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  • Heavy snow blankets Colorado, Wyoming in early season storm

    10/14/2018 7:00:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 14, 2018 5:09 PM EDT
    Colorado and Wyoming residents woke up Sunday to find that an early season snowstorm had blanketed their homes and roadways with up to a foot (30 centimeters) of snow and sent temperatures plunging overnight. The storm caused crashes, snarled traffic and temporarily closed some major highways due to icy conditions. The heaviest snow fell in an area stretching from Boulder, Colorado, through Wyoming to Montana’s Beartooth Mountains. The National Weather Service reported snowfall measuring between 3 and 13 inches (8 to 33 centimeters) south of Sheridan, Wyoming, over the last 24 hours. About 3 inches (8 centimeters) of snow fell...
  • MATTHEW SHEPARD: THE LIE CONTINUES

    10/14/2018 4:20:53 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 21 replies
    Takimag ^ | 10/13/18
    In 2009, Barack Obama honored dead gay man Matthew Shepard by putting his name on some silly-ass federal hate crimes act. Now Shepard’s gay corpse will join other luminaries as Woodrow Wilson and Helen Keller by being interred at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. Ever since Shepard’s 1998 murder in Laramie, WY, his legacy has become sanctified to a nigh untouchable level. We are led to believe that two homophobic Wyoming rednecks met Shepard at a bar, then lured him to the outskirts of town, where they cracked his skull by pistol-whipping him and then tied him to a...
  • This Yellowstone Geyser Spat Out a Pacifier From 1930s—And Lots of Other Trash

    10/09/2018 5:12:01 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 13 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | October 8, 2018 | Brigit Katz
    In late September, the typically docile Ear Spring geyser in Yellowstone National Park erupted with a forceful blast that shot up to 30 feet of water into the air. Amidst the debris that spewed out of the geyser during the eruption were not only rocks and dirt, but pieces of human-made trash—some of which dates back several decades. Park officials discovered items like a cement block, aluminum cans, cigarette butts, a rubber heel insert, an 8-inch-long drinking straw, almost 100 coins and a baby pacifier from the 1930s, as Brandon Specktor reports for LiveScience. “The water had just washed out...
  • Yellowstone geyser eruption reveals decades of trash buildup

    10/04/2018 9:43:52 AM PDT · by ETL · 50 replies
    FoxNews.com/Science ^ | Oct 3, 2018 | Ryan Gaydos | Fox News
    A Yellowstone geyser made its largest eruption in about 60 years last month when it shot water about 30 feet into the air, the U.S. Geological Survey said last week. The eruption, which occurred on Sept. 15, was the largest since 1957. Officials said aside from water the geyser also spewed years of trash buildup that had been left in the hot spring, the Yellowstone National Park wrote in a Facebook post. “After Ear Spring erupted on September 15, employees found a strange assortment of items strewn across the landscape around its vent! Some are clearly historic: they'll be inventoried by...
  • Yellowstone’s Ear Spring erupts for first time in recent memory; officials close boardwalks...

    09/23/2018 9:44:46 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    KSL ^ | Sep 20th, 2018 @ 10:01am | Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com | Posted -
    Ear Spring went from being dormant on Saturday to spewing steam and water between 20 and 30 feet high, a height not recorded since 1957, said park spokesman Neal Herbert. On Saturday tourists and surveillance cameras captured the rare eruption around 4:50 p.m. Ear Spring contains permanently seething water at or above boiling point. The ear-shaped pool has been known to erupt to a height of around 2 feet, but officials say that only happens one or two times each decade. Geyser Hill lies across the Firehole River from Old Faithful and features dozens of hot springs, geysers and fumaroles...
  • Yellowstone super-volcano has a different history than previously thought

    08/01/2018 10:54:18 AM PDT · by ETL · 64 replies
    ScienceDaily.com ^ | July 26, 2018 | Virginia Tech
    "In this research, there was no evidence of heat coming directly up from the Earth's core to power the surface volcano at Yellowstone," Zhou said. "Instead, the underground images we captured suggest that Yellowstone volcanoes were produced by a gigantic ancient oceanic plate that dove under the Western United States about 30 million years ago. This ancient oceanic plate broke into pieces, resulting in perturbations of unusual rocks in the mantle which led to volcanic eruptions in the past 16 million years."..." "This evidence was in direct contradiction to the plume model," Zhou said. In her study, Zhou found the...
  • Are we really ready for a Yellowstone eruption?

