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Area Reservoirs To Fill This Year

Jackson Lake

(Burley, ID) The Bureau of Reclamation office in Burley, Idaho this week has been able to provide some positive news about the prospects this summer for the reservoirs making up the Minidoka Project.  Spokesman Mike Beus says with the amounts of snow being measured in the Natural Resource Conservation Service measuring sites, it now appears Jackson Lake and the reservoirs downstream will … Continue Reading

Land Swap Provisions Approved By Legislature

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(CHEYENNE)  It was an uphill battle, but after hours of hashing over Senate File 39, a conference committee reached unanimous agreement on the provisions for an exchange for land in Grand Teton National Park between the state and the Interior Department.  Teton County Senator Leland Christensen, who sponsored the bill, says reaching that agreement was anything but easy. Christensen says there were … Continue Reading

NPS Regional Director Accepts River Plan

Snake River

(DENVER)  National Park Service Intermountain Regional Director Sue Masica has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact for the Snake River Headwaters Comprehensive River Management Plan and Environmental Assessment. Over the past three years, Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway and the National Elk Refuge have … Continue Reading

Former GTNP Superintendent and GT Association Honored

Mary Gibson Scott

(MOOSE)  Grand Teton Association, Grand Teton National Park’s partner organization of 77 years, along with Former Park Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott received national awards at the recent Association of Partners for Public Lands conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Scott received APPL’s 2014 Agency Partner of the Year award in recognition of … Continue Reading

Interior Budget Unveiled for 2015

March 5, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Jewell

(WASHINGTON)  Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell yesterday discussed President Obama’s fiscal year 2015 budget request of $11.9 billion for the Department of the Interior.  The 2015 budget allocates funds for efforts to upgrade and restore national parks and other public-land areas, while engaging thousands of youth, and veterans in outdoor activities.   Jewell says an additional $30-million dollars has been set aside for … Continue Reading

Land Exchange Bill Moves Forward In House

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The Wyoming House of Representatives passed the Grand Teton National Park land swap bill on general file Monday – the first action taken in the House after it was sent over from the Senate.  Teton County Representative Keith Gingery says the passage was fairly uneventful, with most of the legislators supportive of the measure. Gingery says the members of the House understand that … Continue Reading

Grand Teton National Park Recruits YCP Workers

March 4, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, State of Wyoming Comments Off
YCC

Grand Teton National Park is recruiting participants for the 2014 Youth Conservation Program now. The YCP is a summer program for high school students, ages 16 to 19. The 2014 program will span ten weeks from June 16th through August 21st. During the course of their day, YCP participants may … Continue Reading

Moose Day Volunteers Sought

Moose Research

A group of volunteers are joining biologists from Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Grand Teton National Park, Bridger-Teton National Forest and the National Elk Refuge Saturday to count moose in the region.  Called “Nature Mapping Jackson Hole”, this is a program by the Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation that trains volunteers to become “citizen scientists” who can … Continue Reading

Land Exchange Bill Squeaks By

February 26, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, State of Wyoming Comments Off
GTNP Sign

The Wyoming Senate debated the Grand Teton National Park Land Exchange Bill for over an hour before passing it on a split vote of 18 to 12.  Among the issues being discussed was an amendment placed on the bill Monday that Teton County Senator Leland Christensen says endangered the deal. He called that amendment … Continue Reading

GTNP Road Openings On Schedule

February 26, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Teton Park Road

Even as Yellowstone National Park this week announced that the roads through the park would be reopened once again on their normal schedule, Grand Teton National Park also assured those roads that are seasonally closed in the park would reopen on schedule as well. The Teton Park road, which is closed in the wintertime will be plowed out and initially opened on schedule for … Continue Reading

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  • Warmer on Friday, But Showers & Thunderstorms Are Expected For Parts of Wyoming - April 18, 2014
    Temperatures will be warm today, with highs mostly rising to the 60′s and 70′s statewide (slightly cooler across the western valleys and higher terrain).  Expect rain showers and thunderstorms to move into the western third of the state, while the rest of Wyoming see sunshine into this afternoon.  Scattered rain showers and pop-up thunderstorms will […]
  • A lunar eclipse, and me without my camera - April 18, 2014
    Monday night, or more accurately early Tuesday morning, there was a total lunar eclipse. And being the experienced nature photographer I am, you’d think I was ready with my camera. But you’d be wrong. The last total lunar eclipse visible in Wyoming was way back in 2009, if I’m not mistaken. So I’ve been looking […]
  • Enzi Opens Campaign HQ in Cheyenne - April 17, 2014
    U.S. Senator Mike Enzi opened his official campaign headquarters in Cheyenne on Wednesday. Wyoming’s senior senator is seeking his fourth term in the Senate. There were rumors last year that Enzi would retire at the end of his current term and he admits it is something he thought about. “Anytime anybody’s getting ready to go […]
  • Back to normal at the trap range - April 17, 2014
    By some strange luck, I shot really well last week in our trap league. But last night, I didn’t do so well. Not even close. The thing about shooting trap is that you’re bound to have good rounds once in a while. Those good nights give you hope that you’re improving. For some people, that […]