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9/30/08 Gibbon River report 30 September 2008--busy times (by Jess Best Fly Fishing
9/30/08 Gardner River fishing report 30 September 2008--runners are moving (by Mark Best Fly Fishing
9/29/08 Visitor services & roads transition to fall & winter season (press release by National Park Service)
9/29/08 Yellowstone reminds hunters of park regulations (press release by National Park Service)
9/29/08 Gallatin River report 29 September 2008--tie on a terrestrial (by Jess Best Fly Fishing
9/29/08 Firehole River fishing report 29 September 2008--swing your soft hackles (by Mark Best Fly Fishing
9/28/08 Cascade Corner fishing report 28 September 2008--we're looking for a few good fishermen (by Mark Best Fly Fishing
9/28/08 Yellowstone River report 28 September 2008--lots of options this week (by Jess Best Fly Fishing
9/27/08 Short takes (by Yellowstoner)
9/27/08 Upper Snake River report 27 September 2008--hatch heaven (by Jess Best Fly Fishing
9/27/08 Henry's Fork fishing report 27 September 2008--be ready for bugs, nymph in between (by Mark Best Fly Fishing
9/26/08 Annual elk reduction program and grizzly bears (press release by National Park Service)
9/26/08 Public hunt scheduled to reduce Grand Teton National Park elk herd (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
9/26/08 Soda Butte Creek report 26 September 2008--feeling tolerant? (by Jess Best Fly Fishing
9/26/08 Slough Creek fishing report 26 September 2008--hoping for clouds (by Mark Best Fly Fishing
9/24/08 Fishing report for 09-24-2008 (by Madison River Outfitters)
9/24/08 Feds reinstate wolf protections in Northern Rockies (by Sierra Club Grassroots Scrapbook)
9/24/08 Madison River (YNP) report 24 September 2008--fall run fish moving in (by Jess Best Fly Fishing
9/24/08 Lamar River fishing report 24 September 2008--take a hike (by Mark Best Fly Fishing
9/24/08 Free admission days at all national parks September 27 and 28 (by Randi Minetor
9/23/08 Gibbon River report 23 September 2008--good options, and fall runs moving up (by Jess Best Fly Fishing
9/23/08 Gardner River fishing report 23 September 2008--early runners down low (by Mark Best Fly Fishing
9/22/08 Park receives shipment of bear-proof food storage boxes (press release by National Park Service)--for Grand Teton NP
9/22/08 Site visit scheduled for lodging prospectus (press release by National Park Service)--for Grand Teton NP
9/22/08 Gallatin River report 22 September 2008--only getting better (by Jess Best Fly Fishing
9/22/08 Firehole River report 22 September 2008--my oh my (by Mark Best Fly Fishing
9/21/08 How about some good Hebgen news to start the week? (by Mark Best Fly Fishing
9/21/08 Yellowstone River (YNP) report 21 September 2008--fall transitions (by Jess Best Fly Fishing
9/21/08 Bechler and Fall Rivers fishing report 21 September 2008--should be a much better week (by Mark Best Fly Fishing
9/20/08 Upper Snake River report 20 September 2008--bugs galore! (by Jess Best Fly Fishing
9/20/08 Henry's Fork fishing report 20 September 2008--transitional weather should help (by Mark Best Fly Fishing
9/19/08 Bad news (9/19/2008) (by Mike Lum Madison River Fishing Company)--regarding Hebgen Lake
9/19/08 Yellowstone and Grand Teton exploring winter options (press release by National Park Service)
9/19/08 Yellowstone, Grand Teton officials searching for snowmobile, snowcoach solution (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
9/19/08 Gingery proposes wolf bill (press release by State Rep. Keith Gingery in Planet Jackson Hole)--Gingery is a Republican from Jackson
9/19/08 Soda Butte Creek report 19 September 2008--bring on the clouds (by Jess Best Fly Fishing
9/19/08 Slough Creek fishing report 19 September 2008--looking for some cooler weather (by Mark Best Fly Fishing
9/18/08 New cell towers, wi-fi and web-cams coming to Yellowstone: New plan extends large electronic footprint across Yellowstone's iconic sites (press release by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility)
9/18/08 Update from the field (by Buffalo Field Campaign)
9/18/08 Hebgen/Madison update: Damn (by Mark Best Fly Fishing
9/17/08 Wolves protected again! FWS voluntarily removes own delisting rule (press release by Defenders of Wildlife)
9/17/08 Federal government to back off on wolf delisting in Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
9/17/08 Madison River (YNP) report 17 September 2008--big fish love bugs (by Jess Best Fly Fishing
9/17/08 Lamar River fishing report 17 September 2008--ants, maybe baetis and drakes for the weekend (by Mark Best Fly Fishing
9/16/08 Yellowstone seeks public comment on future of cell phones and Wifi (press release by National Park Service)
9/16/08 Yellowstone to waive entrance fee on National Public Lands Day (press release by National Park Service)
9/16/08 National Public Lands Day celebration with Alfred Runte (press release by National Park Service)
9/16/08 ISMA, ACSA, and BRC respond to Yellowstone ruling (press release by International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association, American Council of Snowmobile Associations, and BlueRibbon Coalition)--snowmobile advocates respond
9/16/08 Fishing report for 09-16-2008 (by Madison River Outfitters)
9/16/08 Gibbon River report 16 September 2008--hopper havoc (by Jess Best Fly Fishing
9/16/08 Gardner River fishing report 16 September 2008--hoppers at the confluence and near the high bridge (by Mark Best Fly Fishing
9/16/08 Interning at Yellowstone Research Library (by University of Texas Special Libraries Association)
9/15/08 Federal judge blocks recreational snowmobiling in Yellowstone National Park (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
9/15/08 Federal court rules clean air, wildlife, quiet must come first in America's oldest (press release by National Parks Conservation Association, Greater Yellowstone Coalition, The Wilderness Society, and Winter Wildlands Alliance)
9/15/08 Judge throws out snowmobile plan; orders cleaner and quieter Yellowstone (press release by The Coalition of National Park Service Retirees)
9/15/08 Judge tosses plan for snowmobiles at Yellowstone (by Joe Palazzolo The BLT: The blog of Legal Times)
