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Park Road Construction Brings Delays

GRTE Summer

It has been said, there are two seasons in Wyoming: winter and construction.  Grand Teton National Park has announced that road repair and rehabilitation projects are beginning this week for the 2013 travel season.  Work to rebuild the road between … Continue Reading

Greater Water Draw-down Predicted

Jackson Lake Dam

The forecast runoff for the Snake River in Wyoming is below normal, and close to the 2012 condition.  Water Operations Manager Mike Beus of the Bureau of Reclamation’s Minidoka Project says the storage in downstream reservoirs is significantly less than last year which may result in … Continue Reading

River Plans Released For Review

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Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway, the National Elk Refuge, and Bridger-Teton National Forest have released the Draft Snake River Headwaters Comprehensive River Management Plans for public comment. Additionally, the Forest is … Continue Reading

Bus Service Planned Between Jackson & Riverton

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The Linx transportation cooperative has announced it will inaugurate a Wind River Connection of the regional Linx service, known as the “Purple Line,” which will run between Riverton and Jackson three times each week beginning June 4th. The Wind River Transportation Authority, WRTA, joined the four-state cooperative this year, closing a gap in … Continue Reading

Mountain Guide Services Sought

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The National Park Service has issued a prospectus to solicit proposals for guided mountain climbing and climbing schools in Grand Teton National Park. Two concession contracts valid for 10 years, each are to be awarded in the coming months.  Guided mountain climbing and climbing instruction are currently provided by … Continue Reading

Roads Opening In Grand Teton

GTNP Entrance

Roads in Grand Teton National Park begin opening tomorrow, but seasonal facilities won’t be open immediately.  Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says the Teton Park Road becomes the first seasonal road to open inside the park while snow is … Continue Reading

New Plan Proposed To Sell Land In GTNP

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Efforts to complete the sale of the state’s four parcels in Grand Teton National Park in exchange for  $53-million in mineral severance payments from the federal government has taken a little different focus.  Wyoming State Representative Keith Gingery says cash no longer appears to be an option because … Continue Reading

Air Quality A Concern In GTNP

GRTE Summer

The hydraulic fracturing boom is apparently creeping closer to the boundaries of Grand Teton National Park.  National Parks Conservation Association Program Manager for Grand Teton National Park Sharon Mader says Wyoming is seen as a leader in requiring companies to … Continue Reading

Deal Suggested To Secure Federal Payment

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Wyoming State Representative Keith Gingery has proposed a plan to Wyoming Senators John Barrasso and Mike Enzi to complete the purchase by the Federal Government of State School Lands in Grand Teton National Park. In 2010, former Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal negotiated a deal with the Interior Department for … Continue Reading

WGF Offers Wildlife Workshops

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As more spring-like weather moves into the area, more people will be venturing out into destinations outdoors – much as the bears in the area have done now.  Mark Gocke of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department says it should be foremost on recreationists’ minds how to conduct themselves if … 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 […]