Kevin Reichard

Here’s a new one: Yellowstone visitors cited for cooking chickens in a hot spring

Yellowstone National Park

Three Yellowstone National Park visitors were cited for cooking two whole chickens in a backcountry Shoshone Geyser Basin hot spring in an August 7 incident.

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Fenn treasure hunter indicted in Fort Yellowstone Cemetery ransacking

Yellowstone National Park

A Utah man has been indicted for repeated damage to Fort Yellowstone Cemetery in 2019 and 2020 as he searched for the alleged Forrest Fenn treasure.

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Yellowstone shuttles planned for 2021 debut

Traffic near Midway Geyser Basin

We will see two new Yellowstone shuttles serving the busiest parts of the park in 2021, as National Park Service officials announce two pilot projects for future evaluation.

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Changes mulled for Yellowstone winter operating schedules

We may see some small changes to upcoming Yellowstone winter operating schedules, as the Park Service is seeking comments on opening dates and entrance-gate hours.

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After Yellowstone COVID-19 outbreak, Xanterra closing services early

Due to a Yellowstone COVID-19 outbreak among staff, Xanterra is closing down its remaining services at Old Faithful Snow Lodge early for the summer 2020 season.

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September Yellowstone visitation sets record

Yellowstone River drainage NPS

So much for COVID-19 dampening enthusiasm for regional travel: September Yellowstone visitation set an all-time record, according to numbers released today by the National Park Service.

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End of 2020 Yellowstone summer season looms

Veteran Geyser

We’re entering the end run of the 2020 Yellowstone summer season. Services will gradually close throughout the month of October, and visitation will tail off. But we won’t see anything tail off this weekend, as a glorious weather forecast will undoubtedly bring a healthy number of visitors to Yellowstone for one last run. 

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Why the surprisingly robust 2020 Yellowstone visitation? Thank COVID-19

Midway Geyser Basin, July 2020

In what’s been a most unusual season, 2020 Yellowstone visitation is as robust as ever, even though Yellowstone National Park is operating at less than full capacity, with plenty of services and lodgings shut down. So why are the crowds so robust? Blame the COVID.

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Giantess Geyser awakens after six-plus years

Giantess Geyser

Taking another break from a long slumber: we saw a Giantess Geyser eruption for the first time since January 2014, a spectacular site broadcast worldwide via Yellowstone webcam.

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100% success: No positives among pending Yellowstone COVID-19 testing

North Entrance 2020

There were 43,019 reported cases of COVID-19 in the United States today, but none of them came from Yellowstone National Park, as NPS officials reported that all pending Yellowstone COVID-19 testing came back negative.

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