9/15/08 Closing dates for visitor facilities (press release by National Park Service)--for Grand Teton NP
9/15/08 Firehole River report 15 September 2008--caddis in the sun, looking for clouds (by Mark Best Fly Fishing
9/15/08 Gallatin River report 15 September 2008--loving those terrestrials (by Jess Best Fly Fishing
9/15/08 1988 fires subject of Ninth Bennial Scientific Conference (press release by National Park Service)
9/14/08 Still clinging to hope for Hebgen and Madison today (by Mark Best Fly Fishing
9/14/08 Yellowstone River report 14 September 2008--think outside the park (by Jess Best Fly Fishing
9/14/08 Bechler/Fall Rivers fishing report 14 September 2008--it might feel like summer this week (by Mark Best Fly Fishing
9/13/08 Henry's Fork River report 13 September 2008--last chance to harriman (by Mark Best Fly Fishing
9/13/08 Upper Snake River report 13 September 2008--very nice (by Jess Best Fly Fishing
9/12/08 How about even more good Hebgen news? (by Mark Best Fly Fishing
9/12/08 Elk rut causes safety hazards in Yellowstone (press release by National Park Service)
9/12/08 How about a little good Hebgen news? (by Mark Best Fly Fishing
9/12/08 Slough Creek fishing report 12 September 2008--terrestrials in the sun (by Mark Best Fly Fishing
9/12/08 Boundary blues (by Yellowstoner)
9/12/08 Fall teacher workshops offered in Yellowstone National Park (press release by National Park Service)
9/12/08 Teacher-ranger program launched in 2008 (press release by National Park Service)
9/11/08 Shoshone National Forest lifts area closure--managers still monitoring the Gunbarrel Fire (press release by U.S. Forest Service in InciWeb)
9/11/08 Site visit scheduled for future float-fish concessions prospectus (press release by National Park Service)
9/11/08 Yellowstone National Park RN shares wilderness nursing tales (by Glenna Murdock
9/11/08 Some interesting "spy" pictures from Hebgen Dam (by Mark Best Fly Fishing
9/10/08 Fending off aquatic invasive species (press release by National Park Service)
9/10/08 Demonstration: Yellowstone thermal pool (art demonstration by Molly Hashimoto)
9/10/08 Madison River (YNP) report 10 September 2008--big smart fish (by Jess Best Fly Fishing
9/10/08 Lamar River report 10 September 2008--it's baetis, beetles, and more (by Mark Best Fly Fishing
9/9/08 A complete table of Yellowstone wolves 1995-2008 (by Ken Cole and Ralph Maughan Ralph Maughan's Wildlife News)
9/9/08 Fishing report for 09-09-2008 (by Madison River Outfitters)
9/9/08 Gibbon River report 9 September 2008--one fish, two fish (by Jess Best Fly Fishing
9/9/08 Gardner River fishing report 9 September 2008--still chasing brookies (by Mark Best Fly Fishing
9/9/08 9 September Hebgen Dam update: Sober news for the Madison (by Mark Best Fly Fishing wonder what implications are for bison management if Hebgen Lake were to drain
9/8/08 Gallatin River report 8 September 2008--happy fish, happy fishermen (by Jess Best Fly Fishing
9/8/08 Firehole River fishing report 8 September 2008--caddis and cloudy day BWO (by Mark Best Fly Fishing
9/7/08 Is climate change driving a new forest regimen in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem? (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
9/7/08 Yellowstone River (YNP) fishing report 7 September 2008--much improved, streamers in the canyons (by Mark Best Fly Fishing
9/7/08 Bechler and Fall Rivers fishing report 7 September 2008--terrestrials in the sun, mayflies in the shade (by Mark Best Fly Fishing
9/7/08 Landscape painting donated to Grand Teton National Park (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
9/6/08 Henry's Fork River report 6 September 2008--trying to make the turn to fall (by Mark Best Fly Fishing
9/6/08 Upper Snake River report 6 September 2008--fish on! (by Jess Best Fly Fishing
9/6/08 Tauck hosts its 10,000th guest-volunteer in Yellowstone National Park (press release by Tauck in Auto News: Car Reviews, Car News, Car Shows)
9/5/08 Yellowstone 2008 summer visitation up (press release by National Park Service)
9/5/08 Yellowstone National Park reporting bullish visitation (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
9/5/08 Responsibility for Gunbarrel Fire will be returned to the Shoshone National Forest (press release by U.S. Forest Service in InciWeb)
9/5/08 Crandall painting donated to Teton collection (press release by National Park Service)
9/5/08 Soda Butte Creek report 5 September 2008--starting to see serious action (by Jess Best Fly Fishing
9/5/08 Slough Creek fishing report 5 September 2008--the hatches are like a box of chocolate (by Mark Best Fly Fishing
9/4/08 Update from the field (by Buffalo Field Campaign)
9/3/08 Fishing report for 09-03-2008 (by Madison River Outfitters)
9/3/08 USDA downgrades Montana's brucellosis-free status (press release by Montana Department of Livestock)
9/3/08 Area closure reduced around Gunbarrel Fire (press release by U.S. Forest Service in InciWeb)
9/3/08 Madison (YNP) River report 3 September 2008--run, fish, run (by Jess Best Fly Fishing
9/3/08 Lamar River fishing report 3 September 2008--settling after the rains (by Mark Best Fly Fishing
9/2/08 Monthly update (by Yellowstone Volcano Observatory)
9/2/08 Damn dam (by Yellowstoner)
9/2/08 Gibbon River report 2 September 2008--still worth a leisurely stop (by Jess Best Fly Fishing
9/2/08 Gardner River report 2 September 2008--brookies in the bag (by Mark Best Fly Fishing
9/1/08 Gunbarrel Fire update 9-1-08 (press release by U.S. Forest Service in InciWeb)
9/1/08 Gallatin River report 1 September 2008--bring warm dry clothes! (by Jess Best Fly Fishing
9/1/08 Firehole River fishing report 1 September 2008--things are definitely looking better (by Mark Best Fly Fishing
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9/30/08 Yellowstone snowmobile plan (by Madelyn Jarrett KULR--MT)--with video
9/30/08 YNP prepares for winter season (by Montana's News Station)
9/30/08 Like polar bear, wolverine is threatened by global warming, Montana lawsuit claims (by Michael Jamison Missoulian)
9/30/08 Fire contained at Big Sky Ski Resort (by Montana's News Station)--with video
