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Rangers Investigate Apparent Suicide

September 11, 2013 Grand Teton National Park, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Grand Teton National Park rangers discovered the body of a 55 year-old Winter Park, Florida man Monday morning.  Alberto Ortega’s body was discovered at Windy Point turnout on the Teton Park Road; apparently the victim of a self-inflicted gunshot to his head. Rangers are conducting … Continue Reading

Students Ascend The Grand

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A group of Jackson Hole High School students last weekend enjoyed high achievement.  Members of the high school’s Mountaineering Club led by Garrick Hart and Trevor Deighton in a partnership with … Continue Reading

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

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    High pressure will slowly slide east today, which will cause winds to increase and become strong by this afternoon and evening.  Expect wind gusts between 35 and 50 mph throughout central and southeastern Wyoming.  Otherwise, we will see sunny to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and near or slightly above normal temperatures.  Daytime […]
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    I don’t understand why it’s happening now, when the temperatures are dropping well below zero, but my golden retriever’s blowing her coat. In a big way. And it’s not just her. Our collie’s doing the same thing, and to a much bigger degree. At least the golden has some abilities that allow me to overlook […]
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    High pressure will be the main weather feature across much of the state today.  Expect partly to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and near or slightly above normal temperatures.  Winds, however, could still be breezy to gusty at times.  Expect gusting between 35 and 50 mph across central and southeastern Wyoming this morning […]
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