With the opening of hunting seasons on lands surrounding Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, hunters are reminded that hunting is not permitted within a park. Although most of the park boundaries are well marked, it is … Continue Reading
Despite the past week of rainy days, irrigation reserves in the reservoirs making up the Bureau of Reclamation’s Minidoka Project have continued to drop. According to the Bureau, the system collectively is now at 12% of its capacity. Among the nearby measurements, … Continue Reading
A Washington man has been cited for carrying a weapon and issued a warning regarding transporting wildlife parts after he was suspected of killing a bull elk inside Grand Teton National Park. Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says subsequently, 52 year-old Randall Arrotta of Green Acres, Washington was also cited by Wyoming Game and Fish wardens for hunting as … Continue Reading
The National Transportation Safety Board has disclosed some initial findings into its investigation of the crash of a small plane in Grand Teton National Park last Wednesday. NTSB Air Safety Investigator Zoë Keliher says the occupants of the RV7 aircraft, Russell and Carol Kamtz, had flown from Montana to the Jackson Hole Airport where they … Continue Reading
Stern warnings are being sent out regarding the chances of encountering a grizzly bear during outdoor activities this fall. But while news releases sent out by the area’s national forests, national parks and both the Idaho and Montana wildlife departments telling of a low yield in the whitebark pine crop this year, Spokesman Gregg Losinski says plenty of other foods that bears like … Continue Reading
A Loveland, Colorado couple was killed when their single-engine private plane crashed shortly after noon at Jackson Hole Airport, virtually disintegrating on impact. 67 year-old Russell Kamtz and his 65 year-old wife Carol died when their small, experimental aircraft unexpectedly nose-dived to the ground on the western perimeter of the airport. They are survived by two adult children. Grand Teton National Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs describes the plane as
an experimental, low-wing RV7 aircraft. Details of the crash are still under investigation. The crash site was located west of the airport’s single runway, near Spring Gulch Road. Units from the airport, Jackson Hole Fire/EMS and Grand Teton National Park responded to the crash, but there was no fire. Jackson Hole Airport is located within Grand Teton National Park.
Grand Teton National Park rangers discovered the body of a 55 year-old Winter Park, Florida man Monday morning. Alberto Ortega’s body was discovered at Windy Point turnout on the Teton Park Road; apparently the victim of a self-inflicted gunshot to his head. Rangers are conducting … Continue Reading