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Improved Yellowstone Cell Service On the Way, Despite Objections

Mount Washburn Fire Lookout

Improved Yellowstone cell service is on the way, as trails are closed to allow the installation of new antennas at the Mount Washburn Fire Lookout — but some groups are decrying the upgrades as an unnecessary intrusion into the Park’s bucolic nature.

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Yes, Steamboat Geyser Keeps Erupting. No, No One Knows Why

steamboat

After several eruptions in June, Steamboat Geyser activity took a break for 21 days before erupting again in early July. In addition, there’s been more activity in dormant areas. Is there anything unusual happening in Yellowstone National Park?

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Three High on Life Videobloggers Meet Tragic Ending

Idiot on GPS 3

You may remember the members of High on Life SundayFundayz group when five members of the Canadian group pled guilty to several crimes in American National Parks, including a jaunt across Grand Prismatic Spring. Recent news about High on Life, however, has been tragic.

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Yellowstone Visitation Study Launches

Yellowstone 2018 surbey

There is broad agreement that Yellowstone National Park is far too crowded during the summer’s peak season. To work on potential solutions, a new Yellowstone visitation study will research visitor demographics and actions.

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New Superintendent, Same Bison Management Policies?

bison incident

When current Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk launched an effort to remain in the post–first via public comments, then from a failed effort to retire in 2019–one of his warnings was that the Park’s bison management policies could come under fire.

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Cam Sholly New Yellowstone Superintendent; Wenk Out

Cam Sholly and Ryan Zinke

Well, that didn’t take long: A few days after Dan Wenk said he was being forced out of the position, Cam Sholly was named new superintendent of Yellowstone National Park by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.

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Dan Wenk: Trump Administration Forcing Me From Yellowstone

Dan Wenk

Despite an intention of retiring as Yellowstone National Park superintendent in 2019, Dan Wenk says he’s been told he’ll be reassigned as soon as August over what he assumes is his management of Yellowstone bison.

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Researchers: Yellowstone Caldera Hotter, Larger Than Thought

castle geyser 2017 rainbow

By calculating how much water and heat are flowing out of Yellowstone hot springs, researchers from Washington State University and the University of Idaho say the Yellowstone caldera is hotter and larger than previously estimated.

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Lots of Yellowstone Geyser Thrills So Far in 2018

steamboat

So far the 2018 summer season has been a great time if you’re a Yellowstone geyser fanatic: Steamboat Geyser has been providing thrills in a more active stage, but there is plenty of other thermal activity to note this year.

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Variable Pricing Arrives at Yellowstone Hotels

Old Faithful Inn

Variable pricing, also known at demand-based pricing, is coming to Yellowstone hotels, as the National Park Service is allowing Xanterra to alter its pricing structure at Old Faithful Inn, Lake Yellowstone Hotel and Canyon Village.

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