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Agenda Announced for Visitor Center Fête

New Visitor Center

New Visitor Center

Tomorrow sees the dedication of the new Visitor Education Center at Old Faithful Inn. Here's the agenda, should you decide to head to an impressive addition to the services in Yellowstone National Park.

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Arthur 2 Fire Grows, Albeit at a Slow Pace

Arthur Fire 2

Arthur Fire 2

The Arthur 2 Fire has grown to 218 acres and has the potential to impact operations at the East Entrance, but cool, wet weather is stifling the fire's growth, leading experts to predict no major spread today and tonight.

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Two More Bear Deaths in Rough Ursine Summer

Yellowstone bear

Yellowstone bear

Two more bear deaths were reported last week in Yellowstone National Park, bumping the 2010 total to seven -- and that doesn't count the bears relocated or euthanized just outside the Park's boundaries. Why has this been such a bad summer for bears? The answer seems to be in the humble pine cone.

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Another Small Fire Emerges in Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park

Fire-spotters noted another small fire in Yellowstone National Park, near the East Entrance, but efforts to scout it out were hampered by windy conditions yesterday, preventing the NPS from launching a helicopter to assess the situation. UPDATED

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Yellowstone Bison Population Back on the Rise

Bison

BisonThe semi-annual estimate of the Yellowstone National Park bison population is out, now pegged at 3,900 bison -- up significantly from last summer's estimate of 3,300 bison, but far short of the peak population of 5,000 in 2005.

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Attacking Soda Butte Grizzly was Sick, Stressed; She Snapped

Euthanized Griz

Euthanized Griz

The results of the necropsy on the grizzly bear that killed one and mauled two others in the Soda Butte Campground outside Yellowstone National Park indicates that she was ill and stressed but not baited, providing some vital clues that could certainly explain her condition.

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Montana FWP: Court Decision Makes Wolf Management Impossible

Wolf

WolfThe assumption from the folks at the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Department is that the state's wolf population needs "management" -- but a recent court decision holding them protected under the Endangered Species Act makes it impossible.

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New Yellowstone Old Faithful Visitor Education Center Set to Open Aug. 25

New Yellowstone Visitor Center

New Yellowstone Visitor Center

We'll be in Yellowstone National Park, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, on Aug. 25 when the new Old Faithful Visitor Education Center is dedicated and opened to the public. We hope you are too -- but if you can't, here's a sneak peak.

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Reaction to Wolf Legal Decision: It Depends on Your Point of View

Wolf!

Wolf howling

The decision by U.S. District Court Judge Donald Molloy to extend full protection to gray wolves in the the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem under the Endangered Species Act has generated a slew of responses -- some thoughtful, some passionate, some profane. Here's a sampling of the responses.

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Escaped Convicts Out of Yellowstone: Feds

Most wanted

Most Wanted

U.S. Marshals say the escaped convict from Arizona and his alleged accomplice are not in Yellowstone National Park any longer and are thought to be in Wyoming, still on the run from the law.

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