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OUTDOORS: Parks are opening, and it's still complicated

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Last updated 6/4/2020 at 7:45am

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The three Montana gates to Yellowstone National Park opened this week, for the first time since the park closed in March due to COVID-19. The west gate to Glacier National Park is also expected to open sometime next week.

We’ve learned a lot about coronavirus in the last couple of months, including how to slow it down. But, perhaps the most important thing we’ve learned thus far is that it’s not going away.

So, given that the virus is here to stay for the foreseeable future, anyway, it only complicates how we, as a society, move forward. In fact, in just about every single choice we have to make, COVID-19 is complicating those choices.

And the same holds true for the re-opening of our two great national parks here in Montana. It’s complicated, but the reality is quite simple. Open Yellowstone and G...

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