About Yellowstone Gate

Yellowstone Gate is an independent, online news site covering life in and around Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. Our mission is to offer original reporting, insight and commentary on the critical common issues facing the parks and their gateway communities, including Cody, Wyo.; Cooke City, Mont.; Gardiner, Mont.; Jackson, Wyo.; and West Yellowstone, Mont.

Yellowstone Gate is supported by advertising revenue and has no political agenda or partisan belief system. We aim to present news without bias or favoritism, and offer fair and complete reporting.

Based in Cody, Yellowstone Gate was established by Ruffin Prevost, a reporter who covers Yellowstone and Grand Teton parks and Wyoming for Reuters, the world’s largest international multimedia news agency. From 2005-2010, he covered the same beat for The Billings Gazette, the largest daily newspaper in the region. Most recently, he was managing editor of WyoFile, a statewide nonprofit news service focused on Wyoming people, places and policy.

Please contact us if you have corrections, questions or concerns about our coverage.

Ruffin Prevost, editor
104 Bear Creek Rd.
Cody WY 82414


M. Mark Miller is a former newspaper reporter and journalism professor who now writes about Montana history. Miller’s current focus is on Yellowstone National Park. He is the author of Adventures in Yellowstone: Early Travelers Tell Their Tales.


Sandy Sisti is a wildlife and nature photographer based just outside the east entrance of Yellowstone Park, in the heart of the greater Yellowstone ecosystem. Sisti also is an avid hiker who enjoys exploring Yellowstone’s backcountry.


Meg Sommers is a wildlife and nature photographer who also works as an attorney and part-time judge in Cody, Wyo. She teaches a wildlife photography course in Yellowstone Park for the Yellowstone Association Institute.


Janet White is a freelance photographer, writer, blogger and geyser enthusiast who often visits Yellowstone Park. She lives in Colorado with her husband and writes for her two blogs, Field Journaling.com and Geyser Watch.com.