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December 9, 2012 | Brian E. Clark
It wasn't easy to tear myself away from the incredible skiing terrain at the Big Sky Resort in southwestern Montana. But when the opportunity to visit Yellowstone National Park by snow coach and view bubbling geysers, elk, eagles, bison and other critters dusted with snow popped up, I couldn't pass it up. Even my son, Matthew the snowboarder, said we should go for it. Our adventure began with a 50-mile drive from Big Sky to West Yellowstone's Three...
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February 19, 2014 | By Monte Morin
Talk about passing gas: Vast stores of helium are escaping from the steam vents and hot springs of Yellowstone National Park after being trapped within Earth's crust for up to 2 billion years, according to new research. In a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature, researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey determined that the famed national park was releasing hundreds -- if not thousands -- of times more helium than anticipated. In fact, researchers say, the escaping helium -- about 60 tons per year --  is enough to fill one Goodyear blimp every week.
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TRAVEL
December 9, 2012
THE BEST WAY TO YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK From LAX, Delta and United offer connecting service (change of plane) to Jackson, Wyo. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $339. Jackson is about 56 miles south of Yellowstone. For information on See Yellowstone Tours and snow coach excursions, go to http://www.seeyellowstone.com or call (800) 221-1151. For information on West Yellowstone and other snow coach operators, go to http://www.westyellowstonechamber.com or call (406)
NATIONAL
September 9, 2013 | By Matt Hamilton
The National Park Service was expected to release more information Monday about the fatal shooting of a 3-year-old Idaho girl in Yellowstone National Park. The child died Saturday at Grant Village Campground, officials said, and her mother told emergency dispatchers that her daughter had shot herself with a handgun. The park service was investigating.  Further information, including the girl's identity, was to be released Monday, park spokesman Al Nash told the Los Angeles Times.  No one had been shot to death in the park since 1978, he said.
TRAVEL
July 26, 2010
Roosevelt Lodge Cabins, Yellowstone National Park; (866) 439-7375, http://www.yellowstonenationalparklodges.com/roosevelt-lodge-cabins-133.html . Rates for Roughrider cabins start at $65 a night; Frontier cabins (with bathrooms) start at $108. Cabins are open from mid-June to early September.
NATIONAL
September 8, 2013 | By Matt Hamilton
A child has died from gunshot wounds at a campground in Yellowstone National Park, park officials said. The child's mother told emergency dispatchers that her daughter had shot herself with a handgun, park spokesman Al Nash said in a recorded statement. Park rangers arrived at the Grant Village Campground, where the fatal shooting took place Saturday, and an emergency medical team unsuccessfully attempted to resuscitate the girl, Nash said. The name and age of the child were being withheld until extended family members could be notified, Nash said.
TRAVEL
July 25, 2010 | By Chris Reynolds
The best way to Yellowstone: From LAX, United and Delta offer connecting service (change of planes) to Yellowstone Regional Airport in Cody, Wyo. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $354. Cody is about 52 miles east of Yellowstone's eastern boundary. WHERE TO STAY Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel & Cabins, in the northern end of the park, (866) 439-7375 or (307) 344-7311, http://www.yellowstonenationalparklodges.com . Open May 14-Oct. 11, then reopens late December-March.
NATIONAL
September 8, 2013 | By Matt Hamilton
The National Park Service is investigating the fatal shooting of a 3-year-old Idaho girl at a Yellowstone National Park campground, officials said Sunday. The child's mother told emergency dispatchers that her daughter shot herself with a handgun, park officials said in a statement. Saturday's shooting occurred at the Grant Village Campground, where an emergency medical team tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate the girl, the statement said. Further information, including the girl's identity, will not be released until Monday at the request of the victim's family, park spokesman Al Nash told the Los Angeles Times.  No one had been shot to death in the park since 1978, he said.
SCIENCE
February 19, 2014 | By Monte Morin
Talk about passing gas: Vast stores of helium are escaping from the steam vents and hot springs of Yellowstone National Park after being trapped within Earth's crust for up to 2 billion years, according to new research. In a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature, researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey determined that the famed national park was releasing hundreds -- if not thousands -- of times more helium than anticipated. In fact, researchers say, the escaping helium -- about 60 tons per year --  is enough to fill one Goodyear blimp every week.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 21, 1991 | DAVID WHARTON, David Wharton is a Times staff writer.
It was as if the flames that crackled across a million acres of Yellowstone National Park were calling to her. Lucy Blake-Elahi was a city girl who had never been to Wyoming, but she abruptly went there. White steam from geysers swirled with black smoke in the sky, she said. She saw both the burning trees and evidence of fire beneath the Earth's surface. "Two mornings after I came back, I woke up in a sweat and felt like I'd fallen in love," said Blake-Elahi, who is a painter and sculptor.
