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Veterans Enter Parks Free

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It may be difficult to access much of Grand Teton National Park due to seasonal closures of roads and facilities, but what is open may be accessed free Friday for members of the US Armed Forces who currently serve or have served the nation during either war or peace.  According to Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs, … Continue Reading

Bear Spray Training Placed Online

Use your bear spray instead of a firearm to ward off bears.

The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee and the Wildlife Management Institute have teamed up with renowned hunting journalist Craig Boddington to produce a one-minute demonstration video and 30-second public service announcement to promote the use of bear spray by hunters.  The demonstration video is posted on the IGBC website and on outdoor-oriented Facebook pages and websites that have hundreds of thousands of fans. Meanwhile, the PSA will be seen on The Outdoor Channel, The Sportsman Channel, and WILD TV.

Park Roads Close

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The summer season is officially over in Yellowstone National Park with the closure of all but a few roads.  Roads from the South, East, and West Entrances closed Monday morning with most of the interior roads being closed as well.  Only the North and the Northeast entrances … Continue Reading

North Jackson Bike Path Closed

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The biking season north of Jackson is over.  The North Pathway between the Town of Jackson and Moose is closed each year between November first and April 30th under the agreement with the National Elk Refuge in order to reduce potential impacts to migrating elk and other wildlife who also use that corridor … Continue Reading

Jewell Calls for Balance In Land Management

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Interior Secretary Sally Jewell spoke to the National Press Club last week about public lands issues; focusing on the importance of funding for the agency to maintain stewardship of the lands it manages. Jewell also lamented the money – and access – that was lost on public lands because of the government shutdown.  Jewell says balanced management between multiple use and recreation needs to be important in that management.  She spoke of … Continue Reading

Moose Wilson Corridor Studied

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Representatives of the regional Transportation Advisory Committee involving Wyoming Department of Transportation, Teton County, the Town of Jackson and Grand Teton National Park yesterday discussed ways to solicit more public input into a project involving the Moose-Wilson corridor.  Park Management Assistant Gary Pollock explains the plan needs to be … Continue Reading

Heavy Traffic Predicted at Jackson Hole Airport

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Jackson Hole Airport is anticipating its busiest winter season ever having 11 non-stop flights to and from the valley this winter season. Due to the popularity of the area, Airport Manager Ray Bishop says the airport will be extremely busy and the lobby will fill up fast. Complicating matters in front of the airport this winter, he says, is … Continue Reading

September GTNP Statistics Show Strong Visitation

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The National Park Service Visitor Use Statistics Office has released the attendance figures for September in Grand Teton National Park.  The report shows a 3.7% increase in recreational visits for the month, just slightly fewer than the record September attendance in 2010.  Combined with those … Continue Reading

Grand Teton’s Superintendent Retiring

October 25, 2013 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Mary Gibson Scott

Grand Teton National Park Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott has announced she will be retiring from the National Park Service November 8th.  This marks the end of a 33-year career in the park service for Scott.  Scott says she and her husband, Roger plan to stay in Jackson, be involved in the community and generally enjoy the area.  As Superintendent, Scott says she has not been able to … Continue Reading

Gov. Mead Promotes Tourism In Far East

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Wyoming Governor Matt Mead says he had a very positive response to his efforts on behalf of Wyoming tourism during his trip to Taiwan last week.  During that trip, Mead participated in the opening ceremony of the US Pavilion at the Taipei International Travel Fair where he says he was asked to cut the ribbon on opening day.  Mead says his timing for being there … Continue Reading

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    A Pacific weather disturbance, Monsoonal moisture and stationary frontal system will create rather widespread and heavy shower and thunderstorm activity.  Rain will especially be heavy in portions of central, south-central and southeastern Wyoming.  Areas of flooding will be a concern.  Continued mild temperatures on Wednesday with decreased shower and thunderstorm activity.  Weather conditions this weekend […]
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    Each year, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department sends out a reminder of the right way to release fish when you turn them back into the water. Al Langston of the Game and Fish recently sent out that reminder, so I thought I’d pass it along to you. When the water gets warm this time […]
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    The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings for parts of central and south-central Wyoming through today.  With drier conditions and breezy to gusty winds, there is an increased risk for initiation and the spread of wild fires.  Temperatures will remain quite warm to hot, with highs in the 80′s to low 90′s for […]

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