9/30/08 Amid uncertainty, park in 'normal preparations': Yellowstone official meets with leaders worried about over-snow travel (by Ruffin Prevost Billings Gazette)
9/29/08 YNP action expected in mid-November (by Carole Cloudwalker Cody Enterprise)
9/28/08 Delisting endangers wolves: In a case of predator turned prey, rampant hunting puts the northern Rockies' gray wolf back on the endangered species list six months after it was removed (by Julie Cart Los Angeles Times)
9/28/08 Where do we go from here? (by Daniel Person Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
9/27/08 Wyo tribes vie for bison herd (by Casper Star-Tribune)
9/27/08 Bureau of Reclamation to cut Snake flows Monday (by Thomas Dewell Jackson Hole News and Guide)
9/27/08 Grand Teton to open elk hunt (by Billings Gazette)
9/26/08 The firest next time: At a Jackson, Wyo. conference on this week, fire managers talked about the myriad challenges they face in an era of big fires; there are no easy answers, but more and better use of controlled burns is high on the agenda (by Scott McMillion in New West)
9/26/08 Quake Lake visitor statistics: Memorial Day through Labor Day (by West Yellowstone News)
9/26/08 Hebgen Dam update (by Brennan Sang West Yellowstone News)
9/26/08 Tribes want Y'stone bison spared from slaughter (AP story in Montana's News Station)
9/26/08 Brucellosis proposal released (AP story in Billings Gazette)
9/26/08 Park won't bail out airport (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)--dispute over law enforcement at Jackson Hole airport in Grand Teton NP
9/25/08 Wyoming lawmakers to huddle over wolf issue: Panelists want quick response to change in federal policy (AP story in Billings Gazette)
9/25/08 Researchers: Expect more wildfires: Managers see unusual fire behavior, greater complexity in fighting fires (by Brett French Billings Gazette)
9/25/08 GYC head to step down (by Daniel Person Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
9/24/08 FWS does about-face on wolf suit (by Joy Ufford Sublette Examiner--WY)
9/24/08 Fire managers still learning lessons of Yellowstone fires: Officials look for the right balance between 'let it burn' and total suppression (by Rocky Barker Idaho Statesman)
9/24/08 Proactive approach tested in Yellowstone; switch won't be easy (by Brett French Billings Gazette)--regarding fires
9/24/08 Yellowstone: Rules bar snowmobiles: Park is proceeding with plans to open for motorized use anyway (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
9/24/08 Barrasso knocks feds on wolves (by Billings Gazette)--U.S. Sen. John Barrasso is a Republican from Wyoming
9/24/08 Generations of grandeur: Woman retracesncestor's steps 110 years after Owen-Spalding climb (by Kelsey Dayton Jackson Hole News and Guide)
9/23/08 Agency to reconsider taking gray wolves off endangered species list (by Jim Robbins The New York Times)
9/23/08 2 members of Board of Livestock resign (AP story in KULR--MT)
9/23/08 Justice Department asks court to relist wolves (by Karl Puckett Great Falls Tribune)
9/23/08 Feds ask to put wolves back on endangered list (AP story in Casper Star-Tribune)
9/23/08 Agency: Relist wolves (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
9/23/08 Water flow through dam under control (by Jessica Mayrer Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
9/23/08 Hebgen Dam under control (by Andy Malby Belgrade News--MT)
9/23/08 Colorado company buys Lander Yellowstone publication (by Leslie Stratmoen and Wyoming Inc. KTAK--WY)
9/22/08 Legislators say ruling means no YNP snowmobiling (by Richard Reeder Cody Enterprise)--if true, that would apply to snow coaches as well
9/22/08 Father's bow shot kills grizzly attacking his son (by Carole Cloudwalker Cody Enterprise)--on the South Fork
9/22/08 parent purchased by Active Interest Media (by MJ Clark Wyoming Business Report)
9/22/08 Backpacker publisher acquires Yellowstone Journal (by Alicia Wallace Daily Camera--CO)
9/22/08 Dam dilemma continues at Hebgen Lake (by Brennan Sang West Yellowstone News)
9/22/08 Swollen river claims kayaker (by Carol Hoffmann West Yellowstone News)
9/22/08 Brucellosis plan suggests special Yellowstone area (AP story in Billings Gazette)--this is a welcome development; APHIS's outdated rules have been a big part of the problem
9/22/08 Parks examining options for use of snowmobiles (by Tim Dudley Jackson Hole News and Guide)
9/22/08 Forest fire managers gathering in Jackson (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
9/20/08 Park studies court-imposted ban on snowmobiles (by Ruffin Prevost Billings Gazette)
9/20/08 Gingery: Change wolf plan (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
9/19/08 Yellowstone may get more high-tech (by Mary Hamilton KIFI--ID)
9/19/08 Legislator proposes changes to wolf plan (by Chris Merrill Casper Star-Tribune)
9/19/08 Repair work on Hebgen Dam hits obstacle: Stoplog installation comes to a halt as engineers grapple with beam's removal (by Brett French Billings Gazette)
9/19/08 Louisville native loves outdoor life at Yellowstone (by Byron Crawford The Courier-Journal--KY)
9/18/08 State slaughters the community's bison (by Island Park News--ID)--Idaho bison shot and killed
9/18/08 Wolf population shrinks (by Chris Merrill Casper Star-Tribune)
9/18/08 Feds' new wolf decision surprised Freudenthal (by Chris Merrill Casper Star-Tribune)--Gov. Dave Freudenthal (D)--WY has been a proponent of delisting the wolf
9/18/08 Freudenthal waits on feds' details about wolf plan (AP story in Billings Gazette)
9/18/08 Tourists spooked by Hebgen challenges (by Jessica Mayrer Bozeman Daily Chronicle)--will say that the nice and empty Bear Trap Canyon yesterday made a nice impression for my dad visiting from Ohio, but boy was that water high
9/17/08 Feds plan retreat on wolf delisting plan (by the AP and Mark A. York Livingston Enterprise--MT)--3rd story
9/17/08 Brucellosis discussed at community meeting (by Jonathan Van Dyke Pinedale Roundup--WY)
9/17/08 Wolf population in MT, WY, ID is decreasing or 'static' (by Montana's News Station)--with video; does this explain in part why feds are dropping delisting?
