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  • A group of paddlers works to make kayaking legal on Yellowstone’s rivers

    A group of paddlers works to make kayaking legal on Yellowstone’s rivers

    Should all national park waters be opened to boaters?

  • A President in Yellowstone

    A President in Yellowstone

    A review of A President in Yellowstone: The F. Jay Haynes Photographic Album of Chester Arthur's 1883 Expedition, by Frank H. Goodyear III.

  • A review of Passage to Wonderland

    A review of Passage to Wonderland

    A history professor re-treads photographer Joseph Stimson's 1903 journey from Cody, Wyo., to Yellowstone.

  • A tale of two Yellowstones

    The writer takes us to Old Faithful’s almost-on time eruption; then to a confrontation between wolves and elk

  • Backpacker, beware: Don't boldly go where you don't belong

    Backpacker magazine is taking advantage of Global Positioning Systems to send tourists into remote and dangerous places

  • Don’t be afraid of the big bad bears

    Ben Long says the National Park Service is practically “bear-anoid,” the way it constantly warns tourists about newly awakened bears when there are so many other, more common dangers in the great outdoors.

  • Handling griz: How much is enough?

    Increasing numbers of the West’s grizzly bears wear radio collars, and some environmentalists question the necessity of the practice

  • Heard around the West

    Forest Service fire liaison busted for tossing cigarette butts; Interior decorator Gale Norton; horse slasher; cell phones vs. snakes; neighborhood with the slurry on top; tough on crime at Yellowstone; and Bonner County, Idaho, is quiet

  • Heard Around the West

    Flying fish in Colorado; bears are such slobs; berserk llamas and bad-tempered snakes; poachers behaving badly in New Mexico; your opinion on snowmobiles doesn’t matter; brothels and babies don’t mix; fishing with rat glue in Oregon.

  • Heard around the West

    DS? cows are getting smarter about breaking out of the ranch; Bison in Yellowstone were felled by toxic gases; Coloradans have had an early spring thaw which in Crested Butte has revealed copious dog poop; Yale prof tells a capacity crowd at Univer

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