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Unsolved mystery still haunts Fountain Hotel - Casper Star Tribune

Unsolved mystery still haunts Fountain Hotel  

Inside Yellowstone National Park as it celebrates 150th birthday - CITYA.M

  Inside Yellowstone National Park as it celebrates 150th birthday

‘Mind control’ by parasites influences wolf-pack dynamics in Yellowstone National Park - CNN

  ‘Mind control’ by parasites influences wolf-pack dynamics in Yellowstone National Park

Under Canvas announces opening of new location near North Entrance of Yellowstone National Park - Market Insider

Under Canvas announces opening of new location near North Entrance of Yellowstone National Park

Microscopic critters in Yellowstone snow resemble seeds on a bagel. What are they? - The Sacramento Bee

Microscopic critters in Yellowstone snow resemble seeds on a bagel. What are they?  

Study reveals Yellowstone elk reliance on unprotected private land - WyoFile

  Study reveals Yellowstone elk reliance on unprotected private land

Doug Smith, Yellowstone National Park biologist in charge of wolf recovery program is retiring - KBZK

Doug Smith, Yellowstone National Park biologist in charge of wolf recovery program is retiring

UPDATE: Yellowstone National Park releases name of individual involved in incident [foot found in Abyss Pool] at West Thumb Geyser Basin - NPS

  UPDATE: Yellowstone National Park releases name of individual involved in incident [foot found in Abyss Pool] at West Thumb Geyser Basin ews Release Date:  November 17, 2022 Contact:   Morgan Warthin , (307) 344-2015 MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY - Yellowstone National Park announced today that the human foot found in Abyss Pool, located in the West Thumb Geyser Basin, belonged to Il Hun Ro, a 70-year-old male from Los Angeles, California. Yellowstone law enforcement officers received the positive identification based on DNA analysis in the last three weeks and notified the family. In August 2022, staff discovered part of a foot in a shoe floating in the well-known thermal feature and an investigation led by Yellowstone law enforcement officers began. The investigation determined, to the best of our knowledge, that an unwitnessed incident involving one individual happened on the morning of July 31, 2022, at Abyss Pool, and no foul play occurred. Based on a lack of evidence, the circumstanc

Judge revives limits on wolf killing near Yellowstone park - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Judge revives limits on wolf killing near Yellowstone park

Yellowstone visitation statistics for October 2022 - NPS

  Yellowstone visitation statistics for October 2022 MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY – Yellowstone National Park hosted 232,117 recreation visits in October 2022. This is a 27% decrease from October 2021 (316,662 recreational visits), and a 36% increase from October 2019 (171,339) which was the last year before COVID. On June 13, all entrances to Yellowstone National Park closed due to  historic flooding . Park visitors were evacuated over the next 24 hours. On June 22, the East, South and West entrances to the park reopened on a limited entry basis. On July 2, entry restrictions on the East, South and West entrances were removed. The North (Gardiner, Montana) and Northeast (Cooke City/Silver Gate, Montana) entrances remained closed to visitor vehicle traffic through September. The Northeast Entrance reopened to regular visitor traffic on Oct. 15 and the North Entrance reopened on Oct. 30. Visitors traveling to the park this winter should  stay informed  about what's open and closed. So fa

Yellowstone trip expands students' horizons - The Challis Messenger

  Yellowstone trip expands students' horizons

VIDEO: New Gardiner Road (Mammoth to Gardiner) Yellowstone Park. Opening day, 30 October 2022 [17m video of the full length drive] - bearmauled (YouTube)

NEW GARDINER ROAD (MAMMOTH TO GARDINER) Yellowstone Park. Opening day, 30 October 2022 This video was taken starting at Yellowstone Park's North Gate in Gardiner, Montana, to Mammoth Hot Springs. Distance: 4 miles. Also NEW GARDINER ROAD (GARDINER TO MAMMOTH) Yellowstone Park. Opening day, 30 October 2022

Yellowstone National Park’s Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel to remain closed for winter 2022-2023 - NPS

