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6/30/08 Report for 6-30-08 (by Madison River Outfitters)
6/30/08 UW-NPS summer seminar series continues July 3 (press release by University of Wyoming)--"discussion on the acoustic mimicry of moths in their predator-prey relationship with bats
6/30/08 Truly fine fishing (by Yellowstoner)
6/27/08 Boy injured by Yellowstone bison (press release by National Park Service)
6/27/08 Yellowstone National Park bison unhappy with photo shoot tosses Pennsylvania boy (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
6/26/08 Update from the field (by Buffalo Field Campaign)
6/26/08 Blood test required before bringing stock into Yellowstone (press release by National Park Service)
6/24/08 National Park Foundation launches program to enhance recreation and engage communities in National Parks (press release by The National Park Foundation in PRNewswire)--money from Coke that kills people in Colombia and steals water from India will benefit Yellowstone trails
6/23/08 USCA calls for long-term brucellosis eradication program within Greater Yellowstone area (press release by US Cattlemen Association)
6/22/08 Report for 6-22-08 (by Madison River Outfitters)
6/21/08 Yellowstone National Park relocates 45th Parallel (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
6/20/08 Yellowstone moves 45th Parallel (press release by National Park Service)--funny
6/19/08 Greater Yellowstone parks debut virtual research learning center (press release by National Park Service)
6/19/08 Yellowstone Association Institute offers programs that inspire creativity as well as provide backcountry experience (press release by Yellowstone Association)--actual date on this release unintelligible
6/18/08 Recent official Idaho and Montana wolf news (posted by Ralph Maughan)
6/16/08 Beartooth Pass reopens (press release by National Park Service)
6/15/08 Report for 06/15/08 (by Madison River Outfitters)
6/13/08 Six groups collaborate to publish a new buffalo newsletter (by Buffalo Field Campaign)--download the newsletter in pdf here
6/13/08 A letter from the Governor (letter by MT Gov. Brian Schweitzer--(D) to Montana's livestock industry in West Yellowstone News)--they also printed our press release
6/12/08 Update from the field (by Buffalo Field Campaign)
6/12/08 Brown calls for more steps to protect Montana cattle (press release by Roy Brown in The Hardliner)--Roy Brown is the Republican candidate for governor of Montana; no matter who is governor, looks like more of the same--and people think their votes matter
6/12/08 Buffalo Allies of Bozeman calls upon Gov. Schweitzer to withdraw from Interagency Bison Management Plan: Brucellosis outbreak where there are no bison shows that IBMP is not working for buffalo or for cows (press release by Buffalo Allies of Bozeman)--I'm reluctantly quoted for this press release
6/11/08 Montana to lose brucellosis free status--source of infection not known (press release by Buffalo Field Campaign)
6/11/08 Greater Yellowstone music camp (press release by Mike Dowling)--June 22-27 at Grand Targhee
6/9/08 Second brucellosis case found in livestock; state to lose class free status (press release by Montana Department of Livestock)
6/9/08 Leopold Pack has 18 - 24 pups! (by Ralph Maughan)
6/9/08 Yellowstone road crews struggle with late season snow storms (press release by National Park Service)
6/9/08 Winter exiting Yellowstone National Park "kicking and screaming" (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
6/9/08 Bat species in Greater Yellowstone area subject of talk at Grand Teton National Park (press release by University of Wyoming)
6/8/08 Report for 06-08-2008 (by Madison River Outfitters)
6/6/08 Yellowstone Association Institute offers programs that inspire creativity as well as provide backcountry experience (press release by Yellowstone Association in TravelVideo.TV)
6/4/08 Teacher workshops offered in Yellowstone (press release by National Park Service)
6/3/08 DNA tests show remains those of missing Belgrade woman (press release by National Park Service)
6/3/08 Yellowstone officials now recommending that Sylvan Pass remain open for snowmobiling (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
6/3/08 Groups seek to restore health to Elk Refuge Herds: Conservation organizations argue that artificial winter feedings are detrimental to elk and their habitat, and violate the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's own mandate (press release by Greater Yellowstone Coalition, Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance, Defenders of Wildlife, Wyoming Outdoor Council)
6/3/08 Bozeman and the buffalo: Ways Gallatin Valley residents can help Yellowstone's bison (by Buffalo Allies of Bozeman)--flyer to download for June 30 event; you can also get some every Tuesday (starting today) at the Bogert Farmer's Market
6/2/08 Avalanches cause new temporary closure of Beartooth Highway (press release by National Park Service)
6/1/08 Report for 06-01-2008 (by Madison River Outfitters)
6/1/08 Straight to you from ... (by Yellowstoner)
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6/30/08 Shoshone Forest gauges fire danger in 2008 (by Carole Cloudwalker Cody Enterprise)
6/30/08 Electric, phones still out on North Fork (by Anthony McConnell Cody Enterprise)
6/30/08 Brokaw backs wildlife (by Noah Brenner Jackson Hole News and Guide)
6/30/08 Wildlife corridor mapping supported: Western governors call management of development an 'urgent' issue (by Ruffin Prevost Billings Gazette)
