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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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Pence Yellowstone Visit Set for Thursday

Mammoth road repair, June 2019

A head’s-up if you’re planning a trip to Yellowstone National Park tomorrow: A Mike Pence Yellowstone visit is set for June 13, as the Vice President will fly into Yellowstone Airport in West Yellowstone and then proceed to the Old Faithful area and the Old Faithful Visitors Center.

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White Steps Down as Yellowstone Forever CEO; Interim CEO in Place

Mammoth Terraces June 2019

After reports of layoffs and financial issues at Yellowstone Forever, the official nonprofit partner of Yellowstone National Park, it was announced that Heather White, CEO and president of the organization, will resign effective Friday.

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Yellowstone National Park May 2019 Visitation Down Over 2018

Joe Brown Trail and Dome Mountain

Though the numbers are down over 2018, Yellowstone National Park May 2019 visitation still represented the third-busiest May on record.

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Yellowstone’s Mount Washburn Trail to Close in August

Mount Washburn Trail 2019

Yellowstone National Park’s Mount Washburn Trail and trailhead parking lot at Dunraven Pass will close this summer for improvements August 6-27, 2019.

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Are We Still Feeling Effects of 1959’s Hebgen Lake Earthquake?

1959 Hebgen Lake Earthquake

The massive 7.2-magnitude Hebgen Lake earthquake on August 17, 1959 is still affecting the Yellowstone National Park region, according to a team of geophysicists at the University of Utah, who say a swarm of up to 3,000 events near Maple Creek from June 2017 to June 2018 is tied to that event.

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Life on Mars? Yellowstone Pasta Bacterium May Show the Way

Yellowstone Sulfuri

A rover scanning the surface of Mars for evidence of life might want to check for rock formations that look like Yellowstone pasta bacterium, according to research conducted at the University of Illinois.

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Feds: Reverse Decision to Maintain Yellowstone Grizzlies Protections

yellowstone grizzly bear 2013

Federal lawyers argued to the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that Yellowstone grizzlies protections should be removed, saying removal of Yellowstone Ecosystem grizzly bears from Endangered Species Act safeguards was warranted.

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Can Yellowstone Forests Recover From Frequent Fires?

Maple Fire September 10, 2016

How resilient are Yellowstone forests when it comes to frequent fires? Kelly April Tyrrell of the University of Wisconsin–Madison provides this look at how researchers are addressing the issue.

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Yellowstone Economic Impact: $647.1M Annually

Bison at Mammoth Campground, May 2019

The Yellowstone economic impact on the local economy was $647.1 million in 2018, supporting 7,089 jobs, according to a new report issued by the National Park Service.

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