Posts Tagged ‘ Yellowstone ’

Country’s largest national parks hit visitation records

Dec 30th, 2015 | By
Jud Burkett /The Spectrum & Daily News via AP, File
Hikers climb down the Angels Landing trail in Zion National Park in Utah in this 2011 file photo. Crowds flocked in record numbers to Zion National Park in 2015, with visitation up 28 percent in the first quarter of 2015. The National Park Service celebrates its 100th birthday in 2016 and has urged Americans to rediscover the country's scenic wonders or find new parks to visit through marketing campaigns that include giving free passes to every fourth-grader and their families.

 By FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Many of the country’s most prominent national parks, including Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and Zion, set visitation records in 2015 and are bracing for what could be an even busier new year. The National Park Service celebrates its 100th birthday in 2016 and has been urging Americans
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Another Starbucks opening in Pocatello area

Jul 25th, 2015 | By
Josh Hill, Construction Superintendent for Radix Construction, stands next to the in-progress Starbucks on the corner of Alameda and Yellowstone in Pocatello

By Kendra Evensen POCATELLO — There are already a few places to get a cup of Starbucks coffee between Pocatello and Chubbuck, but there will soon be one more. Starbucks is in the process of building a new store near Yellowstone and Alameda. “Starbucks is always looking for great locations to better meet the
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National parks waiving admissions fees for weekend

Feb 13th, 2015 | By

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone, Grand Teton and Glacier National Parks are waiving admission for visitors from Feb. 14 to 16 in observance of Presidents’ Day. The fee waiver applies to people entering the parks in by car, RV, bus, snowmobile or other means. The parks will offer five other free days in 2015: April
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Yellowstone, Grand Teton reopen

Oct 19th, 2013 | By

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Employees of Yellowstone and Grand Teton got to work Thursday reopening the national parks after the 16-day federal government shutdown — just in time to have to close them up again for winter season in a couple weeks. Most lodges and many facilities in the parks already had closed for the
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People fined for going on shuttered U.S. parks

Oct 9th, 2013 | By
   Hikers pause to talk on the Taggert Lake Trail in Grand Teton National Park. National Park Service rangers have been citing trespassers into both Grand Teton and Yellowstone parks while the federal government remains shutdown.

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — National Park Service rangers in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks have been issuing trespassing citations to people found in the parks, which have been shuttered amid the budget impasse in Washington.   “We have issued nine citations,” Grand Teton park spokeswoman Jenny Anzelmo-Sarles said Monday. The citations have primarily been over
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Livestock disease found in Madision County, Mont., cow

Sep 27th, 2013 | By

By MATTHEW BROWN  Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An animal disease carried by wildlife in the greater Yellowstone area has been found in a Madison County cattle herd, state officials said Thursday. One cow from the unidentified herd was killed after the animal tested positive for brucellosis in a field test. The infection was
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