The National Elk Refuge celebrated the National Wildlife Refuge System’s 111th birthday for ten days starting March 14. Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center had it’s first exhibit greeting visitors and showing them how much the system has grown. 391 refuges from the western U.S. and 264 east of the Mississippi were represented
Yellowstone National Park is opening its west side roads for the spring bicycle season this morning at eight. (Thursday, March 27, 8 a.m.). Bikers will be able to ride 49 miles of park roads from West Yellowstone, Montana to Mammoth Hot Springs. Old Faithful and Canyon won’t be open for bikes until the first interior park roads open to motorized vehicles Friday, April 18
(JACKSON, Wyo) Drivers who travel the northern end of South Park Loop Road have repeatedly been confounded in their travels as rock-falls along that stretch of road have caused the road to be closed on numerous occasions. So far, the Jackson public works department has placed a snow barrier between the road and the hillside, and more recently … Continue Reading
(JACKSON, Wyo) The 2014 election season gets under way in earnest this weekend with the 2014 Teton County Democratic Convention. Participants will establish a county platform, discuss new healthcare options and elect delegates to the state convention. Potential candidates planning on running in November will also make their intentions known. The convention takes place tomorrow afternoon at the Teton County Commissioners’ chambers.
(JACKSON, Wyo) A popular hiking blog-site online has named Grand Teton National Park one of the ten best hiking destination in the country. The publication explains that team members had a chance to nominate the locations they thought were the best, and through those they had … Continue Reading
(JACKSON, Wyo) A recent count of moose in the Jackson Hole area has biologists here cautiously optimistic about an apparent recovery taking place in the population. Volunteers had joined biologists from Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Grand Teton National Park, Bridger-Teton National Forest and the National Elk Refuge late last month to count moose in the region in an effort … Continue Reading
(JACKSON, Wyo) Teton County School District #1 board members last night approved next year’s calendar which provides for a start of the school year the day after Labor Day, an eight-day winter break beginning Christmas Eve and the customary two-week spring break beginning March 30th. School would then dismiss for the year June 11th. Public feedback had expressed concerns that … Continue Reading
(JACKSON, Wyo) While there have been no reports of bears emerging from hibernation in the Jackson Hole area yet, they have been spotted out already in Yellowstone National Park. Still, Wyoming Game and Fish Spokesman Mark Gocke admits it is possible to see some “early risers” in this area now as well. Gocke says the area usually sees the bears emerging beginning this time of year, and … Continue Reading
(JACKSON, Wyo) An adult bald eagle is being released today from the Teton Raptor Center after nearly two weeks of treatment for lead poisoning. The eagle had been found unable to move near Dubois, Wyoming on February 28th and Wyoming Game and Fish officers transported the bird to the center in Jackson Hole for rehabilitation. After several days of treatment, oxygen therapy and rehab at Spring Creek Animal Hospital and TRC, … Continue Reading
(JACKSON, Wyo) Teton County Public Health Department’s Environmental Health Services and the Teton Conservation District are promoting Groundwater Awareness Week. Groundwater is tapped through wells placed in water-bearing soils and rocks beneath the surface of the earth. In observance of the week, the county’s health department is urging residents with private wells … Continue Reading
Improving Weather Expected For Friday & Weekend - September 12, 2014 We will see improving weather conditions today and this weekend as our latest cold front moves out of the area and higher pressure builds overhead. However, there could be a few more additional light snow showers in far southeastern parts of the state this morning and visibility could also be reduced at times along I-25 […]
Let’s go … skishing? - September 12, 2014 Many of us in Wyoming have braved the frigid waters of our state in a float tube in order to get into a better position to catch a big fish. But would you consider just jumping all the way in and swimming out to the deep water? Some crazy guy out in New York is […]
Colder Temperatures With Rain And Snow Expected - September 11, 2014 A strong Canadian cold front will continue to push south today, which brings significantly colder and well below average temperatures. Daytime highs in northern Wyoming will stay in the 30′s, 40′s in central and southeastern Wyoming, and lower 50′s in southwest parts of the state. Temperatures today will be around 30 to 40 degrees below […]
Use a decoy to get your goat - September 11, 2014 I don’t think I’d try it during the rifle season, but if your antelope area’s still open to archery only, a decoy might be just the trick you need. After the pronghorns have broken into their harem groups, the bucks get extremely territorial. Just sit back and watch them sometime. If another buck gets anywhere […]
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