9/17/08 Obama as speargunner, aspiring fly fisherman (by Ben Smith presidential nominee Barack Obama remembers fondly a trip to Yellowstone where he saw a moose (for the full interview in Field & Stream, go here)
9/17/08 Feds back down on delisting wolves: The predators will continue to be protected as the government tries to rewrite a plan to remove them from the endangered species list (by Rocky Barker Idaho Statesman)
9/17/08 Park visitors streamed in but adjusted spending (by Ruffin Prevost Billings Gazette)
9/17/08 Yellowstone plans slight expansion of cell coverage (AP story in Billings Gazette)
9/17/08 Yellowstone sled ban unsettles businesses: Most think Park Service will find way to allow snowmobiling this winter (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
9/17/08 Park snowmobiling up in the air (by Daniel Person Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
9/16/08 Locals brew ban to increase snow machines in national parks (by Danielle Grant KIFI--ID)--with video
9/16/08 Yellowstone winter plan reaction (by Penny Preston KULR--MT)--with video
9/16/08 Feds keeping Northern Rockies wolf listed for now (by Associated Press)
9/16/08 Bush Administration prepares to give up on wolf delisting for now (by Rocky Barker Idaho Statesman)
9/16/08 Former Helenan dies kayaking on Madison (by Nick Gevock Montana Standard in Helena Independent Record)
9/16/08 Bozeman kayaker died in trial run before race (by Andrea Lutz KPAX--MT)
9/16/08 Yellowstone releases plan for cell phone towers (AP story in The Union-Tribune--CA)
9/16/08 'The park will be open' (by Chris Merrill Casper Star-Tribune)
9/16/08 Judge scuttles 500-snowmobiles-per-day plan (AP story in Billings Gazette)
9/16/08 Judge rejects plan for more snowmobiles at national parks (by Jim Robbins The New York Times)
9/16/08 Snowmobile plan tossed (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
9/16/08 Young grizzlies' release adds thrills and chills (by Gib Mathers Powell Tribune--WY)
9/16/08 Kayaker dies in Madison rapids (by Jessica Mayrer Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
9/16/08 Seasonal closures begin in Grand Teton (by Jackson Hole News and Guide)
9/15/08 U.S. judge reverses plan to expand snowmobile access in national parks (by Juliet Eilperin The Washington Post)
9/15/08 Snowmobiles in Yellowstone (by Madelyn Jarrett KULR--MT)--with video
9/15/08 Judge refuses to let snowmobiles roam Yellowstone (by Associated Press)
9/15/08 Snowmobile group defends Yellowstone plan scrapped by judge (AP story in Montana's News Station)
9/15/08 Yellowstone snowmobile plan thrown out by judge (by Brodie Farquhar Wyoming Business Report)
9/15/08 Judge's ruling could limit YNP winter use (by Carole Cloudwalker Cody Enterprise)
9/15/08 Bush snowmobile plan for Yellowstone National Park struck down (by Environment News Service)
9/15/08 Yellowstone to waive entrance fee (by Montana's News Station)
9/14/08 Yellowstone fires: Ecological blessings in disguise (by Liane Hansen npr)--with audio
9/14/08 Elk rut causes safety hazards in Yellowstone Park (by Bozeman Daily Chronicle)--saw some evidence of the danger yesterday
9/13/08 No forest closures around fire (by Casper Star-Tribune)
9/12/08 Man inflicted with bubonic plague treated at MidState (by Mary Ellen Godin Record-Journal--CT)--much more on the young man who recently got bubonic plague and has since recovered
9/12/08 Progress made at Hebgen Dam (by Montana's News Station)--with videos
9/12/08 Company continues effort to reduce water flow past dam (by Carol Hoffmann West Yellowstone News)
9/12/08 Restrictions sought for off-road vehicles near Yellowstone (by Tristan Scott Missoulian)
9/12/08 State officials ponder changes to brucellosis rules (AP story in Billings Gazette)
9/12/08 Agencies partner to battle water invaders (by Jackson Hole News and Guide)
9/12/08 30 years after his first ascent, Marcus Adams faces Grand Teton again (by Val Van Meter The Winchester Star--VA)
9/11/08 Senate panel approves federal pay for wolf kills (AP story in Billings Gazette)
9/11/08 Missing logs part of Hebgen problem (by Andy Malby Belgrade News--MT)
9/11/08 Western states invite feds to brucellosis meeting (AP story in Forbes)
9/11/08 Yellowstone in the fall is prime time for viewing wildlife: Autumn helps make America's oldest national park famous (by Roger Phillips Idaho Statesman)
9/11/08 Bringing back bighorns (by Chris Merrill Casper Star-Tribune)
9/11/08 Consultant to look at Teton transportation (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
9/10/08 Gunbarrel Fire won't be out until snow (AP story in Montana's News Station)