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  Yellowstone National Park’s Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel to remain closed for winter 2022-2023      Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel with Sepulcher Mountain    NPS/Jacob Frank News Release Date:  November 9, 2022 Contact:   Morgan Warthin , (307) 344-2015 MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY – Yellowstone National Park’s Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel will remain closed this winter season, Dec. 2022 through March 2023. The  hotel closed  immediately after the  historic June flood  because of damage to the area’s wastewater system. The hotel will be closed to overnight guests and food services will not be provided.  The hotel gift shop, coffee and beverage service, lobby and ski shop will be open. Regularly scheduled tours and snowcoach service between Mammoth Hot Springs, Old Faithful and other iconic locations will be available.  In June 2022, unprecedented amounts of rainfall caused severe damage to the North Entrance Road between Mammoth Hot Springs and the park’s North Entrance in Gardiner, Montana. In addi

Yellowstone's black wolves better at fighting canine distemper virus, study shows - Billings Gazette

  Yellowstone's black wolves better at fighting canine distemper virus, study shows

Yellowstone to consider making Old Gardiner Road a permanent route for visitors - Bozeman Daily Chronicle

  Yellowstone to consider making Old Gardiner Road a permanent route for visitors

The 20 Best National-Park Lodges in the U.S. - Outside

  The 20 Best National-Park Lodges in the U.S.

Yellowstone's Boiling River soaking spot left high, dry by June flooding - Billings Gazette

Yellowstone's Boiling River soaking spot left high, dry by June flooding : R iver moved away from the popular outdoor hot springs . . .  .

Planning a Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park Road Trip - This Rare Earth

  Planning a Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park Road Trip

Elk reduction program begins Saturday, November 5 in Grand Teton National Park - NPS

  Elk reduction program begins Saturday, November 5 MOOSE, WY — An elk reduction program begins Saturday, November 5, in Grand Teton National Park. The park’s enabling legislation of 1950 authorizes Grand Teton National Park to jointly administer an elk reduction program with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department when necessary for the proper management and conservation of the Jackson Elk Herd.   Respective federal and state resource managers have reviewed available data and concluded that the 2022 program is necessary. The need for the program is determined annually and is based on the status of the Jackson Elk Herd, including estimated herd size and composition and the number of elk on supplemental feed on the National Elk Refuge. A total of 475 permits are authorized for the 2022 program. The only area open to the elk reduction program is Wyoming Game and Fish Elk Hunt Area 75, located mostly east of U.S. Highway 89. The Antelope Flats portion of this area closes November 21, and the

Influencer from Florida who walked on Yellowstone hot springs avoids jail, feds say - Miami Herald

Influencer from Florida who walked on Yellowstone hot springs avoids jail, feds say

Why are there so many black wolves in Yellowstone? - Forbes

Why are there so many black wolves in Yellowstone?

Yellowstone hotel reopening for winter: Temporary sewage treatment required - Billings Gazette

Yellowstone hotel reopening for winter: Temporary sewage treatment required 

Gardiner Schools [at Yellowstone's North Entrance] navigate tight housing market, declining enrollment - The Missoulian

Gardiner Schools navigate tight housing market, declining enrollment

Flood Recovery Updates: Yellowstone's North Entrance and road to Mammoth Hot Springs opened Oct. 30 - NPS

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  Flood Recovery Updates: Yellowstone's North Entrance and road to Mammoth Hot Springs opened Oct. 30       Road between North Entrance and Mammoth Hot Springs (Old Gardiner Road) UPDATE: Oct. 30, 2022 Yellowstone National Park’s North Entrance and road to Mammoth Hot Springs opens TODAY, Oct. 30 Yellowstone to waive all entrance fees Oct. 30 and Oct. 31 MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY – Effective immediately, Yellowstone National Park’s North Entrance in Gardiner, Montana, and road between the North Entrance and Mammoth Hot Springs (Old Gardiner Road) is open to regular visitor traffic. Contractors completed striping yesterday, Oct. 29. The public should keep the following details in mind when driving the road: Yellowstone reminds the public of everyone’s responsibility to use the road carefully to avoid accidents. Steep grades and sharp curves exist. Drive slowly and with caution. Speed limits range between 15-25 mph. There are no length or weight restrictions on the road (see exceptions

Yellowstone at 150: ‘It’s never dull’; Reflections from Yellowstone Ranger Rich Jehle - Christian Science Monitor

Yellowstone at 150: ‘It’s never dull’

Nearly all entrances and roads in Yellowstone National Park will be closed Nov. 1; Last day to enjoy most of the park will be Oct. 31 - NPS

