An early-morning fire in a cabin at Togwotee Mountain Lodge Tuesday heavily damaged the cabin, but the occupants were able to escape uninjured with their belongings. Jackson Hole Fire chief Willy Watsabaugh says units responded from Moran, Jackson and Grand Teton National Park at about 4:00 am, and together the 24 firefighters were … Continue Reading
The deadline for the next payment to the state of Wyoming for parcels within Grand Teton National Park that are being sold to the federal government passed over the weekend without the third of four payments being made. While that could spell a broken contract allowing the state to move forward with a sale of the land to someone else, Wyoming Governor Matt Mead says the state is looking for … Continue Reading
The harvest of wolves in Wyoming’s Trophy Game area has moved closer to its 2013 limit with the killing of a fourth wolf in the area east of Grand Teton National park and a third in the area east of Yellowstone National Park last week. As of Monday, 24 of the 26 animals set as this year’s quota had been killed, and 13 others had been killed under predator status. The wolf hunting season closes at the end of the day today.
November statistics are published now for visitations to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks and not surprisingly, Grand Teton National Park has again posted an increase while Yellowstone remains uncertain due to this year’s change in the statistical formula for determining visitation there. According to the National Park Service Public Use Statistics Office, Grand Teton saw in excess of 500 more people visiting the park … Continue Reading
The Bureau of Reclamation is praising the quick action of national park and county emergency responders for preventing a diesel spill from causing serious environmental damage. Spokesman John Redding says … Continue Reading
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
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
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
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
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
Very Mild And Windy Through Saturday, Cooler On Sunday - October 24, 2014 High pressure will continue to be the main weather feature today and Saturday. Expect minimal cloudiness and mainly dry weather conditions across much of the state. Winds, however, will be strong today with gusts as high as 50 mph across wind prone areas. Temperatures will also stay very mild and about 15 to 20 degrees […]
A hunt with no disasters isn’t as much fun - October 24, 2014 Not long ago, I saw a message on one of the hunting blogs I like to read. The writer wanted hunters to send in accounts of disasters they’d had in the field. I bet he got swamped with emails. Every hunter I know has had at least one calamity in the woods. If you hunt, […]
Windy At Times Today, Unseasonably Mild Through Saturday - October 23, 2014 As high pressure strengthens, warmer air from southwestern portions of the nation will move into the region today. Conditions will also stay mainly dry throughout much of the state, but winds will be strong and gusty. Parts of I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) and I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) could see gusting as high as […]
My new used truck may be the death of me - October 23, 2014 Not long ago, I brought home a 1994 Ford F-250. It’s not much to look at, but it’s even worse to drive. About the only things it has going for it are that it’s mechanically sound, and it’s technically a vehicle. I’ve named it Clunk, for good reason. When you shift it into either drive […]
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