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
Hunters must be conservationists first - October 20, 2014 As hunters, it’s our responsibility to take care of the critters we hunt, as well as those we don’t. We have to obey the game laws. Police ourselves to be sure others respect the wildlife. And even offer suggestions to the Game and Fish Commission when we think there are better ways to ensure that […]
Quiet & Mainly Settled Weather Expected - October 17, 2014 High pressure will build over the area today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry. Winds will also stay light to breezy and no significant gusting is expected. Temperatures become a touch cooler statewide, but will be closer to average. Daytime highs will be in the 50′s across the mountain […]
Wish list season is upon us again - October 17, 2014 Late October is a bad time of year for me. If I were independently wealthy, it wouldn’t be so bad. But I’m not. I’m a journalist, so it’s a little painful. It’s rough because this is when the Christmas catalogs start hitting the mailbox, and they’re chock-full of gear I wish I had. From the […]
Pleasant Autumn Weather Expected - October 16, 2014 Temperatures will be noticeably cooler and closer to average today due to a cool front that crossed through the state of Wyoming yesterday. We can also expect partly to mostly cloudy skies and breezy winds today, but conditions will remain mainly dry. Winds will gust between 15 to 25 mph. Daytime highs will reach the […]
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