Tag Archives: Yellowstone National Park

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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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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Sholly: Limited 2020 Yellowstone opening a success

2020 Yellowstone opening May 18

After the first three days of an extremely unusual 2020 Yellowstone opening in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Superintendent Cam Sholly shares information on visitation, next steps and more.

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When will Yellowstone Montana gates open? Still in planning phases

Old Faithful May 18

With Gov. Steve Bullock lifting Montana’s 14-day out-of-state quarantine as of June 1, as well as other coronavirus-caused closings, the next step will be the potential opening of the three Yellowstone Montana gates, but work needs to be done before a full summer 2020 opening.

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What can you expect now that Yellowstone is open?

Yellowstone 2020 opening

There were plenty of calls to open Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks for the summer 2020 season earlier, but various factors resulted in a limited launch yesterday. Here’s how to navigate those limits.

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Woman illegally entered Yellowstone, falls into thermal in OF area

A woman illegally entered Yellowstone National Park this morning and fell into a thermal feature in the Old Faithful area, requiring an airlift to Idaho Falls for burns treatment.

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What will your 2020 Yellowstone vacation look like?

Yellowstone red dog

It remains to be seen what opens in Yellowstone National Park this summer. But if the park were to open today, here’s a look at what your 2020 Yellowstone vacation might look like.

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Yellowstone Forever delays park donations, furloughs staff

Another ripple effect from the coronavirus pandemic: Yellowstone Forever, the official nonprofit fundraising partner for Yellowstone National Park, has suspended park donations and furloughed employees.

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