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Park Rangers Rescue Injured Hiker

A serious hiker got a serious injury on her leg after jumping from a rock on her way down the Cache Couloir above the Platforms in Garnet Canyon Sunday afternoon. Grand Teton National Park rangers reacted with a rescue operation to get 23-year-old Maryland native Joanna Wang out of the remote area using a Teton Interagency helicopter. Rescuers found Wang and took her to St. John’s Medical Center for treatment that night

Parks Cause Major Economic Growth in Jackson

A new study says Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks boosted Jackson’s and several other communities’ economies by hundreds of millions of dollars last year. Grand Teton National Park Superintendent David Vela says the park’s universal appeal is the reason so much money and so many jobs are created in northwestern Wyoming. Parks spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs says Teton Park and John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway contributed more than $502 million and created just under 7,000 jobs in Jackson and nearby communities

Rollover Victim Identifed

Authorities have identified the man killed in a rollover in Grand Teton National Park early  Wednesday. Forty-five-year-old Bernardo Bravo drove off Teton Park Road about a mile north of the park’s Moose entrance station. Bernardo is a recent resident of Jackson, and formerly of Phoenix, Arizona. A motorist spotted a single tire on the roadway, and later a park worker found the wreckage and Bravo’s body

Grand Teton Fall Victim Identified

The woman who died on Monday in a fall on the Grand Teton has been identified. 43-year-old Mary Bilyeu, of Edmond, Oklahoma, was ascending to the Upper Saddle of the Grand Teton with a climbing partner and a guide at an elevation of about 13,000 feet  when she fell. Nearby rangers responded but Bilyeu was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident is being investigated by park officials who remind backcountry hikers that late season snow remains in the high country and hikers should use caution. For up to date up-to-date trail conditions, you can visit http://www.tetonclimbing.blogspot.com or stop by a Ranger Station.

Signal Mountain Summit Road Reopens with Completion of Hazard Fuels Project

A Teton Interagency fire effects crew is finishing the major part of its fuels reduction project Wednesday on Signal Mountain Summit Road in Grand Teton National Park. The park road is reopening for the public Wednesday afternoon and staying open seven days a week. The fire effects crew will still be working close to the road so visitors should be alert for fire trucks and crew members in the area

Disabled Vets Climb Grand Teton

Nine disabled veterans are hiking the Grand Teton Wednesday after practicing on the lower levels yesterday, today and tomorrow. A Jackson based company Exum Mountain Guides is taking the crew up 13,700 feet. Local News 8 says the adventure was organized by a Colorado nonprofit seeking to involve people with disabilities in outdoor activities.

27 Hurt in Grand Teton Bus Wreck

All 27 passengers riding in a commercial tour bus are recovering after wecking in Grand Teton National Park. Park Spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs says the bus’s front tire drove off the road and the driver overcorrected causing the bus to flip onto its side on North Highway 89 close to Colter Bay. Local News 8 says eight of the 27 passengers are still in local hospitals

Park Bus Crash Injures Several

A bus crashed on Highway 89 between Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park Thursday injuring 26 people. Two of the victims were airlifted to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, 24 were taken to a hospital in Jackson. The highway was closed for several hours. The cause of the crash is under investigation

Eagles Rest Fire Burns Slowly in Grand Teton

Grand Teton National Park firefighters are watching, but not interfering with a wildfire on the west side of Jackson Lake. Jackson Hole Daily says the fire will be allowed to burn and take its natural course as long as it doesn’t threaten people or property. Park spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs says the Eagles Rest Fire is about a quarter-acre wide and is burning slowly

Lightning Ignites Another Fire in Grand Teton

July 7, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

A fire is burning in Grand Teton National Park and rangers are letting the blaze take its natural course. Teton Interagency firefighters boated across Jackson Lake and hiked up to Eagles Rest to control a quarter acre fire caused by lightning. Grand Teton National Park’s Fire Management Plan says naturally caused fires can be good for the ecosystem and are allowed to take their natural place

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