A semi-truck crashed into a herd of bison on Wednesday evening killing 13 of them. Montana’s state veterinarian told Cowboy State Daily it’s the deadliest crash of its type he’s aware of.
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A new study indicates there’s more molten lava underneath Yellowstone than previously thought, but that doesn’t mean Wyomingites should worry about dying in a fiery agonizing hellscape.
Biden campaigned on a promise that he was going to eliminate the oil industry, and since taking office he has taken more than 100 steps to make good on that promise.
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A forensic pathologist told Cowboy State Daily that a high-quality shoe likely preserved the foot of a man who died in a Yellowstone hot pool this summer while the rest of his body completely dissolved.
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Cooke City and Silvergate residents say by plowing the only road usable in the winter, patients could get to the Cody, Wyoming hospital in three hours unlike the six hour trip it currently takes to Livingston, Montana. Snowmobilers say no way.
The mystery of the foot found floating in a hot pool in Yellowstone is now linked officially to a man who went missing this summer.
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Matt Manzari, who has 16 screws and three plates in his face and massive scars on his body from an electrocution he narrowly survived in his youth, received a $2,000 fine and no jail time for walking on Yellowstone thermals earlier this year.
A tourist in the Jackson area gave himself every opportunity on Wednesday to get mauled but ultimately did not try hard enough.
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When a National Park Service front-end loader got stranded in the remnants of the Yellowstone flood, a gigantic CH-47 Chinook helicopter was the only way they could get it out.
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Steamboat Geyser in Yellowstone Park appears to be going quiet. The geyser was highly active from 2018 until June of this year but now it’s dormant.
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Authorities at Yellowstone National Park have still not identified a human foot which was found floating in a hot pool in Yellowstone over three weeks ago.
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Robert Martinez’s signature style, portraits of Native Americans overlaid on maps or other vintage documents, is reflected in his art piece commissioned by the Wyoming Office of Tourism to commemorate Yellowstone’s milestone.
A mudslide near the east gate of Yellowstone stranded travelers for hours on Wednesday night. A Florida man was impatient and tried to drive through it but ended up totaling his car.
A Florida man who had himself filmed for his TikTok social media account while walking on the thermal features in Yellowstone will appear in court on Monday. Because death or serious injury can occur due to the scalding temperatures of the thermals, jail sentences are common.
It’s taken two months, but campgrounds east of Yellowstone National Park have finally fully reopened after sustaining heavy damage during the historic flood event of June 13.
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A bison demonstrated why Yellowstone officials are warning people to stay away from wildlife, especially during the rut. One bison became annoyed with a car and attacked it on Sunday.
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Nearly 5,000 gallons of unleaded gasoline were spilled in Yellowstone National Park following a single-vehicle rollover of a fuel truck
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Not that any tourists will listen, but Yellowstone officials are warning that bison can get particularly aggravated this time of year because it is the mating season.
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Law enforcement officials are investigating a human foot that was found floating in a hot spring in Yellowstone National Park, officials announced on Thursday.
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Of the 28 grizzlies killed so far this year in the Greater Yellowstone Area, 11 were killed by wildlife management after human-bear conflicts.
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Although it’s the dog days of summer, winter weather comes early in Yellowstone. WYDOT has offered to keep a critical road open if a flood-damaged road isn’t fixed in time.
Instead of staying in their car, two tourists left their vehicle to get a better view of two fighting bison in Yellowstone. One observer told Cowboy State Daily the couple was less than 10-feet away from the bison.
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A Yellowstone-area bear destroyed a car over the weekend after the doors were left unlocked. Before being let out of the car, the bear left a special gift for the car owners.
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If a key road, which was destroyed during the Yellowstone floods, isn’t fixed by the time snow flies, the only other road to Yellowstone communities will have to be plowed. That would ruin the snowmobile industry, tourism officials say.
A tourist in Yellowstone was caught filling her family’s water bottles from a creek. Thankfully, a smart person warned her that drinking untreated water — even in Wyoming — is dangerous.
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It’s been nearly two months since the historic floods wiped out Yellowstone National Park and road construction crews are working 24/7 to reconnect the northern entrances.
The creators of the popular Facebook page “Yellowstone: Invasion of the Idiots” say there is unlimited content for their page because people are truly idiots.
Although the historic flood in June hasn’t affected the geysers in Yellowstone National Park, it still could. Years with higher precipitation usually lead to more geyser eruptions. Plus, Steamboat — the world’s biggest geyser — has awakened.
Yellowstone National Park Ranger Harlan Kredit just celebrated his 50th year at Yellowstone National Park. Superintendent Cam Scholly told him he was the longest serving ranger in Yellowstone history.
While some national media outlets immediately blamed climate change for the flooding in Yellowstone, some climatologists and meteorologists are saying “slow down,” there are other factors to look at — like weather.
