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Yellowstone National Park may soon host fleets of visitor shuttles as part of a new initiative to improve park visits and reduce park congestion. In conjunction with the Department of Transportation (DOT) Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, park officials are launching two separate exploratory programs that involve shuttle programs operating inside Yellowstone: Canyon Village has…

The legendary Fenn Treasure has been found, but another hopeful treasure hunter still must answer for his actions in the ill-fated search. On Sept. 16, 52-year-old Utah resident Rodrick Dow Craythorn was indited by a federal jury on charges of excavating or trafficking in archeological resources and injury or depredation to United States property. Craythorn…

Yellowstone National Park is temporarily shutting down the road at Mammoth Hot Springs to finish the work they started after a water line break earlier this summer. The major break occurred on Friday, Aug. 14 in the water line that brings water to all the facilities at Mammoth Hot Springs. Park crews worked through the…

Park County’s 4% Lodging Tax is up for renewal in the upcoming election, and its potential benefits extend well beyond the hotels and RV parks in Cody and Powell. Claudia Wade, director of the Park County Travel Council, presented the case for the tax’s renewal during the Cody Club meeting yesterday. She took time to…

More moisture has moved into the Greater Yellowstone area, meaning the park’s fire danger is slowly reducing after a relatively busy season for the park. On Monday, Oct. 19,  Yellowstone reduced the park’s fire danger to moderate due to widespread precipitation moving into the park’s boundaries. There are no fire restrictions within the park at…

If enacted, these changes would change the accessibility of Yellowstone National Park thru both the East and South entrances. The National Park Service has opened a public comment period on the proposal to adjust aspects of the opening and closure dates and times at both of Yellowstone’s Wyoming entrances. These would be adaptations to the…

Xanterra announced that Yellowstone’s Old Faithful Snow Lodge closed Tuesday, October 13, for the Winter 2020-2021 season due to COVID-19. In accordance with the closure all rooms services and concessionaires, such as the restaurant and gift shop, has ceased operations. In-house guests were able to keep their rooms until Tuesday morning. Guests with existing reservations…

After nearly breaking its August visitation record, Yellowstone National Park experienced its highest September visitation in history. Park officials released the latest year-to-date numbers along with September’s totals. The park hosted 837,499 recreation visits in September, an 21% increase from September 2019, and the highest number on record for Yellowstone for September visitation. This is…

Yellowstone National Park officials are seeking public comment on a proposition to install nearly 200 miles of fiber-optic cable through the park for faster internet connections. The park already has a microwave transport system and underground copper cable designed for landline phones. All of Yellowstone’s phones and computers utilize the microwave system. The 40-year old…

The Hancock Fire was discovered Monday morning in the southeast corner of Yellowstone, by a ranger on a backcountry patrol near Heart Lake. It was discovered by a ranger on backcountry patrol. The fire is only 0.1 acre in size, so far only affecting a single tree in the area. The situation has been analyzed…


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