    05/01/2018 10:47:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 90 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 4/30/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    Reuters picked up a quirky science story this weekend which caught my attention and it has to do with Yellowstone National Park. Steamboat Geyser, the largest “active” geyser in the world, erupted on Friday. The typical response should be along the lines of so what? It’s Yellowstone. The place is full of geysers. All true, except Steamboat also erupted on April 19th. And it erupted on March 15th. Still doesn’t sound unusual to you? Before that, the last time it erupted was in 2014. It’s a very inactive geyser. 2003 was the last time that it had three eruptions over...
  • Search for Buried Treasure Linked to Illinois Man's Death At Yellowstone

    02/20/2018 7:25:35 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    NPR ^ | FEb 20, 2018
    Last summer, 53-year-old Jeff Murphy was hiking in Yellowstone National Park when he disappeared. Park investigators found his body on June 9, where Murphy had fallen 500 feet from Turkey Pen Peak, after accidentally stepping into a chute. But he wasn't on just any hike. He was looking for a treasure box of gold and jewels worth up to $2 million, buried somewhere in the Rocky Mountains by an eccentric millionaire named Forrest Fenn. Fenn, an art dealer and millionaire in his 80s, lives in Santa Fe, N.M. In his self-published memoir, Fenn included a poem that supposedly leads to...
  • COuld NASA Really Defuse a Supervolcano? Plan Sparks Doomsday Fears

    09/18/2017 6:12:23 AM PDT · by SandRat · 66 replies
    restoring liberty wnd ^ | Joe Miller on Twitter
    By WND. Amid a summertime swarm of hundreds of earthquakes underneath Yellowstone National Park, NASA is developing a plan to tame a “super-volcano” that some experts believe is well overdue for a catastrophic eruption. The scientists’ plan: cool down the volcano . . . Brian Wilcox of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology told the BBC an attempt to drill from the top of the magma chamber could accidentally cause the very thing the drilling was designed to prevent. To avoid that risk, he suggested drilling from outside the borders of Yellowstone and coming into the...
  • Yellowstone Volcano-Related Earthquake Swarm?

    09/03/2017 12:30:37 AM PDT · by Oscar in Batangas · 71 replies
    USGS ^ | unpublished | Self
    37 quakes -one was 5.3 on the Richter scale- NE of Soda Springs, Idaho (southwest of Yellowstone) in the past 7 hours. Close enough to be of possible concern?) Suspicious action from a fairly quiet area.
  • Yellowstone earthquake swarm becomes one of the biggest on record with 2,300 quakes since June 2017

    09/03/2017 9:56:59 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    Strange Sounds - ^ | Sep 3, 2017
    The ongoing swarm at Yellowstone National Park is now one of the longest and largest on record. The largest swarm ever recorded was in October 1985; it lasted for three months and included more than 3,000 earthquakes. There was another large swarm in 2010, when more than 2,000 events were recorded over a month. ... As of August 30, 2,357 earthquakes had been recorded. The most powerful in recent weeks was magnitude 3.3; it took place on August 21. The most powerful in the current swarm was a magnitude 4.4, which was recorded on June 15. Yellowstone has had dozens...
  • NASA to Stop a Doomsday Supervolcano by Stealing its Heat

    08/20/2017 8:45:36 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 96 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | August 18, 2017 | Avery Thompson
    Beneath Yellowstone National Park is a giant volcano. The heat from this volcano powers all of the park's famous geysers and hot springs, so most tourists probably don't worry about having tons of hot magma under their feet. But perhaps they should: The Yellowstone supervolcano is a disaster waiting to happen. The supervolcano erupts about every 600,000 years, and it's been about that long since the last eruption. That means the volcano could erupt any day now, and if it does it'll send enough dust and ash into the sky to blot out the sun for years, along with blowing...
  • 4.5 Mag Earthquake West Yellowstone, MT

    06/19/2017 9:36:09 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 78 replies
    USGS YELLOWSTONE Volcano website ^ | June 14, 2017 | USGS YELLOWSTONE
    Alert Level: Normal Volcano Notification Service YELLOWSTONE VOLCANO OBSERVATORY INFORMATION STATEMENT U.S. Geological Survey Thursday, June 15, 2017, 9:03 PM MDT (Friday, June 16, 2017, 03:03 UTC) YELLOWSTONE VOLCANO (VNUM #325010) 44°25'48" N 110°40'12" W, Summit Elevation 9203 ft (2805 m) Current Volcano Alert Level: NORMAL Current Aviation Color Code: GREEN The University of Utah, a YVO member agency, sent out the following press release about a magnitude 4.5 earthquake near West Yellowstone, MT that occurred at 6:48 PM MDT. PRESS RELEASE University of Utah Seismograph Stations Released: June 15, 2017 07:55 PM MDT The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports that...
  • Yellowstone Earthquake Swarm Hits Entire Park, More Than 60 On Friday Alone

