Articles tagged “yellowstone”

U.S. Interior Secretary Expected to Extend Mining Ban Near Yellowstone

U.S. Interior Secretary Expected to Extend Mining Ban Near Yellowstone

Matthew Brown, Associated Press

What should be an easy call to ban mining near a great natural and national wonder, Yellowstone National Park, has become a melodrama in the current political climate. An extension of the ban appears to be in the works, but it ain't over until it's over, as a wise person once said.

2 months ago

New Ultra-Luxury Resort May Turn Montana Region Into the Next Jackson Hole

New Ultra-Luxury Resort May Turn Montana Region Into the Next Jackson Hole

Patrick Clark, Bloomberg

If Montana's Big Sky region is indeed like "Jackson Hole 25 years ago," then this is a smart investment, especially being so close to Yellowstone National Park.

3 months ago

Yellowstone Regional Tourism Faces Mining Threat

Yellowstone Regional Tourism Faces Mining Threat

Matthew Brown, Associated Press

The debate over public lands isn't cooling down and those who operate resorts and attractions near Yellowstone are justifiably concerned about these mines. Regarding tourism, natural beauty is what Montana brings to the table.

1 year ago

Overtourism in Yellowstone Will Make it Harder to Visit in a Few Years

Overtourism in Yellowstone Will Make it Harder to Visit in a Few Years

Bob Moen, Associated Press

National Park Service officials are smartly and preemptively preparing for the impact of overtourism.

1 year ago

Yellowstone National Park Had a $680 Million Impact on Local Economies

Yellowstone National Park Had a $680 Million Impact on Local Economies

Associated Press

We've had year after year o rising park attendance and spending. What will the Trump years look like for parks?

2 years ago

Yellowstone Prepares for Even More Crowds

Yellowstone Prepares for Even More Crowds

Associated Press and The Cody Enterprise

Overtourism is a very real challenge, especially for Yellowstone National Park, arguably one of the most popular national parks in the entire U.S.

2 years ago

Yellowstone National Park Has Another Record Month for Tourism

Yellowstone National Park Has Another Record Month for Tourism

Associated Press

At some point the park service is going to need to figure out a way to both control flow to parks such as Yellowstone and shift them to other parks that also can hit the mark with visitors.

2 years ago

Yellowstone National Park Helps Chinese Tourists With Mandarin-Speaking Rangers

Yellowstone National Park Helps Chinese Tourists With Mandarin-Speaking Rangers

Associated Press

The U.S. has long been less hospitable to non-English speakers than many other top tourist destinations. News like this makes us feel good.

2 years ago

100 Years Later, A Look Back at the Start of the National Park Service

100 Years Later, A Look Back at the Start of the National Park Service

Lew Freedman, Associated Press/Cody Enterprise

One hundred years after the National Parks Service was established, national park visitation in the U.S. is at an all-time high. If only its pioneers like John Muir, Theodore Roosevelt, and Nathaniel Pitt Langford could see how successful their vision has become a century later.

3 years ago

Yellowstone’s Record Numbers Bring With Them More Dangerous Behavior by Tourists

Yellowstone’s Record Numbers Bring With Them More Dangerous Behavior by Tourists

Matthew Brown, Associated Press

Please don't feed the bears, start a forest fire, or try dangling off a cliff to capture that perfect selfie when you visit the national parks. It's just not worth it.

3 years ago

Yellowstone Rangers to Tourists: Carry Some Bear Spray

Yellowstone Rangers to Tourists: Carry Some Bear Spray

Associated Press

We will argue that "A bear doesn't care" is one of the cooler tourism slogans we've seen all year.

3 years ago

Yellowstone National Park Set a New Visitor Record in 2015

Yellowstone National Park Set a New Visitor Record in 2015

Associated Press

Parks should expect an even bigger 2016, even if there are worries they are already at capacity.

3 years ago