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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

GTNP Studies Mountain Goat Intrusion

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The National Park Service is beginning to develop a plan to analyze potential strategies for managing non-native mountain goat populations spreading through Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway. Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says the assessment is intended to … Continue Reading

Grizzly Chalange in Supreme Court

November 14, 2013 Grand Teton National Park, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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The Wyoming Supreme Court is to hear oral arguments November 21st in a lawsuit seeking to obtain Governor Matt Mead’s documents regarding the delisting grizzly bears as an endangered species. Wilson Resident Robert Aland filed the lawsuit against … Continue Reading

October Park Stats Confirm Signficant Visitation Drops

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The National Park Service Visitor Use Statistics Office has released the visitor count from October for Grand Teton National Park; and as expected, the federal shut-down for the first half of the month severely impacted the visitation to Jackson Hole’s chief attraction.  According to the report, … Continue Reading

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  • Quiet, Seasonal Weather Expected Today - October 22, 2014
    High pressure will build over the state of Wyoming today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry.  Winds, however, could be strong and gusty today, especially throughout central and southeastern portions of the state.  Parts of I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) and I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) could see winds […]
  • Estimating range on waterfowl is easy - October 22, 2014
    If you’ve done any goose hunting, you’ve probably heard the term “skybusting.” You may know it means shooting at birds that are out of your shotgun’s effective range, but do you know if you’re guilty of it? You can set up your decoys to minimize the risk of shooting at birds when they’re too far […]
  • Don’t lose your vision in the woods - October 21, 2014
    I don’t have good eyes. Had I been born a hundred years ago, there would have been no help for me. Glasses can’t help me, so I’d have blind. I have to wear a special kind of contact lens, which wasn’t available in the days of Davey Crockett and Daniel Boone. But through the miracle […]
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    As hunters, it’s our responsibility to take care of the critters we hunt, as well as those we don’t. We have to obey the game laws. Police ourselves to be sure others respect the wildlife. And even offer suggestions to the Game and Fish Commission when we think there are better ways to ensure that […]

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