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Cooke City/Chief Joseph Highway Link Now Open

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Yellowstone

For those needing an alternate route from Cody to Yellowstone National Park: Highway 212 between Cooke City and the Chief Joseph Highway has been plowed and is now open.

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Cooke City Plowing Could Boost Yellowstone Wintertime Access

Cooke City

Cooke City

A proposal to plow U.S. Hwy. 212 between Cooke City and Pilot Creek would open Yellowstone National Park to the east -- providing alternative access from Cody and Billings -- but snowmobilers oppose the move.

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Yellowstone Winter Season Winding Down

Yellowstone in Winter

Yellowstone in Winter

The 2010-2011 winter season at Yellowstone National Park is winding down, as the Sylvan Pass is now closed to snowcoach and snowmobile traffic, and the rest of the road system will close in stages in coming days.

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Yellowstone Area Webcams: Windows to the Park

North Entrance

You're in the midst of a bad day: too many demands on your time, too many crowds, too much of the world.

The perfect escape: Yellowstone National Park. And the perfect tools for providing those escapes: webcams.

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Attacking Soda Butte Grizzly was Sick, Stressed; She Snapped

Euthanized Griz

Euthanized Griz

The results of the necropsy on the grizzly bear that killed one and mauled two others in the Soda Butte Campground outside Yellowstone National Park indicates that she was ill and stressed but not baited, providing some vital clues that could certainly explain her condition.

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Did Photographer Bait Grizzly into Soda Butte Rampage?

Euthanized Griz

Euthanized Griz

The folks at the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Department say they're investigating allegations that a photographer was baiting wildlife at the Soda Butte Campground with food in recent weeks, leading them to wonder if that's why a grizzly mother went on a rampage there last week, killing one and mauling two others.

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Soda Butte Griz: Light, But Not Malnourished

Euthanized Griz

Euthanized Soda Butte Griz

The autopsy is in on the mother grizzly who killed one and mauled two last week at Soda Butte Campgound in Cooke City just outside Yellowstone National Park, and the results are pretty dull: she was a little light but otherwise healthy, as experts continue to examine the results of a necropsy to determine whether something physical led the bear to go on the rampage.

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Soda Butte Griz Cubs Were Malnourished: Zoo Officials

Euthanized Griz

Euthanized Griz.

The three cub bears associated with a deadly killing in Soda Butte Campground just outside the Northeast Entrance to Yellowstone National Park were undernourished and still in their winter coats, according to officials in ZooMontana, providing a crucial clue to why a mother grizzly may have gone on a rampage.

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Should Killer Griz Been Allowed to Live?

Euthanized Griz

For the authorities, putting down a killer grizzly responsible for a Soda Butte Campground rampage was a no-brainer: any time a bear kills euthanasia is virtually automatic. But a surprising number of Internet commentators wanted to see the bear live -- though, as one official pointed out, the farther away they are from Cooke City the more likely they are to argue for clemency.

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The Week That Was: July 31

Artist Paint Pots

Artist Paint Pots

It was a somber week in Yellowstone National Park and surrounding areas, with multiple deaths and losses on the record, some tragic, some part of everyday life. On the plus side, it was the week where the Beach Fire was totally contained and Vice-President Joe Biden gave some inspirational remarks to Park workers. Here's the list of the most popular new stories on Yellowstone Insider the past week, as ranked by page views.

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