    06/17/2017 9:01:58 PM PDT · by blam · 163 replies
    Intellihub ^ | 6-17-2017 | Shephard Ambellas
    YELLOWSTONE REGION (INTELLIHUB) — U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) seismology reports conclude that a massive swarm of earthquakes swept through the park triggering more than 60 separate events in which seismographs spiked to magnitudes of up to 5.0. Friday. Experts fear that the supervolcano is long overdue for an eruption capable of wiping out a vast amount of human, animal, and plant life in the Continental United States. Scientists currently believe that there’s a 10% chance that a “supervolcanic Category 7 eruption” could take place this century, as pointed out by theoretical physicist Michio Kaku who appeared on a segment for...
  • Scientists Fear "Supervolcano" Eruption As Earthquake Swarm Near Yellowstone Soars To 800

    06/29/2017 9:50:33 AM PDT · by johnk · 116 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Jun 29, 2017 4:55 AM | by Tyler Durden
    More than 800 earthquakes have now been recorded at the Yellowstone Caldera, a long-dormant supervolcano located in Yellowstone National Park, over the last two weeks - an ominous sign that a potentially catastrophic eruption could be brewing. However, despite earthquakes occurring at a frequency unseen during any period in the past five years, the US Geological Survey says the risk level remains in the “green,” unchanged from its normal levels, according to Newsweek. The biggest earthquake in this “swarm” - which registered a magnitude of 4.4 – took place on June 15, three days after the rumblings started. That quake...
  • Scientists predict expansion of US grizzly bear habitat

    04/02/2017 6:21:35 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 19 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | April 2, 2017 5:00 pm | AP
    JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Grizzly bears continue to expand their range amid an ongoing effort to turn over management of the bears from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to the states of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, a federal official said. “We’ve seen an 11 percent change in increasing range in just a couple of years,” Frank van Manen, head scientist of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team, said last week at a meeting in Jackson. Since coming under the protection of the Endangered Species Act, grizzlies have steadily expanded their habitat outward from the population’s core in Yellowstone National...
  • The best place to commit a crime in America? Yellowstone National Park

    11/22/2016 12:59:28 PM PST · by SJackson · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | Ken Jennings
    More than 3.5 million people visit Yellowstone—the jewel in the United States's national park crown—every year. They gawk at the geysers, crisscross the canyons, bond with the bison, and take selfies with the scenery. So far no one, as far as I know, has ever gone to Yellowstone to commit murder, murder most foul. But it's not a bad spot for it! (If you're a murderer—and we don't advocate that you become one.) The park actually contains a narrow corridor less than two miles wide where evildoers could do literally anything, and the law couldn't touch them. Beware when you...
  • Update: Fatal Grizzly Bear Attack on Mark Uptain, Bear Spray Failure, Throwing Glock

    09/24/2018 4:31:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 95 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 September, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Some of the confusion and fog surrounding the fatal bear attack and failure of bear spray in Wyoming has cleared. The investigators have done their job, and much was learned from the evidence on the ground. The attack occurred on Friday afternoon, the 14th of September, in the Teton Wilderness in Wyoming, near Terrace Mountain. The hunter, Corey Chubon, and Mark Uptain, the guide, had almost finished processing the 4×4 elk. Mark Uptain, the guide, was attacked first, as he was cutting off the elk's head.  The 250-pound sow grizzly gave no warning. She was first seen in an...
  • Bear Spray Fails to Stop Fatal Grizzly Attack in Wyoming

    09/21/2018 5:51:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 48 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 18 September, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Early reports on the fatal grizzly bear attack on guide Mark Uptain and client Corey Chubon have been confused about many details. The attack on the bowhunter, Corey Chubon, and guide, Mark Uptain, occurred on 14 Septemberof 2018 in Wyoming. In the initial reporting, Chubon was said to have thrown a pistol to Uptain and run away. As facts come to light, the reality is more nuanced.Mark Uptain appears to have relied on a can of bear spray to deter the attack. A can of bear spray, with the safety off, was found at the site. The adult sow grizzly...
  • Throwing Pistol and Running Fails to Stop Grizzly Bear Attack on Guide

    09/20/2018 3:59:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 67 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 16 September, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    In a tragic story from Wyoming, Mark Uptain, a hunting guide, was killed by a grizzly bear on Friday.  His client fled the scene after throwing Mark a pistol. The two were retrieving an elk that had been wounded the previous day while they were bowhunting. The men were processing or packing out the elk when they were attacked by two large bears. It is difficult to categorize this as a defensive use of a firearm when no attempt was made to fire the handgun. The handgun was reported to be in a pack when the attack started. It...