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Sylvan Pass Avalanche Presentation to be Held Monday in Cody

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Date: January 8, 2009
Contact: Al Nash, NPS, 307-344-2015
Contact: Jenni Rosencranse, City of Cody, 307-527-7511

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
Al Nash or Stacy Vallie (307) 344-2015
   
The City of Cody
P.O. Box 2200
Cody, WY 82414
Jennie Rosencranse
307-527-7511

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 8, 2009     09-002    

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK NEWS RELEASE
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Sylvan Pass Avalanche Presentation To Be Held Monday In Cody

Residents of the Cody area have an opportunity next week to learn more about the challenge of keeping Yellowstone’s Sylvan Pass open in the winter for snowmobile and snowcoach travel.

Yellowstone National Park’s Lake District Ranger, Maura Longden, will give a presentation and answer questions Monday evening, January 12.  Information will include how park staff conduct avalanche forecasting and mitigate avalanche hazards through Sylvan Pass on the park’s East Entrance road.

The presentation, hosted by the City of Cody, will run from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. and will be held will be held in the City Council Chambers at 1338 Rumsey Avenue.

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