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Kelly Burns

Kelly Burns


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The Sounds of Yellowstone

The Sounds of Yellowstone

Written by: Kelly Burns, February 01st, 2022

Categories: Facts

Get to know the sound landscape of the world's first national park.

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FAQ: Everything You Need to Know About Visiting Yellowstone in Winter

FAQ: Everything You Need to Know About Visiting Yellowstone in Winter

Written by: Kelly Burns, January 19th, 2022

Categories: Plan Winter

We've collected the most frequently asked questions about visiting Yellowstone National Park in winter to help make your adventure planning a breeze!

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Timeline: 150 Years of Yellowstone

Timeline: 150 Years of Yellowstone

Written by: Kelly Burns, January 06th, 2022

Categories: Plan

One of the most beloved places in America observes its 150th anniversary in 2022. Get to know some key moments in the park's history.

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Lost & Found in Yellowstone

Lost & Found in Yellowstone

Written by: Kelly Burns, September 15th, 2021

Categories: People

Learn what it takes to manage Xanterra’s lost and found department in Yellowstone National Park.

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Insider Tips for Hiking in Yellowstone

Insider Tips for Hiking in Yellowstone

Written by: Kelly Burns, July 01st, 2021

Categories: Tips

We talked to some of Yellowstone's most prolific hikers on staff to point you in the right direction and help you prepare for a day on the trail.

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Recreating Responsibly in Yellowstone

Recreating Responsibly in Yellowstone

Written by: Kelly Burns, June 03rd, 2021

Categories: Tips

Take inspiration from the building blocks of life (earth, water, fire, air, and space) and use them to have a memorable and safe vacation in Yellowstone.

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Yellowstone Agate Jewelry

Yellowstone Agate Jewelry

Written by: Kelly Burns, November 24th, 2020

Categories: People

Montana Agate is what turned Livingston, MT residents Paul and Patricia (Pat) Gates from anglers to rock hounds.

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The Science of Art: A Conversation with Artist Kathy Burk

The Science of Art: A Conversation with Artist Kathy Burk

Written by: Kelly Burns, September 08th, 2020

Categories: People

Vivid, brilliant, vibrant, and bright. These are also some of the words used to describe the kiln glass artwork of Kathy Burk. Kathy designs and creates bowls, platters, dishes, and other glasswork inspired by the colors in the thermal pools of Yellowstone National Park.

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Captured In Clay: Memories From Yellowstone’s Resident/Visiting Potter

Captured In Clay: Memories From Yellowstone’s Resident/Visiting Potter

Written by: Kelly Burns, August 03rd, 2020

Categories: People

Have you ever tried to capture your memories of Yellowstone with something other than a photograph? For potter Carl Sheehan, his memories are captured in clay.

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Living in Yellowstone National Park

Living in Yellowstone National Park

Written by: Kelly Burns, November 12th, 2019

Categories: People

If you’ve ever wondered if you could live in Yellowstone, the answer is “yes!” And Yellowstone National Park Lodges can make it happen.

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Working In Yellowstone? What To Bring With You

Working In Yellowstone? What To Bring With You

Written by: Kelly Burns, March 18th, 2019

Categories: General

Getting a job in Yellowstone is an exciting time. Not only did you get hired for a job, but you also committed to leaving your home for a season. This brings with it many unknowns but we are here to help! One of the most asked questions we get is “what should I bring?”

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A Naturally Different Employment Experience at Yellowstone National Park

A Naturally Different Employment Experience at Yellowstone National Park

Written by: Kelly Burns, May 17th, 2018

Categories: General

Want insight on being Naturally Different? Read on to see if seasonal work is a good fit for you.

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