6/29/08 Outbreak renews brucellosis debate (by Chris Merrill Casper Star-Tribune)
6/29/08 Closing elk feedgrounds won't fix problem, official says (by Chris Merrill Casper Star-Tribune)
6/28/08 Boy injured by bison in Yellowstone (by Dave Richardson Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
6/28/08 State vets air brucellosis concerns (AP story in Casper Star-Tribune)
6/27/08 Bison injures boy posing for photos at Yellowstone (by Associated Press)
6/27/08 Cattlemen backing rancher with diseased cows (AP story in
6/27/08 Researchers track toads with tiny transceivers (by Fort Mill Times--SC taken from Idaho State Journal)
6/27/08 Old fashioned horsepower: Stagecoaches evoke memories of the past (by Jack T. Anderson West Yellowstone News)
6/27/08 Blue ribbon fishing report (by Bucky McCormick West Yellowstone News)
6/27/08 Road work continues in and around Yellowstone (by Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
6/27/08 'Meet the Press' show will meet the Tetons (by Angus M. Thuermer Jackson Hole News and Guide)--just a coincidence that I'll be in the Tetons tomorrow; we used to protest officials outside some of the Sunday morning talk shows in DC
6/27/08 Senator blasts agencies on Rainbow gathering (by Chris Merrill Casper Star-Tribune)--easy political points; go after the Forest Service and the hippies while defending the Boy Scouts
6/26/08 Yellowstone requires blood test for horses (AP story in KULR--MT)
6/26/08 Ruling may nullify gun arguments (by Kellyn Brown Flathead Beacon--MT)
6/26/08 Climber rescued in Grand Teton (by Billings Gazette)
6/26/08 More cattle test positive (by Cat Urbigkit Casper Star-Tribune)--in same Wyoming herd
6/26/08 Three-state talks focus on brucellosis strategy: Veterinarians from Montana, Wyoming, Idaho meeting Friday in Helena (AP story in Billings Gazette)
6/26/08 Environmentalists to sue EPA over park haze (AP story in Casper Star-Tribune)
6/25/08 600 brucellosis free cattle tested (by David Jay KTVQ--MT)--with video
6/25/08 Tourists using credit cards get in park free (by Cody Enterprise)--at East Entrance
6/25/08 Phones silent on N. Fork (by Cody Enterprise)
6/25/08 18 suicides reported in national parks this year (by Associated Press)
6/25/08 Forest may examine cattle fence in detail: Forest Service says more analysis might be needed for fence, corrals in pronghorn path (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
6/25/08 Biker dies near Beartooth Pass (by Billings Gazette)--motorcyclist from Canada
6/25/08 Raging Snake pounds boaters: Whitewater enthusiasts rejoice in highest water levels since 1999 (by Michael Pearlman Jackson Hole News and Guide)
6/25/08 Researchers seek health aid for Rainbow youth (AP story in Casper Star-Tribune)
6/24/08 Group: Trim elk, bison numbers (AP story in Casper Star-Tribune)
6/24/08 Crash kills two in park (by Noah Brenner Jackson Hole News and Guide)--in Grand Teton NP
6/24/08 Federal team arrives to police massive Rainbows gathering (by Chris Merrill Casper Star-Tribune)
6/24/08 Rainbows displace Boy Scouts (by Chris Merrill Casper Star-Tribune)--as disappointed as I've become with the gatherings in recent years, this response from the Boy Scouts strikes me as not so much about latrines and kitchens but about subjecting the scouts to hippies
6/24/08 First forest fire of year starts near Dutch Joe (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
6/23/08 The aftermath of 1988 fires (by Gib Mathers Powell Tribune--WY)
6/23/08 Cattlemen want to reduce YNP's bison, elk numbers (by Montana's News Station)--with video
6/23/08 Snake River flows hit highest level in 9 years (by Michael Pearlman Jackson Hole News and Guide)
6/23/08 New park preserve open (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
6/22/08 Fire crews remember the 1988 Yellowstone fires (by Angela Douglas KTVQ--MT)
6/21/08 Acreage donated to Grand Teton National Park (by Tyler Brennan KPVI--ID)
6/21/08 Rockefeller preserve dedicated in Wyoming (by Aman Chabra KIFI--ID)
6/21/08 Winter slow to leave Beartooths: Red Lodge family takes advantage of road opening to ski on pass (by Brett French Billings Gazette)
6/21/08 Opposition mounts to clean air change affecting parks (by Associated Press)
6/21/08 Dead wolf found near Suce Creek (by Karin Ronnow Bozeman Daily Chronicle)--south of Livingston
6/21/08 More cattle test positive for disease (by Cat Urbigkit Casper Star-Tribune)--more Wyoming cattle from same herd
6/21/08 Yellowstone moves 45th parallel for safety (by Angus M. Thuermer Jackson Hole News and Guide)
6/21/08 Shifting earth? (AP story in Casper Star-Tribune)
6/20/08 Montana, Wyoming cows in areas surrounding park test positive for brucellosis--Montana loses its class-free brucellosis status (by Shannon Ruckman The Prairie Star--MT)--ag industry paper has headline that let's you know the political slant of this article
6/20/08 Brucellosis-free status short-lived: Montana will be downgraded; Wyoming's status in doubt (by Dave Wilkins Capital Press--OR)--another ag industry paper
6/20/08 Yellowstone moves sign marking 45th Parallel (AP story in Montana's News Station)--who knew? 45th Parallel sign not at 45th Parallel
6/20/08 Motorcyclist killed in collision near Yellowstone (by Billings Gazette)
6/20/08 Blue ribbon flies fishing report (by Bucky McCormick West Yellowstone News)
6/20/08 Continued wet weather prompts forest road and trail closures (by West Yellowstone News)
6/20/08 Montana FWP to hold public meetings on fisheries projects (by West Yellowstone News)
