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2019 Yellowstone Spring Plowing Begins

Blacktail Plateau Ski Trail, Yellowstone 2019

Yes, the snow has been heavy this winter, but this weekend saw a welcome sign of spring: 2019 Yellowstone spring plowing began, as the road from East Entrance to Lake Butte Overlook (Sylvan Pass) was closed to oversnow travel.

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Happy Birthday, Yellowstone National Park!

view down the canyon from inspiration point 2015

When President Ulysses S. Grant signed the Yellowstone National Park Protection Act into law on March 1, 1872, he created the National Park Service — as well as creating America’s First National Park, Yellowstone National Park.

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Does Increased Steamboat Geyser Activity Mean Anything? Probably Not

Filming Steamboat Geyser 2018

With increased geyser activity observed by trackers in 2018 and the beginning of 2019, does this mean there’s something serious happening under the Yellowstone Caldera? Probably not, say the experts.

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Quarantined Yellowstone Bison Finally Headed to Fort Peck

bison in snow february 15 2014

Quarantined Yellowstone bison are finally headed to the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, as an agreement to transfer bulls reached last year finally comes to fruition.

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Yellowstone Gateway Protection Act Passes Senate; House Next

Paradise Valley

The proposed ban on mining north of Yellowstone National Park, the Yellowstone Gateway Protection Act, was passed today by the U.S. Senate as part of a major, bipartisan public lands package that now heads for the House of Representatives.

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Yellowstone National Park Winter Operations Back to Normal

Black Sand Basin skier NPS

With the federal shutdown ended (for now, anyway), Yellowstone National Park winter operations are expected to return to normal this week — though many visitors may not notice much of  a difference.

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Some Basic Yellowstone Services Restored During Shutdown

Old Faithful in Winter 2017 NPS

Some basic Yellowstone services are being restored this weekend, as the National Park Service diverts revenue from recreation fees to fund services like picking up trash, cleaning restrooms and restoring law-enforcement officers to busy areas.

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Businesses Pick Up Slack in Yellowstone Shutdown

Black Sand Basin skier NPS

While other National Parks struggle with rowdy crowds and overflowing garbage bins, things are considerably more sedate and organized in the current Yellowstone shutdown, as area businesses and concessionaires pick up the slack.

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No Grinch Here: Yellowstone Remains Open During Government Shutdown

Yellowstone in Winter, Bombardier, snowcoach

Despite a partial U.S. government shutdown, Yellowstone remains open during this holiday season, with concessionaires picking up the slack and funding some essential services for the time being.

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Most Yellowstone Roads, Services Close Monday

Old Faithful Nov. 3 2018

Most Yellowstone roads and services are closing for the season on Monday morning, as NPS officials begin the transition to the 2018-2019 winter season.

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