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Testing of Yellowstone automated shuttles begins in May

We were warned Yellowstone automated shuttles were on the way in 2021, and they’ll be here in May, when testing of two new systems begins at Canyon Village.

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Yellowstone roads open this weekend

Yellowstone roads open this Friday, when western portions of the Grand Loop road will allow motorized traffic at 8 a.m. on April 16.

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Let the 2021 Yellowstone summer season begin

spring biking in Yellowstone

With the opening of the 49-mile stretch of road between West Entrance and Mammoth Hot Springs open today to bicyclists, we can now proclaim a start to the 2021 Yellowstone summer season–just in time for a weekend heat wave.

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The high cost of Yellowstone treasure hunting

After pleading guilty to federal charges of Yellowstone treasure hunting at Fort Yellowstone Cemetery related to the Fenn treasure, Rodrick Dow Craythorn was sentenced to six months in jail and ordered to pay $31,566 in restitution.

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First Yellowstone grizzly bear sighting of 2021 in the books

grizzly bear

It’s a sure sign of spring: the first Yellowstone grizzly bear sighting of 2021 is in the books, as one was spotted in the northern part of the park by a pilot supporting park wildlife studies.

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Strong numbers for 2020 Grand Teton visitation

Yellowstone wasn’t the only National Park putting up strong numbers, as 2020 Grand Teton visitation was down only 3.4 percent from 2019, despite being closed for almost two months of the summer season.

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Expanded Yellowstone campground reservations on tap

Expanded Yellowstone campground reservations are on tap for three more areas–Mammoth, Slough Creek and a portion of Pebble Creek–beginning at the end of the month.

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Despite challenges, 2020 Yellowstone visitation down just 5%

COVID-19 distancing at Snow Lodge gift show

Despite a COVID-19 pandemic that saw several lodges and many services shut down, 2020 Yellowstone visitation was down just 5 percent over 2019, as visitors saw the park as a safe refuge in troubling times.

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Fenn treasure hunter pleads guilty to Yellowstone cemetary vandalism

Yellowstone National Park

Fenn treasure hunter Rodrick Dow Craythorn pled guilty to charges of causing repeated damage to Fort Yellowstone Cemetery in 2019 and 2020 in a futile attempt to located the prize.

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Here’s a new one: Yellowstone visitors cited for cooking chickens in a hot spring

Yellowstone National Park

Three Yellowstone National Park visitors were cited for cooking two whole chickens in a backcountry Shoshone Geyser Basin hot spring in an August 7 incident.

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