founded January 15, 1999
This is not news reported from The Magic of Yellowstone.  Rather, this is news that we have compiled from news gathering sources who have stories on Yellowstone.  Furthermore a story is not necessarily non-factual if the story comes from an activist group.  Indeed, some of the only news information reported on some of these topics come from these groups who have people in the field.  What we want is for this page to be a resource for those looking for current news on Yellowstone or needing to do research on current events in Yellowstone.  For more factual research, go to The Magic of Yellowstone Fact Guide or History Guide.
What are the hot issues facing Yellowstone?  The State of Montana continues its slaughter of bison.  There is a battle in the courts about the legality of the wolf reintroduction.  Yellowstone's sewage system is failing.  There are non-native Lake Trout in Yellowstone Lake.  There are loads of other issues.  Come here to find out what is making news and comment on what should be!
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NOTE: Many links are probably dead. This is a record of what was active at the time of publication.
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February 1999 news
News from the Newspapers:
2/28/99 With march and rare ritual, Indians oppose killing of Yellowstone bisonby Len Iwanski, Associated Press, in Washington Post
2/28/99 Indians march from across U.S. to protest bison killings AP story in The Billings Gazette
2/28/99 West Yellowstone suffers growing pains by John Miller Bozeman Daily Chronicle Staff Writer
2/28/99 Critics fear lodge sale will make Jackson 'another Vail' AP story in The Billings Gazette
2/27/99 Indians gather at Yellowstone to protest buffalo killings AP story in CNN
2/26/99 Gray wolf recovery status report for 2/12-2/26 by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
2/26/99 State agency holds off on bison pen: Legal liability fears by Joe Kolman The Billings Gazette Staff Writer
2/26/99 Buffalo moved for first time by Scott McMillion Bozeman Daily Chronicle Staff Writer
2/23/99 Vail Resorts to buy operator of Grand Teton lodges AP story in The Billings Gazette
2/23/99 Native Americans walking to raise awareness of bison by Scott McMillion Bozeman Daily Chronicle Staff Writer
2/22/99 Native Americans on final leg of 507-mile walk from South Dakota to Yellowstone Park: Marchers to raise awareness about plight of Yellowstone bisonBusiness Wire story in Yahoo
2/21/99 Research Report: Study shows bison can give cattle brucellosis AP story in The Billings Gazette
2/20/99 March focuses on bison slaughter by The Billings Gazette Staff
2/20/99 Oklahoma scientists work on new brucellosis vaccine AP story in The Billings Gazette
2/19/99 EPA to demand cleaner snowmobiles AP story in Yahoo
2/18/99 Yellowstone Lake starts freezing later AP story in The Billings Gazette
2/18/99 Snowmobile riders ticketed for violating wilderness restrictions by Jennifer Langston Idaho Falls Post Register Staff Writer
2/18/99 Biologists collar Yellowstone antelope, wolves for study AP story in Casper Star-Tribune
2/17/99 Researchers: Willow decline is due to too few beavers AP story in The Billings Gazette
2/16/99 GAO reports to Congress: Park fee system praised: Most-popular parks' fiscal needs will be met soon, but others face long wait for funds by Michael Milstein The Billings Gazette Staff Writer
2/16/99 Yellowstone author receives Stegner award by Scott McMillion Bozeman Daily Chronicle Staff Writer
2/14/99 Park Service okays Jackson runway plans AP story in The Billings Gazette
2/12/99 Gray wolf recovery status report for 1/23-2/12 by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
2/12/99 At long last, Church cuts deal on wildlife habitat by Scott McMillion Bozeman Daily Chronicle Staff Writer
2/12/99 Church plan opens up grazing for bison by Scott McMillion Bozeman Daily Chronicle Staff Writer
2/11/99 Off the beaten path:Scientists find bison make their own way through life, not just on established roads by Michael Milstein The Billings Gazette Staff Writer
2/9/99 Buffalo walk is more than a spiritual trek: Old traditions and new technology blend as hundreds gather for a walk decrying Yellowstone's buffalo killsby Tracy Dell'Angela Chicago Tribune Staff Writer
2/9/99 Bison policy opponents stage cyber sit in by Scott McMillion Bozeman Daily Chronicle Staff Writer
2/6/99 Enviros sue over griz plan by Scott McMillion Bozeman Daily Chronicle Staff Writer
2/5/99 Two more bison from Yellowstone shipped to slaughter in Montana AP story in Casper Star-Tribune
2/5/99 Bison hazed, slaughtered by Bozeman Daily Chronicle
2/5/99 Nez Perce Tribe discusses bison slaughter in Yellowstone Park AP story in Casper Star-Tribune
2/4/99 Bison protesters arrested by Scott McMillion Bozeman Daily Chronicle Staff Writer
2/3/99 17 get radio collars:Latest exams show park's wolves are in good shapeby Michael Milstein The Billings Gazette Staff Writer
2/2/99 State gets permission for Horse Butte-area bison trap by Scott McMillion Bozeman Daily Chronicle Staff Writer
2/1/99 Park ravens keep tourists on their toes by Michael Milstein The Billings Gazette Staff Writer
2/1/99 Teton commissioner criticizes snowmobile petition AP story in The Billings Gazette
2/1/99 Yellowstone Recruits for 1999 YCC program press release from the National Park Service



News from Activist Groups:
2/26/99 Yellowstone wolf locations late February 1999 by Ralph Maughan
2/25/99 Number 137F, not 129F appears to be Jackson Trio alpha female by Ralph Maughan
2/25/99 More Jackson Hole wildlife:Cougars on Refuge by Ralph Maughan
2/23/99 Wolf compensation trust update by Defenders of Wildlife
2/23/99 News: Tripod sitters remain for over 1 month, legislative news, sacred walk, and more by Buffalo Nations
2/13/99 Yellowstone Park radio collaring is complete for 1999 by Ralph Maughan
2/12/99 Tripod sitters enter third week! Volunteers needed! by Buffalo Nations
2/11/99 Senate panel moves to place rules on air tour noise in parks by National Parks and Conservation Association
2/11/99 Jackson Trio makes some surplus kills. Soda Butte collared in the Hayden Valleyby Ralph Maughan
2/9/99 Blockaders enter third week In tripods on Forest Service Road 610 to stop construction of buffalo trap by Buffalo Nations (reported by Ralph Maughan)
2/5/99 Conservationists go to court saying grizzly bear recovery canít wait for more bureaucratic foot-dragging reported by Ralph Maughan and released by Jim Angell, Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund; Louisa Willcox, Sierra Club Grizzly Bear Ecosystems Project; Caroline Byrd, Wyoming Outdoor Council; Tim Stevens, Greater Yellowstone Coalition
2/4/99 Jackson Trio continues to inhabit National Elk Refuge area; Soda Butte goes Back to Heart Lake? by Ralph Maughan
2/3/99 2 Bison hazed and captured and update on blockade by Buffalo Nations
2/3/99 Druids continue their polygamous ways posted by Ralph Maughan


Weather:from The Weather Channel


Opinion Pieces: (as always, you are encouraged to comment on anything regarding Yellowstone in our discussion forum)
2/10/99 Give the parks more of the receipts they collect Bozemean Daily Chroncile
2/9/99 A senseless slaughter in Montana by J R. Brady in Idaho Falls Post Register
2/9/99 Columnist accurately describes bison-hazing spectacle by Jeanne Hum in Bozeman Daily Chronicle
2/8/99 Buffaloed by fear by Denver Post
2/2/99 Park's roads will improve:Congress approves construction spread over 19 yearsby The Billings Gazette


17--Number of Yellowstone Bison Shipped to Slaughter in 1999


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