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Russian Hiker Dies from Accidental Head Trauma

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

Public and Park Plan Moose-Wilson Path

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

Grant Teton Rangers Catch Three in Manhunt

Three men were cited for trespassing after being chased and finally caught by armed rangers in Grand Teton National Park. Virginia man Jonathan Metzman and Tennesseans William Wood and Jonathan Wyatt spent the night in an empty dorm room instead of a campsite when a security guard found them and tried to catch them. Jackson Hole Daily says law enforcement took the situation so seriously because the Federal Reserve and other global financial leaders are holding meetings near Jackson Lake Lodge

Seasonal Employee Found Dead in Teton Park

Search teams found the body of a Russian man missing for several days in Grand Teton National Park. A Park and Teton County Search and Rescue crew found 20-year-old Aleksandr Sagiev at the bottom of a steep cliff known as Cache Couloir in Glacier Gulch. Local News 8 says Sagiev was a seasonal employee at a pizza place in Moose, Wyoming

Grand Teton Opens Baxter’s Pinnacle and Descent Gully

Grand Teton National Park is now allowing traffic through Baxter’s Pinnacle and Descent Gully near the mouth of Cascade Canyon. The park closed the area May 6 to protect some peregrine falcons and their nest. The adult falcons successfully reared four chicks which is the most ever from a single nest in the Grand Teton Park

Teton Park Officials Choose Four Alternatives for Moose-Wilson Road

Grand Teton National Park officials have been debating and have chosen four alternatives for what will happen with Moose-Wilson Road. Grand Teton spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs says managers aren’t picking sides yet and they are planning to spend about $1.9 million to study the road and come up with solutions. Jackson Hole Daily says Teton Park is holding an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. August 28 for community members to comment

Feds Look for Land Appraiser in Grand Teton Park

August 14, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

The federal government is looking for an appraiser to set a new price for two, one-square-mile sections of Wyoming owned land in Grand Teton National Park. Jackson Hole Daily says the National Park Service wants to acquire the land and proposals are being accepted by the U.S. Department of the Interior until Tuesday. An appraisal company valued a 1,280 acre area for $69.5 million in 2003 and the same plot of land $91 million in 2010

Air Tour Owner Promises to Respect Park Visitors

August 12, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

The owner of a new commercial scenic air tour business out of the Jackson Airport is promising not to disturb Grand Teton National Park visitors. Fly Jackson Hole owner Peter Lindell says his contract with the park only allows him to fly over areas far away from trails where park hikers and campers would be. Lindell also says his potential routes cover the Gros Ventre Range, Teton Pass and the west slope of the Tetons

Teton Park Rangers Rescue Solo Climber

August 11, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

A man attempting to solo the Grand Teton alone had to be rescued over the weekend after suffering life-threatening injuries in a fall. Rangers were able to rescue Steve Markusen, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, despite poor weather near 13,000 feet when he fell while climbing without a harness, rope or helmet. Rangers say climbers should wear helmets and carry appropriate gear. They also strongly advise against climbing alone

Black Bears Becoming More Bold in Grand Teton

August 11, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

Black bears are becoming more bold by raiding coolers and snatching backpacks near Jenny and String Lakes in Grand Teton National Park. Jackson Hole Daily says the bears have avoided traps set by park rangers and are showing up so regularly the park is shutting down certain Jenny Lake trails to keep hikers safe. When bears start getting too close to humans, the park rangers are required to euthanize or capture and release them in other areas

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