6/20/08 Feds to Rainbows: Move gathering (by Chris Merrill Casper Star-Tribune)--but site unlikely to be moved
6/20/08 Energy hot topic for candidates (AP story in Jackson Hole News and Guide)--Wyoming congressional candidates at forum in Grand Teton
6/19/08 Three women found safe in wilderness (by KIFI--ID)
6/19/08 Grand Teton gets largest addition since 1950 (by Ted Alvarez Backpacker Magazine)
6/19/08 Mexican catle weren't source of outbreak, they say (by Jennifer McKee Billings Gazette)--this article misrepresents the press release; what the release said was not that the Corriente cattle was the source of the outbreak but rather questioned why that hadn't been properly investigated; personally, it changes nothing for me if elk are the source of the outbreak (it actually wouldn't change anything if bison were, though that's not actually possible here); also we never say in the release that corrientes are the reason to pull out from the IBMP, which is a total misrepresentation on her part
6/19/08 Need a little solitude? The Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve is so quiet the National Park Service won't speak above a whisper about it (by Shauna Stephenson Wyoming Tribune-Eagle)
6/19/08 Ranchers: Brucellosis vaccine is failing (by Cat Urbigkit Casper Star-Tribune)--another article that only deepens the mystery on the brucellosis outbreaks for me, though in Wyoming elk feedgrounds are extremely likely the source (not the case in Montana)
6/19/08 Brucellosis strikes Sublette herd (by Joy Ufford Sublette Examiner--WY)
6/19/08 Officials begin testing herd (by Casper Star-Tribune)
6/19/08 BSI grand opening (by Laura Bell The Big Sky Weekly)--BSI is Big Sky Institute
6/18/08 Yellowstone Park fires of 1988 revisited (by Peter Vandergrift Livingston Enterprise)--7th story
6/18/08 Cougar shortage harms wild lands (by Suzanne Bohan Contra Costa Times--CA)
6/18/08 Valley to get more swan eggs from Canada: Group hopes to bring new genes to regional trumpeter population (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
6/18/08 Lectures to focus on Beartooth geology (by Billings Gazette)
6/18/08 Deadly float spawns lawsuit: Relatives of 3 people who drowned claim fraud in promise of safe, scenic raft trip on Snake in '06 (by Amanda H. Miller Jackson Hole News and Guide)
6/18/08 Lawsuit alleges fraud, negligence in 2006 rafting accident that killed Beaufort couple (by The Beaufort Gazette--SC)
6/18/08 Idaho race gets personal: Elk, a baboon and a GOP spoiler sway Senate bid (by T.W. Farnam The Wall Street Journal)--a national story about the irrepressible Rex Rammell now running for Senate as an independent
6/18/08 Waters teeter near flood stage (by Daniel Person Bozeman Daily Chronicle)--but not in Yellowstone
6/17/08 Yellowstone Association getting a historical home (by Amy Learn Livingston Enterprise)--9th story
6/17/08 Grand Teton marks biggest addition since 1950 (by Associated Press)
6/17/08 Ancient pronghorn path becomes first U.S. wildlife migration corridor (by Environment News Service)
6/17/08 G&F proposes 'conservative' wolf hunting season (by Anthony McConnell Cody Enterprise)
6/17/08 Nonprofit to reoccupy Murie Ranch in park (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
6/17/08 Brucellosis found in 2 cows near Daniel: Ranchers' herds in surrounding area face extensive testing (AP story in Billings Gazette)--cases in Wyoming herds nowhere near bison confirmed
6/17/08 Tests confirm disease in cows (by Chris Merrill Casper Star-Tribune)
6/17/08 Beartooth Highway clear again (by Laura Tode Billings Gazette)
6/16/08 Beartooth Pass open again (by Sarah Gravlee KULR--MT)--with video
6/14/08 Undoing the damage: crews repair trails after November windstorm (by Brett French Billings Gazette)
6/14/08 Pacific Creek, Upper Snake flooding likely (by Michael Pearlman Jackson Hole News and Guide)
6/13/08 Brucellosis confirmed in Daniel herd (by MJ Clark Wyoming Business Report)
6/13/08 WSGA expands litigation battles (by High Plains Journal)--WSGA is Wyoming Stock Growers Association
6/13/08 Drilling in Wyoming stirs debate (interviews by Spencer Michels PBS)--with audio and video
6/13/08 Wolf hunt to start slow (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
6/13/08 Disease resurfaces in Wyo cattle (by Chris Merrill Casper Star-Tribune)--check below for Cat Urbigkit's story for more details; in Daniel, far from Yellowstone
6/13/08 Disease suspected in cattle at Daniel (by Angus M. Thuermer Jr. Jackson Hole News and Guide)
6/13/08 Officials propose Montana limit of 75 for wolf hunt (AP story in Billings Gazette)
6/13/08 Beartooth Highway to partly reopen scenic route (by Laura Tode Billings Gazette)
6/13/08 State looks at keeping 2007 bison-hunting rules (AP story in Billings Gazette)--so despite the record trauma on bison herds, Montana is recommending the same hunting quotas as last year
6/13/08 Hyalite Canyon Road to close (by Bozeman Daily Chronicle)--for a week starting June 17
6/12/08 EPA award for Cody artist (by Penny Preston KULR--MT)--with video
6/12/08 Snow hampers travel in Yellowstone (AP story in KXMB--ND)
6/12/08 Getting ready for the Rainbows (by Chris Merrill Casper Star-Tribune)
6/11/08 Rancher defers to experts on brucellosis (by Peter Vandergrift and the AP Livingston Enterprise)--2nd story
6/11/08 Brucellosis confirmed in Sublette herd: Producer meeting slated for Tuesday evening, June 17 (by Cat Urbigkit Pinedale Online!)--still some testing required for Wyoming cows
6/11/08 Montana has second brucellosis case (by Cat Urbigkit Pinedale Online!)
