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In the Books: First Transfer of Quarantined Yellowstone Bison at Fort Peck

Fort Peck bison release

After years of study and maneuvering through red tape at the federal and state levels, the first transfer of quarantined Yellowstone bison to the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Poplar, Montana is now in the books.

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Celebrate National Park Service Birthday on Sunday

Yellowstone bison 2019

Celebrate the National Park Service birthday in style on Sunday, Aug. 25, with free Grand Teton and Yellowstone admission to mark the occasion.

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Don’t Mess With A Yellowstone Bison Stampede

Yellowstone Traffic Jam

Yellowstone National Park can be a dangerous place, and a video showing an out-of-control Yellowstone bison stampede highlights that danger.

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An Unlawful Close-Up Look at Old Faithful

Old Faithful tourist abuse

Yes, we could run stories daily about tourists abusing their privileges in Yellowstone National Park. Today’s video: a tourist decides to take a close-up look at Old Faithful.

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July 2019 Yellowstone Visitation Stays Steady Year Over Year

Yellowstone National Park South Entrance, Yellowstone visitation

July 2019 Yellowstone visitation was basically even from July 2018, with National Park Service officials tallying 936,062 visits in July 2019, down .48 percent from last July, when 940,563 visits were tallied.

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No, Yellowstone is Not a Petting Zoo

August 2019 bison petting

A viral video shows a tourist petting a Yellowstone National Park bison, but despite the uneventful outcome, officials warn that Park wildlife is still dangerous, and an approach like this could be deadly.

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Concessionaire Worker Confesses to Starting North Entrance Fire

Pollux Fire

A seasonal concessionaire employee pled guilty to starting a July 26, 2019 North Entrance fire by dropping a lit cigarette on the ground while sitting at a picnic table, igniting the blaze. 

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Chittenden Road, Mount Washburn Trail to Close Aug. 6

Chittenden Road

A closure to note for any upcoming Yellowstone National Park visit: The Chittenden Road and trailhead parking area, along with the Mount Washburn Trail via the Chittenden Road, will close August 6-8.

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Remains of Lost Concessionaire Employee Recovered

Yellowstone National Park South Entrance, Yellowstone visitation

The remains of  Feiyang “Isaac” Xiang, a 21-year-old male from China and a lost concessionaire employee from a 2015 drowning incident, have been found and positively identified.

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Decision Clears Way for Yellowstone Seasonal Employee Housing

Yellowstone National Park

We could see construction of sorely needed Yellowstone seasonal employee housing after the National Park Service (NPS) acting Intermountain Regional Director signed a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the environmental assessment (EA).

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