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Mark Davis

As Richard Jones approached a hiker in a backcountry area of Yellowstone National Park, he knew something was wrong.

Just days from the grand opening of the Beck Park Bike Park in Cody, critiques are coming in on the park. These reviews aren’t from the organizers or local community leaders thrilled to have the new park open and drawing crowds. The reviews are from more important voices — the kids who have made the park a second home.

With a 30-inch base in the last week of June, the owners of the Beartooth Basin Summer Ski Area may look like genius entrepreneurs this year. The parking lot is overflowing with happy ski bums, and the vibe is good.

Some see decision as premature, others as overdue

More than four decades after listing it as an endangered species, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Thursday the delisting of the grizzly bear.

Reservoir fishing fun for the family while waiting for area rivers to clear

With the rivers running the color of hot chocolate, and possibly another month before they clear, I was getting antsy to catch some fish.

For the first time, a Crow politician made the trip to witness the pipe ceremony during the tribe’s annual return to Foretop’s Father, the Crow name for Heart Mountain.

It’s been a wet year, with well above average snow and rain in the area. One benefit: The wildflowers are going nuts.

Lost in a national news cycle dominated by testimony from former FBI director James Comey, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke penned secretarial order 3353 — announcing the formation of an internal review team to evaluate both federal and state greater sage grouse conservation plans to “ensure they are complementary.”

Game and Fish studies best water temps for sauger

A team of Wyoming’s top fisheries biologists gathered in a makeshift laboratory on the banks of the Big Horn River with one goal on their minds: finding the best sauger in the state to participate in an experiment.

The fish weren’t willing participants.

Bear caught on Heart Mountain last week

A recent post on Facebook showed a picture of a “grizzly” that was hit by a car on U.S. Highway 310 near Warren, Montana, north of Frannie. The post stated, “[Too] many bears — watch out Big Horn Mountains!!”

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