Tag Archives: Cam Sholly

First Yellowstone COVID-19 positive tests reported

Yellowstone social distancing

We have the first Yellowstone COVID-19 positive tests in the books, as two concessions employees and three separate visitors reported symptoms and subsequently tested positive.

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Sholly: We could see Yellowstone opening plan soon

Yellowstone social distancing

With states surrounding the park loosening stay-at-home and out-of-state quarantine rules, we may see a Yellowstone opening plan as the Memorial Day weekend approaches.

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Don’t look for Yellowstone opening until late May–at the earliest

After an April Yellowstone opening was delayed by coronavirus precautions, it’s clear that a potential late May opening will be limited at best, with few services offered and concessionaire Xanterra delaying operations until June 15.

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Yellowstone National Park closed indefinitely

West Gate Closing 2020

After requests from local county officials and Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, Superintendent Cam Sholly announces that Yellowstone National Park is closed indefinitely, as is Grand Teton National Park.

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Calls for a Yellowstone spring closure emerging

Old Faithful Fall 2019

Local and state politicians are calling for a Yellowstone spring closure as a way to slow the spread of the coronavirus impacting so much of American society. Here’s the latest on what could impact spring and summer travel in Yellowstone National Park.

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NPS Seeking Comments on Proposed Yellowstone WiFi Installation

Yellowstone National Park South Entrance, Yellowstone visitation

The National Park Service is seeking comments about a proposed Yellowstone WiFi installation that would power indoor access for visitors and tourists across developed areas of the Park, including Canyon Village, Grant Village, Lake Village, Mammoth Hot Springs and Old Faithful.

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Sholly: No Yellowstone Reservations System Planned

Cam Sholly

Superintendent Cam Sholly says there are no plans to institute a daily Yellowstone reservations system, but an internal bus system between popular points could be studied.

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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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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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Sholly Outlines Yellowstone Strategic Priorities

Yellowstone Traffic Jam

After several months on the job, Superintendent Cam Sholly has issued a list of major Yellowstone strategic priorities designed to guide Park planning both in the short term and in the long term.

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