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Man fined for crashing #drone into #Yellowstone hot spring: http://ow.ly/C0EO7 #chimani  
A Dutch visitor to Yellowstone National Park has been fined more than $3,000 after crashing a drone into Grand Prismatic Spring in August. Theodorus Van Vliet pleaded guilty in federal court this week to violating a park ban against operating an unmanned aircraft. He was fined $1,000 and ordered to pay over $2,200 in restitution. Van Vliet's mishap drew global attention after his small, remote-controlled helicopter drone plunged into the la...
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Bison population holds steady in Yellowstone #wildlifewednesday   #chimani   #yellowstonenationalpark   #bison  
An annual survey of summer bison numbers in Yellowstone National Park shows the overall population at roughly the same level as last year. The estimate based on a series of aerial surveys puts the park's total bison population about approximately 4,900. Park managers are proposing reducing the total herd by approximately 900.
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Visitor crashes drone into Yellowstone’s largest hot spring www.yellowstonegate.com/2014/08/visitor-crashes-drone-into-yellowstones-largest-hot-spring/ #chimani  
Officials are considering whether to use a manned helicopter flight to try and locate a drone that has crashed into the largest hot spring in Yellowstone National Park. Several eyewitnesses watched Saturday as a small drone aircraft crashed and sank into Grand Prismatic Spring, and the incident remains under investigation.
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#Yellowston  visitor killed by falling tree
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A visitor to Yellowstone National Park died Monday afternoon after being struck by a falling tree. The 36-year old man was from Taiwan, and was part of a group that was hiking the Fairy Falls trail, a popular trail leading to a waterfall located north of the Old Faithful area and west of the Grand Loop Road.
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Yellowstone South Entrance opens Friday, May 9. Will you be making the trip in, out or through?  http://ow.ly/wDiWM imani#ch
The South Entrance to Yellowstone National Park will open for the season on Friday morning, May 9, as scheduled. The road between West Thumb and Old Faithful over Craig Pass will also open to travel Friday. At that time, visitors will be able to travel through all five park entrances to popular destinations including Old Faithful, the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Norris Geyser Basin, and Fishing Bridge.
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An 8-year-old girl died Sunday morning after falling into the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, a popular attraction in Yellowstone National Park. In an unrelated incident, the body of a concessions worker who died while floating the Yellowstone River was recovered Saturday. The girl, Zahra Allahyari, and family members were following a trail to the Brink of the Lower Falls observation platform when she fell 550 feet into the canyon.
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Officials in Yellowstone National Park are searching for a Georgia man who is missing after being swept down the Yellowstone River near Tower Junction Monday evening. The missing man was one of three concession employees who reportedly used inner tubes to float the Lamar River.
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New Grand Teton head to focus on outreach to youth, minorities
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For the past two months, newly arrived Grand Teton National Park Superintendent David Vela has been meeting with staff, elected officials and community members to learn about a host of challenges he'll likely be dealing with in the coming months. That includes a range of natural resource issues like grizzly bear management, elk hunting in the park and river paddling. But as pressing as those matters are, Vela is looking to expand his prioritie...
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Yellowstone ranger recognized for actions on Sylvan Pass
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Popular #climbing spot in #GrandTeton closed for nesting peregrine falcons http://ow.ly/wG2qc #birds #chimani
A popular climbing spot in Grand Teton National Park is closed to give a pair of nesting peregrine falcons a little extra space and privacy. Baxter’s Pinnacle and its southwest descent gully are currently closed to public entry due to an active peregrine falcon nest. A pair of falcons first established a new nest near Baxter’s Pinnacle in 2011, making this the fourth year that a temporary closure has been levied to protect both climbers and ne...
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Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks will both be hosting events this month in observance of the 2014 International Migratory Bird Day. Attendees will also have a chance to help conduct bird counts which aid in monitoring and managing wildlife and natural resources in the parks.
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Yellowstone Gate is an independent, online news site covering life in and around Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. Our mission is to offer original reporting, insight and commentary on the critical common issues facing the parks and their gateway communities, including Cody, Wyoming.; Cooke City, Montana.; Gardiner, Mont.; Jackson, Wyo.; and West Yellowstone, Mont. Our news coverage includes wildlife, tourism, travel, environmental issues, park administration, events, people, history and more.