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A tour bus entering Yellowstone Park from the West Yellowstone entrance.
Yellowstone National Park (PD)

Restrictions on air travel out of China due to the coronavirus are already having an impact on Montana’s tourism season. Businesses in West Yellowstone say bookings by Chinese tourists are down.

 


The annual cross country ski festival in West Yellowstone, Montana wrapped up this weekend. The week-long event, which draws thousands of people from across the U.S., provides an economic boost to a community largely dependent on summer tourism. 

The National Park Service wants to expand housing for seasonal employees who work for private companies operating in Yellowstone. Wednesday kicked off a 30-day public comment period.

Free Heel and Wheel in West Yellowstone
Photo courtesy of Tripadvisor

Earthquakes continue to shake the area west of Yellowstone National Park today. A sequence of about 30 earthquakes magnitude 2 and larger have hit the area since Monday.

Yesterday a 4.5 magnitude quake occurred in a backcountry area at 6:48 PM, near West Yellowstone. 

Montana Wildfire Roundup For September 1, 2016

Sep 1, 2016
The sunrise over the Copper King Fire's Incident Command Post on September 1, 2016
Shawn Ostberg/Inciweb

The latest news on wildfires around western Montana.

Montana Wildfire Roundup For August 31, 2016

Aug 31, 2016
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  The latest news on wildfires around western Montana.

Montana Wildfire Roundup For August 30, 2016

Aug 30, 2016
Single engine air tanker (SEAT) returning to Plains, Montana airport from the burnout operation on August 29. SEATs have been dropping water in support of burnout and fireline construction on both the north and south sides of the Copper King Fire.
Inciweb

Montana Wildfire Roundup For August 29, 2016

Aug 29, 2016
A Chinook helicopter brings water to the northwest portion of the Maple Fire over the weekend.
Inciweb

The latest on wildfires around western Montana.

Montana Wildfire Roundup For August 18, 2016

Aug 18, 2016
Aerial photo of the Roaring Lion Fire in the Ward Bowl area on August 17, 2016
Inciweb

The latest on wildfires around western Montana.

Montana Wildfire Roundup For August 17, 2016

Aug 17, 2016
A helicopter returns from dumping water on the Roaring Lion Fire on August 15, 2016
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The latest on wildfires around western Montana.

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