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Bears Invade Campgrounds

Bear Warning

A grizzly bear caused problems for a time at one of Grand Teton National Park’s campgrounds through the weekend.  According to park officials, the bear was frequenting Lizard Creek Campground on the north end of the park and was repeatedly hazed from the facility.  Park officials say it did not receive food rewards and didn’t interact directly with campers.  Camping at Lizard Creek was restricted to hard-sided camping only until the bear finally left the area of its own accord Monday.  At the same time, a black bear has forced the closure of two back country sites at Leigh Lake for the week.  It is hoped that bear will simply move on as well.

Sec. Jewell Defends Interior Department Budget

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Interior Secretary Sally Jewell told reporters yesterday that the activities of the Department of Interior contributed $371-billion to the US economy in 2012 and supported 2.3-million jobs in such activities as outdoor recreation and tourism, energy development and grazing and timber harvest.  However, she quickly points out that … Continue Reading

New Fires Quickly Doused

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Teton Interagency Fire Personnel doused two fire starts Wednesday afternoon.  One shortly after 4:00 pm involved a single tree in the Colter Bay Campground.  The park report indicates that the fire was human-caused.  Park officials say the incident was not the result of an escaped fire but may have stemmed from an equipment malfunction.  The second fire was … Continue Reading

WGA Seeks Reauthorization of Federal Program

WGA

The Western Governors’ Association recently urged reauthorization of the Federal Lands Transfer Facilitation Act. The group says it supports reauthorization because the act helps resolve the “checkerboard” land ownership pattern in the West that hinders effective management of federal and state lands. Under the WSCLA proposal, states would have the right to … Continue Reading

Local National Park Lodges Spotlighted

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CNN Travel this week spotlighted 18 outstanding lodges tucked inside the national parks as listed in Travel and Leisure Magazine.  Two of them are very familiar to locals living in this part of Wyoming.  The obvious inclusion was … Continue Reading

GTNP Rangers Conduct Difficult Rescue

Much of Avalanche Canyon in Grand Teton National Park has no maintained trails, requiring hikers to bushwack through difficult terrain. (NPS photo)

Grand Teton National Park officials have released information about another rescue; this one in Avalanche Canyon. Five park rangers performed one of the more physically taxing ground based rescues in the last several years during Monday afternoon and evening. 61 year-old Carol Nielsen of Boulder, Colorado sustained an injury somewhere … Continue Reading

Pathway Additions Slated in GTNP

GTNP Pathway

The National Park Service has made final decisions regarding the next two phases of the Grand Teton National Park pathway system. These phases will extend the current network by 2.2 miles and improve safety for users of the existing segments. Park officials say the next pathway segment will … Continue Reading

Boy Scout’s Father Subject Of Intensive Search

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A 57 year-old man attending a Teton County boy scout camp with his son was the subject of a search that extended over portions of two days. David Harris of Harrisville, Utah was found about two to 2½ miles from camp after spending a day and a night out, wearing only … Continue Reading

Caution: Bear Spray Can Explode

bear spray explosion

Area residents and visitors are being strongly encouraged to purchase and carry bear spray when they are spending time outdoors as this area has become very active with both black and grizzly bears.  However, there have been instances when misuse or improper storage of the canisters of spray have been problematic for people – as evidenced in … Continue Reading

Park Joins Centennial Celebration of Moulton Barn

Moulton Barn

You’ve seen it countless photographs of the Tetons, and perhaps you have taken pictures of it yourself.  It’s the T.A. Moulton Barn on Mormon Row which this year is 100 years old.  Grand Teton National Park is joining with local historians and Moulton family members and friends for … Continue Reading

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  • Special Weather Statement issued October 26 at 2:18AM MDT by NWS - October 26, 2014 at 8:18 AM
    ...RAIN SHOWERS CHANGING TO SNOW THIS MORNING... A BAND OF SHOWERS...AND PERHAPS ALONG WITH AN EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORM OR TWO WILL BE MOVING NORTHEAST ACROSS FAR WESTERN WYOMING THROUGH 7 AM. LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS AND OCCASIONAL THUNDERSTORM CAN BE EXPECTED ALONG WITH HIGH ELEVATION SNOW SHOWERS AT AND A [...]

Wyoming News

  • 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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