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East gate opens earlier for snowmobiles

CODY (WNE) – For the last two decades snowmobile enthusiasts have been gaining ground as far as access to Yellowstone National Park.

They will now get 20 extra days to access Yellowstone in the winter from the East Entrance.

It’s an effort Dede Fales, co-owner of Gary Fales Outfitting, has lobbied for extensively.

On Wednesday, the Park announced it will bump up its opening date for the gate from Dec. 22 to Tuesday. In the spring, the Entrance will now close on March 15 instead of the prior date of March 2. The change of dates will now align the East Ent...