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By the time Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk got to the podium on Monday, he had already had an earful about possible road closures affecting the East Gate.

The northbound lane of Chief Joseph Scenic Highway (Wyo. Highway 296) continues to slide downhill.

“It was about 6 inches [down] last night, then it dropped several feet overnight,” Cody Beers, a regional spokesman for the Wyoming Department of Transportation, said late Thursday afternoon.

Preliminary results from a necropsy show that a well-known white wolf was shot in the area of Gardiner, Montana, last month, Yellowstone National Park officials said late Thursday.

Frog pond croaks

City plans to replace dilapidated pond with frog-themed splash pad in coming years

A popular summertime destination for families in the region won’t be accessible this year, as the City of Powell plans to close the frog pond at Homesteader Park over maintenance and safety concerns.

More delays pile up for farmers

Farmers like warm, predictable spring weather and getting out into their fields early to plant their crops.

This spring, they’ve had neither.

If John Gallagher can’t inspire you to go play in the dirt, there might be something wrong with you.

Daniel Bradford was the first out of the gate as the East Entrance to Yellowstone opened Friday morning at 8 a.m. sharp. The Cody resident arrived at the gate at 6:30 a.m., but he’d already had an eventful trip by the time he arrived at the front of the line.

Postal food drive Saturday

If you place a jar of peanut butter or a box of cereal by your mailbox on Saturday, it will be delivered to local families in need.

Powell postal workers will collect food items this weekend as part of the national Stamp Out Hunger food drive.

Going back to school for nursing degrees didn’t happen for John and Shawn Hurt without a lot of thought and preparation.

Yellowstone National Park's East Entrance is set to open for the season at 8 a.m. Friday, but park officials warn that avalanche danger will close the road in the afternoon. Yellowstone officials say the road through Sylvan Pass — located just inside the entrance — will need to close from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday.

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