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GTNP Swamped with SARs

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The end of last week saw several search and rescue mission in Grand Teton National Park.  Rangers assisted Teton County with the extrication of an apparent heart attack victim in Buffalo valley late Thursday morning.  Unfortunately, the 56 year-old male was pronounced dead after about an hour of resuscitation efforts.  Then about 2:30 pm Thursday, … Continue Reading

Cyclists Help With Adaptive Equipment

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A team of cyclists participating in the Journey of Hope, presented by KRG Capital, arrived in Jackson Saturday as part of a nine-week, 4,000-mile cycling event across the country to raise funds and awareness for people with disabilities. Spokesman Josh Sasek says the team spent the night at the Presbyterian Church – then … Continue Reading

Fire Danger Elevates Here

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Fire managers in the Teton Interagency area are urging outdoor recreationists to use caution with the use of fire now that the fire danger here has elevated to “moderate.”  That says Grand Teton National Park Fire Communication and Education Specialist Traci Weaver is above normal for this time of year.  She says … Continue Reading

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

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  • Get off the beaten path on holidays - September 2, 2014
    The SuperWife and I took the kids fishing on Labor Day. Usually, going fishing on a holiday is a bad idea. There tend to be crowds just about everywhere you go. But even on a national day off, you can avoid having to share space with other anglers if you get well off the beaten […]
  • Don’t let snakes ruin your Labor Day - September 1, 2014
    In my opinion, everybody should go hunting each weekend of the hunting season. You don’t have to go after elk or deer every time. Change it up a little. Hunt doves on the first weekend, then try to get a blue grouse or two the next. Later in the fall, you can start working duck […]
  • The Grizzlies Won’t Be a Pushover [AUDIO] - August 29, 2014
    The Wyoming Cowboys open up their football season at home against Montana tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon in Laramie.  It’s the first meeting between the two schools since 1997, and the Grizzlies enter the game as the fifth-ranked team in the FCS. On defense, the Cowboys top priority is to stop the run.  With a talented quarterback […]
  • Warmer Temperatures With Isolated Thunderstorms Expected Today - August 29, 2014
    A weak ridge of high pressure will build over the region today, which will allow temperatures to become warmer and closer to average statewide.  However, some lingering low-level moisture and daytime heating could trigger a few hit or miss thunderstorms for the afternoon and early evening hours.  Gusty winds and lots of lightning will be […]

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