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Yellowstone National Park closed indefinitely

West Gate Closing 2020

After requests from local county officials and Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, Superintendent Cam Sholly announces that Yellowstone National Park is closed indefinitely, as is Grand Teton National Park.

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Calls for a Yellowstone spring closure emerging

Old Faithful Fall 2019

Local and state politicians are calling for a Yellowstone spring closure as a way to slow the spread of the coronavirus impacting so much of American society. Here’s the latest on what could impact spring and summer travel in Yellowstone National Park.

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Xanterra Yellowstone lodges closed through May 21

Old Faithful Inn

Concessionaire Xanterra is suspending down all public national parks operations, including Yellowstone lodges and dining, through May 21 in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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First 2020 Yellowstone shutdowns due to coronavirus announced

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We have the first 2020 Yellowstone shutdowns due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, as the Albright Visitor Center in Mammoth Hot Springs is temporarily closed.

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TBD: Coronavirus Impacts on Yellowstone

Fall sunrise over the Yellowstone River

With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommending against gatherings of more than 50 for the next eight weeks, it remains to be seen if there are any changes due to coronavirus impacts on Yellowstone.

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We Have Our First 2020 Yellowstone Bear Sighting

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We have our first 2020 Yellowstone bear sighting, as on Saturday a grizzly bear was observed from the air by biologists during a radio telemetry flight near Grand Prismatic Spring.

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FBI Asks Yellowstone Visitors for Help on Missing Children Case

Yellowstone National Park

The FBI and the Rexburg Police Department are asking that Yellowstone National Park visitors on September 8, 2019, submit any photos and video that may assist in the investigation into the disappearance of the two children of Lori Vallow, extradited today to Idaho.

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Experts: Coronavirus Outbreak Could Impact 2020 Yellowstone Visitation

Roosevelt Arch, 2019, NPS

A worldwide coronavirus outbreak could impact 2020 Yellowstone visitation, as overseas travel from China and other Asian countries could be seriously curtailed in coming months.

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2020 Yellowstone Bison Cull Begins

Yellowstone bison, winter 2020, NPS

The 2020 Yellowstone bison cull is now underway, as bison migrate from the interior of Yellowstone National Park into the Gardiner (Montana) Basin.

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Winter 2020 Closures Begin

Skiing through Emigrant Gulch

It may not seem like it, but spring is approaching in Yellowstone National Park, as we’re seeing the first winter 2020 closures fast approaching this weekend.

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