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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

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.

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  • Rep. Lummis Announces Re-Election Bid - April 23, 2014
    U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis announced her re-election bid on Wednesday in Cheyenne. Lummis said she wants a fourth term representing Wyoming in Congress so she can work to reduce the federal government’s role in the Cowboy State. “The federal government cannot do better for Wyoming, than Wyoming can do for itself,” Lummis said. “So part […]
  • Wyoming Veterans Asked to Complete Survey - April 23, 2014
    Wyoming veterans and family members are encouraged to complete a short online survey regarding Wyoming veteran benefits and services, which is located at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WYOVET2014. The Wyoming Veterans Commission is updating their strategic plan and surveying Wyoming veterans and family members is an important part of that process. The survey, which only takes a few minutes to complete, is focused on […]
  • Wyoming Head Coach Recaps Spring Football Practice [AUDIO] - April 23, 2014
    The Wyoming Cowboys wrapped up spring practice last Saturday afternoon in Laramie.  And if you asked head coach Craig Bohl, he would tell you he wants 15 more practices this spring.  That’s not because of poor practicing by the Cowboys, but more so that he can get to know his team even better and get […]
  • Be Bear Aware when you’re out in the wilds - April 23, 2014
    Seeing a bear can be the highlight of an outdoor adventure. Especially if you’re trying to see one on a spring bear hunt. But getting too close to a grizzly can turn an awe-inspiring experience into a tragic one. There’s a common perception floating around that grizzlies are aggressive defenders of their territory that will […]

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