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Moose-Wilson Closes Indefinitely for Grizzly

September 23, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

Grand Teton National Park managers are closing a section of the Moose-Wilson Road indefinitely because a grizzly bear has been getting agitated at people trying to get too close. Jackson Hole News & Guide says the park closed the road for around 10 days because grizzly No. 760 was eating chokecherries on bushes near the road. Park spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs says they opened the park temporarily, but the bear was still in the area causing a traffic jam and potential danger for travelers

Toads Migrate from Jackson Lake

September 5, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

Biologists say tens of thousands of tiny toads are migrating from Jackson Lake into a picnic area close by. Jackson Hole News & Guide says Grand Teton National park officials are responding by closing the Lakeview picnic area to vehicles. A Northern Rockies Conservation Cooperative member Debra Patla says conservation groups have tried and failed to protect the toad species under the Endangered Species Act

Yellowstone and Teton Park Rangers Report 90 Rescues

September 2, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

Jackson Hole News & Guide reports Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park rangers have led about 90 search and rescue missions this year. Yellowstone spokesman Al Nash says they’ve conducted around 15 major and 20 minor search and rescue operations in Yellowstone. In addition, Grand Teton National Park spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs says they’ve had 31 major and 23 minor searches so far.

Russian Hiker Dies from Accidental Head Trauma

August 29, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

Grand Teton National Park authorities says the 20-year-old Russian man found dead in the park died of blunt force trauma from a major fall. The Teton County coroner says the seasonal employee Aleksandr Sagiev’s death was an accident. Jackson Hole News and Guide says he probably died immediately after hitting his head during his fall

Public and Park Plan Moose-Wilson Path

August 29, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

Grand Teton National Park planners and managers met this week at Teton County Library to discuss four plans for Moose-Wilson Road. Park spokesman Andrew White says there was a major turnout at their last open house of almost 190 people. Jackson Hole Daily says the proposals include doing nothing, reducing crowding on the road, balancing conservation and public use and linking Moose-Wilson to the rest of the park

Grant Teton Rangers Catch Three in Manhunt

August 25, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

Three men were cited for trespassing after being chased and finally caught by armed rangers in Grand Teton National Park. Virginia man Jonathan Metzman and Tennesseans William Wood and Jonathan Wyatt spent the night in an empty dorm room instead of a campsite when a security guard found them and tried to catch them. Jackson Hole Daily says law enforcement took the situation so seriously because the Federal Reserve and other global financial leaders are holding meetings near Jackson Lake Lodge

Seasonal Employee Found Dead in Teton Park

August 25, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

Search teams found the body of a Russian man missing for several days in Grand Teton National Park. A Park and Teton County Search and Rescue crew found 20-year-old Aleksandr Sagiev at the bottom of a steep cliff known as Cache Couloir in Glacier Gulch. Local News 8 says Sagiev was a seasonal employee at a pizza place in Moose, Wyoming

Grand Teton Opens Baxter’s Pinnacle and Descent Gully

August 20, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

Grand Teton National Park is now allowing traffic through Baxter’s Pinnacle and Descent Gully near the mouth of Cascade Canyon. The park closed the area May 6 to protect some peregrine falcons and their nest. The adult falcons successfully reared four chicks which is the most ever from a single nest in the Grand Teton Park

Teton Park Officials Choose Four Alternatives for Moose-Wilson Road

August 19, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

Grand Teton National Park officials have been debating and have chosen four alternatives for what will happen with Moose-Wilson Road. Grand Teton spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs says managers aren’t picking sides yet and they are planning to spend about $1.9 million to study the road and come up with solutions. Jackson Hole Daily says Teton Park is holding an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. August 28 for community members to comment

Feds Look for Land Appraiser in Grand Teton Park

August 14, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

The federal government is looking for an appraiser to set a new price for two, one-square-mile sections of Wyoming owned land in Grand Teton National Park. Jackson Hole Daily says the National Park Service wants to acquire the land and proposals are being accepted by the U.S. Department of the Interior until Tuesday. An appraisal company valued a 1,280 acre area for $69.5 million in 2003 and the same plot of land $91 million in 2010

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