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  NEWS RELEASE Nearly all entrances and roads in Yellowstone National Park will be closed Nov. 1; Last day to enjoy most of the park will be Oct. 31           NPS / Jacob W. Frank MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY – The West, South and East entrances and nearly all roads in Yellowstone National Park will be closed to regular vehicle traffic Nov. 1. The park annually closes roads at this time of year to prepare them for the  winter season  and  snowmobile and snowcoach  travel, which will begin Dec. 15. The last day for visitors to drive most roads will be Monday, Oct. 31.     Park roads that will be closed Nov. 1 include:  Mammoth Hot Springs to Norris  Norris to Canyon Village   Canyon Village to Lake Village   East Entrance to Lake Village (Sylvan Pass)    Lake Village to West Thumb   South Entrance to West Thumb   West Thumb to Old Faithful (Craig Pass)  Old Faithful to Madison   West Entrance to Madison    Madison to Norris  Tower Junction to Canyon Junction (Dunraven Pass) closed for the se

College wrestler saves teammate from grizzly bear mauling at Yellowstone (includes video report) - KSAT.com

  College wrestler saves teammate from grizzly bear mauling at Yellowstone

Winter weather and hazardous driving conditions expected in Yellowstone National Park over the next few days - NPS

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NEWS RELEASE Winter weather and hazardous driving conditions expected in Yellowstone National Park; Anticipate temporary road closures and driving delays; Stay informed about road status and weather conditions           NPS / Josh Spice News Release Date:  October 20, 2022 Contact:   Morgan Warthin , (307) 344-2015 Last updated: October 20, 2022 Due to expected winter weather and hazardous driving conditions in Yellowstone National Park over the next few days, visitors should anticipate temporary road closures and driving delays.   While closures can occur anywhere in the park, accumulations of snow are most likely to happen on the high mountain passes. In anticipation of hazardous driving conditions, the following roads will close on Friday, Oct. 21 at 8 p.m.:  Tower Junction to Canyon Junction (Dunraven Pass)  West Thumb to Old Faithful (Craig Pass). Old Faithful will remain open.   Visitors: Plan for alternate travel routes should additional  park roads  close temporarily due to exp

Yellowstone visitation statistics for September 2022: 36% decrease from September 2021 - NPS

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  NEWS RELEASE Yellowstone visitation statistics for September 2022;  Commemorate 150 Years of Yellowstone News Release Date:  October 17, 2022 Contact:   Morgan Warthin , (307) 344-2015 MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY – Yellowstone National Park hosted 567,587 recreation visits in September 2022. This is a 36% decrease from September 2021 (882,078 recreational visits), the most-visited September on record, and an 18% decrease from September 2019 (693,118) which was the last year before COVID. On June 13, all entrances to Yellowstone National Park closed due to  historic flooding . Park visitors were evacuated over the next 24 hours. On June 22, the East, South and West entrances to the park reopened on a limited entry basis. On July 2, entry restrictions on the East, South and West entrances were removed. The North (Gardiner, Montana) and Northeast (Cooke City/Silver Gate, Montana) entrances remained closed to visitor vehicle traffic through September. Visitors traveling to the park in the co

Flood Recovery Updates: Northeast Entrance Road in Yellowstone National Park to open Oct. 15 - NPS

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  NEWS RELEASE Flood Recovery Updates: Northeast Entrance Road in Yellowstone National Park to open Oct. 15 Northeast Entrance Road repair progress on Oct. 13, 2022. --  NPS / Cam Sholly UPDATE: Oct. 13, 2022 Northeast Entrance Road in Yellowstone National Park to open Oct. 15 MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY – Yellowstone National Park’s  Northeast Entrance Road  (Tower Junction to the Northeast Entrance in Cooke City/Silver Gate, Montana) will open to regular visitor vehicle traffic Saturday, Oct.15 at 8 a.m. Visitors should keep the following details in mind when driving the road: All flood damaged sections on the Northeast Entrance Road will be paved by Oct.15, except for the section of road near the popular trailhead to Trout Lake, which will be paved in the upcoming 10 days. Traffic will be permitted on this segment of road while repairs continue. Anticipate traffic control in the area and short delays to facilitate one-way traffic through this section. A short section of road in Lamar Ca