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Bear Spray For Fathers’ Day

Bear-Spray

Sunday is Fathers’ Day, and with many dads in this area very much into outdoor activities, representatives of the National Park and Forest suggest a supply of bear deterrent might make a perfect gift. Bridger Teton National Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek points out that where ever you turn in this part of Wyoming, carrying a can of the deterrent is … Continue Reading

Park Closes Road For A Second Week

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Construction crews on the Pilgrim Creek Road did not get everything done they wanted to this week. Consequently, the temporary closure of the road will be extended while the contractor hauls and stages gravel along the length of this unpaved road in preparation for … Continue Reading

Park To Close, Repair Pilgrim Creek Road

Pilgrim Creek

Grand Teton National Park has announced that Pilgrim Creek Road will be closed to all public access today through Friday while a contractor is hauling and staging gravel along the road. The project will continue in early July, when … Continue Reading

Water Draw-down Significant This Year

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By the end of this summer, those boating in Palisades Reservoir may need wheels on their boats – well almost.  Reclamation Water Operations Manager Mike Beus of the Minidoka Project says the irrigation season has started with comparatively low levels in the major storage reservoirs of the Upper Snake River Basin.  Beus says … Continue Reading

Land Sale In GTNP In Question

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Governor Matt Mead says he is concerned about the future of the agreed sale of four parcels of land in Grand Teton National Park to the federal government.  The second of the four parcels was closed in January, but sequestration and related budget concerns now appear to jeopardize … Continue Reading

Local Firefighters Deployed Out Of State

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Wildland firefighters from around the region are being deployed to assist on fires burning around the southwestern United States.  Among them are crews and equipment from the Wyoming State Forestry Division.  However, crews from the various federal agencies in northwestern Wyoming are also being deployed to help in the fire-stricken states as well.  Grand Teton National Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says … Continue Reading

“Get Along Little Dogies”

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The vanishing American cattle drive will once again be seen on the northern end of Jackson Hole this Saturday.  Grand Teton National Park is alerting drivers on US Highway 26/89/191 through Moran Junction may encounter some delays between 6:45 and 8:30 am due to bovine blockage.  Park rangers will … Continue Reading

Wild Mamas Very Protective

Elk Cow and Calf

The message about leaving young wildlife alone is a very familiar one this time of year.  However, those spending time in the outdoors or specifically setting out to view wildlife need to beware of the adult animals which are very protective of their young.  Already, Grand Teton National Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says … Continue Reading

Grand Teton Seeks To Get People Outside

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Grand Teton National Park will launch a new Active Trails program in cooperation with St. John’s Medical Center, kicking-off the program at Miller Park in Jackson from 5:00 to 7:00 pm Thursday. The objective of the program is to … Continue Reading

Teton Park Sees Bear Jams

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The abundance of animals – especially bears – in Grand Teton National Park has been causing quite a stir over the past couple weeks as well as some significant headaches for traffic there.  Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says the park’s abundant bear population has been … 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 […]

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