Yellowstone National Park is expected to open on schedule next month, thanks to two nearby towns raising money to snowplow the entrance roads, weather permitting. See article for dates.

National Park Service officials had warned that a major delay in the openings would occur due to federal budget cuts in the congressional sequester.

The Chief Joseph Scenic Highway, which links the towns of Red Lodge and Cooke City/Silver Gate near the Northeast Entrance, will open June 14

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Yellowstone officials have announced a new way to keep track of road plowing via the park‘«÷s website, its YouTube Channel and Facebook page.