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By Mark Davis
Powell Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange 

New Yellowstone head promises job won't be political


August 1, 2018

COURTESY/ U.S. Department of the Interior

New Yellowstone Park Superintendent Cam Sholly (left) shakes hands with U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke.

POWELL - It's a tough way to get a job.

As Cameron "Cam" Sholly prepares to move to his new offices as director at Yellowstone National Park, some have suggested the move is being made under a dark cloud.

Sholly is replacing popular superintendent Dan Wenk, who's been Yellowstone's chief for seven years. Wenk has said he was punitively forced out after disagreements with the Trump administration. Wenk opted to retire in August rather than accept a move to Washington, D.C., for a new position with the National Park Service.

Sholly, a long-time friend and past employee of Wenk's, is refusi...

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