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  • Bison fight on Yellowstone road caught on video

    09/21/2021 3:12:24 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 12 replies
    For the Win ^ | Sept 20, 2021 | Pete Thomas
    The National Park Service has shared footage showing a 2,000-pound bison ramming another bison and briefly sending its rival airborne. . .“Durin’ matin’ season, male bison can be mighty aggressive, though all bison ‘n other wildlife can be dangerous and give you a heave!” the park service wrote Sunday on Instagram. “Remember to always keep yer distance — 25 yards from bison ‘n elk; 100 yards from all other wildlife.”....
  • Over 1,000 earthquakes rattle Yellowstone in July in ‘doozy’ of month, geologists say

    08/04/2021 10:17:37 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | AUGUST 03, 2021 08:27 AM | Maddie Capron
    The region hit that number largely in part to seven earthquake swarms, including a massive swarm that rattled the region starting July 15. The swarm, which was centered beneath Yellowstone Lake, had more than 764 quakes. The largest was a magnitude 3.6 on July 16. Swarms are typical in Yellowstone and account for about half of the total seismic activity in the region, USGS said. Larger swarms have happened before in Yellowstone. In 2017, more than 1,100 earthquakes shook the region in June, in part because of a swarm of more than 2,400 quakes that lasted three months... In 1985,...
  • Terrifying moment a grizzly bear charges at a Yellowstone Park ranger who fires projectiles and scares him off

    06/01/2021 10:59:40 PM PDT · by blueplum · 7 replies
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | 01 Jun 2021 | Gina Martinez
    A passenger captured the moment a Yellowstone National Park ranger shot at a grizzly bear as it charged him The incident went down Friday afternoon just south of Roaring Mountain and north of the Norris Geyser Basin Footage shows the park ranger directing traffic before being taken by surprise
  • Here’s What Would Happen If Yellowstone’s Supervolcano Blew

    Volcanoes have been a hot topic lately. Especially in regards to their ability to swallow and melt defenseless camera drones. But what would happen if a “supervolcano” were to blow? YouTuber RealLifeLore gives us some sense of that nightmare scenario with a hypothetical look at what would happen if the Yellowstone Supervolcano in Wyoming were to erupt. And yes, it would indeed be very bad.
  • Man with Bear Spray Killed by Grizzly Near Yellowstone Park

    04/23/2021 5:35:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 80 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 20 April, 2021 | Dean Weingarten
    U.S.A. –-( On the afternoon of 15 April 2021, Carl Mock was attacked by a grizzly bear near Baker’s Hole Campground in Gallatin County, Montana. The campground is a few miles from the town of West Yellowstone, near an entrance to Yellowstone Park. Mock was able to dial 911. Several agencies responded to the call at about 3:42 p.m. The first responders were able to find Mock after about 50 minutes of searching.Mock had “sustained significant scalp and facial injuries” according to the Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue Facebook page. gave more details of the injuries:Authorities say the...
  • Backcountry guide dies after being mauled by grizzly bear outside Yellowstone National Park

    04/19/2021 10:54:06 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 87 replies
    Carl Mock, 40, who lived in the park gateway community of West Yellowstone, died Saturday, two days after he was attacked while fishing alone in a forested area along the Madison River... managed to call 911 after the attack and was found after searchers looked for him for about 50 minutes. The grizzly was killed Friday after it charged a group of seven game wardens and other personnel as they approached the scene of the attack. Several people fired at the animal and it died about 20 yards (18 meters) from the group, Jacobsen said. Officials said they are confident...
  • Financial collapse of luxury-resort owners

    06/21/2009 10:28:04 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 19 replies · 1,610+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle/NYT ^ | June 21, 2009 | Amy Wallace
    Edra Denise Blixseth, age 55, is tiny, barely 5 feet 3, but she is at the center of a huge financial mess. According to personal bankruptcy papers her lawyer filed in March, she owes $500 million to $1 billion and has assets of barely half that, almost none of them liquid. Earlier this month, the court approved the sale of one of her most prized possessions - the private ski resort in Big Sky, Mont., known as the Yellowstone Club - to the private-equity firm of one of its members for $115 million. Just a year ago, that same buyer,...
  • Idaho Falls man, two others in hot water after chickens found in Yellowstone hot spring

