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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

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

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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 […]
  • Estimating range on waterfowl is easy - October 22, 2014
    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 […]
  • Don’t lose your vision in the woods - October 21, 2014
    I don’t have good eyes. Had I been born a hundred years ago, there would have been no help for me. Glasses can’t help me, so I’d have blind. I have to wear a special kind of contact lens, which wasn’t available in the days of Davey Crockett and Daniel Boone. But through the miracle […]
  • Hunters must be conservationists first - October 20, 2014
    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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