Tag Archives: Yellowstone National Park

Testing of Yellowstone automated shuttles begins in May

We were warned Yellowstone automated shuttles were on the way in 2021, and they’ll be here in May, when testing of two new systems begins at Canyon Village.

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Let the 2021 Yellowstone summer season begin

spring biking in Yellowstone

With the opening of the 49-mile stretch of road between West Entrance and Mammoth Hot Springs open today to bicyclists, we can now proclaim a start to the 2021 Yellowstone summer season–just in time for a weekend heat wave.

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Fenn treasure hunter pleads guilty to Yellowstone cemetary vandalism

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Fenn treasure hunter Rodrick Dow Craythorn pled guilty to charges of causing repeated damage to Fort Yellowstone Cemetery in 2019 and 2020 in a futile attempt to located the prize.

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Here’s a new one: Yellowstone visitors cited for cooking chickens in a hot spring

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Three Yellowstone National Park visitors were cited for cooking two whole chickens in a backcountry Shoshone Geyser Basin hot spring in an August 7 incident.

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Fenn treasure hunter indicted in Fort Yellowstone Cemetery ransacking

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A Utah man has been indicted for repeated damage to Fort Yellowstone Cemetery in 2019 and 2020 as he searched for the alleged Forrest Fenn treasure.

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Three-year-old suffers burns in Yellowstone thermal area

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Despite some high visitation numbers this year, we have not had to report many stories like this: earlier today a three-year-old suffered second-degree burns to the lower body and back after slipping from a trail into a Yellowstone thermal area.

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First Yellowstone COVID-19 positive tests reported

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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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Habituated Yellowstone black bear put down

After a habituated Yellowstone black bear entered a backcountry campsite and bit several campers before raiding the group’s food cache, rangers made the decision to kill the bear.

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Yellowstone visitation down in June 2020

Yellowstone visitation in June 2020 was down some 32 percent from June 2019 visitation numbers, as the COVID-19 pandemic is clearly keeping many folks at home during the high summer season.

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North, Northeast entrances open for Silver Gate, Cooke City access

Old Faithful snowy May 23

With no public notice, Yellowstone officials opened the North and Northeast Entrances, with visitors allowed to drive directly through the park for Silver Gate and Cooke City access.

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