    11/08/2020 7:45:42 PM PST · by dynachrome · 44 replies
    East Idaho News ^ | 10-30-20 | Nate Eaton
    An Idaho Falls man and two others were in hot water after being found with cooking pots and two chickens in a thermal area of Yellowstone National Park. A ranger received reports on Aug. 7 that a group was hiking toward Shoshone Geyser Basin with cooking pots, a park spokeswoman told Friday. The ranger responded and discovered two whole chickens in a burlap sack sitting in a hot spring with a cooking pot nearby. The ranger spoke with the group of 10, including a child. The Idaho Falls man and two others were cited for foot travel in a...
  • Toddler severely burned after falling into Yellowstone thermal feature

    10/10/2020 6:38:44 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    KTLA ^ | 10/09/2020
    Park officials say the child ran off a trail Friday near Midway Geyser Basin on the park’s western side. The child slipped and fell into the small thermal feature. The child was flown to a burn unit at a hospital in Idaho Falls with second-degree burns to the lower body and back. Park officials say they’re investigating.
  • Official: 7 Yellowstone-area grizzly bear attacks this year

    09/17/2020 8:07:57 AM PDT · by SJackson · 33 replies
    NBC Montana ^ | 7-22-20
    JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. — Wildlife officials have documented seven grizzly bear encounters resulting in injuries so far this year in the greater Yellowstone region, an increase compared to the previous high mark of three in the first half of 2007. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reported that Frank van Manen, supervisor of a grizzly bear study team, said there is usually a single interaction where a person is harmed in the first six months of any year. Data from the interagency team dating back to 1992 shows that 17% of injury-induced interactions occur in the first six months...
  • Big Chunk of Yellowstone National Park is Pulsating, Causing Substantial Ground Deformation

    09/01/2020 6:16:09 PM PDT · by Twotone · 73 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 26, 2020 | Skywatch Memdia News
    March 26, 2020: A large section of Yellowstone National Park roughly the size of Chicago, located in the Norris Geyser Basin has been suddenly and mysteriously pulsating.
  • Yellowstone Park tanker crash spills 3,000 gallons of fuel

    08/28/2020 3:04:49 PM PDT · by LucyT · 13 replies
    NBC Montana ^ | Friday, August 28th 2020 | Associated Press
    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — Yellowstone National Park administrators say a trailer hauling gasoline spilled about 3,000 gallons of gasoline after overturning in the park while en route to a delivery. The tandem trailer being hauled by a tanker overturned Thursday morning between Fishing Bridge and Mud Volcano in an area where the Grand Loop Road runs near the Yellowstone River, park officials said.
  • Surging tourism is straining this Yellowstone gateway town (Jackson Hole, WY)

    07/27/2020 7:23:46 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 46 replies
    National Geographic ^ | July 27, 2020 | Kristen Pope
    A few months ago, residents of the valley of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, worried the summer tourism season might be a dud. Now 40,000 visitors a day stream through Jackson, a town in the valley and a gateway to neighboring Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks. While that visitor count isn’t too different from previous years, July saw a string of days where the number of visitors was up over 2019 levels, according to the Jackson Hole News & Guide—a far cry from earlier this year. Closed from March 24 to May 18, the parks are now seeing hundreds of thousands...
  • Woman, 72, gored by bison while trying to take photo at Yellowstone National Park

    06/30/2020 9:05:18 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 108 replies
    ktla ^ | 06/30/2020
    She sustained multiple goring wounds and was treated by rangers before being flown to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center for further treatment. The news release said the woman approached the bison several times near her campsite at Bridge Bay Campground in northwest Wyoming before the bison charged. The attack serves as a reminder that “wildlife in Yellowstone National Park are wild,” the release said. Park visitors must stay 25 yards away from all large animals in the park including bison, elk, bighorn sheep, deer, moose and coyotes, the release said. If people encounter bears and wolves they should stay 100...
  • 'She still lives!' Famed Yellowstone bear emerges from winter – with cubs