6/11/08 Anschutz buying parks hotel concessionaire (by Gargi Chakrabarty Rocky Mountain News)--Denver billionaire buys Yellowstone concessionaire Xanterra
6/11/08 Anschutz to acquire operator of parks: Privately held Xanterra, located in Greenwood Village, employs 8,200 (by Greg Griffin Denver Post)
6/11/08 Yellowstone installs new Web cam at Old Faithful (by Carole Cloudwalker Cody Enterprise)--not so new anymore
6/11/08 Brucellosis, gas prices rock state: Montana among states hit hardest by high gas prices (by T.J. Gilles The Billings Outpost)
6/11/08 Brucellosis free status (by KULR and KFBB--MT)--with video
6/11/08 Residents respond to proposed change for guns in national parks (by Erin Donaghue The Gazette--MD)
6/11/08 25 years of grizzly bear work to be celebrated (AP story in KXMC--ND)
6/11/08 Brucellosis outbreak to cost ranchers millions (by Scott McMillion Bozeman Daily Chronicle)--the cost? $6 million a year out of an industry that sells $1.28 billion in sales; the cost each year of brucellosis prevention efforts is $3 million already per year - more over time than what this will cost - but here's the kicker, all the efforts to stop bison from preventing the spread of a disease that doesn't hurt the consumer at all ended up having nothing to do with what's causing brucellosis (all of this is a complete waste of money - from the APHIS rules about brucellosis to what's happening to bison)
6/11/08 Ranchers of infected cows considers slaughtering herd: No bison have been seen in the area for 2 years (by Jennifer McKee Billings Gazette)
6/11/08 Brucellosis case rattles ranchers (by Vince Devlin Missoulian)--let me say it again; bison have not been wandering into the Paradise Valley where this happened
6/11/08 Rancher unfazed by finding of disease (by Brett French Billings Gazette)
6/11/08 Cattle industry losses could reach millions (by Tom Lutey Billings Gazette)--does not put the losses in the same context as McMillion's story above or talk about the cost every year on millions spent on bison control that aren't working - give that money to the ranchers, and over time you still have a sizable rainy day fund - and bison have a place to roam (and better yet, change the penalties of APHIS's outdated penalties around this "disease")
6/11/08 Can valley elk live without winter feed? Refuge lawsuit will likely revolve around scientific studies that say no, others that say yes (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
6/11/08 State continues to watch pass (by Billings Gazette)
6/11/08 FWP to discuss wolf quota (by Billings Gazette)
6/11/08 Rainbows pick Big Sandy: At circle ceremony, free spirits select July site (by Rachael Shaver and Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
6/10/08 State loses brucellosis-free status (by Peter Vandergrift and the AP Livingston Enterprise)--1st story
6/10/08 Livestock disease investigation expands in Montana (AP story in The Union-Tribune--CA)
6/10/08 State loses brucellosis-free status (by Michael Tucker Belgrade News--MT)
6/10/08 Montana finds brucellosis case (by Tim Lundeen Feedstuffs)
6/10/08 West Yellowstone turns 100 years old (by Nick Eaton KIDK--ID)--with video
6/10/08 Second brucellosis case found (by Scott McMillion Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
6/10/08 Ranchers in slaughter discussions (by Jennifer McKee Billings Gazette)
6/10/08 Will the hunt go on? Judge could derail wolf hunt (by Jeff Gearino Casper Star-Tribune)
6/10/08 Wyoming holds meeting on proposed wolf hunt (AP story in Billings Gazette)
6/10/08 Yellowstone contends with 'normal' spring (by Jackson Hole News and Guide)
6/9/08 Sick cow costs Montana its brucellosis-free status (by Robert Struckman New West)--in Paradise Valley; of course no bison are allowed to get to the Paradise Valley
6/9/08 Montana cow tests positive for brucellosis (AP story in The Union-Tribune--CA)
6/9/08 Montana to lose brucellosis free status (by Alden Downing KULR--MT)
6/9/08 Montana to lose brucellosis free status (by Jami Bond KTVQ--MT)
6/9/08 Governor: Wyoming Range protection bill would have 'negligible' impact (by Chris Merrill Casper Star-Tribune)
6/8/08 Yellowstone DNA (by Catherine Ross KULR--MT)
6/8/08 Average gas price hits $4 for graduation weekend (by KNDO/KNDU--WA)--reports of $4.50 in the park; according to another great Yellowstone news source, the price is $4.10.9 in West Yellowstone and $3.97.9 in Gardiner.
