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Historic Mount Holmes Fire Lookout Burns Down

Mount Holmes Lookout Fire

The historic Mount Holmes Fire Lookout is no more, burning to the ground Tuesday afternoon after being hit by a lightning strike generated by a severe thunderstorm.

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June 2019 Yellowstone Visitation Down from 2018, 2016

Yellowstone National Park South Entrance, Yellowstone visitation

June 2019 Yellowstone visitation was down 3.6 percent when compared to June 2018, as National Park Service officials tallied 781,853 visits. This also represents a decrease from June 2016 (838,316 visits), the busiest month on record in Yellowstone.

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A Year Later, Bacon Rind Fire Management Deemed Success

Bacon Rind Fire Aug. 16

A year ago, officials with Yellowstone National Park and Custer Gallatin National Forest decided to let the Bacon Rind Fire burn with minimal intervention. Today, that decision is deemed a success.

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Soda Butte Creek Restoration to be Celebrated Next Week

Yellowstone National Park South Entrance, Yellowstone visitation

The Soda Butte Creek restoration, part of the successful cleanup of the McLaren abandoned mine near Cooke City, Montana, will be celebrated at an event July 18 at the mine site.

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Yellowstone Live Returns June 23-26 on National Geographic

Pronghorn buck Electric Peak NPS

Journalist Josh Elliott and animal expert Chris Packham return to host Yellowstone Live, a four-day event running on the National Geographic and Nat Geo Wild cable networks.

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Pence: Divert Energy Royalty Money to Pay for National Park Infrastructure

Mike Pence in Yellowstone

In a speech delivered to NPS employees in front of Yellowstone National Park’s Old Faithful Geyser, Vice President Mike Pence repeated a Trump Administration call for proceeds on public-lands energy drilling leases to be diverted to addressing a $12-billion backlog of critical National Park infrastructure maintenance.

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One Killed, Two Injured in South Entrance Road RV Accident

Yellowstone National Park South Entrance, Yellowstone visitation

A 13-year-old boy was killed and his twin brother seriously injured in a single-vehicle accident on South Entrance Road near Lewis Falls on Tuesday afternoon.

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How Were Yellowstone Poachers Caught? A Trail on Social Media

Yellowstone mountain lion - NPS

When three Livingston (MT) men pled guilty to poaching a male mountain lion in the northern section of Yellowstone, Park officials did not release details of the investigation. Turns out, they were tracked down via prolific social-media posts.

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Leslie Reynolds New Yellowstone Interim Chief Ranger

Leslie Reynolds

We have a new interim chief ranger in Yellowstone National Park, with Leslie Reynolds named to the post by Superintendent Cam Sholly, as the National Park Service embarks on a search for a permanent appointment.

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Delaware North Yellowstone Portfolio Expands With Purchase of Fifth Hotel

Best Western Gardiner

The Delaware North Yellowstone portfolio expanded with the purchase of the Best Western by Mammoth Hot Springs, as the hospitality and concessions giant adds a fifth area hotel to its holdings.

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