9/10/08 Memories of destroyed Sweetwater Lodge strong (by Carole Cloudwalker Cody Enterprise)
9/10/08 Ranger says burning of lodge not intentional (by Cody Enterprise)
9/10/08 Zap! Marauding grizzlies in for nasty shock: Electric fences are meant to keep bruins from following noses into outfitter camps (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
9/10/08 Tepee Fire burns 45 acres (by Billings Gazette)
9/10/08 I am me: After losing an eye to cancer, plein aire painter Greg McHuron resurfaces with a new perspective on life (by Mary Grossman Planet Jackson Hole)--offers opinions on bike path in Grand Teton NP
9/9/08 Residents near Hebgen Lake told to remove boats (by KBZK--MT)--with videos
9/9/08 Dam malfunction not linked to quake (by Jessica Mayrer Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
9/9/08 Fire burning in Gallatin (by Billings Gazette)
9/9/08 News comes as owner of 1st infected herd opts for slaughter (AP story in Billings Gazette)--Wyoming; this one possibly from an infected cow from Nebraska
9/8/08 East gate traffic rises 14 percent in August (by Carole Cloudwalker Cody Enterprise)
9/8/08 Fire-killed trees a risk to hunters (by Carole Cloudwalker Cody Enterprise)
9/8/08 Living with the volcano: The life and science of the Yellowstone caldera (by Wes Venteicher Livingston Weekly)
9/8/08 Brucellosis status costs MT ranchers (by David Jay KTVQ--MT)
9/8/08 Engineers hope to peek inside Hebgen Dam intake tower today (by Jessica Mayrer Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
9/8/08 Conservationists in D.C. to support bills (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
9/7/08 Global warming kills Wyoming forests (by Penny Preston KULR--MT)--with video
9/7/08 Ex-firefighter relives Yellowstone's 'Black Saturday' (by Liane Hansen npr)--with audio
9/6/08 Yellowstone numbers strong for August (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
9/6/08 Yellowstone RV park full despite fuel costs (AP story in Billings Gazette)
9/6/08 Group redoing old Gardiner store (by Brett French Billings Gazette)
9/5/08 'Strange sucking sound' raises tensions (by Carol Hoffmann West Yellowstone News)--more on Hebgen Lake dam troubles
9/5/08 In Yellowstone Park (by West Yellowstone News)--activities
9/5/08 Yellowstone Park on record pace for visitors (by KIFI--ID)
9/4/08 Buffalo Field Campaign mobilizes to protect bison in Island Park (by Island Park News--ID)
9/4/08 Antelope migration project underway (AP story in Billings Gazette)
9/4/08 Montana cattle to be tested for illness: State loses status as brucellosis-free area (AP story in Billings Gazette)
9/4/08 Montana officially loses brucellosis-free status (by Daniel Person Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
9/3/08 Silver Gate man spends days recording wolf movements (by Brett French Billings Gazette)
9/3/08 Gunbarrel Fire virtually extinguished: Weekend rain, snow stop activity; most firefighters leave (by Ruffin Prevost Billings Gazette)
9/3/08 Gunbarrel meteorologist gets it right (by Gib Mathers Powell Tribune--WY)
9/3/08 Hebgen Dam problem eludes engineers (by Jessica Mayrer Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
9/3/08 Hebgen Dam crews focus on failed gates (by John Sherer KBZK--MT)--with videos
9/3/08 New leasing standards: Forest supervisor undertakes critical analysis on Wyoming Range leases (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
9/3/08 Rain, snow drench wildfires (by Chris Merrill Casper Star-Tribune)
9/2/08 Hebgen Dam scare rattles Ennis residents (by Gail Schontzler Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
9/2/08 Gunbarrel Fire effort cut back (by Zach Benoit Billings Gazette)
9/2/08 Snag closes Snake, flips commercial raft (by Cory Hatch Jackson Hole News and Guide)
9/2/08 Beartooth Pass open but icy (by Billings Gazette)
9/1/08 Gates fail at Hebgen Dam in West Yellowstone (by Ty Brennan KPVI--ID)
9/1/08 Hebgen Lake gates under repair (by Nate Eaton KIDK--ID)
9/1/08 Gunbarrel Fire cost nearly $10 million (AP story in Billings Gazette)
9/1/08 Push to drill shouldn't hurt Wyo Range bill, senators say (by Chris Merrill Casper Star-Tribune)
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9/30/08 Lewis: Plans for winter season remain elusive (by Yellowstone Insider)--Suzanne Lewis is Superintendent of Yellowstone National Park
9/30/08 A wildfire on Wall Street (by Dwight A. Moody)--is Wall Street analogous to Yellowstone wildfire of 1988? Perhaps. There's certainly something to be said in that direction, but it's certainly not as simple as asserting the analogy.
