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As Spokane eyes new Yellowstone Pipeline agreement, council members cite safety concerns

Whether $100 million would be enough to cover damage from a catastrophic spill is one of the sticking points that has held up approval of a new 25-year franchise agreement between the City of Spokane and the owners of the Yellowstone Pipeline, which transports petroleum products across multiple states in the Northwest, including through Spokane.

Trump signs $3B-a-year plan to boost conservation, parks

President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed into law legislation that will devote nearly $3 billion annually to conservation projects, outdoor recreation and maintenance of national parks and other public lands. The measure was overwhelmingly approved by Congress.

Yellowstone during the pandemic: Reliably magnificent

We arrived at the Old Faithful Lodge 10 minutes too early. As the front desk scrambled June 8 to open for Yellowstone National Park’s 2020 summer season, the list of predictable geyser eruptions wasn’t quite ready.

Yellowstone National Park partially reopens for day use

Tourists entered Yellowstone National Park on Monday for the first time in nearly two months, but they weren’t allowed to camp and some parts of the park remained off-limits as part of continuing coronavirus-related restrictions.

Yellowstone to half reopen amid self-quarantine differences

Access to the southern half of Yellowstone National Park will resume Monday by way of Wyoming, but park officials continue to talk with Montana officials about reopening the rest of the park after a seven-week closure because of the coronavirus, Superintendent Cam Sholly said Wednesday.

Female Yellowstone bison shipped to tribes

Thirty-three Yellowstone bison that had been held in quarantine – including 14 females with calves – were shipped from their pasture near Gardiner to the Fort Peck Indian Reservation on Monday.

Study: Yellowstone bison mow, fertilize their own grass

A study of grazing in Yellowstone National Park found that bison essentially mow and fertilize their own food. This allows them to graze in one area for two to three months during the spring and summer while other ungulates must keep migrating to higher elevations to follow new plant growth.