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IGBC Recommends Grizzly Delisting

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The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee Wednesday decided to recommend to the US Fish and Wildflife Service that the Greater Yellowstone grizzly bear population be removed from the endangered species list.  Spokesman Greg Losinski says a presentation was made to the IGBC by … Continue Reading

Winter Season Begins In GTNP

December 11, 2013 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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In case you hadn’t noticed, it’s winter in Jackson Hole.  As such, winter season activities are slated to get under way in Grand Teton National park beginning Sunday.  Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says as a cost saving measure this year, the Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center will … Continue Reading

Public Scoping is Open For Moose Wilson Corridor

December 9, 2013 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The public scoping period for the Moose-Wilson Corridor began Friday and continues through February 6th. The National Park Service is developing a comprehensive management plan and environmental impact statement for the corridor on the south end of Grand Teton National Park. Park Spokesperson Jenny Anzelmo-Sarles says the purpose of the Plan/EIS is to … Continue Reading

Jackson Airport Numbers Up Again

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As Jackson Hole Airport prepares to greet holiday travelers with enhanced service, the report to the airport board regarding last month’s activity shows a 3% increase in both those arriving and departing.  That comes on top of the 5% increase seen … Continue Reading

GTNP Management Assistant Honored

December 6, 2013 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Grand Teton National Park’s management assistant Gary Pollock received the Department of the Interior’s Meritorious Service Award during a recent management team assembly with retiring Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott at park headquarters in Moose, Wyoming.  As the second highest honor bestowed by the Secretary of the Interior, … Continue Reading

Elk Begin Staying On Refuge

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There has been significant elk movement to the National Elk near Jackson over the past two weeks.  Refuge Biologist Eric Cole says elk numbers on the south end of the Refuge have fluctuated between 200 and 600 animals with 412 counted Tuesday.  Radio and GPS telemetry indicate … Continue Reading

Park Concession Employee Sentenced

November 27, 2013 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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A former concession employee arrested earlier this year in connection with an assault on a fellow employee in the Jackson Lake Lodge employee dormitory in Grand Teton National Park has been sentenced in connection with the incident.  US District Judge Nancy Freudenthal sentenced 32 year-old Vincent Hagey to … Continue Reading

Local Roads Close for the Season

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One of the annual signs of the season in Jackson Hole is the closure of various roads in the national parks, on the national forest and on the National Elk Refuge.  Refuge Spokesperson Lori Iverson says after this week, a portion of … Continue Reading

Grand Teton Announces Slash Burning

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Accumulated snow on the ground is enabling the Teton Interagency Fire personnel to burn slash piles in several locations around Grand Teton National Park.  According to Park Fire Information and Education Specialist Traci Weaver, piles being burned are … Continue Reading

Rep. Lummis Wants Non-Motorized Boats in Parks

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Wyoming Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis is proposing a bill that would allow the use of hand-propelled vessels in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park as well as the National Elk Refuge at those bodies of water and times the superintendents deem acceptable.  Lummis explains that an absolute ban on the watercraft was imposed … Continue Reading

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  • I’ll try anything to stay cool in the summer - July 24, 2014
    I recently saw an advertisement for a product that’s sure to be a big hit with outdoorsmen. Especially those of us who stomp around in the woods when the temperatures climb into the nineties. Last weekend, I found myself sitting in jeans, boots, a long-sleeved shirt and a cowboy hat at Cheyenne Frontier Days. While […]
  • Start honing your archery skills now - July 23, 2014
    Don’t just let that bow sit in the closet or out in the garage all summer. Dust off the case, take the bow out and get some practice. There are dozens of archery ranges around the state where you can practice shooting in the off season. If you don’t know where the one closest to […]
  • Body of Overdue Hiker Found in Grand Teton National Park - July 23, 2014
    The body of an overdue hiker was discovered Tuesday afternoon near the mouth of Cascade Canyon in Grand Teton National Park. Park officials report that Will Cornyn, 36, of San Francisco, Calif. was found below a steep cliff band near Inspiration Point. Cornyn had been reported overdue by his girlfriend on Monday when he did […]
  • Wyoming Sees Increase in Whooping Cough - July 22, 2014
    With continued growth in reported pertussis (whooping cough) cases this year, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is encouraging awareness of the disease and vaccination to help protect vulnerable residents, especially infants. Forty-three pertussis cases have been reported to WDH so far this year, compared to a total of 76 in 2013, 59 in 2012, […]

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