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Woman Drowns in Remote Part of Yellowstone

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A woman camping more than five miles into the remote Bechler River portion of Yellowstone National Park was found dead, presumably after drowning in the Bechler River.

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It’s Official: This Has Been Busiest Summer in Yellowstone

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With the tallies completed, it's official: This has been the busiest summer in Yellowstone National Park history, as nearly 2.3 million people came to the park during June, July and August, up 124,000 over the previous summer record of 2,173,371 set back in 1999.

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Butte Fire Expected to Grow in Coming Days

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Even though it's been a relatively wet summer -- at least by previous standards -- there's always the threat of summer fires in Yellowstone National Park, and this year is no exception, as 200 acres in the Lamar Valley have been affected by what began as an extremely small fire two weeks ago. The prognosis: minimal impact on the park.

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Yellowstone to Be Featured on New U.S. Quarters

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A new line of quarters from the U.S. Mint will feature Yellowstone National Park in a first round of designs honoring National Parks, starting in April 2010.

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Yellowstone Park Foundation Launches Drive for Bear Boxes

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Aiming to protect both bears and humans, the Yellowstone Park Foundation is embarking on a fundraising drive to install bear boxes -- those large, bear-proof containers -- in top-priority campgrounds throughout Yellowstone National Park.

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Clear Lake Trail Closed Temporarily, May Be Rerouted

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Yellowstone’s Clear Lake Trail has been temporarily closed to protect the public from hazards associated with new thermal activity along the trail, as "hot spots" along the trail indicate a heat source under the crust of the trail. These hot spots will be evaluated by park geology staff using thermal imaging and a ground survey.

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Obama Fly-Fishes, Visits Old Faithful on Yellowstone Trip

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At the end of the day, President Barack Obama and his family did the things virtually everyone else wants to do when they visit Yellowstone National Park: do a little fishing, visit Old Faithful, and get away from it all.

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Final Free Admission Weekend Starts Tomorrow

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The last of three free-admission weekends in Yellowstone National Park is scheduled for this weekend, as the National Park Service winds up an ambitious promotion of the National Park system.

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Obama Visit to Yellowstone: Private Event

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Yellowstone Entrance SignYellowstone National Park should once again be jammed, thanks to the third free-admission weekend of the summer. But chances are pretty good very few of the visitors will have any interaction with President Barack Obama and his family, as his brief Saturday visit is being billed as a private event for the First Family.

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Experts: Hazing, Not Slaughter, Should Be Centerpiece of Yellowstone Bison Strategy

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A panel of reps from state and federal agencies is recommending more effort be made to haze wayward Yellowstone National Park bison back into the Park, rather than slaughter them, as an effort is made to create more flexible guidelines in bison management.

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