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Lightning Sparks New Fires In Jackson Hole

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The series of storms that rolled through Jackson Hole over the weekend sparked at least seven small wildfires that were quickly suppressed by Teton Interagency Fire personnel.  Grand Teton National Park Fire Communication and Education Specialist Tracy Weaver says however, others could still turn up as sleeper fires from other strikes.  She says … Continue Reading

New National Park Health Initiative Successful

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Grand Teton National Park and St. John’s Medical Center declare a successful first season for their Active Trails Wellness program, focused on park-based activities. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, over 350 local participants logged time … Continue Reading

Reservoirs Now Critically Low

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Storage of water in the major storage reservoirs of the Upper Snake River Basin is graphically low now as drought conditions continue into the end of the growing season in southern Idaho.  According to the Bureau of Reclamation, the system collectively is at only 15% of its storage capacity, although some of the reservoirs are incredibly low.  West of Pocatello, the American Falls reservoir is now … Continue Reading

Delays at Jackson Lake Dam

September 9, 2013 Grand Teton National Park, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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A brief travel closure on the section of Teton Park Road that crosses over Jackson Lake dam in Grand Teton National Park will occur tomorrow and Thursday between 7:30 and 8:30 am and last 30 to 45 minutes.  The brief closure is scheduled to accommodate the staging of materials needed for routine maintenance on a section of Jackson Lake dam.

GTNP Facilities See Seasonal Closures

September 9, 2013 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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One sure sign of a change in the seasons is the closing of facilities in Grand Teton National Park.  Two have already closed – the Jenny Lake Ranger Station and the Lizard Creek Campground.  The campgrounds at Colter Bay, Jenny Lake and Flagg Ranch will close later this month as will the visitor centers at Jenny Lake and the Laurance Rockefeller Preserve.  The park’s newspaper details the closing dates and the start-up dates for winter operations.

Climber Dies in Weekend Fall in GTNP

September 8, 2013 Grand Teton National Park, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Grand Teton National Park rangers recovered the body of 40 year-old Edward Tom of Boulder Colorado Saturday. Park Spokesperson Jenny Anzelmo-Sarles says Tom fell to his death Friday evening in Garnet Canyon while scouting for a campsite following a storm with heavy rain and hail. She says Tom and his climbing partner intended to … Continue Reading

Safety Inspections Shut Down Some Operations

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Grand Teton National Park, in partnership with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration inspectors and the Wyoming Highway Patrol Commercial Carrier group, conducted multiple commercial vehicle safety inspections over several weeks this past summer. The inspections focused on … Continue Reading

Governor Pleased Fire Season Quieter This Year

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While fire season is not over yet in Wyoming, what a difference a year makes!  That’s what Wyoming Governor Matt Mead told reporters during a news conference Wednesday.  To date, Mead says about $1-million has been spent by the state on fire suppression compared with over $45-million last year.  Mead says there have been … Continue Reading

Seven Escape Raft Wreck

September 4, 2013 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Seven people were spilled when their private raft overturned about 6:30 Sunday evening in Grand Teton National Park.  While little information about the incident is immediately available, Park Spokesperson Jenny Anzelmo-Sarles says it appears the raft got caught in … Continue Reading

Moose-Wilson Road To Close For A Day

September 3, 2013 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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A brief travel closure on the unpaved section of the Moose-Wilson Road in Grand Teton National Park will be in place for about 28 hours, beginning 4:00 am tomorrow.  Barring rainy weather or equipment malfunction, … Continue Reading

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  • Single Vehicle Rollover Kills Rock Springs Woman - September 19, 2014
    A single vehicle rollover on September 11th, at 11:50 p.m., resulted in the 105th highway fatality in Wyoming for 2014. A 2000 Dodge Ram truck was being driven by 54 year old Denise R. Olson of Rock Springs, Wyoming. The Wyoming Highway Patrol reports that the truck was traveling south on WY 530 at mile post 15 […]
  • Not As Warm With A Few Showers And Thunderstorms Today - September 19, 2014
    Scattered showers will be possible in central and southern Wyoming this morning into early afternoon as a weak cool front continues to push through the state.  Higher pressure will then build over the region this afternoon and evening, but some lingering moisture and daytime heating could trigger a few hit or miss thunderstorms in southern […]
  • Be a geek — make a gear checklist - September 19, 2014
    You’re miles from home. Heck, you’re even miles from the trailhead. You’re sitting in hunting camp, and you’re ready for the hunt that’ll start the next morning. You have your rifle. Your skinning knife’s on your belt. Your license is in your back pocket. Your cartridges are … uh, oh. They’re sitting on the seat […]
  • Cody Man Commits Suicide - September 18, 2014
    A 41-year-old Cody man killed himself with a pistol following a fight with his fiancé on Wednesday night. The Cody Police Department reports that Thad Deuter shot himself in the head in his backyard following a domestic dispute shortly after 8 p.m. At this time, authorities are not releasing additional information and the investigation is […]

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