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Weather Service Warns Of Lightning Dangers

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This week, Wyoming marks Lightning Awareness Week; calling attention to what is probably the most deadly weather occurrence in the state, and certainly in this part of the state.  National Weather Service Severe Weather Warning Coordination Meteorologist Chris Jones says … Continue Reading

Enzi Joins Calls For NPS Coins

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U.S. Senators Mike Enzi of Wyoming and Mark R. Warner of Virginia have introduced bipartisan legislation to authorize the minting of coins to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the National Park Service. The bill would … Continue Reading

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

Journey of Hope

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

Jenny Lake Rangers

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

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  • Windy In Eastern Wyoming, Otherwise, Pleasant Halloween Weather - October 31, 2014
    A ridge of high pressure will slowly move east today.  This will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry across much of the state today.  Winds, however, will be strong and gusty across eastern Wyoming with gusts between 40 and 50 mph.  Temperatures across western Wyoming will stay very mild and above […]
  • Goose hunters will always have a Halloween costume - October 31, 2014
    Thank goodness for non-hunting spouses. If it weren’t for our better halves, most of us who hunt would be completely unprepared for fall holidays. Halloween is certainly one of the days that would be far less exciting if there weren’t people in our households who think about other things besides late-season deer, ducks, geese, pheasants […]
  • Cool With Mainly Quiet Weather Conditions Today - October 30, 2014
    Weather concerns across the state will be very minimal today.  Expect sunny to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and light to breezy winds.  Temperatures will be a touch cooler today due to a weak cool front that will be brushing by northern and eastern parts of the state.  Daytime highs will be in […]
  • Be ready for bumps, scrapes, cuts and more - October 30, 2014
    Being prepared for the worst is never a bad idea. However, if you carry everything you might need for any emergency, you won’t have room for your tent or sleeping bag. A first aid kit needs to be light and compact, or it’ll be one of the first things you toss out of the pack […]

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