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Montana man arrested, accused of starting Robertson Draw Fire
POWELL — A Bridger, Montana, man was arrested Wednesday on allegations that he started the 28,600-acre Robertson Draw Fire while off-trail on his motorcycle. John Lightburn, 55, faces felony and misdemeanor counts of negligent arson which allege... Full story
Yellowstone to reopen access Monday in limited capacity
POWELL — Starting at noon on Monday, Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks will begin reopening through a gradual, three-phase plan. In Yellowstone, only the park’s two Wyoming entrances — the East Gate outside of Cody and the South Gate... Full story
Earthquakes, not volcano, biggest Yellowstone threat, says expert
POWELL — The world’s foremost expert on the Yellowstone caldera and the national park’s geophysical characteristics has a sense of humor. “I want you to visit Yellowstone before it visits you,” Robert V. Smith quipped at a recent... Full story
UW students handle Cody mammoth research
POWELL — Like a huge puzzle, young scientists at the University of Wyoming are attempting to piece together how a mammoth died outside of Cody centuries ago. They’re recording as much information as they can about the animal’s life in Park...
New Yellowstone head promises job won't be political
POWELL - It's a tough way to get a job. As Cameron "Cam" Sholly prepares to move to his new offices as director at Yellowstone National Park, some have suggested the move is being made under a dark...
Meeteetse camp teaches rodeo, faith
MEETEETSE - As cows and their calves neared branding pens, their pressed bays echoed through the valleys of the 91 Ranch in the foothills of the Absaroka Range. A group of riders appeared at the top...
Officials try to control horse populations
POWELL — The four mares and a foal moved slowly as they browsed through Mustang Flats, with at least two ears up at all time. Joseph — a magnificent stallion of colonial Spanish descent — followed his mares, keeping a wary eye on the horizon....