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Visitation Up In Yellowstone

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Visitation statistics are in for the first month of the year in Yellowstone National Park and they show 2014 starting off with nearly an 8 ½% increase in recreational visitors to the park – and over 3% overall.  That translates to nearly 2000 more people through the park’s entrances in January than entered the park last January.  Meanwhile, … Continue Reading

Treasured Pet Survives The Elements

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Here’s a story with a happy ending. Six months of heartbreak came to an end this week for a man who had been bicycling through the area in August with his cat, Pikachu, and camped in Grand Teton National Park.  Austin, Texas resident Ted Brady says on August first, a lightning storm frightened his feline companion, causing him to run off into the forest.  Brady was forced to return home alone after weeks of fruitless searching.  Then Monday, … Continue Reading

GTNP Inks Agreement With Teton County Parks

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Grand Teton National Park has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Teton County to provide regular grooming for Nordic and skate skiing along the Teton Park Road in partnership with the Grand Teton National Park Foundation. As an extension of community grooming activities outside the park, Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says … Continue Reading

JH Airport Unveils Preferred Alternative For Wastewater

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Jackson Hole Airport has undertaken a parking lot/rental car facility upgrade planning project. This includes relocating and expanding the parking lots and replacing the rental car Quick Turn Around facility. Airport Manager Ray Bishop says the project may require … Continue Reading

Two More Animal Deaths Investigated In GTNP

January 24, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Park rangers began an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the presence of  two wildlife carcasses—one coyote and one red fox— lying  alongside the road near Gros Ventre Junction and just east of Highway 26/89/191 in Grand Teton National Park. Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says several passersby spotted the two animal carcasses and reported them to … Continue Reading

Grand Targhee Among Worlds 10 Most Scenic

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USA Today has listed what it considers the ten most scenic ski resorts in the world.  Among them is Grand Targhee Resort in Alta, Wyoming.  The USA Today article touts, “…this lesser-known resort boasts the best views of the Grand Tetons.  From the top of Targhees Lone Peak, you can see four states and two national parks.”   The article goes on … Continue Reading

Barrasso: GTNP Land Value Increasing

January 24, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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During his visit to Jackson this week, Wyoming’s US Senator John Barrasso said the value of the land owned by the State of Wyoming inside Grand Teton National Park that is being sold to the Department of Interior is increasing.  Barrasso says the state’s Washington delegation has been … Continue Reading

Wolf Shot and Killed in GTNP

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A gray wolf was shot and killed Monday morning at a private in-holding within Grand Teton National Park. Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says the person who shot the wolf is not being identified.  She says that individual immediately … Continue Reading

State Land Sale Hangs in Doubt

January 20, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead gives a keynote speech during the 2013 Wyoming Press Association winter convention in Cheyenne. (Dustin Bleizeffer/WyoFile ? click to enlarge)

It now appears that the remainder of the sale of state land inside Grand Teton National Park to the federal government may not take place.  That is what Governor Matt Mead told members of the Wyoming Press Association at their luncheon meeting in Cheyenne Friday.  Mead told the group that the state is still … Continue Reading

Planning Begins For Moose-Wilson Corridor

January 16, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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“A lot of high, positive energy flowing” is how Grand Teton National Park officials are terming the first public meeting regarding management plans for the Moose-Wilson corridor Tuesday night in Jackson.  Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says around 200 people attended the event in Jackson and shared their ideas and concerns with park planners.  She says there were a lot of … Continue Reading

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  • Special Weather Statement issued November 27 at 2:34AM MST by NWS - November 27, 2014 at 9:34 AM
    ...ANOTHER SIGNIFICANT WINTER WEATHER SYSTEM TO IMPACT THE WESTERN AND CENTRAL MOUNTAINS THIS WEEKEND... OCCASIONAL LIGHT SNOW MAY FALL ACROSS YELLOWSTONE AND THE TETONS THROUGH FRIDAY. HOWEVER...A STRONGER SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING. NEW SNOWFALL OF 8 TO 16 INCHE [...]

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  • Happy Thanksgiving, Wyoming! - November 27, 2014
    I know, a show about giving thanks on Thanksgiving is pretty predictable. But it doesn’t feel right to overlook the importance of this day. However, because this is a program about the outdoors, I’ll just talk about the things in the outdoors I’m thankful for. There’s plenty of it. Especially here in Wyoming. We’ve got […]
  • Pelts are nearing prime conditions - November 26, 2014
    The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer. It’s the amount of daylight, and not the temperature, that causes wild animals to grow longer, thicker coats. If you’re a predator hunter or a trapper, that’s your cue. The pelts are coming into their prime right now, but that doesn’t mean they’re at […]
  • Very Windy in Many Areas, Developing Light to Moderate Snow - November 25, 2014
    The I-25 and I-80 corridors and adjacent roads throughout central, eastern and southern Wyoming will see very strong and gusty winds today.  Sustained winds of 25 to 40 mph likely for many areas with gusts to 60 mph or higher in the wind prone locations. Light to moderate snow shower activity will also be increasing […]
  • Tame that recoil - November 25, 2014
    You don’t have to put up with nasty recoil when you’re hunting. Even if you’re hunting our state’s bigger animals, like elk, moose, or even bison, today’s technology can take a lot of the sting out of your hunting rifle. A friend told me he developed a bad flinch while sighting in his .300 Win […]

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