Jackson Hole News & Guide reports Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park rangers have led about 90 search and rescue missions this year. Yellowstone spokesman Al Nash says they’ve conducted around 15 major and 20 minor search and rescue operations in Yellowstone. In addition, Grand Teton National Park spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs says they’ve had 31 major and 23 minor searches so far.
Jackson Hole hunters have been struggling to kill enough bison this year. Game managers say the five month hunt stared August 15 and hunters have only killed 11 bison so far. Jackson Hole News & Guide says the annual event happens in the National Elk Refuge and Bridger-Teton National Forest
A Jackson doctor and two police officers revived a dead man after he was shocked trying to untangle shoes hanging from a high-voltage power line. Volunteer firefighter Dr. Jim Little Jr. says the 46-year-old man wasn’t breathing and didn’t have a pulse. Jackson Hole Daily says the three rescuers performed CPR and used a portable defibrillator to save the man’s life
A Jackson woman died yesterday after being hit by a bus at the Burning Man counterculture festival in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada. Pershing County Sheriff’s Office says the victim was 29-year-old Alicia Louise. Event spokesman Jim Graham says Louise got hit just after midnight near Center Camp in Black Rock City about 100 miles north of Reno
Grand Teton National Park authorities says the 20-year-old Russian man found dead in the park died of blunt force trauma from a major fall. The Teton County coroner says the seasonal employee Aleksandr Sagiev’s death was an accident. Jackson Hole News and Guide says he probably died immediately after hitting his head during his fall
Jackson Hole Daily says Yellowstone National Park is closing the road over Craig Pass on the way from Jackson to Old Faithful to work on a new Isa Lake bridge. Park Spokesman Al Nash says the road will stay closed for automobiles until sometime next summer to give construction workers time to demolish and replace the 70-year-old bridge. Nash says visitors can still get anywhere in the park this fall, they just have to take a different route
Grand Teton National Park planners and managers met this week at Teton County Library to discuss four plans for Moose-Wilson Road. Park spokesman Andrew White says there was a major turnout at their last open house of almost 190 people. Jackson Hole Daily says the proposals include doing nothing, reducing crowding on the road, balancing conservation and public use and linking Moose-Wilson to the rest of the park
Law enforcement officials are still investigating the death of a Yellowstone National Park concession employee. Special agents and park rangers are just releasing the details about the death of 21-year-old Montana woman Kassandra Wieferich to give her family members time to hear about it before they heard it on the news. Her body was found in the Old Faithful Lodge area on Tuesday
The competition is heating up to find the next four trustees on St. John’s Medical Center’s board. The filing period ended Monday for the four incumbents and three challengers. Jackson Hole Daily says the general election is happening November 4.
A Wilson couple is suing the state of Wyoming to get rid of the limits on how much money political donors can give to candidates during an election. State law says single donors can only give up to $25,000 and only $1,000 to each individual candidate over a two year period. Jackson Hole Daily says Wilson residents Daniel and Carleen Brophy are close to the limit and are suing Wyoming’s Secretary of State Max Maxfield to donate more than the legal limit
Get off the beaten path on holidays - September 2, 2014 The SuperWife and I took the kids fishing on Labor Day. Usually, going fishing on a holiday is a bad idea. There tend to be crowds just about everywhere you go. But even on a national day off, you can avoid having to share space with other anglers if you get well off the beaten […]
Don’t let snakes ruin your Labor Day - September 1, 2014 In my opinion, everybody should go hunting each weekend of the hunting season. You don’t have to go after elk or deer every time. Change it up a little. Hunt doves on the first weekend, then try to get a blue grouse or two the next. Later in the fall, you can start working duck […]
The Grizzlies Won’t Be a Pushover [AUDIO] - August 29, 2014 The Wyoming Cowboys open up their football season at home against Montana tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon in Laramie. It’s the first meeting between the two schools since 1997, and the Grizzlies enter the game as the fifth-ranked team in the FCS. On defense, the Cowboys top priority is to stop the run. With a talented quarterback […]
Warmer Temperatures With Isolated Thunderstorms Expected Today - August 29, 2014 A weak ridge of high pressure will build over the region today, which will allow temperatures to become warmer and closer to average statewide. However, some lingering low-level moisture and daytime heating could trigger a few hit or miss thunderstorms for the afternoon and early evening hours. Gusty winds and lots of lightning will be […]
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