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Yellowstone Economic Impact: $647.1M Annually

Bison at Mammoth Campground, May 2019

The Yellowstone economic impact on the local economy was $647.1 million in 2018, supporting 7,089 jobs, according to a new report issued by the National Park Service.

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2019 Yellowstone Summer Season Begins

Dunraven Pass, May 2019

With the Memorial Day weekend marking the unofficial start of the 2019 Yellowstone summer season, many of you will be heading to America’s first National Park for the first time this year. Here’s what to expect.

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New Yellowstone Concessionaire Housing Proposed

Yellowstone bison 2019

The National Park Service is seeking public comment about potential new Yellowstone concessionaire housing, as Xanterra and Delaware North are proposing solutions to a continual challenge.

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Sholly Outlines Yellowstone Strategic Priorities

Yellowstone Traffic Jam

After several months on the job, Superintendent Cam Sholly has issued a list of major Yellowstone strategic priorities designed to guide Park planning both in the short term and in the long term.

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Yellowstone Connectivity Upgrades Inevitable: Sholly

Cam Sholly

Reflecting on how visitors consume information these days, Superintendent Cam Sholly says Yellowstone connectivity upgrades are inevitable — and he also wants to keep them as unobtrusive as possible.

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Prepping for Summer and the Beartooth Highway Opening

Beartooth Highway Clearing 2019

The Memorial Day weekend is a big event on the Yellowstone calendar: Most lodging and services will be open for the season by then, and many visitors will hit the main route between Billings and the Northeast Entrance, celebrating the Beartooth Highway opening.

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More Yellowstone Openings on Tap This Weekend

Yellowstone South Entrance, May 7, 2019 NPS

The month-long process of opening Yellowstone National Park for the 2019 summer season continues on Friday, as several road sections will welcome auto traffic and the Lake Yellowstone Hotel will opens its doors to the public.

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Livingston Men Sentenced for Yellowstone Poaching

Yellowstone mountain lion - NPS

Three Livingston (MT) men pled guilty to poaching a male mountain lion in the northern section of Yellowstone National Park at the end of 2018.

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Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Research Operations Launch Next Week

yellowstone grizzly bear 2013

Biologists with the National Park Service and Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team (IGBST) will be conducting scientific grizzly bear research operations in Yellowstone National Park from May 13 through July 31.

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Yellowstone 2019 Openings Continue, Including Old Faithful Inn

Steam from ephemeral ponds lit up at sunrise (panorama)

More Yellowstone 2019 openings to note. Old Faithful Inn and associated services in the area will open for the season on Friday, as will more sections of roads: the highway from East Entrance to Lake Village (Sylvan Pass), and the roads between Canyon Village and Lake Village–weather permitting, of course.

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