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Search scaled back for missing Southwestern conservationist

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The National Park Service has scaled back the search for Kim Crumbo, a conservationist from Utah who disappeared along with his brother during a Yellowstone backcountry trip in September. A spokesperson told the Standard-Examiner in Ogden, Utah that the national park covering parts of Wyoming, Idaho and Montana has gotten a blanket of snow and temperatures have dipped into the 20s. His 67-year-old brother Mark O’Neill of Chimacum, Washington, was found dead of hypothermia last month. The men had been on a four-night backcountry trip to Shoshone Lake. A vacant campsite was found on the lake’s south side. Crumbo had deep ties to Arizona and conservation efforts at the Grand Canyon.