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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

Grand Teton Superintendent Awarded

October 24, 2013 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Mary Gibson Scott

Grand Teton National Park Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott has been recognized during the annual George B. Hartzog, Jr. Environmental Awards Program ceremony earlier this month at Clemson University for exemplary leadership in addressing several environmental issues and concerns. Scott received the … Continue Reading

Jackson Lake Releases Stabilized

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Among the natural-occurring events that took place during the government shut-down this month was the end of the irrigation season and the cessation of the heavy draw-down of Jackson Lake.  Mike Beus of the Bureau of Reclamation’s Minidoka Project says as of October 11th, the outflow of the lake was stabilized.  Bues says the welfare of fish … Continue Reading

Scott Says Not All Turnouts Were Closed

October 21, 2013 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Grand Teton National Park Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott says contrary to reports of all the turnouts along US Highway 191 past the Tetons being barricaded; only selected parking areas were closed.  That, she said, had to do with … Continue Reading

GTNP Superintendent Measures Losses

October 18, 2013 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Mary Gibson Scott

Grand Teton National Park Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott reports that the Park’s closure led to a catastrophic impact to the local economy, a loss of in excess of $150,000 in entrance fees, more than $160,000 in revenue for the National Park Association, and losses to … Continue Reading

Senator Enzi Speaks of Closure Effect On Teton County

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Senator Mike Enzi Thursday told Jackson Hole Radio that while the shutdown of the federal government and the resulting closure of the national parks was hard on the entire country, he is aware that it was particularly hard of residents here.  He says the whole state was affected by the government shutdown, but he is sure a lot of people in Teton County … Continue Reading

Government Facilities To Reopen

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With the last-minute vote of Congress last night, a default on federal loans was averted and the government shutdown ended.  The senate first voted with a bipartisan result of 81 to 18, and then the House voted 285 to 144 to put off the issue for three months – 144 votes against coming from the Republican side of the aisle. Sylvia Mathews Burwell, director of the Office of Management and Budget, … Continue Reading

County Reaches Out To Park & Forest

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While the Town of Jackson is taking the President and Congress to task on the closure of the national parks and associated visitor facilities, Teton County is reaching out in attempts to support the federal employees who have been impacted by the shutdown.  County Commission Chairman Paul Vogelheim says those efforts began … Continue Reading

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  • 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, […]
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    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 […]
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