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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
Special Weather Statement issued November 27 at 2:34AM MST by NWS - November 27, 2014 at 9:34 AM ...ANOTHER SIGNIFICANT WINTER WEATHER SYSTEM TO IMPACT THE WESTERN AND CENTRAL MOUNTAINS THIS WEEKEND... OCCASIONAL LIGHT SNOW MAY FALL ACROSS YELLOWSTONE AND THE TETONS THROUGH FRIDAY. HOWEVER...A STRONGER SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING. NEW SNOWFALL OF 8 TO 16 INCHE [...]
Happy Thanksgiving, Wyoming! - November 27, 2014 I know, a show about giving thanks on Thanksgiving is pretty predictable. But it doesn’t feel right to overlook the importance of this day. However, because this is a program about the outdoors, I’ll just talk about the things in the outdoors I’m thankful for. There’s plenty of it. Especially here in Wyoming. We’ve got […]
Pelts are nearing prime conditions - November 26, 2014 The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer. It’s the amount of daylight, and not the temperature, that causes wild animals to grow longer, thicker coats. If you’re a predator hunter or a trapper, that’s your cue. The pelts are coming into their prime right now, but that doesn’t mean they’re at […]
Very Windy in Many Areas, Developing Light to Moderate Snow - November 25, 2014 The I-25 and I-80 corridors and adjacent roads throughout central, eastern and southern Wyoming will see very strong and gusty winds today. Sustained winds of 25 to 40 mph likely for many areas with gusts to 60 mph or higher in the wind prone locations. Light to moderate snow shower activity will also be increasing […]
Tame that recoil - November 25, 2014 You don’t have to put up with nasty recoil when you’re hunting. Even if you’re hunting our state’s bigger animals, like elk, moose, or even bison, today’s technology can take a lot of the sting out of your hunting rifle. A friend told me he developed a bad flinch while sighting in his .300 Win […]