Did lake trout swim to Yellowstone?

Ryan Dorgan / NEWS&GUIDE Yellowstone National Park Supervisory Fishery Biologist Todd Koel’s latest academic work theorizes that lake trout may have made the 80-mile swim between Jackson and Yellowstone lakes by way of a unique hydrological feature on the Continental Divide that connects the two watersheds. Ryan Dorgan / NEWS&GUIDE

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A new culprit is under suspicion in the unsolved case of who “stocked” Yellowstone Lake with nonnative trout, an ecological disaster now costing the government millions of dollars to control.

Masters of rock: Climbers smash El Capitan’s climb record

In this June 3, 2018 photo provided by Corey Rich, Alex Honnold, top and Tommy Caldwell climb The Nose of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, Calif. Days after two of the world's most celebrated rock climbers twice set astonishingly fast records on the biggest wall in Yosemite National Park, they did it again Wednesday, June 6, 2018, breaking a mark compared with track's four-minute mile. (Corey Rich/Reel Rock/Novus Select via AP)

LOS ANGELES — Days after two of the world’s most celebrated rock climbers twice set astonishingly fast records on the biggest wall in Yosemite National Park, they did it again Wednesday, breaking a mark compared with track’s 4-minute mile.

Talking up climbing a Cascade volcano

Naomi Painter Hoffman, of Beaverton, Ore., pauses a few dozen yards from the summit of Mount Hood in Oregon to catch her breath during a successful climb of the famous Cascade volcano in 2011. (Jerry Painter photo)

One of the positive things that came out of attending my father’s funeral last weekend was the gathering of family, many of whom I haven’t seen in years.

Jackson Hole sage grouse show decline

FILE - This April 10, 2014, file photo, shows a male sage grouse trying to impress a group of hens, at left, near the base of the Rattlesnake Range in southwest Natrona County, Wyo. A 19-page report by the U.S. Forest Service made public in early May 2018, involved nearly 6,000 sage grouse and maps some 1,200 mating sites in 10 western states and the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. (Alan Rogers/The Casper Star-Tribune via AP, File)

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — The sage grouse population in northwest Wyoming’s Jackson Hole region has declined significantly this year.

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