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GTNP Visitation Up In January

February 10, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The report from a missing counter is in and January visitation statistics from Grand Teton National Park indicate a significant increase over the same month last year.  According to the report published by the National Park Service Visitor Use Statistics Office, nearly 44,800 people entered the park for recreation last month, a 12.3% growth from the previous year.  Combined with those passing through the park for non-recreational purposes … Continue Reading

Streeper Wins Fifth IPSSSDR

February 10, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Blaine “Buddy” Streeper of Fort Nelson, British Columbia won the International Pedigree Sled Dog Race for the fifth time Saturday following previous wins in 2004, 2010, 2011 and 2012.  John Stewart of Scotland finished only minutes behind after the week-long race.  However, of the eight legs, IPSSSDR officials for the first time ever had to cancel one leg out of Kemmerer.  Race Director Dan Carter says … Continue Reading

Travel & Liesure Names Jackson A Top Ski Town

February 10, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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Another publication has named Jackson, Wyoming one of America’s best ski towns.  Travel and Leisure Magazine named those communities that offer amenities beyond good skiing on the slopes.  The articles author explained, “We’ve set our sights on the towns that prove ski vacations aren’t just about the slopes or mega-resorts or chic chalets. They are about … Continue Reading

Jackson To See Summer Service To 8 Destinations

February 10, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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The summer schedule for Jackson Hole Airport has been put together now and includes daily flights to eight major cities beginning in June.  According to the preliminary schedule, passengers will be able to find daily flights between Jackson Hole and … Continue Reading

December Tourism Down In Jackson

February 10, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce has published the analysis of December’s tourism industry through a contract with DestiMetrics.  That analysis indicated that despite an increase in tourism in other markets during the month, tourism in Jackson Hole was down slightly. Their report shows … Continue Reading

Winter Storm Brings Accidents To Jackson

February 10, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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Jackson Police Friday responded an accident involving an elementary school aged pedestrian being struck by a vehicle. The child was transported to the hospital, but thankfully does not appear to be seriously injured. Lieutenant Cole Nethercott adds that there were six other incidences of vehicle collisions, slide offs and motorist assists just during the early hours of this weekend’s storm.  He says with the winter snow storm moving through the area, motorists need to take extra precautions when driving. Most importantly, he says, they need to slow down.

Tough Losses for the Jackson Broncs

February 10, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Schools Comments Off
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Jackson Hole Broncs basketball had two games this weekend, the boys losing both by relatively narrow margins.  Friday, the Cody Broncs slipped by Jackson Hole 49 to 46 and Saturday the Powell Panthers got by the Broncs 62 to 60.  The girls saw more decisive defeats losing to Cody 45 to 28 on Friday and then to Powell 67 to 35 on Saturday.   The Broncs next take on Pinedale here this Friday and travel to Lander Saturday.

Lost Skiers Spend A Night Out In Snowstorm

Granite Canyon Winter

Grand Teton National Park Rangers were called to assist two men and a woman who mistakenly skied out of bounds from Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Friday and ended up in the Park’s Granite Canyon… Park Spokesperson Jenny Anzelmo-Sarles says the three – identified as 59 year-old Tom Barry of Jackson, Wyoming, 49 year-old Zoe Tong and 52 year-old Dave Catero from San Francisco, California – were not … Continue Reading

Winter Storm Closes Highway 26/89/191

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Grand Teton National Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs has announced that US Highwy 26/89/191 through the park has been closed from the Moose to Moran due to blowing and drifting snow.  Skaggs said Sunday morning that crews were working to open the road, but it was blowing shut again behind them.  By 9:00 am, however, the road was reopened.  Still, travelers are advised to check for road conditions in the area at the WYDOT website before setting out.  Meanwhile, the Bridger Teton National Forest Avalanche Center advises avalanche danger throughout the region is high at the upper and middle elevations, and considerable at the lower elevations.  Extreme caution is advised.

GTNP Land Agreement Extended To 2016

February 7, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The Wyoming Board of Land Commissioners yesterday agreed to an amendment to the agreement for the conveyance of lands in Grand Teton National Park to the Interior Department in the light of delays in consummating thee 2010 deal.  That amendment would allow the conveyance to go through in exchange for … Continue Reading

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