6/8/08 Study group recommends Sylvan Pass stay open (by Karin Ronnow Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
6/7/08 Releases start early (by Michael Pearlman Jackson Hole News and Guide)--from Jackson Lake Dam
6/6/08 Saturday is free fishing day in Wyoming (by Billings Gazette)--but not in Yellowstone
6/6/08 Agreement will keep Sylvan Pass open in winter (by Carole Cloudwalker Cody Enterprise)
6/6/08 Pass closed through weekend (by Billings Gazette)
6/6/08 Study finds connection between drought, slowing eruption rate (by Ruffin Prevost Billings Gazette)
6/6/08 Slow snow melt concerns water officials (by Lorna Thackeray Billings Gazette)--snowpack on Upper Yellowstone 155% of normal
6/5/08 Snow on pass remains perilous (by Laura Tode Billings Gazette)
6/5/08 Forest unveils travel plan for mountains: Last update for Beartooths, Pryors was in 1987 (by Brett French Billings Gazette)
6/5/08 Most of Wyo pulls out of drought (AP story in Casper Star-Tribune)
6/5/08 Gateway towns laud Yellowstone (by Tevon Milliard Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
6/5/08 Rainbows to gather in western Wyoming (by Jackson Hole News and Guide)--I attended the Big Piney one in 1994; one other a few years ago--it seems to have changed dramatically for the worse, but I'll never forget that 1994 one for a lot of reasons
6/4/08 Study: Drought slows geysers (by Chris Merrill Casper Star-Tribune)
6/4/08 Yellowstone east gate reaction (by Penny Preston KULR--MT)--with video
6/4/08 Greens sue to close Elk Refuge (by MJ Clark Wyoming Business Report)
6/4/08 Conservation groups protest against elk feeding (by Andra Griffin eNews 2.0)
6/4/08 Deal keeps Sylvan Pass open in winter: Compromise focuses on 'core season,' with safety, predictability as priorities (by Ruffin Prevost Billings Gazette)--anyone actually surprised?
6/4/08 Suit opposes elk feeding in Wyoming (by Jim Robbins The New York Times)
6/4/08 Refuge feeding fought in suit: Conservation groups say practice threatens elk with disease; critics argue animals will starve (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
6/4/08 Groups sue feds to stop elk feeding (by Chris Merrill Casper Star-Tribune)
6/4/08 Group seeks to bring halt to elk feeding: Practice in refuge contributes to spread of disease, they claim (AP story in Billings Gazette)
6/4/08 Group wants halt to elk feeding program (by United Press International)
6/4/08 Remains found in park identified (AP story in Billings Gazette)--concessions employee went missing almost 3 years ago
6/4/08 Wolf ruling: Awaiting a decision in wolf management suit (by Deanna Darr Boise Weekly)
6/3/08 Identity of remains found in Yellowstone National Park identified (by Andrew Del Greco KPVI--ID)
6/3/08 Pregnant Utah woman burned on Yellowstone trail (by Susan Wood abc4--UT)
6/3/08 Bozeman farmers' market starts today (by Billings Gazette)--not normally a story I'd put up, but the group I belong to - Buffalo Allies of Bozeman will be there every Tuesday; come say hi
6/3/08 In Montana, bison plan paused: Ranchers and conservationists are increasingly at odds, as Yellowstone herd numbers plunge (by Todd Wilkinson Christian Science Monitor)
6/3/08 Bridger-Teton protects pronghorn (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
6/3/08 Pine beetles felling trees across West (by Karl Puckett Great Falls Tribune)
6/2/08 Old Faithful getting more faithful? (by Ted Alvarez Backpacker Magazine)
6/2/08 More Beartooth avalanches (by Penny Preston KULR--MT)--with video
6/2/08 Avalanches close Beartooth Highway again (by Billings Gazette)
6/2/08 Governor: Name path system in girl's memory (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
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6/30/08 Best national park lodges (by Jeff Wallach in USA Today)
6/30/08 Fuel-hardy travel: Gas prices not near their tipping-point for certain road trip vacation journeys (by jrotman)
6/30/08 Day seventeen: Yellowstone part 2 (by Jed)--an apple tree growing in Yellowstone
6/30/08 We made it to Yellowstone! (by Keggebeen)
6/30/08 Federal brucellosis policy is unrealistic (by Casper Star-Tribune)
6/30/08 Split-state status wrong for Montana's cattle industry (by Steve Roth, Montana Stockgrowers Association, in New West)
6/30/08 Lessons learned from fires of '88 (by Scott McMillion Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
6/29/08 Hellroaring Creek Trail (by Beth Pratt)
6/29/08 Grand Tetons and city slickin' (by Erik AF)
6/29/08 27th june--bunsen peak and osprey falls in mammoth (by tingting)
6/28/08 yellowstone (by Stephanie)
6/28/08 Summer 2008 trip: Day 31--Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks (by Kyle Schneider)
6/28/08 Two things to remember in Yellowstone (by scott)--I'll add something to the driving--stay on your half of the road! About 4 in every 5 drivers on Dunraven Pass today seemed to think it quite okay to drive in both lanes as I was coming by from the other direction - and the guy in front of me was so scared he stayed in the middle making me think I was going to run right into his accident
6/28/08 1/3 ... (by Captain Jim and the Blonde)
6/28/08 my third day in DNC Yellowstone National Park (by jewelis7729)
6/28/08 Thursday and Friday (by abkimes)
6/28/08 Montana (by Timmah)--actually about tourists in Yellowstone
6/28/08 Yellowstone 3 (by Justin Ball)--part 3 of the routine
6/28/08 Frustrating news (by JD Marston)--common news from a worker not coming til coming mid-season; however, give it a couple weeks after the housekeepers quit, and it will change
6/28/08 Yellowstone 2 (by Justin Ball)--the cynical "comedian" strikes again
6/28/08 Days 14-16: Too good to be true (by Nathan Whelan)
6/27/08 Day 13--Yellowstone (by Martha)
6/27/08 Yellowstone field trip (by Jeffrey)--8th grader didn't want to go but is glad he did
6/27/08 Yellowstone activities (by Jeremy Sparks)
6/27/08 Yellowstone vacation--day 12 (June 9) (by Janet White)
6/27/08 Yellowstone (by Justin Ball)--an attempt to be amusing slips into an ignorant rant about the true tragedy of what happens with foreign workers in parks; it's not cheap labor--it has a lot more to do with tax write offs and worker agreements of foreigners--often college students--who don't know they are paying too much to work here; oh and some would object to the characterization of rangers as well
6/26/08 Comment period for revised gun regulations for national parks about to close (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
6/26/08 Tearing through Yellowstone (by Jonathan Fretheim)--I met several people biking across the U.S. when I biked and hiked in Yellowstone; I rarely met or have seen on a blog people who were biking just to bike through Yellowstone, which I never understood. Several bikers I met seemed to feel as though they had made a mistake spending so much time in places they didn't want to see to race through a place they did.
