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Jackson Hole’s Airport Manager To Retire

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Jackson Hole Airport Manager Ray Bishop has announced he will be retiring this fall after being in that position for eight years.  During his tenure, Bishop has focused on improvements to passenger safety, renovations to the airport to accommodate the growing activity, stewardship of the facility in a way that respects National Park values, and addressing environmental concerns in general.  Under Bishop’s supervision, … Continue Reading

Land Swap Bill Moves Forward

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A bill to allow the State of Wyoming to enter into an agreement with the US Department of Interior for the trade of land in their acquisition of the remaining two parcels in Grand Teton National Park was successfully introduced in the state senate Tuesday and referred to the Agriculture Committee.  Senator Leland Christensen who introduced the bill explained … Continue Reading

EA Issued For Jenny Lake Improvements

February 12, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The Environmental Assessment for the Jenny Lake Renewal Plan has been published now and is open to public review for the next 30 days.  Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says the renewal effort is intended to provide for improved visitor experiences in the Jenny Lake area while not only being safe and environmentally sensitive, but providing educational opportunities as well. She points out that … Continue Reading

Grand Teton NP Gets New Superintendent

February 11, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Grand Teton National Park is getting a new superintendent.  Intermountain Regional Director Sue Masica has announced that David Vela has been named superintendent of Grand Teton National Park; beginning his duties in about six weeks.  Vela now serves as … Continue Reading

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

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

GRTE Winter

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

Public Comment ON Moose-Wilson Project Ending

Moose Wilson Road

Today is the end of the line for public scoping comments to be submitted on the Moose-Wilson Corridor Comprehensive Management Plan.  Park Spokesperson Jenny Anzelmo-Sarles points out the members of the public can submit those comments either online or by mail if posted no later than midnight tonight.  She explains that this is the discovery phase of the project where the issues and alternatives that should be considered are … Continue Reading

Local Reservoirs Predicted Not To Fill

Jackson Lake Dam

The Bureau of Reclamation has announced that starting yesterday, it has reduced flows from Palisades Reservoir from 1200 cubic feet per second to 900 cfs.  Outflows will be restored to 1200 cfs Saturday.  Reclamation’s decision to decrease flows is based on the February forecast which predicts spring runoff in the Upper Snake River basin will be 92 percent of average, which is a slight decrease from … Continue Reading

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  • Cold and Windy, Areas of Snow Too - November 24, 2014
    Wind will continue to be the biggest story and headache across Wyoming through about Wednesday.  Strong sustained winds of 25 to 40 mph will be likely across many areas with gusts to 60 mph or more at times, especially on Tuesday.  Mountain locations across the state will continue to see on and off periods of […]
  • Grand Teton elk hunt is under fire - November 24, 2014
    Two photographers from Teton County have filed a lawsuit in Washington, D.C., in an effort to stop the annual elk hunt that takes place in Grand Teton National Park. The Grand Teton hunt has already begun this year, and as far as I know, there are no plans to shut it down early. In fact, […]
  • Mild With Increasing Winds Today, Colder And More Unsettled This Weekend - November 21, 2014
    High pressure will slowly slide east today, which will cause winds to increase and become strong by this afternoon and evening.  Expect wind gusts between 35 and 50 mph throughout central and southeastern Wyoming.  Otherwise, we will see sunny to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and near or slightly above normal temperatures.  Daytime […]
  • Shouldn’t my dogs be KEEPING their hair now? - November 21, 2014
    I don’t understand why it’s happening now, when the temperatures are dropping well below zero, but my golden retriever’s blowing her coat. In a big way. And it’s not just her. Our collie’s doing the same thing, and to a much bigger degree. At least the golden has some abilities that allow me to overlook […]

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