9/30/08 Yellowstone: You should go there (by Rozanne)
9/30/08 The best national parks in the United States (by Randi Minetor National Parks Examiner)--Yellowstone on list
9/30/08 I finally found Idaho's's beauty ... (by Julie)
9/30/08 Yellowstone National Park: Whistling elk, burly bears (by Pat Munday)--in terms of bison, refers to park as "Yellowstone National Prison"
9/29/08 A few animal friends from Yellowstone (by Eugene Asahara)
9/29/08 A day in Yellowstone: The road trip continues ... (by Stephanie)
9/29/08 Yellowstone National Park (by Kim)
9/28/08 Life from ashes: Time has shown that fires in Yellowstone in 1988 were not devastating as thought, but did necessary cleaning (AP story in Winston-Salem Journal--NC)
9/28/08 A deserving home on the range (by Kathy Gibson)
9/28/08 Camping and painting in Yellowstone (by Abraxas)
9/27/08 Where I've been: Grand Teton National Park (by Scott McCandless in Kansas City Star)--about Lake Solitude hike in 250 words
9/27/08 Scenes from the Yellowstone elk rut (by Beth Pratt)--with video
9/27/08 Yellowstone: The task and torment (by Chris Sullins)
9/27/08 Zombie trees and bear attacks (by Josh Mogerman, Natural Resources Defense Council)
9/26/08 Hoof it in Bechler (by Joyce Edlefsen Standard Journal--ID)
9/26/08 As a community we can help prevent bear-human conflicts (by Trent Redfield, Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center, in West Yellowstone News)
9/26/08 Welcome to Wyoming and Yellowstone amusement park (by Dawn Hayes)--unlike the post yesterday, this one not fond of Old Faithful as amusement park
9/26/08 Yellowstone National Park (by Carrie)
9/26/08 LOTOJA / Yellowstone (by Candace Davidsavor)-about a bike race that went through Yellowstone; also report of almost getting in trouble for bugling at elk, a very dangerous thing to do during mating season (watch the videos of elk attacking cars)
9/26/08 Yellowstone rocks (by becca)
9/25/08 Fish and Wildlife Service, Wyoming weigh wolf options (by Rocky Barker Idaho Statesman)
9/25/08 "Yellowstone Sunset" (art by Susan Cone Porges)
9/25/08 More wildlife (by Susan & Terry)
9/25/08 Yellowstone 2008!!! (by Brixie)--Old Faithful likened to Disneyland--usually a negative, here it's meant to be a positive
9/25/08 Grand Teton & Yellowstone Park (by SunEday)
9/25/08 Wyoming lawmakers to huddle over wolf issue (by Ralph Maughan)
9/24/08 Letter from Yellowstone: Saying farewell, leaving with fond memories (by Rhys Emery Blue Mountain Eagle--OR)
9/24/08 Quiet is hard to come by (by Andrew)
9/24/08 Yellowstone by Harley (art by Donald Neff)
9/24/08 Day 82 ... heading south (by Timothy)--man discusses Baha'i faith while camping in Greater Yellowstone
9/23/08 Last day in Yellowstone (for this year, anyway) (by Cap)
9/23/08 Fly fishing Montana's fabled Madison River (by Larry Myhre Sioux City Journal--IA)
9/23/08 Wildlife expeditions (by Ashley Lacourse Jackson Hole Traveler's Blog)
9/22/08 It could be a very quiet winter in Yellowstone National Park (by Yellowstone Insider)--of course, the North Entrance may then be busier than ever if these developments hold, which would make one gateway town in particular--Gardiner--the chief economic beneficiary of the ruling
9/22/08 A field guide to the Yellowstone tourist (by Sutton Stokes New West)
9/22/08 Winter economy initiatives set back (by Bruce McCormack Cody Enterprise)--here's a hunch; Cody won't be wiped off the map by these developments but will find a way to adapt
9/22/08 Wolf delisting reversal a blow to agriculture (by Richard Reeder Cody Enterprise)
9/22/08 In hopes of peace and quiet (by Winstom-Salem Journal--NC)
9/21/08 Strange bedfellows (by Yellowstoner)--a provocative essay against the Hebgen "Lake" Dam
9/21/08 Musings from Yellowstone National Park (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
9/21/08 President Bush has been abysmal on environment (by Laura Scott Kansas City Star)
9/21/08 Wolf population update (by Rob Miller)
9/21/08 Wyo should accept compromise (by Casper Star-Tribune)
9/21/08 YellowStoned (by Mad Hadder)
9/20/08 Property of the federal government (by Ehm)
9/20/08 Preserving national parks: Federal judge makes proper ruling against snowmobile use in two national parks (by Las Vegas Sun)
9/20/08 Contemplating the origin of our competitive species (by Bruce Hetrick, Hetrick Communications Inc., in Indianapolis Business Journal)
9/20/08 Trails through Yellowstone day 3 (by brucethomson)
9/20/08 Are cell towers in national parks a good idea? (by Jeff)
9/20/08 Scenic National Parks: Yellowstone (Blu-ray) (review by Lindsay Mayer
9/19/08 Take me back to Yellowstone ... (by Laura Krantz npr)
9/19/08 The wild side of Yellowstone National Park (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
9/19/08 With partners like feds, who needs enemies? (by Casper Star-Tribune)
9/19/08 A trip back to the past (by BJ Daniels)
9/18/08 Yellowstone sleds: Phase out snowmobiles in the park (by The Salt Lake Tribune)
9/18/08 We're still here! (by Bill and Cap)--workers concluding season in Yellowstone
9/18/08 Protecting Yellowstone from snowmobiles: A federal judge's decision to curb snowmobiles in Yellowstone can be seen as a thing of beauty (by Los Angeles Times)
9/18/08 Gone, but not forgotten: Shoshone Cavern National Monument would have cost too much to develop (by Bob Janiskee National Parks Traveler)
9/17/08 Hotel review: Lake Yellowstone Hotel (by Kevin & Shawn)
9/17/08 More Hebgen news and a look at the Madison delta (by Mark Best Fly Fishing in Bear Trap Canyon today with my dad and boy on the Madison and it sure didn't look right for September; the trail was actually flooded a bit--like spring--and water looking like it wasn't going anywhere
9/17/08 Wolves win court reprieve--but it could be short-lived (by Robert McClure Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
9/17/08 NPS proposes expanded cell-phone coverage in Yellowstone (by Yellowstone Insider)
9/17/08 Yellowstone issues WiFi/cell plans (by Ted Alvarez Backpacker Magazine)
9/17/08 Of wolves and snowmobiles (by Cameron Scott San Francisco Chronicle)
9/17/08 A perfect fall day in Yellowstone (by Janet White)
9/17/08 Yellowstone #14--a "real" bear (by PaintedPromise)
9/17/08 Yellowstone's spiritual essence (by Rain)
9/17/08 Yellowstone National Park (by Ryan Searle)
9/17/08 Disaster in Yellowstone Park: 20 years after the fires, it's healing (by Millard Fillmore's Bathtub)--was it ever really wounded?
