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Salazar Praises President’s Interior Budget

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Interior Secretary Ken Salazar defended President Obama’s allocation in his proposed budget of $11.9-billion for the Department of the Interior as a balanced one that makes tough budget choices but funds the highest priorities.  During a telephone news conference yesterday, Salazar told reporters … Continue Reading

Travel Commission Says “Yellowstone Or Bust”

YNP Plow Contest

The Wyoming Office of Tourism has launched a Yellowstone or Bust Sweepstakes where people from around the country can log onto the website  and guess the date and time the plows will meet.  Deputy Travel and Tourism Director Alan Dubberley says it is a way to … Continue Reading

Bear 610 and Family Emerges With Family

610 & Family

Both Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks have cautioned visitors that bears have emerged from hibernation now, and are eagerly looking for food after their long winter’s naps.  Park officials say Grizzly 610 and her family were spotted near Cattleman’s Bridge on Monday, but Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says … Continue Reading

GTNP Launches Essay Contest

High school freshmen in Teton County, Wyoming are being invited to compete in an essay and creative arts competition hosted by Grand Teton National Park and the Grand Teton Association as part of Grand Teton’s multi-faceted “Class of 2016” initiative, highlighting … Continue Reading

Sage Grouse Strut Again

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It’s that time of year again when those who venture out into the sagebrush flats may very likely witness the mating ritual of the sage grouse as the males gather on their leks – or naturally raised areas where they can be seen better by the females – make their strange call and … Continue Reading

National Parks Here In Top 10 For Visits

Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks continue to be among the top ten national park destinations in the country.  According to year-end statistics, more than 3.4-million people visited Yellowstone in 2012 while 2.7-million visited Grand Teton National Park.  That places the parks … Continue Reading

Teton Park Road Open For Non-Motorized Travel

Teton Park Road Bike

It took just three days for Grand Teton National Park road crews to plow open the Teton Park Road between Taggart Lake Parking area and Signal Mountain Lodge this week; and this weekend, says Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs, the road will be open to non-motorized travel.  She says that includes … Continue Reading

Lava Creek Fire Touched Off Soon

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Weather permitting, members of Teton Interagency Fire will be touching off a prescribed burn in the Lava Creek area on the Buffalo Ranger District near Buffalo Valley, possibly as early as today.  Bridger-Teton National Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says the project completes a project that … Continue Reading

Prescribed Fires To Begin

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Neighbors of the Bridger-Teton National Forest can expect to see fire activity through the forest area this spring, as fire managers prepare to conduct multiple prescribed burns. Three prescribed burns are presently scheduled for the Jackson and Buffalo Ranger Districts. The primary purpose for these burns is … Continue Reading

Elk On Spring Mirgration

Elk Collar

They’re on the move again.  Elk, which live through the warmer months throughout Grand Teton National Park, are making their ways back from the National Elk Refuge into the park – crossing the highway in the process.  What’s more, Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says they aren’t moving only … 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 […]

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