6/26/08 Day 12--Yellowstone (by Martha)
6/26/08 Argument for concealed weapons in parks isn't convincing (by Jeffery P. Mayor The News Tribune--WA)
6/26/08 Day 11--Yellowstone (by Jim and Martha)--I think I saw that same raven on the Gibbon River
6/26/08 Day 5--Old Faithful (by Jeremy Reid)--some comments on activity of the Mud Volcano area
6/25/08 Junior Ranger question (by Nancy)
6/25/08 Recalling Yellowstone National Park's historic 1988 fire season (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
6/24/08 Rainbow Family should show respect for others (by Casper Star-Tribune)--the paper has it wrong, I think--my experience with these things is that the Boy Scout issue was thrown out there at the last second out of the blue to score political points
6/24/08 Yellowstone outhouse (by granddad)
6/24/08 Stories in the snow: Winter in Yellowstone 2007 (by Jenna Kinghorn)
6/24/08 Time running out to comment on park guns (by Billings Gazette)
6/24/08 A day in Yellowstone (by Bill and Cap)--I can't agree on the quality of the pizza at the Lake House in Grant Village; however given the lack of choices of good food in Yellowstone ...
6/24/08 Yellowstone raptors (by Ecobirder)
6/24/08 Where the wild things are ... (by glori)
6/24/08 We love Yellowstone!! (by Adam and Sherry)
6/24/08 Pattern works well for millennia (by Shannon Prowell in Casper Star-Tribune)--on bison
6/24/08 Wanderings and the passing of George (by Mark Tokarski)--thoughts of Yellowstone and the death of George Carlin
6/24/08 Yellowstone National Park: Super pretty, super boring (by John Coyle CarDomain Blog)--*snicker*
6/24/08 Day 84-87--Teton & Yellowstone National Parks, Wyoming (by Cami)--interesting first at Old Faithful eruption
6/23/08 The dangers of Yellowstone (by Joy)
6/23/08 6 friends, 6 backpacks, and a bear (by Melissa Duvall)
6/23/08 Thoughts on Montana and Wyoming (by Gnorb)--interesting, if narrow in knowledge of the subject matter
6/22/08 Solving the brucellosis problem (by Jo Dee Black Great Falls Tribune)
6/22/08 Bearfoots, buffalo, and macaroni (by Ted & Deb)
6/22/08 Day 3--the day of the buffalo (by Brea)
6/22/08 A solution to the National Park Service's funding woes lies within each of us (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
6/21/08 The smell of sulfur, the roar of the buffalo (by Allison Hill)
6/21/08 06-20 Colter's Hell--the Yellowstone (by kiefer's)
6/21/08 Back!! (by Tricia)--take away from Yellowstone was the number of Asians? Geez--in truth, foreign travel is expected to be up because of the weak dollar.
6/21/08 Diverse defenders long protected Yellowstone (by Pat Williams, Western Progress, in Billings Gazette)--strange mythical celebration of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition
6/21/08 Governor's brucellosis efforts have been week (by Jessie Sarrazin in Billings Gazette)--totally agree that they've been weak but don't agree at all with why
6/20/08 NO to loaded guns in America's national parks (by Penny Ronning)
6/20/08 Curve ball! (by Bill and Cap)--Cap offered front office manager job at Grant Village; they took it and moved from Fishing Bridge
6/20/08 Yellowstone, part deux (by Her Ladyship)--not the only blog entry with that title today (see this by sally)
6/20/08 Yellowstone stinks! And it's awesome! (by Meg)--I love that sulfur odor
6/20/08 Yellowstone (by Connie)
6/20/08 Yellowstone links (by Janet White)
6/19/08 Yellowstone wolf (by Ecobirder)
6/19/08 Update ... we have connections!! (by Tracey)--writing from my old stomping grounds in the Grant Village general store
6/19/08 Yellowstone is awesome (by Coryn Ragsdale)
6/19/08 A day in Yellowstone ... (by Daisy & Family)
6/19/08 Back from West Yellowstone (by Karen Hargett)
6/19/08 Newspaper article misrepresents Buffalo Allies position on brucellosis and bison management (by
Jim Macdonald The Magic of Yellowstone)--Update: McKee wrote me back saying that she believes her report is "essentially accurate" but failing to elucidate what is essentially accurate about it.