9/16/08 Day six, Yellowstone National Park (by stigity)
9/16/08 How did the National Park Service err so badly on the Yellowstone winter-use plan (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
9/16/08 Silence lost in Yellowstone snowmobile debate (by Rocky Barker Idaho Statesman)
9/16/08 Bush snowmobile frenzy halted, for now (by Matt Madia RegWatch)
9/16/08 Snowmobile fight has no real winners (by Casper Star-Tribune)
9/16/08 Court strikes down Yellowstone snowmobile plan (by Yellowstone Insider)
9/16/08 Do you agree with yesterday's ruling not to allow more snowmobiles in Yellowstone? (by Lois Friedland
9/16/08 Judge smacks down Yellowstone snowmobile plan (by Greg L. Johnson)
9/16/08 Judge blocks snowmobiles in Yellowstone: Park Service cited for ignoring conservation laws (by Ted Alvarez Backpacker Magazine)
9/16/08 Judge blocks snowmobiles in Yellowstone: Park Service cited for ignoring conservation laws (by James Gerstenzang Los Angeles Times)
9/16/08 Judge silences plan for more Yellowstone snowmobiles (by Michael Todd Miller-McCune)
9/16/08 A plug for Yellowstone, Nat'l Park (by lonelymom)
9/16/08 Yellowstone: Grand Prismatic Spring (art by Molly Hashimoto)--and yes, there is a view if you scramble off trail up the hill behind the spring
9/15/08 Snowmobiles: The roar around Yellowstone National Park (by Rick Attig The Oregonian)
9/15/08 Hello, beautiful stranger! (by Susie Haberfeld)
9/15/08 Yellowstone's emotional flesh (by Rain)
9/15/08 09/15/08 ... went to Yellowstone (by JessieMoore)
9/15/08 Vacationing with the chickens: Part one (by MamaHenClucks)
9/15/08 Yellowstone National Park (by Kartik)
9/15/08 Memories from my childhood visit to Yellowstone (by Steve)
9/15/08 Save the wilderness (by Sensei Schutte)
9/14/08 Miscellbraineous stuff & stuff (by amuirin)
9/14/08 Day 6--Bozeman, MT to Yellowstone Park & return (by Chris Leyden)
9/14/08 At Yellowstone (by arthurandjane)
9/14/08 Yellowstone trip 2008 part II (by zenhikers)
9/14/08 Yellowstone thrives, fascinates 20 years after fires (by Billings Gazette)
9/14/08 Yellowstone's Lower Falls--original pastel (art by Karen Hargett)
9/13/08 Stamps & coins: 'Two-bit' idea could give us national park quarters (by Peter Rexford Sacramento Bee)
9/12/08 Eyes open, legs moving (by Tom Rice)--thanks, Tom
9/12/08 Aftermath of Gunbarrel Fire will be sight to behold (by Bryian Sybert, Greater Yellowstone Coalition, in Casper Star-Tribune)
9/12/08 Yellowstone is buffalovely (post for Sept. 11th, 2008) (by Luke Go West and Grow Up)--interviewed Yellowstone superintendent Suzanne Lewis; they had much nicer things to say about her than I would about her management of Yellowstone
9/12/08 Wildfiles: Hiking Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming (by Genevieve Judge KIFI--ID)
9/12/08 Company continues effort to reduce water flow past dam (by Bob Brown and Daniel Kemmis, The University of Montana's O'Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West, in West Yellowstone News)
9/12/08 Day 4 West Yellowstone (by Darren)
9/12/08 Yellowstone would be so much better if there was no annoying wildlife (by Jonathan Lapper)
9/11/08 You shall not pass! (by Ehm)--blog I just discovered of a ranger at Yellowstone; a rare thing to see indeed
9/11/08 Too much of a good thing? (by Khaki Sheybany in Los Angeles Times)--3rd letter
9/11/08 Yellowstone country (by Richard E. Mallery, aka "Dick E. Bird")
9/11/08 Think grizzly: Thousands of hunters are crawling around grizzly country in the predawn darkness, alone, quietly, into the wind, and smelling like stale elk pee. If they have a successful hunt, they'll fill the wind with the smell of high-quality grizzly food. Is this a problem? (by Bill Schneider New West)--re-run of old article updated with new research
9/11/08 Environmentalism: Cult of death (reposted and amended by Thinking Man)--for what might as well be my response, I refer you to the John Locke series I wrote last year beginning at this link
9/11/08 A grand Teton adventure (by Randy Gray in Great Falls Tribune)
9/11/08 Lower Falls Yellowstone (art by Donna Drickey)--unusual version of the falls; intrigued to understand the choice to paint it this way
9/10/08 August 31, 2008--Yellowstone NP day 2 (by cw)--I can attest to what Steamboat Geyser did to the car we were driving in 2005; didn't stop Genevieve's dad from being able to sell it, though
9/10/08 In memory of David "Biohazard" Perkins (by D Hanks)
9/10/08 Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks (by Jason)
9/10/08 #25--better late than never ... (by Janet)
9/10/08 Yellowstone at last! (by catface)
9/10/08 Seeing stars in West Yellowstone (by Dale & Mary Lynn)--actor William Devane, whom I hadn't personally heard of before this post, spotted in West Yellowstone, where he apparently lives nearby
9/9/08 One's duty (by Ehm)
9/9/08 Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks (by Duncan Stewart)--"once you've seen one geyser field you've pretty much seen them all!"; oh really--in the usual pointless comparison of the Tetons and Yellowstone, which people don't seem to realize are only distinct by politics, not by ecology, which is why this newspaper covers the entire area and not just the park
9/9/08 Yellowstone: Still in a class by itself (by Casper Star-Tribune)
9/9/08 2 day itinerary to Yellowstone National Park (by tanushree)
9/9/08 On our trip out west (by The Neeleys)
9/9/08 Yellowstone Park, here we come ... (by Harry & Annie)
9/9/08 Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone (art by James Gurney)
9/9/08 Oil, gas sustain us for transition (by Bob Warburton in Casper Star-Tribune)
9/8/08 Still more Yellowstone, and a dash of Tetons (by amuirin)--links to my recent essay on waterfalls, of which I have a lot of other thoughts I wish I had time to write out
9/8/08 Mountain pine beetles chewing into Grand Teton National Park forests (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)
9/8/08 Hellroaring Creek, Yellowstone (art by Jana Van Wyk)
9/8/08 I must really be a geographer! (by Rachel C.)
