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Coroner confirms remains are those of Petito

Gabby Petito

Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue confirms that the remains found in Bridger-Teton National Forest were those of missing Gabby Petito, with the death initially determined to be a homicide.

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Possible Petito remains recovered in Bridger-Teton National Forest

Gabby Petito

Authorities say they’ve recovered a body “consistent with the description of” the missing Gabby Petito at Bridger-Teton National Forest, adjacent to Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park, in Wyoming.

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August 2021 Yellowstone visitation is another record

August 2021 Yellowstone visitation

The numbers are in: August 2021 Yellowstone visitation is another record month, as almost a million people visit America’s first national park.

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Yellowstone Labor Day vehicle entries up 21 percent

June 2021 Yellowstone visitation

Everyone was expecting a huge Yellowstone Labor Day weekend, and sure enough it happened, with the number of vehicles entering the park some 21 percent over 2019.

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Yellowstone, Grand Teton visitation records in the books

Midway Geyser crowd 2020

With both Yellowstone and Grand Teton visitation records in the books for July 2021, you can expect more calls for limitations on access to popular areas within the two national parks.

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Yellowstone mask mandate returns

COVID-19 distancing at Snow Lodge gift show

A Grand Teton and Yellowstone mask mandate returns, as rising COVID-19 rates causes the National Park Service to require masks in crowded outdoor spaces and all indoor spaces.

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Yet another visitor cited for bad Yellowstone behavior

Yellowstone Bear Incident 2021

Yet another visitor was cited for bad Yellowstone behavior, as an Illinois woman has been charged in U.S. District Court for a variety of offenses related to purposely approaching bears well within the legal limits.

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Another court report: Author/tour guide found guilty of Yellowstone violations

Yellowstone National Park

The U.S. federal court in Mammoth certainly has been busy. In the latest court decision, a part-time West Yellowstone resident has been found guilty of seven counts of illegal activities and violations in Yellowstone National Park.

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June 2021 Yellowstone visitation is a record

June 2021 Yellowstone visitation

We saw more huge crowds in the Park last month, as June 2021 Yellowstone visitation is a record, with the National Park Service tallying 938,845 recreation visits.

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More Yellowstone crime reports, including a high-speed chase

Yellowstone National Park

We seem to be spending too much time passing along Yellowstone crime reports: An incident near the South Gate resulting in a visitor leading park rangers on a high-speed chase toward Grant Village.

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