For years men have harnessed the tools of the woods and tamed the onslaught of winter weather in a most inventive way. Their efforts have kept buildings standing in Yellowstone National Park (YNP) and allowed for people to better experience a largely untamed world.
When he stepped foot on the set of “Yellowstone” a few years ago, Ennis resident and stuntman Cooper Taylor asked A-List actor Kevin Costner if he remembered him. Taylor said he responded: “Yeah, you rode with me. We delivered mail.”
HED: Yellowstone will begin the first phase of reopening on May 18
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It is bug season in Yellowstone and the warming daytime temperatures and abundant melt water ponds are producing a bumper crop of biters and blood suckers. Evenings are the worst, so go with bug spray and appropriate clothing. A good hoodie with a built-in buff can be useful along with bite-proof gloves and long pants.
To hear Raymond Reinke tell it, the whole mess started as a fight about parenting.
He’s the man now known around the globe for appearing in a recent viral video taunting a bison in Yellowstone National Park.
But Raymond Reinke—who describes himself as a pet owner with compassion for wildlife—claims that’s not the whole picture.
On Thursday, Aug. 2, at approximately 10:45 p.m., Glacier National Park rangers apprehended Raymond Reinke, age 55, from Pendleton, Ore. Reinke was wanted following an incident earlier this week at Yellowstone National Park when he was captured on video harassing a bison.
The wet, cool weather of the past week has kept the bears close to the roads around Tower as they work the grass in the lower elevations. On one day, we got really lucky and saw nine black bears before 10 a.m. One sow with triplets was in view for about an hour just before the Tower Junction.
Over the last couple weeks, three people have been injured in Yellowstone by wild animals. On Sunday, June 3 and again on Tuesday, June 5 people were injured in the Mammoth area by cow elk protecting their calves. Then on Wednesday, June 6, a bison gored a woman near the Fountain Paint Pots in the Lower Geyser Basin.
One of the constants about Yellowstone National Park is the surge of traffic as Memorial Day approaches. The last few days has fit the profile with ever-increasing traffic in the park. The tour buses have appeared, and the motorhomes are everywhere.