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Barrasso Blasts Interior Department Closures

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Wyoming’s US Senator John Barrasso blasted the Department of Interior during a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee meeting yesterday for the agency’s barricading and blocking of sites he said have no reason to be shuttered.  Calling the actions “deplorable,” Barrasso held up photos of Grand Teton National Park as examples of … Continue Reading

Wyoming Hunting Proceeding Despite Shutdown

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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says so far, the federal government shutdown has had minimal effect on access to lands throughout Wyoming for hunting.  Hunting on the National Forest continues although developed sites like campgrounds, offices and visitor centers are closed.  Bison hunting … Continue Reading

State Travel Commission Addresses Shutdown

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Just about the time northwest Wyoming was experiencing a very solid year for the tourism industry, Travel Commission Director Diane Shober says the federal government shutdown dealt a crippling blow to the season’s final weeks.  She says fall has turned into great season for driving visitation and the state has put a great deal of marketing effort into that.  She says … Continue Reading

GTNP Concession Employees Do Volunteer Work

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Grand Teton Lodge Company and Flagg Ranch Company, in partnership with Grand Teton National Park Foundation, encouraged local resort employees in the Park to do volunteer work in the park as part of … Continue Reading

GTNP Superintendent Explains Closure Measures

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Grand Teton National Park Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott told reporters Tuesday morning that the decision to close down the park has been a “crushing experience” for park employees and administrators.  She says the directive from Washington has been to close the entire park, facilities, roads, trails, river access and turn-outs along the highway.  Scott says the closures are … Continue Reading

Shut-down Impacts Jackson Hole Attractions

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The National Park Service has issued a general statement explaining its plan due to the governmental shutdown brought about by the inability of the Congress and the President to compromise on the Affordable Care Act and the budget stating that it will “close and secure national park facilities and grounds in order to suspend all activities except for those that are essential to respond to emergencies involving the safety of human life or the protection of property.”  The NPS explains that … Continue Reading

Linx Service Ends For Season

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Bus service between Riverton, Dubois and Jackson, as well as service through Yellowstone National Park from the gateway communities has come to an end.  Linx transportation has been operating the service since June fourth with the support of a grant from … Continue Reading

Volunteers Sought Tomorrow In National Parks

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Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks are waiving entrance fees tomorrow in recognition of National Public Lands Day. Grand Teton National Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says National Public Lands Day is also a time for individuals across America to volunteer their time and energy through beneficial projects.   Visitors to Grand Teton are being invited to … Continue Reading

Students Get Real-Time Biology Lesson

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Nearly to 200 Jackson Hole Middle School 7th grade students became involved in a hands-on biology project they will pursue over the next several months.  The students joined … Continue Reading

Know Where You Are Hunting

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With the opening of hunting seasons on lands surrounding Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, hunters are reminded that hunting is not permitted within a park. Although most of the park boundaries are well marked, it is … Continue Reading

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  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]

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