(AP) — Protections that have been in place for more than 40 years for grizzly bears in the area around Yellowstone National Park will be lifted this summer after U.S. government officials ruled Thursday that the population is no longer threatened.
A motorcycle crash closed U.S. Highway 14-A for more than 30 minutes on Tuesday morning. While traffic was stopped, a helicopter landed on the highway between Powell and Cody and evacuated the injured motorcyclist.
Park County commissioners say they will not help build a grizzly bear-deterring fence around the county’s Cody landfill unless environmental groups match their contribution, dollar-for-dollar. That “challenge” from the commission appeared to be dead on arrival.