Great news for cyclists. The northern gates to Yellowstone are open for bikes and the roads are almost completely empty. One cyclist said it best: “Riding a bicycle on a closed road in Yellowstone is magical.”
A Florida man who filmed himself walking on hot thermals in Yellowstone earlier this month has been officially cited for a violation of federal law and ordered to appear in-person at the U.S. District Court in Yellowstone on July 27.
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Since the flooding that forced Yellowstone’s closure and evacuation in early June, tourists visiting the region has slowed from 2021’s record-setting pace, but is not completely out of step from previous years.
Yellowstone officials said opening up the remaining two gates is a priority as they are “very critical corridors.” They estimate October is the earliest when it can be done.
Upwards of two dozen people walked dangerously close to a bison in Yellowstone National Park on Sunday. Some approached the bison while others got close to take photos of the wild animal.
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Yellowstone Superintendent Cam Sholly told Cowboy State Daily that it will take 3 – 5 years before Yellowstone fully recovers from the massive flood which hit the park last month.
For communities at the northeast entrance to Yellowstone National Park which rely on tourism, the flooding in June has created an “economic tsunami.” Businesses say the towns are totally empty.
A Florida man who ignored the warning signs and had himself filmed illegally walking on the hot thermals in Yellowstone National Park told Cowboy State Daily on Sunday that he has turned himself in to authorities.
A Florida man, who is ‘famous’ for surviving an accidental electrocution, posted a TikTok video on Friday showing him walking on the thermal hot springs in Yellowstone National Park.
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Just days after a Colorado man was gored by a bison in Yellowstone National Park, a Pennsylvania woman got gored too. This incident happened on Wednesday afternoon.
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A man and his young son were lifted off the ground by a bison in Yellowstone National Park on Monday. An eyewitness said the man suffered shoulder injuries while the little boy escaped unharmed.
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The president of a Harley Davidson motorcycle group said when Yellowstone closed down after the massive floods, they “pooped their pants” because they thought they would have to cancel. But the Park opened just in time for their rally.
A Florida family told Cowboy State Daily they almost canceled their trip to Yellowstone because of the flooding. They didn’t and ended up having a great time in the southern loop of the park.
Yellowstone Superintendent Cam Sholly warned motorists not to try to manipulate the park’s entry system by using someone else’s license plate. The car will be impounded if caught, he said.
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In the tiny towns of Cooke City and Silver Gate, Montana, residents are doing their best to stay positive despite the being the last in line for federal help to open the northern entrances of Yellowstone.
Wednesday’s reopening of Yellowstone National Park went “pretty well,” with about 5,000 cars admitted to the park under its limited entry system, Superintendent Cam Sholly told Cowboy State Daily.
Planning a visit to Yellowstone National Park? It shouldn’t be a problem. But here’s what you need to know before you head out.
More than 500 motorcyclists are in Cody for a Harley rally this week. Originally, the plan was for the motorcyclists to enter Yellowstone at their leisure, but now all 500 will enter at the same time.
One lodging company near the northeast entrance to Yellowstone told Cowboy State Daily they were on pace to have their best summer ever but with the flood, more than half of their reservations have been canceled.
On the evening of Monday, June 13, Tim Glover’s home fell into the Yellowstone and floated down the river, carrying with it years of memories and thousands of dollars of personal property.
One Airbnb owner said Yellowstone’s new entry system into the park “sucks.” The temporary fix which is based on even and odd license plate numbers, was designed to control access to keep the southern loop from becoming overwhelmed.
All parts of Yellowstone will be opening much more quickly than expected as the park is receiving $50 million in emergency funds to repair damages immediately.
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Earlier this spring, Buffalo Bill Dam was only at 60% capacity and was not expected to fill up. After the storms, it will not only hit capacity, but water will have to be released.
Yellowstone officials on Saturday announced that the south loop of Yellowstone will open to visitors on Wednesday, June 22 at 8.am. This includes the East, West, and South entrances.
Business owners in northwest Wyoming are concerned about the economic impact of the Yellowstone floods during tourist season.
For the third time since the grand opening in late May, the Beartooth Highway has been closed down again. This time it’s due to the significant flood damage on the Montana portion of the roadway.
Yellowstone National Park will adopt a reservation or timed entry system to prevent overloading of the park’s southern loop while its northern loop remains closed due to damage caused by flooding, according to park Superintendent Cam Sholly.
Communities near Yellowstone are trying to get the message out that just because Yellowstone is closed doesn’t mean the rest of Wyoming isn’t open for business.
A stranded Florida family was overwhelmed by the kindness of Gardiner residents. They were told by the owner of a rental house to stay in the house for free and to keep safe. The rental car company then told them not to worry about the cars.
Taylor Monfort-Eaton told Cowboy State Daily that when he woke up at 4:30am, water was gushing in to his basement apartment. “Fifteen minutes later and I would’ve been dead,” he said.
