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Beware of the Bears

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This is Bear Awareness Week, and as we have been hearing, grizzly bears in this area have been very much in evidence. Erin Edge with Defenders of Wildlife says with the success of grizzly recovery, bears are now in areas where they haven’t been for decades, so it means … Continue Reading

Weekend Rain A Mixed Blessing

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Several days of rain, including both days of the weekend, have spoiled the recreational plans of many; but the rain has been a real blessing to the area.  Those reporting totals around the valley to the National Weather Service have measured nearly … Continue Reading

GTNP Schedules Indian Artists

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Grand Teton National Park has announced this summer’s schedule of American Indian Guest Artists who will be demonstrating their crafts in the park.  Participating artists share the cultural traditions of their tribes through such art forms as … Continue Reading

Petition Seeks NPS to Protect Wolves

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The National Park Service is being urged through a petition filed by the National Parks Conservation Association to set rules about wolf hunts.  The petition asks that regulations be set to protect gray wolves from being hunted inside the John D. Rockefeller Jr., Memorial Parkway, which … Continue Reading

Leave The Wildlife Babies Alone

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It has sometimes been referred to as the “Bambi syndrome” where casual observers in the public view baby animals they believe may be abandoned and want to intervene.  Mark Gocke of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department says that is exactly the wrong thing to do.  He explains that … Continue Reading

Local Funds Mitigate Sequestration Here

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Not surprisingly, Sequestration was on the minds of the superintendents of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks as they addressed the Jackson Hole Lunchtime Rotary Club Tuesday.  Both praised the participation of the local communities and foundations for … Continue Reading

River Releases Announced

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The Bureau of Reclamation has announced plans to increase flows in the Snake River below Palisades Dam this week to about 18,000 cubic feet per second: making those increases gradually until the maximum is reached on May 18th. Then, after the high flow is sustained for two days, it will be … Continue Reading

Moose Wilson Road Opens — For Now

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The suddenly warm weather has enabled Grand Teton National Park to complete pre-season maintenance and open up the Moose Wilson Road this week.  Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says the park had decided … Continue Reading

State Considers Land Transfers

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The Task Force on Transfer of Public Lands will meet in early June to hear information related to the transfer of federal lands, and a history of public lands within Wyoming.  This year’s sequestration has jeopardized the agreed sale of state lands within Grand Teton National Park to the federal government and alternatives to that agreement are being discussed now.  The meeting will be held in Gillette June 6th.

Teton Park Attendance Down in April

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Grand Teton National Park is reporting a slip in recreational visits during April compared with the same month last year.  Figures released by the National Park Service Visitor Use Statistics Office show 33-hundred fewer people were … 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 […]