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
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
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
A 54 year-old Wisconsin man sustained multiple traumatic injuries when he was buried by a rockfall in the South Fork of Garnet Canyon in Grand Teton National Park. The rockslide occurred at 9:15 am yesterday and the park received numerous calls for help within a half hour. No other people were injured, but park rangers … Continue Reading
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, […]
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 […]
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