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  • Yellowstone superintendent says visitor numbers have plateaued

    LEW FREEDMAN, Cody Enterprise Via Wyoming News Exchange|Aug 22, 2019

    CODY — Yellowstone National Park superintendent Cam Sholly said he believes the nation’s oldest national park has “plateaued a little bit” in annual attendance at 4-million-plus. And since the park’s system and operations can handle that tourist flow, Sholly said there is no reason to institute any drastic visitation rules such as requiring reservations to visit, or establishing a bus system from surrounding communities. Sholly provided Yellowstone updates Tuesday afternoon to Park County commissioners in an hour-long session. He reiterate... Full story

  • Yellowstone uses humorous poster to advise against petting bison

    LEW FREEDMAN, Cody Enterprise Via Wyoming News Exchange|Aug 15, 2019

    CODY - For the people who still don't get it, the National Park Service recently spelled out – for the zillionth time in the zillionth way – the stern, common-sense advice to avoid approaching bison as if they are the family dog. Your close, homebody pal loves it when you pet it. Bison, not so much. The thing to remember – bison are wild. It is apparently not enough that visitors to the Park are handed a flyer at entrances containing a multi-language, colored-paper warning with the illus... Full story

  • Federal government appeals grizzly ruling

    LEW FREEDMAN, Cody Enterprise Via Wyoming News Exchange|May 30, 2019

    CODY — Federal government attorneys filed an appeal to overturn a portion of last fall’s court ruling that sent the Yellowstone grizzly bear back under Endangered Species Act protection. Meeting a deadline just prior to the Memorial Day weekend, papers were filed with the 9th U.S. Circuit of Appeals contending part of the reasoning of the U.S. court in Missoula Sept. 24 was faulty. The appeal challenges the linking of the Yellowstone grizzly to other Lower 48 populations of the species. The federal government announced an intention to app... Full story

  • Cody Nite Rodeo begins 80th year

    LEW FREEDMAN, Cody Enterprise via AP|Jun 14, 2018

    CODY (AP) - Last year the lament behind the chutes at Stampede Park of "Where have all the bareback riders gone?" was not part of a country song, but a daily question for Cody Nite Rodeo in Wyoming. That should not be an issue this summer as Cody begins the 80th anniversary season of the nightly show that dates to 1938. From June 1 through Aug. 31, rodeo will take place at Stampede Park nightly, the 90 days' worth of performances being a main reason Cody can call itself "The Rodeo Capital of...