9/8/08 Wednesday, 3rd September 2008 - Saturday 6th September 2008: Yellowstone and Beartoothpass (by Hombre and BABA)
9/7/08 Working (by Ehm)
9/7/08 Grizzly recovery doesn't warrant their delisting (by Joel Connelly Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
9/7/08 Values are signs (by Ed Brenegar)
9/7/08 Yellowstone in August (by Jim Clark)
9/7/08 fat squirrel | yellowstone, a preview (by sam)
9/7/08 Another reason we owe TR (by MScott)--with video; despite the mistake in the title and post about Yellowstone's history, funny 2nd paragraph about the Snow Lodge
9/7/08 Our Yellowstone trip--part 4--buffalo traffic jam! (by Kris)
9/7/08 Single cast can be cutthroat business: Beautiful scenery and a chance to catch a good fish make Teton River a top spot (by Samuel S. Bacon in The Denver Post)
9/7/08 Yellowstone (by Mary)
9/6/08 Days 23-27: Yellowstone to Cody (by brad)
9/6/08 Exquisite primordial wastelands: Yellowstone National Park (by Floris van Breugel)
9/6/08 August 30, 2008--Yellowstone day 1 (by cw)
9/5/08 Yellowstone let us live (by Rick Elgersma)--a very passionate essay on Yellowstone
9/5/08 Oh! The grandeur! (by Zach Carr)
9/5/08 The (steamy) heart of Yellowstone (by Melanie)
9/5/08 Yellowstone: Amazing encounters (by amuirin)
9/5/08 Clouds and steam (by Mike Jones)
9/5/08 Bus tour of yellow stone and more with the huang clan (by Chloe)
9/4/08 Bigger game: The state’s livestock industry wants to eradicate brucellosis from Yellowstone, but more than the bison stand in the way. How far will Montana ultimately go for healthy cows? (by Patrick Klemz Missoula Independent)--very comprehensive report on the recent controversy
9/4/08 Don't waste energy on rule allowing concealed guns in national parks: Election-year politics is maddening, but let the gun lobby have "this important step in the right direction," becuase it really doesn't matter. What matters is the long-term health of our national parks (by Bill Schneider New West)
9/4/08 Montana officially loses its brucellosis free status (by Ralph Maughan)
9/4/08 Tetons, trees, bison (by Callan Bentley)
9/4/08 Yellowstone part 2.1 (by Weigel World)
9/4/08 e-Yellowstone--take two (by Annie)
9/4/08 Yellowstone: Everts and Rosie (by amuirin)
9/4/08 Yellowstone trip--day 4--Yellowstone Park (by Dawn)
9/3/08 Wolf packs attack the toughest prey in Yellowstone (by Brett French Billings Gazette)
9/3/08 Brucellosis solution: Kill all elk and bison in Yellowstone National Park (by Kurt Repanshek National Parks Traveler)--commenting on the editorial below from The Norman Transcript; I may add something to the discussion if I have any kind of time
9/3/08 Yellowstone rocks in all sorts of ways ... (by ASH's Eye)
9/3/08 Geyser country: Where the buffalo roam and sometimes fall in (by Mr. Odney)--with videos
9/3/08 Yellowstone trip, day 4 (by nwhiker)
9/3/08 Old Faithful (by erinannie)
9/3/08 Yellowstone (by M. Shea)
9/2/08 Yellowstone: World's first national park endures as a wild, weird and wonderful place (by Jim Timmermann The Holland Sentinel--MI)
9/2/08 OMG OMG OMG (by Sassy Lashes)--elated over job interview for a museum job in Yellowstone
9/2/08 For those who don't work, it's just another weekend (by Amy Brower)--with video
9/2/08 A Trent runs through it (by tronsolo)--with video; mistakes buffalo chip for bear scat; c'est la vie
9/1/08 Brucellosis in Yellowstone Park (by The Norman Transcript--OK)--disgusting editorial; the fallacy that begins the line of thought is so simple that to take much time looking at this argument would lead people to accuse me of constructing a straw man
9/1/08 Yellowstone (by Amanda)--does not recommend Mammoth Hot Springs; for those going, note that Mammoth Hot Springs is still very impressive, but you can't follow the boardwalks as they've been set up. They were set up for Minerva Terrace, which has been inactive for some time. Instead, look for Palette Spring on the lower level and drive the upper terrace area.
9/1/08 Are we there yet? (by John McConkie)
9/1/08 Yellowstone National Park (by sharinghisgrace)

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