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Fall 2012 in Yellowstone: Watch For Road Changes

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It’s now the fall season in Yellowstone National Park; for many, it’s one of the most beautiful times of the year, but there are some road closures to note if you’re visiting.

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Yellowstone Lake Netting: Lake, Cutthroat Trout Numbers Up

Netting operations on Yellowstone Lake have yielded higher numbers of both invasive lake trout and cutthroat trout, leading officials to declare progress in the battle to save native species.

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Last Week to Visit Yellowstone — If You Dare

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Yellowstone National ParkWe're down to the final week of the main season in Yellowstone National Park, with most roads slated to close next Monday morning at 8 a.m.

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Yellowstone Grizzly Population Slightly Down in 2011

Yellowstone Grizzly

Yellowstone Grizzly

The annual census of grizzly bear population in the Yellowstone National Park area showed a slight decline this year, leading experts to wonder if historic yearly growth in the numbers has come to an end.

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Habituated Gray Wolf Put Down in Yellowstone

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Yellowstone National ParkA gray wolf that lost its fear of human and openly approached visitors for food was put down by Yellowstone National Park officials.

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More Bad Weather Forcing Road Closures in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National ParkMore bad weather is forcing road closures in Yellowstone National Park this morning, as two sections of the Grand Loop Road are closed to car traffic.

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Bad Weather Forcing Yellowstone Road Closures — But All Clear Now

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Yellowstone National ParkMore bad weather forced a slew of road closures in Yellowstone National Park this morning, as well as the seasonal closure of the Beartooth Highway and the Dunraven Pass portion of the Grand Loop Road, but the snow cleared, allowing roads to reopen this afternoon.

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Yellowstone’s South Entrance, Craig Pass Closed Because of Snow

Mount Washburn

Mount Washburn

We had snow delay the start of the Yellowstone National Park spring season, and now it threatens the fall as well, as the South Entrance, the Beartooth Pass and Craig Pass are closed because of unsafe driving conditions.

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Grizzly Bear Linked to Two Yellowstone Killings Captured, Euthanized

Yellowstone Grizzly

Yellowstone Grizzly Bear

A grizzly bear sow that killed hiker Brian Matayoshi and was present at the scene of hiker John Wallace's killing has been captured and euthanized by Yellowstone National Park staff, but her two cubs were placed into confinement.

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NPS Passes on New Yellowstone Winter Use Plan; Will Extend Old Plan by One Year

Yellowstone in Winter, Bombardier, snowcoach

Yellowstone in Winter

After months of political pressure and a high level of local interest, the National Park Service is backing off plans to issue a permanent Winter Use Plan for Yellowstone National Park and will instead use the previous rules for 2011-2012.

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