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Yellowstone experiences busiest May on record

The park hosted 446,875 visits in May 2018. This is more than a 6 percent increase over last year (419,635 visits) and surpasses May 2016 (444,630 visits) as the busiest May ever in Yellowstone. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/18024.htm
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Posted: June 8, 2018, 8:06 am

Woman gored by bison in Yellowstone after crowd gets too close

On the morning of June 6, 59-year-old Kim Hancock of Santa Rosa, California, was gored by a bull bison at Fountain Paint Pot in the Lower Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/06072018.htm
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Posted: June 7, 2018, 11:08 am

Second Person Injured By Elk In Accidental Encounter

Penny Allyson Behr, age 53, from Cypress, Texas was attacked by a cow elk in an accidental encounter behind the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel on the morning of Tuesday, June 5. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/06052018.htm
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Posted: June 5, 2018, 12:15 pm

Person Seriously Injured By Elk

Charlene Triplett, age 51, from Las Vegas, Nevada, was attacked by a cow elk behind the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel on Sunday, June 3 in Yellowstone National Park. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/06042018.htm
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Posted: June 4, 2018, 12:25 pm

Superintendent Dan Wenk announces retirement in 2019

Today, Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk announced his decision to retire on March 30, 2019 https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/18023.htm
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Posted: June 1, 2018, 6:07 am

Norris Campground Opens Today

Norris campground in Yellowstone National Park will open today, Friday, May 25 at 9:00 a.m https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/05252018.htm
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Posted: May 25, 2018, 7:37 am

Yellowstone National Park expects busy summer

Do you plan to visit Yellowstone National Park this summer? When you travel to this wild and awe-inspiring place, we ask you to come prepared so you can protect yourself and your park. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/18022.htm
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Posted: May 23, 2018, 1:23 pm

Wildland fire staff will burn piles of woody debris at the Northeast Entrance of Yellowstone National Park

Wildland fire staff will burn piles of woody debris at the Northeast Entrance of Yellowstone National Park on Monday, May 21. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/05212018.htm
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Posted: May 21, 2018, 10:52 am

Norris Campground Closure and Dunraven Pass Early Opening

Norris campground will be closed until further notice. Tower Fall to Canyon Junction (Dunraven Pass) will open Friday, May 18, at 9:00 am, weather dependent. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/05172018.htm
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Posted: May 17, 2018, 11:22 am

Bison quarantine approved

On May 14, 2018, the National Park Service (NPS) Intermountain Regional Director signed the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the environmental assessment (EA), "The Use of Quarantine to Identify Brucellosis-free Yellowstone Bison for Relocation Elsewhere." https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/18021.htm
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Posted: May 16, 2018, 1:15 pm

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