6/19/08 Myths add to brucellosis blame game (by Nadia White Missoulian)
6/19/08 Guess who's coming to dinner? Bears are out and about (by Laura Bell The Big Sky Weekly)
6/19/08 Bear aware (by Duffy)
6/19/08 No more road less traveled (by Heidi Johnson in Clinton News--MS)
6/18/08 National park high (by Tracey)
6/18/08 Yellowstone golden eagle (by Ecobirder)
6/18/08 Yellowstone springs into summer (by Yellowstone Insider)
6/18/08 Yellowstone National Park fishing (by Henry Gilbey)
6/17/08 Mental in Montana (by Nick Hart)--another fishing post
6/17/08 Summer 2008 continues! (by Brad Lartigue)
6/17/08 Playing tourists ... (by Captain Jim and the Blonde)
6/17/08 Yellowstone (by Sara Barclay)
6/17/08 Becoming ultimate (by Yellowstoner)--Wikipedia now with a Yellowstone fishing page
6/17/08 May 3--trip to Yellowstone National Park (by dfwalker)
6/17/08 Beartooth Highway--just beyond Yellowstone (by jrotman)
6/17/08 June 2, 2008: Yellowstone Day1 (by Josh and Jennifer Polk)--not sure if question about bison v. buffalo was sincere or sarcastic, but thought "white butt elk" was funny
6/16/08 Yellowstone eagle nest (by Ecobirder)--haven't posted every report here--just the ones that seemed most to present a point of view; however, they are all worth checking out
6/16/08 Hello from Old Faithful (by TheGrayFamily)
6/16/08 June 14-15 (by Nancy Chalmers)
6/16/08 Yellowstone National Park (by Kathleen)
6/16/08 Weekend trip to YNP--June 14-15, 2008 (by Katie)
6/16/08 It's a perfect summer to see Wyo's wonders (by Casper Star-Tribune)
6/15/08 SUNSHINE and GOOD TIMES!!! (by J.R.)
6/15/08 Grand Tetons storm at dusk June 4, 2008 and our ROMVET gathering! (by Eileen Nauman)
6/15/08 Trip to the Tetons! (by Melissa Duvall)
6/15/08 Goodbye Grand Teton (by TheGrayFamily)
6/15/08 Who runs the National Park System? (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)--wonders about the power mechanations behind the decision to keep allowing snowmobiles through Sylvan Pass
6/14/08 Finally warm in the John D. Rockefeller Parkway (by Sean Our Odyssey)
6/14/08 Aesthetic geology: Thomas "Yellowstone" Moran (by Tuff Cookie)
6/14/08 Yellowstone waterfowl (by Ecobirder)
6/14/08 The glory of Yellowstone (poem by AmayaSora2992)--3rd poem; has never been there, but something of the spirit of the place nevertheless
6/14/08 Vignettes (by Michelle)
6/13/08 To Satan's gates and back: Wednesday June 4th (by Jeffrey Scott)
6/13/08 To the editor: (by Ann Stovall in West Yellowstone News)--regarding buffalo slaughter and brucellosis testing
6/13/08 The real Yellowstone weather (by Evan)
6/13/08 Blizzard!!! (by Jason Lewis)
6/13/08 Friday, June 13--great week (by Nancy Chalmers)
6/13/08 A natural view (by Katy Duffy West Yellowstone News)
6/13/08 Yellowstone's latest snowmobile decision for Cody: Politically motivated or simply neighborly? (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
6/12/08 Yellowstone brings it (by Amy)
6/12/08 Dad's pics of babies in Yellowstone (by Challis)
6/12/08 Udder failure: The politics behind Montana's brucellosis discovery (by George Ochenski Missoula Independent)
6/12/08 Debunking brucellosis myths: Montana just lost its brucellosis-free status, just as Idaho and Wyoming have in recent years, and stockgrowers and politicians blame the bison and elk herds living in Yellowstone National Park; but who's really at fault? (by Bill Schneider New West)--very smart essay
6/12/08 Holes, fumaroles, geysers and snow (by John M. Cross and Benjamin D. Diamond)
6/12/08 Yellowstone & The Tetons (by Amy, Gift, Geoff & Danielle)
6/12/08 Road trip--day 4--Yellowstone! (by CreativeCarrie34)
6/12/08 Ways to die in Yellowstone (by sinkyvsjane)--another worker
6/12/08 Yellowstone (art by Rog Lyngaas)--Lower Falls
6/12/08 Mammoth Hot Springs--Yellowstone (by Troy & Martha Mullens)--with a tip for artists
6/11/08 Update on Yellowstone's bison and Montana's cattle industry (by Mary Ann Melton)
6/11/08 Too late--this time--for split-state brucellosis plan (by Great Falls Tribune)--longtime bison advocate Joe Gutkoski was telling me that it's actually not too late; if he's right, the state could be separated into management zones after the fact (and he said that actually you can't really do so before the fact); does anyone know the truth about this?
