Mostly cloudy

28°F

Powell, WY

Mostly cloudy
Wind: S at 9 mph

Gib Mathers

Memories of the Fires of ’88 are etched into my brain like a burning brand.

Many lessons were learned after 1988 Yellowstone fires

 

Current and former Yellowstone National Park superintendents and members of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition weren’t there to roast marshmallows and munch on hot dogs.

Yellowstone National Park wasn’t the only place where wildfires burned in 1988.

All hell broke loose at Old Faithful on Sept. 7, 1988.

That day, a firestorm from the North Fork Fire slammed Yellowstone National Park’s iconic geyser and everything around it. A historic inn, named for the famed tourist attraction, was in peril.

As everyone knowns, trees burned, animals fled in panic and buildings were destroyed during the fiery summer of 1988, but there was also a human cost.

25 years ago, fiery ‘Black Saturday’ torched Yellowstone National Park

They called it “Black Saturday.”

When the historic fires in Yellowstone National Park were at their hottest in 1988, park officials were surprised the problem kept getting worse. They believed July rains would at least dampen the flames, as they always had in the past.

Farmers receive double whammy with second hailstorm in a week

What the hail is going on around here?

Many Powell area farmers who suffered crop damage from the July 30 hailstorm got slammed again Monday night.

A rider thrown from his horse on Sheep Mountain Saturday is on the mend following a two-day hospital stay.

Matthew Bell, 57, of Cody was hauling salt blocks with friends for heifers on Sheep Mountain when a covey of grouse flushed in front of his horse.

A McCullough Peaks mustang mare named Dazzle may have dodged the dart Thursday, but very soon she will be inoculated to preempt pregnancy for another year.

Page 10 of 24

Subscribe

Get all the latest Powell news by subscribing to the Powell Tribune today!

Click here to find out more!

E-Edition

Our paper can be delivered right to your e-mail inbox with a subscription to the Powell Tribune!

Find out more here!

Stay Connected

Keep up with Powell news by liking us on Facebook or following us on Twitter.

Go to top