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Yellowstone motorcyclist killed in head-on collision with SUV

A motorcycle passes between the base of Talus Slope and the Lewis River in Yellowstone National Park. (Yellowstone Gate file photo/Ruffin Prevost - click to enlarge)

A motorcyclist was killed late Tuesday afternoon after a head-on collision with a sport utility vehicle in Yellowstone National Park, and another was hospitalized. James Michael Cody of Wright, Wyo., was killed after striking a sport utility vehicle that had crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic, according to a statement released Thursday by the Yellowstone public affairs office. The incident remains under investigation, but preliminary information suggests the SUV driver may have fallen asleep momentarily, park officials said. Continue Reading →

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Proposed law could ban bicyclists from some roads in Grand Teton National Park

A paved multipurpose pathway that stretches eight miles through part of Grand Teton National Park has received high marks from bicyclists since it opened in 2009, but some of those same bikers worry that a proposed federal law may force them off the adjacent highway and require them to use only the pathway. The situation is not unique to Grand Teton. A pending federal transportation spending bill, dubbed the "mandatory sidepath law" by opponents, would require cyclists to use paved bike paths on any federal lands where the path is within 100 yards of a federal road with a speed limit of 30 mph or higher. Continue Reading →

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