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Crowds flock to Yellowstone as park reopens after floods

Jun. 22, 2022 20:38 PM EDT

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (AP) — Throngs of tourists gleefully watched the legendary Old Faithful geyser shoot towering bursts of steaming water while others got stuck in “bison jams” on picturesque valley roads as visitors returned Wednesday for the partial reopening of Yellowstone National...

Yellowstone National Park partially reopens 9 days after flooding forced 10,000 to evacuate and wiped out roads, bridges

Jun. 22, 2022 10:04 AM EDT
WAPITI, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park partially reopens 9 days after flooding forced 10,000 to evacuate and wiped out roads, bridges.

Inflation taking bite out of new infrastructure projects

Jun. 19, 2022 10:07 AM EDT

The price of a foot of water pipe in Tucson, Arizona: up 19%. The cost of a ton of asphalt in a small Massachusetts town: up 37%. The estimate to build a new airport terminal in Des Moines, Iowa: 69% higher, with a several year delay. Inflation is taking a toll on infrastructure...

Gateway towns to Yellowstone become dead ends after flood

Jun. 16, 2022 19:53 PM EDT

RED LODGE, Mont. (AP) — This gateway town to Yellowstone National Park has become a dead end, a casualty of the severe flooding that tore through one of America’s most beloved natural attractions and swept away roads, bridges and homes. The unprecedented flood has closed the...

Yellowstone flooding forces 10,000 to leave national park

Jun. 14, 2022 23:37 PM EDT

RED LODGE, Mont. (AP) — More than 10,000 visitors were ordered out of Yellowstone as unprecedented flooding tore through the northern half of the nation’s oldest national park, washing out bridges and roads and sweeping an employee bunkhouse miles downstream, officials said Tuesday. Remarkably,...

Colorado crash kills 5 people, including infant girl

Jun. 14, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Five people from Wyoming, including an infant girl, are dead after the SUV they were in was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer in northern Colorado. Investigators with the Colorado State Patrol say the SUV was in the left lane of Interstate 25 in Weld County and...

Hog Park Reservoir will be full by end of weekend

Jun. 11, 2022 14:01 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Hog Park Reservoir is expected to be 100% full soon, the Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities predicted Friday. Among the six BOPU reservoirs, this one may fill up on or around Sunday. The agency had some cautions for people in the area of this body of water,...

Woman banned from Grand Teton in missing man false report

Jun. 10, 2022 21:36 PM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A woman accused of intentionally providing wrong information in the search for a missing Irish hiker in Grand Teton National Park has been banned from the park and ordered to pay restitution. Heather Mycoskie, 40, must stay out of the park in northeastern...

Yellowstone mountain that honored massacre leader renamed

Jun. 10, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — A government panel has renamed a Yellowstone National Park mountain that had been named for a U.S. Army officer who helped lead a massacre of Native Americans. Mount Doane will now be called First Peoples Mountain after the unanimous vote by...

Reward posted to find woman in video of abortion clinic fire

Jun. 08, 2022 19:09 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A masked woman in a hooded shirt set a fire at a planned abortion clinic in Wyoming, according to newly released police video, and federal authorities have offered a $5,000 reward for tips leading to her arrest. The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms...