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Yellowstone Park Shut Down
Yellowstone National Park officials announced the implementation of contingency plans for a government shutdown on Saturday, according to a press release from the National Park Service, in response to the federal budget continuing resolution and immigration impasse in Washington D...
Investigating Missing Bison
Staff at Yellowstone National Park on Tuesday reportedly discovered that 52 bison– being held at the Stephens Creek facility for possible quarantine– had been released from their pens.  Q2 reports the National Park Service announced Wednesday it initiated a criminal investigation...
3rd Busiest Year for Yellowstone
Yellowstone National Park had its third busiest September on record this year with over 640,000 visits. This total is down about 9 percent from September 2016.  The 2017 total is also less than the second-busiest September in 2015.  Inclement weather might have contributed to the decline i…
DEQ Grants Drilling License Near Yellowstone
The Montana Department of Environmental Quality granted an exploration drilling license near Yellowstone National Park on Wednesday.   Lucky Minerals requested the license to search within its privately-owned block in the Emigrant Mining District...
Fire News
A nearly-1,000-acre grass fire that began north of Highway 87 East Thursday afternoon led to the issuance of pre-evacuation notices for about a dozen homes in the Huntington Hills area according to the Billings Gazette.  The Sage Hills fire burning near Lockwood southeast of Billings threatens numer…
Busy May for Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park — The world’s first national park — experienced its second busiest May on record, according to the National Park Service.  KTVQ.com reports that the busy month full of visitors comes as the park faces $2 million in funding cuts through the T…
National Park Selfie Pledge
Yellowstone National Park officials are attempting to make sure that none of the more than 4 million visitors to the park this year wind up as the latest chapter in a book by asking visitors to adopt their “Safe Selfie” policy.  The book is Lee H...
Yellowstone South Entrance Closed Due To Fires
Yellowstone National Park’s South entrance has been closed, due to several fires growing in the area including a blaze blocking access to the south entrance.  The West Entrance remained open, but the Maple fire has burned more than 27,000 acres, about five miles northeast of Yel…

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