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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

Barrasso Proposes Grazing Legislation

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Senator John Barrasso has joined with a host of other senators representing western states to seek an extension to grazing permits on federal lands.  Barrasso yesterday praised the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee’s passage of the Grazing Improvement Act which will streamline the permitting process for … Continue Reading

Judges Join Fight To Retain Courthouse Here

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Federal judges in Wyoming are joining the Teton County commission to try to prevent the U.S. General Services Administration from selling the federal courthouse building in Jackson.  The feds closed the Clifford P. Hansen U.S. Courthouse last month as part of … Continue Reading

GTNP Permit Rates Increase

November 19, 2013 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Some activities in Grand Teton National Park will cost more to do beginning next year thanks to revisions being made in cost recovery rates for permits.  Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says the last time those rates were adjusted was twelve years ago, and the rates currently being charged no longer … Continue Reading

NPS Intermountain Region Has New Director

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In the continuing movement within the region’s national park management, a new Intermountain regional director has been named to oversee the parks which include Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.  According to a news release from the National Park Service, … Continue Reading

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  • Carry a first-aid kit for your dog, too - September 17, 2014
    If you spend any time with your dog out in the field, you’ll eventually run into a situation where your dog needs some help. I was hunting the Table Mountain habitat management area several years ago with my friend Spike, and Spike’s German shorthair cut her front leg on a strand of barbed wire. It […]
  • Warm Again Today; Chance For Isolated Thunderstorms To The Northwest - September 16, 2014
    Another pleasant day is expected across the Cowboy state on this Tuesday.  Warmer temperatures and high pressure will allow for a summer-like day, with highs reaching into the 70′s and 80′s statewide.  Expect partly to mostly sunny skies for most regions, though some moisture will bring a chance for isolated thunderstorms to northern and northwest […]
  • Retaking hunter safety was a good idea - September 16, 2014
    My son Colby and I spent every night last week learning the difference between legal and ethical, a hangfire or a misfire, and the legal calibers for deer or elk. Those were just some of the topics covered in hunter education class. I’ve actually taken the class twice. I took it when I was Colby’s […]
  • Fair And Warm Weather Lingers Through Mid-Week - September 15, 2014
    A stretch of warm and dry weather will linger across Wyoming for the next few days.  Temperatures will rise into the 70′s for most areas, with partly to mostly sunny skies and fair conditions.  Wednesday could bring a couple mountain showers to north and northwest regions.  Otherwise, no major weather systems will affect the state […]

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