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Fire Danger Rated “Very High” Now

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Teton Interagency Fire managers have announced that the fire danger rating has now been elevated to ‘Very High’ for the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Grand Teton National Park and National Elk Refuge.  Bridger Teton National Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says with exceptionally dry conditions, … Continue Reading

Fire At Pacific Creek Doused

Forest Fire

A fire near the national park boundary in the Pacific Creek Drainage caused some concern for those in the nearby residential area, but quick response held the fire to two acres and it was declared controlled hours later.  Grand Teton National Park Spokesperson Jenny Anzelmo-Sarles says the fire was reported … Continue Reading

Grand Teton Climbing Route Reopens

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The public closure at Baxter’s Pinnacle and Descent Gully near the mouth of Cascade Canyon has been lifted. Grand Teton National Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs explains that this area closure went into effect on May first to protect … Continue Reading

New Fires In and Around Jackson Hole

Alder Fire

Several fires popped up in and around Jackson Hole yesterday keeping Teton Interagency firefighters busy.  The JDR fire was reported at approximately 4:00 pm. Thursday and is burning 4-miles from Flagg Ranch in the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway.  There are 3 smoke jumpers and 1 helicopter suppressing the ¼-acre fire as it continues burning north and east toward … Continue Reading

AIS Inspections Successful

AIS Inspection

This is the second summer the Wyoming Game and Fish Department has been conducting Aquatic Invasive Species Inspections throughout the state, with one of those sites very evident north of Jackson for those boaters heading north into the National Park.  Game and Fish Spokesman Ray Hageman says the number of boats inspected have … Continue Reading

Local Firefighters Head To Fires Elsewhere

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While wildfires in the Greater Yellowstone area have been fairly manageable this year for the most part, that has not been the case elsewhere in the Eastern Great Basin Geographic Area.  That is the fire coordination that encompasses this area as well as other forests and grasslands to the west.  In fact, considering the severity of the fires … Continue Reading

Woman Rescued From Blacktail Butte

GTNP Rescue

Grand Teton National Park’s rescue team was called to assist a New York woman who had become injured while hiking Blacktail Butte with a companion Saturday evening.  Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says just before 6:00 pm, … Continue Reading

Mead Cautious About Land Trade

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Interior Secretary Sally Jewell in Jackson last week stressed the importance of completing the purchase of state sections of land within Grand Teton National park. However, she told reporters that the Interior Department doesn’t have money for a cash deal and that the BLM is on board for the proposal of a land exchange for the $91-million land sale of the two remaining parcels.  Exactly what might be offered … Continue Reading

Visitation Up In Grand Teton National Park

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Grand Teton National Park has been busier this summer than it has been over the past summer or two.  According to the monthly report from the National Park Service Visitor Use Statistics office, recreational visitation increased in Grand Teton by over 5% compared with the same month in 2012.  Due to a nominal drop in business traffic in the park, total visits were slightly lower showing a 3.8% increase.   Year-to-date, Grand Teton National Park visits are up over 11%.  Meanwhile, Yellowstone National Park has revised the way they count their visitations this year making comparison difficult.  Still, comparing the number of vehicles entering the park, there has been a 4.3% increase in that park over the same month a year ago.

Interior Secreatary Helps Launch Park Project

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Interior Secretary Sally Jewell was on hand in Grand Teton National Park Thursday morning to help unveil a $16-million public/private project to renovate the Jenny Lake visitor complex and trail system to Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point in time for the National Park Service Centennial in 2016.  Much of the project is being conducted through the Grand Teton National Park Foundation which Jewell says … Continue Reading

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    If you’ve done any goose hunting, you’ve probably heard the term “skybusting.” You may know it means shooting at birds that are out of your shotgun’s effective range, but do you know if you’re guilty of it? You can set up your decoys to minimize the risk of shooting at birds when they’re too far […]
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    I don’t have good eyes. Had I been born a hundred years ago, there would have been no help for me. Glasses can’t help me, so I’d have blind. I have to wear a special kind of contact lens, which wasn’t available in the days of Davey Crockett and Daniel Boone. But through the miracle […]
  • Hunters must be conservationists first - October 20, 2014
    As hunters, it’s our responsibility to take care of the critters we hunt, as well as those we don’t. We have to obey the game laws. Police ourselves to be sure others respect the wildlife. And even offer suggestions to the Game and Fish Commission when we think there are better ways to ensure that […]
  • Quiet & Mainly Settled Weather Expected - October 17, 2014
    High pressure will build over the area today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry.  Winds will also stay light to breezy and no significant gusting is expected.  Temperatures become a touch cooler statewide, but will be closer to average.  Daytime highs will be in the 50′s across the mountain […]

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