Remarkably, no one was seriously injured or killed in the flooding that destroyed roads and bridges, caused buildings to fall into rivers and displaced thousands of employees and visitors from Yellowstone National Park on Monday.
Tourists from all over the globe are changing their travel plans as Yellowstone National Park is expected to remain closed until at least Sunday.
Historic flooding in Yellowstone washed away hundreds of roads and bridges in the park and the northern loop of the Yellowstone is likely closed for the rest of summer.
Yellowstone Superintendent Cam Sholly on Tuesday said because of the considerable damage to infrastructure such as power lines and water and wastewater pipes, lodging properties within Yellowstone National Park reopen anytime soon.
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Residents of communities all around Yellowstone National Park are opening their doors, hotel rooms, and campgrounds to visitors whose plans to stay at the park have been destroyed by flooding.
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Yellowstone National Park officials continued their efforts to clear the park of visitors on Tuesday as they made plans to repair extensive damage caused by record flooding.
Wyoming meteorologist Don Day scoffed at national media reports blaming the flooding at Yellowstone on climate change. “Things like this have happened all the time,” Day said.
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Data from the U.S. Geological Survey, which tracks river flows and water levels, showed the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River was at the highest flood level ever recorded and that’s using more than 100 years of historical data.
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As more and more images of the flooding in Yellowstone emerge, footage of a house breaking into the river might be the most dramatic footage seen so far.
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Due to rampant flooding, mudslides and road collapses in Yellowstone, the park removed all of the park’s visitors Monday, completely closing the park for what at least one former official believes is the first time in the park’s history.
Visitors in Yellowstone National Park were forced to evacuate on Monday as continued rains exacerbated flooding that forced the closure of all of the park’s entries earlier in the day.
Some visitors were evacuated from Yellowstone National Park on Monday as heavy rains fell on melting snowpack causing “extremely hazardous” conditions, according to the National Park Service.
A Wyoming artist has created a helpful coloring book for tourists thinking about visiting Yellowstone. The artist warns that some pages are graphic and includes scenes of disembowelment, dismemberment, electrocution, and immolation.
Because of the success of the hit TV series “Yellowstone,” Wyoming realtors have seen much interest from out-of-state residents trying to buy ranches in the Cowboy State.
As part of an ongoing initiative from the Department of Interior, the federal government on Thursday officially changed the name of a Yellowstone mountain from Mount Doane to First Peoples’ Mountain.
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Although a Wyoming radio host’s list detailing the “Top Five Places To Get Gored By Bison In Wyoming” was meant to be humorous, it’s actually pretty accurate and helpful.
Reports that Yellowstone National Park has authorized a “Motorized Cooler Bear Run” to celebrate its 150th anniversary are not true. A poster announcing the event was meant to be a joke.
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Because the Internet isn’t reliable, or even available, in some parts of Yellowstone National Park, one business owner from Idaho mounts a Starlink satellite receiver on his Tesla so he can enjoy the views while working remotely.
When Yellowstone National Park absolutely, positively needed to send three bison up to Alaska, they put them in a crate and loaded them up in a Fed-Ex plane. The cost? Only $50,000.
At nearly 9,000 feet, Yellowstone’s highest-altitude road will open on Friday for the first time in over two years. The $28 million road improvement project fixes a section of road that hasn’t been worked on since the 1930s.
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Yellowstone Superintendent Cam Sholly said with increased visitation he’s not worried about natural resources being harmed but he is concerned with a million more people flushing the toilet five times a day which has a big impact on wastewater treatment facilities.
Yellowstone’s Mount Doane, which was named after a cavalry officer who led an attack against a tribe of Blackfeet Native American people, will likely be renamed “First Peoples Mountain” as a result of an endorsement by the National Park Services’
On Friday morning, dignitaries gathered at the Old Faithful Inn to take part in Yellowstone National Park’s 150th celebration.
Friday’s public celebration of the birthday of the world’s first national park will be held at Old Faithful Inn, kicking off the 150th summer season of America’s first national park.
Helping to bring in the tourist season in Yellowstone, an unnamed man approached a bison from the rear on Thursday. The bison did not appear pleased.
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Wyoming marketers say the $1,500 Yellowstone pass that patrons won’t be able to use for 150 years is a “genius move” because of its creativity and the way to get fundraising dollars now for something that may never be used.
At precisely 8 a.m. Friday, attendants at the west gate at West Yellowstone, will allow visitors — some of whom may have been waiting in line for hours — to be the first official guests for the park’s 2022 summer season.
Despite the two earthquake swarms that produced 254 individual earthquakes in Yellowstone National Park in March, the region’s active volcano under the area is not expected to blow anytime soon.
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Yellowstone National Park has announced the creation of an $1,500 Inheritance Pass which will allow someone to visit the park for a full year — beginning in the year 2172.
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