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Barrasso Joins Call For National Park Support

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Wyoming’s US Senator John Barrasso is numbered among the 223 members of Congress who sent a bipartisan letter to President Obama last week, asking him to commemorate the upcoming 100th anniversary of our national parks in 2016. That letter reads in part, … Continue Reading

Strong May Visitation Reported In GTNP

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Grand Teton National Park last month experienced a 13-percent rise in recreational visitation compared with the same month in 2012.  According to the monthly report from the National Parks Statistics Office, 21,815 more people entered the park for recreational purposes than during the previous May, while … Continue Reading

GTNP Tells of Busy Weekend For Emergency Services

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Grand Teton National Park staff this weekend handled two search and rescue missions, and several medical calls, including one fatality.  Sunday afternoon at 2:15 pm, 74 year-old Harold Jennett from Troy, Michigan suffered a heart attack while on a ranger-led hike of Swan Lake near Colter Bay. The park ranger naturalist leading the hike … Continue Reading

Rangers Make First Climbing Rescue Of The Season

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Grand Teton National Park rangers yesterday assisted a 57-year-old Jackson man with an injury who had been climbing near the Black Rock Chimney on the Grand Teton.  Jim Williams was leading a client on a guided trip of the Grand Teton for a park concessionaire when the snow that he was standing on collapsed, causing him to … Continue Reading

Microburst Downs Trees, Hurts Camper in GTNP

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Crews in Grand Teton National Park are cleaning up after a microburst ripped through the Colter Bay area Sunday, felling trees, damaging cars and other property and seriously injuring one camper who was hit by a falling tree.  Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says … Continue Reading

Wildfire Comes To Wyoming

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Lightning is being blamed for a small wildfire that flared up near Atlantic City in Fremont County Friday.  Firefighters were able to hold the blaze to 14 acres of sagebrush and some timber.   That fire was … Continue Reading

Moulton Barn To Celebrate 100 Years

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You see it on photos, paintings, calendars, and murals just to name a few places that have depicted the Moulton Barn over the years — and it is familiar to millions of people even if they don’t know where it is. That barn is about to celebrate its 100th anniversary, and Grand Teton National Park is putting together plans to join in the celebration. Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says … Continue Reading

Bear Spray For Fathers’ Day

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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

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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

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  • Heavy Showers and Thunderstorms - July 29, 2014
    A Pacific weather disturbance, Monsoonal moisture and stationary frontal system will create rather widespread and heavy shower and thunderstorm activity.  Rain will especially be heavy in portions of central, south-central and southeastern Wyoming.  Areas of flooding will be a concern.  Continued mild temperatures on Wednesday with decreased shower and thunderstorm activity.  Weather conditions this weekend […]
  • Release ‘em right - July 29, 2014
    Each year, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department sends out a reminder of the right way to release fish when you turn them back into the water. Al Langston of the Game and Fish recently sent out that reminder, so I thought I’d pass it along to you. When the water gets warm this time […]
  • Hauling hay makes me consider ATVs - July 28, 2014
    In my days in the mountains, I’ve seen some horse wrecks that probably should have turned my hair gray prematurely. I’ve had horses go lame on me deep in the backcountry. And I’ve been awakened in the night to the sound of thundering hooves receding down the trail toward the trailer. None of those situations […]
  • Red Flag Warnings In Effect; Isolated Thunderstorms Possible Across Southeast Wyoming - July 25, 2014
    The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings for parts of central and south-central Wyoming through today.  With drier conditions and breezy to gusty winds, there is an increased risk for initiation and the spread of wild fires.  Temperatures will remain quite warm to hot, with highs in the 80′s to low 90′s for […]

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