    06/09/2020 7:07:45 AM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Guardian ^ | Jun 9, 2020
    Grizzly 399 stands to get a better look at the growing crowd of bear watchers while her four cubs play. Photograph: Thomas D Mangelsen/ ‘399’, at 24 one of the oldest grizzlies living outside a zoo, becomes symbol of bears’ recovery in Yellowstone ecosystem Supported by SEJAbout this content Todd Wilkinson in Moose, Wyoming Tue 9 Jun 2020 05.30 EDTLast modified on Tue 9 Jun 2020 08.50 EDT Shares 448 Grizzly 399 stands to get a better look at the growing crowd of bear watchers while her four cubs play. Grizzly 399 stands to get a better look at the...
  • Yellowstone Discovery Suggests The Risk of Super-Eruption Is Actually Decreasing

    06/07/2020 11:04:19 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    ScienceAlert ^ | 06/06/2020 | DAVID NIELD
    The two new-found events have been named the McMullen Creek eruption (occurring about 8.99 million years ago) and the Grey's Landing eruption (occurring about 8.72 million years ago), and they significantly adjust Yellowstone's long-term volcanic timeline – and appear to show that huge eruptions are now occurring way less frequently than they once did. Scientists were able to use a combination of chemical, magnetic, and radio-isotopic analysis to link volcanic deposits across tens of thousands of square kilometres (or several thousand square miles), joining together geological records that were previously treated as separate. In other words, what had been seen...
  • Nearly a dozen [small] earthquakes shake near Yellowstone National Park in 24 hours

    06/01/2020 7:47:35 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    KUTV ^ | 06/01/2020 | by McKenzie Stauffer|
    West Yellowstone in Montana reported eleven earthquakes on Friday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The strongest one measured a magnitude of 3.1. The area has been hit by an additional 34 quakes in the past month, the Idaho Statesman reports. The quakes have ranged between 1.6 to 3.1 magnitudes and were about three miles deep.
  • Video: Governor Bullock Shuts Off Access to Montana Town, Police Arrest Travelers ( Just following orders)

    05/21/2020 9:52:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 51 replies
    a Montana resident attempted to drive to Cooke City when he was pulled over and harassed by law-enforcement who – obeying the orders of Governor Steve Bullock – refused to allow passage to the small Montana town. ... Governor Steve Bullock, who seems intent on hurting Montana’s tourism economy – which amounts to 3.7 billion dollars a year and brings in more money than both agriculture and energy – has the state’s parks on lockdown. ... Whereas Yellowstone National Park has been opened up, only the entrances on the Wyoming side are open to travelers. Governor Bullock, insistent on protecting...
  • Funny: Montana Reporter 'Ain't Messing' With Bison at Yellowstone

    03/26/2020 7:55:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    KMOV ^ | Mar 26, 2020
    A video from a reporter in Montana has gone viral after the reporter spots a herd of bison coming toward him while setting up for his shot. “Three, two, oh my god. I ain’t messing with you. Oh no. I’m not messing with you,” Deion Broxton says. Deion Broxton KTVM ✔ @DeionNBCMT There was a herd of bison walking right toward me at @YellowstoneNPS today! Embedded video 364K 1:25 PM - Mar 25, 2020 Broxton was doing a story at Yellowstone Park when he spotted the bison. He then packed up and got out of there. Then once he was...
  • Huge chunk of Yellowstone National Park, the size of Chicago, is 'breathing' in and out due to magma trapped underneath the surface

    03/21/2020 4:21:12 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 110 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/20/20 | Stacy Liberatore
    An area at the center of the Norris Geyser Basin was found to inflate and deflateExperts have determined a intrusion of magma under the surface is to blameMagma became trapped at the top and pushed the rocks up above itThe magma has since receded, putting the pulsating on pause for now  An area the size of Chicago in Yellowstone National Park has been inflating and deflating by several inches over the past decadeThe Norris Geyser Basin, the oldest, hottest and most dynamic thermal area in the park, was observed to rise 5.9 inches each year from 2013 to 2015...