6/11/08 Yellowstone eared grebe Monday (by Ecobirder)
6/11/08 Tuesdayy (by Melissa Duvall)--not sure if but don't think the misspelling was on purpose
6/11/08 Yellowstone (pt3): The last bit (by Laurie)
6/11/08 It's beginning to look a lot like ... SUMMER?! (by Mass Exodus Journeyman)--even had snow on the ground today in Bozeman
6/11/08 It's getting warmer ... (by TheGrayFamily)
6/11/08 Welcome to the Tetons! (by TheGrayFamily)
6/11/08 Wyo needs to balance energy, wildlife concerns (by Casper Star-Tribune)
6/11/08 Should private citizens police bear jams? (by Dave Smith)--perhaps a false connection between self-policing and gun policy
6/10/08 Summer in West Yellowstone (by Kathy Lichtendahl)
6/10/08 June 3-10 (by Cory St. Esprit)
6/10/08 Montana's brucellosis-free status lost (by Brian Ertz Ralph Maughan's Wildlife News)--there is a rumor in the comments by Robert Hoskins, who has been out with people trying to take census of the buffalo, that the total left may be 1300-1400 bison--if that number is true, then 70% of all buffalo from the fall are now dead (please let others know about this)
6/10/08 Groups shouldn't sue over elk refuge feeding (by Casper Star-Tribune)
6/10/08 Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks (by Ronan & Cerian)
6/9/08 Yellowstone elk (by Ecobirder)
6/10/08 Yellowstone mountains (art by Brent Perkins)
6/9/08 Welcome to the Tetons ... (by Lindsey Dal Porto)
6/9/08 Yellowstone the winter wonderland (by Drew Gundlach)--"an absolute blizzard the whole time we were there"; not true, but for June, it must seem like it
6/9/08 A little farther up from somewhere in Yellowstone (art by Brent Perkins)
6/9/08 Tolerance sought for bison (by Cheryl McKiernan in Argus Leader--SD)--sounds like talking points from the environmental groups supporting the CUT deal
6/9/08 Cool spring belies summer wildfire risk (by Billings Gazette)
6/9/08 Well said, young man (by Matt R.)
6/8/08 How can we build advocates for the national parks? (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
6/8/08 The entire past week ... (by Melissa Duvall)
6/8/08 I never wanna see snow again!!! (by JR)
6/8/08 Math conference hike in Yellowstone (by zgecko)
6/8/08 Bison and grizzlies and SNOW ... oh my!!! (by timmerjames)
6/8/08 Yellowstone day 3--sulphur and bubble and bears, oh my! (by Bruce)
6/8/08 Yellowstone (by Thistledown24)
6/8/08 Old Faithful (by Gilbert Howe)--from a family trip in 1998
6/8/08 DOL bison policy ignores disease facts (by Karrie Taggart in Billings Gazette)--way to go, Karrie!
6/8/08 A heartbreaking trip to a trout mecca (by Matt Crawford Burlington Free Press--VT)
6/7/08 The Indians should be mad (by Matthew)
6/7/08 Hidden Falls (by wgedwards)
6/6/08 Buffaloed (by ari)--a little bit of history
6/6/08 How not to save the bison (by Plenty Magazine)--pretty superficial and pro-Schweitzer analysis
6/6/08 Bison should not be managed as livestock (by Jeff Jewett in West Yellowstone News)
6/6/08 Yellowstone wildlife (by Yvette)--it's sad and clear reading these things that people have no idea how many buffalo died and were killed this year; buffalo are always near the roads at this time of year so it's not easy to gage numbers from these reports
6/6/08 Sylvan deal great start on winter gains (by Bruce McCormack Cody Enterprise)
6/6/08 Do not feed the birds or the bears (by Kevin Frey in West Yellowstone News)--bird feeding in particular especially disrupts a lot of bird migration and mating patterns
6/6/08 Sunday in the Park: A bigger park to play in (by Teri Orr The Park Record--UT)
6/6/08 Geysers do their own thing; Giant news good and bad (by Janet Chapple)
6/6/08 Spring is coming ... honestly (by Bill and Cap)
6/6/08 Don't you mean huge? (by Happy)
6/6/08 Yellowstone ... yellow snow (by Abby)
6/6/08 Park Service made right decision on Sylvan Pass (by Casper Star-Tribune)
6/6/08 Federal agencies should revamp bison protections (by Michael Beria in Howard County Times--MD)--unusual place to see a letter about the buffalo
6/6/08 Yellowstone in a waterfall year (by Yellowstone Insider)
6/5/08 Yellowstone Park bear jam not so cute (by Dave Smith)--one reason I've seen so few bears during all the years I have spent in Yellowstone is that I don't stop for bear jams and always keep my distance at the times I have seen a bear
6/5/08 Holy burning buffalo chips, Batman! (by Kuhns/Maxwell Road Trippers)
6/5/08 Put yourself in an elk's place (by Marie Brossman in Casper Star-Tribune)
6/5/08 Will judge issue a split decision on wolves? (by Rocky Barker Idaho Statesman)
6/4/08 Teton Yellowstone synopsis (by Brad)
6/4/08 "Buffalo, elk and moose, oh my!" (by Momma)
6/4/08 Weather ... or not (by Captain Jim and the Blonde)--another to the list of Yellowstone workers (a few other blog entries on their blog)
6/4/08 A little more Yellowstone (by Chris)
6/4/08 Oh give me a home where the buffalo roam (by Pat & Willard)
6/3/08 Hey hey (by J.R.)
6/3/08 Monday--June 2, 2008 (by Michael)--usually can't stand to read a single paragraph like this and so rarely post them, but this has a lot of interesting nuggets
6/3/08 Finally a new post (by Adam Longbons)--in awe of Yellowstone
6/2/08 Saturday--May 31, 2008 (by Michael)--a fondly familiar worker experience from Yellowstone followed up by this one and others on his blog
6/2/08 No need for firearms in national parks (by Star Bulletin--HI)
6/1/08 Bison suffering tops Yellowstone memory (by Tom Dunlap Record Searchlight--CA)
6/1/08 Back online (by Alkahest)
6/1/08 Wyoming Yellowstone National Park (by Old Cable Guy)--"strange"
6/1/08 Yellowstone the Great (by C.V. Davis)

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