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GTNP Visitations Up Last Month

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Grand Teton National Park has reported its monthly use statistics for June which indicates recreational visits for the month were up by 5%.  According to the report filed by the National Park Service Use Statistics Office, … Continue Reading

Moose-Wilson Road Closing For Dustcoat

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Grand Teton National Park has announced that the southern portion of the Moose-Wilson Road will be closed for a day next week while road crews perform dust abatement on the road.  According to a statement from the park, … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Fire Danger “High”

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Yellowstone National Park officials have elevated their fire danger rating to “High” for the holiday weekend.  Spokesman Al Nash says between the fast-draying conditions around the park and the elevated visitation, it was determined the revised rating was warranted.  Nash says … Continue Reading

Charges Made In Park Assault

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The suspect in an assault that occurred Friday in Grand Teton National Park has now made an appearance in federal court in Jackson where he was charged with one count of assault with a dangerous weapon with intent to do bodily harm, and one count of assault which resulted in serious bodily injury. 32 year-old Vincent Hagey of Las Vegas, Nevada appeared before … Continue Reading

Study Begins In Moose-Wilson Corridor

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Visitors traveling through the Moose-Wilson corridor in Grand Teton National Park may encounter researchers along the road, at trailheads, on trails, and in parking areas who began a survey yesterday and will continue the project through October. Park Spokesperson Jenny Anzelmo-Sarles says … Continue Reading

Park Land Sale Discussed

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Members of the Teton County Legislative Delegation met yesterday with the Director of Wyoming’s Office of State Lands and Investments to discuss the breakdown of the sale of state lands inside Grand Teton National Park to the federal government.  Representative Keith Gingery says while the first two parcels have been successfully sold and transferred to the federal government, … Continue Reading

Violence Erupts In Grand Teton National Park

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A concession employee in Grand Teton National Park was hospitalized after an apparent assault Friday morning at an employee dormitory adjacent Jackson Lake Lodge.  Park Rangers have arrested one suspect and detained him before turning the case over to investigators from Yellowstone National Park.  Little more information is available about the case.  Park officials say following the incident, the residential area was once again considered secure.

Independence Day Travel May See Slight Decline

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With Independence Day coming up next week, travel experts are analyzing what tourism interests might expect in the days ahead.  AAA Auto Club is projecting nationwide; 40.8 million people will be traveling 50 miles or more from their homes for the holiday – down slightly from last year.  Specifically, the western states will see … Continue Reading

Western Governors Worry About Drought

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The Western Governors’ Association is again voicing concerns about the persistent drought conditions over the western states documented in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s “Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook.”  The WGA points out that … Continue Reading

Jackson Lake Draw-down Begins In Earnest

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Representatives of the Bureau of Reclamation are visiting with National Park and National Forest officials and fishing and river rafting interests by phone today as the drafting of water from Jackson Lake has begun in earnest over the past 48 hours.  Reclamation Water Operations Manager Mike Beus of the Minidoka Project says as the fields are drying out more downstream, … Continue Reading

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  • Quiet, Seasonal Weather Expected Today - October 22, 2014
    High pressure will build over the state of Wyoming today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry.  Winds, however, could be strong and gusty today, especially throughout central and southeastern portions of the state.  Parts of I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) and I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) could see winds […]
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    If you’ve done any goose hunting, you’ve probably heard the term “skybusting.” You may know it means shooting at birds that are out of your shotgun’s effective range, but do you know if you’re guilty of it? You can set up your decoys to minimize the risk of shooting at birds when they’re too far […]
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    As hunters, it’s our responsibility to take care of the critters we hunt, as well as those we don’t. We have to obey the game laws. Police ourselves to be sure others respect the wildlife. And even offer suggestions to the Game and Fish Commission when we think there are better ways to ensure that […]

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