Another reminder that those cute and cuddly bison aren't really cute and cuddly: a 50-year-old tourist from Spain was butted and tossed in the air by a bison in the Canyon area, requiring a visit to the Lake Clinic and treatment for mild injuries.Read More »
Monthly Archives: June 2009
Welcome to the third version of Yellowstone Insider! You’ll find some old faces and new voices as we continue to bring you the Internet’s definitive guide to America’s oldest National Park. We think you'll be happy with the many, many changes we've made in a complete overhaul of the site.
In what has been deemed a suicide by witnesses and park officials, searchers are still looking for the body of a Utah resident who jumped off an observation deck overlooking the Yellowstone River Tuesday afternoon.
Witnesses say that the man, identified as 20-year-old Nicholas Mostert, was standing on the observation deck when he jumped into the river and traveled downstream and down the 308-foot Lower Falls, which feeds into the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone.Read More »
Three Yellowstone National Park bison were killed by Montana Department of Livestock officials after wandering outside the confines of the Park and an area designated for bison grazing, while a fourth was killed near the South Fork of the Madison River.Read More »
To spur interest in the American National Park system during the recession, entrance fees at parks will be waived for three weekends throughout the summer. That’s quite the cost savings if you’re planning a summer visit to Yellowstone National Park. The free weekends are scheduled for June 20-21, July 18-19 and Aug. 15-16. In addition, Interior Department officials say businesses …Read More »
On August 17th 1959 at 11:37 P.M., Jerry Yetter, living in the Duck Creek area, was suddenly awakened by the shaking of his home. He and his wife barely escaped from their cabin as it partially collapsed. These experiences, and those of hundreds of others, were a result of the biggest earthquake to ever hit Yellowstone National Park and the …Read More »
Hydrothermal explosions aren’t rare in Yellowstone National Park: you can expect one every few years. And they have the potential to dramatically reshape the landscape; longtime visitors will remember the explosion of Porkchop Geyser in 1989 that forced the National Park Service to close down and reroute the walking path in the Norris Geyser Basin area. And last year there …Read More »
Three weeks ago reservations at Yellowstone National Park were wide open, as the National Park Service and concessionaire Xanterra were bracing themselves for a slow, slow summer. That was three weeks ago. Today Park officials report a flurry of reservations for the summer, as visitors commit to a summer vacation at America’s oldest national park. More consumer confidence and relatively …Read More »
Life is back to normal after a four-wolf pack setting up shop near Mammoth Hot Springs departs the area. The arrival of the Canyon Pack caused quite the stir in Yellowstone National Park during the normally sleepy month of May. The three males and single female were quite brazen in their attempt to den just south of Mammoth Hot Springs. …Read More »
National Park Service Rotary Plow at Long Lake, Beartooth Mountains. Memorial Day weekend is traditionally the time when crews from the National Park Service and their massive rotary plows finally opened the 54-mile road between Red Lodge and Cooke City, Montana. Last spring was difficult for travelers; there were several major late-winter storms, as well as a serious avalanche that …Read More »