NATIONAL
September 8, 2013 | By Matt Hamilton
A child has died from gunshot wounds at a campground in Yellowstone National Park, park officials said. The child's mother told emergency dispatchers that her daughter had shot herself with a handgun, park spokesman Al Nash said in a recorded statement. Park rangers arrived at the Grant Village Campground, where the fatal shooting took place Saturday, and an emergency medical team unsuccessfully attempted to resuscitate the girl, Nash said. The name and age of the child were being withheld until extended family members could be notified, Nash said.
NATIONAL
September 8, 2013 | By Matt Hamilton
The National Park Service is investigating the fatal shooting of a 3-year-old Idaho girl at a Yellowstone National Park campground, officials said Sunday. The child's mother told emergency dispatchers that her daughter shot herself with a handgun, park officials said in a statement. Saturday's shooting occurred at the Grant Village Campground, where an emergency medical team tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate the girl, the statement said. Further information, including the girl's identity, will not be released until Monday at the request of the victim's family, park spokesman Al Nash told the Los Angeles Times.  No one had been shot to death in the park since 1978, he said.
NATIONAL
August 16, 2013 | By Benjamin Mueller
A couple of violent encounters with grizzly bears in and near Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming have left four people wounded. In the first incident, a sow grizzly lunged at a group of four hikers in Yellowstone after a grizzly cub met them on a trail Thursday morning, the National Park Service said. A minute-long tussle ensued with the mother bear, leaving one person with injuries that were treated at the scene and another with bite and claw marks that required hospital care.
NATIONAL
August 1, 2013 | By John M. Glionna
They're like people with anger issues--you never quite know when they're going to blow their tops. And so when Yellowstone National Park's Steamboat Geyser (the world's tallest) erupted Wednesday for the first time in more than eight years, people took notice. The marvelous natural show, a nine-minute blast that sent steaming hot water 250 feet in the air, was witnessed by several dozen lucky visitors who happened to be in the park's Norris Geyser Basin. “They got quite an historic show,” park spokesman Dan Hottle told the Los Angeles Times.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 2013 | By Bettina Boxall
Reintroduction of the gray wolf to Yellowstone National Park has boosted an important food source for the threatened grizzly bear, researchers have found in an example of how the return of a top predator can have far-reaching ecological effects. A study published this week in the Journal of Animal Ecology is essentially a tale of who eats what. When wolves returned to the park in 1995 after a 70-year absence, they preyed on elk herds that browsed on trees and shrubs. The elk population, which had exploded without the wolves, dropped.
NEWS
July 8, 2013 | By Jane Engle
Here's one way to experience Yellowstone National Park as nature intended: quietly, without the summer crowds. But you'll need to don cross-country skis or snowshoes and brave chilly weather to do it. VBT, a longtime operator of hiking and biking tours that recently added ski itineraries, is offering a six-day trip, “
NEWS
September 9, 1990 | JOHN LANCASTER, THE WASHINGTON POST
Amid the geysers and buffalo herds of the Yellowstone plateau, two visions of the national parks are vying for pre-eminence. One is the Yellowstone that nature built, where a visitor can wander through a landscape little changed since a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition strayed from his party and stumbled across its geothermal wonders in 1807.
NEWS
April 1, 1989 | From United Press International
An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.6 was felt Friday in the interior of Yellowstone National Park but no damage or injuries were reported, officials said.
SCIENCE
April 16, 2013 | By Bettina Boxall
The number of gray wolves in the northern Rocky Mountain region declined about 7% last year, the first significant population drop in the region since wolves were reintroduced in 1995. The decrease follows the removal of federal endangered species protections and the approval of wolf hunts in several Western states.  “There's no surprise” in the numbers, said Mike Jimenez, wolf management and science coordinator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. “The states are very carefully bringing the population down.” At the end of 2012, federal and state biologists counted 1,674 gray wolves in what is known as the northern Rocky Mountain distinct population segment, according to an annual report released Friday by the wildlife service.
NATIONAL
April 6, 2013 | By Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times
CODY, Wyo. - For many, the federal budget ax that fell last month has meant a few nicks here and there. For Joe Kondelis, it's sliced a lot deeper. After stewing for days, the 53-year-old opened his wallet and delivered a $2,000 check to the Cody Chamber of Commerce to help pay for snowplowing at Yellowstone National Park. It wasn't easy. Cash is scarce once Yellowstone shuts down for the winter. But after automatic spending cuts idled the National Park Service plows and threatened to delay opening day for two weeks - two weeks that could cost his beer distributorship $100,000 in sales - Kondelis felt he had no choice.
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