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New Plan Proposed To Sell Land In GTNP

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Efforts to complete the sale of the state’s four parcels in Grand Teton National Park in exchange for  $53-million in mineral severance payments from the federal government has taken a little different focus.  Wyoming State Representative Keith Gingery says cash no longer appears to be an option because … Continue Reading

Air Quality A Concern In GTNP

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The hydraulic fracturing boom is apparently creeping closer to the boundaries of Grand Teton National Park.  National Parks Conservation Association Program Manager for Grand Teton National Park Sharon Mader says Wyoming is seen as a leader in requiring companies to … Continue Reading

Deal Suggested To Secure Federal Payment

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Wyoming State Representative Keith Gingery has proposed a plan to Wyoming Senators John Barrasso and Mike Enzi to complete the purchase by the Federal Government of State School Lands in Grand Teton National Park. In 2010, former Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal negotiated a deal with the Interior Department for … Continue Reading

WGF Offers Wildlife Workshops

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As more spring-like weather moves into the area, more people will be venturing out into destinations outdoors – much as the bears in the area have done now.  Mark Gocke of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department says it should be foremost on recreationists’ minds how to conduct themselves if … Continue Reading

Firefighters Refresh Their Skills

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Members of Teton Interagency Fire are meeting this week for refresher sessions as they renew their certifications to fight wildfires.  Bridger Teton National Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says topics discussed are critical for … Continue Reading

Bernanke To Miss This Year’s Symposium

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When the annual economic policy symposium comes again to Jackson Hole in August, one prominent figure will be missing.  Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke announced he would not be in Jackson Hole for the event, citing a personal scheduling conflict.  Bernanke has delivered the keynote speech since 2006.  The event has … Continue Reading

State Calls Interior Department Into Question

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Wyoming Governor Matt Mead told those attending a town hall meeting in Jackson Saturday morning that the state is drafting a letter to the Department of Interior voicing concern over the curtailment of services to the traveling public at the national parks in the state. Mead says the letter being drafted … Continue Reading

New Bear-Counting Methods Discussed

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The region’s grizzly bear managers are refining the methods they use to determine the number of bears in the ecosystem as well as their distribution through the ecosystem and food sources. Some of those new methods were discussed during the Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee meeting of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee in Jackson this week. Outgoing Chairperson Mary Gibson Scott says … Continue Reading

National Park Week Brings Free Admission

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Tomorrow begins National Park Week, bringing with it free park admission Monday through Friday and a variety of special events.  Those events take place at the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center in Moose including National Junior Ranger Day tomorrow to help … Continue Reading

Fire Interests Host Public Meeting

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The Teton Area Wildfire Protection Coalition is updating the Community Wildfire Protection Plan and is seeking public input in that update by hosting an Open House tonight beginning 6:00 pm at the Jackson Hole Middle School. Jackson Hole Fire Chief Willy Watsabaugh says participants will discuss … Continue Reading

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  • Hot and Mostly Sunny - July 21, 2014
    Temperatures will stay hot for today with only a small chance of a few gusty thunderstorms in the east.  Temperatures for eastern Wyoming will be a few degrees cooler but still very warm on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Tuesday looks to be generally dry as well.
  • It’s true — kids say some weird stuff - July 21, 2014
    An e-mail I got the other day highlighted some of the things an anonymous mother from Texas learned from her kids. Things like, “If you hook a dog leash over a ceiling fan, the motor isn’t strong enough to rotate a 42-pound boy wearing Batman underwear and a Superman cape. It is strong enough, however, […]
  • Shoot some skeet if you’re feeling like a crack shot - July 18, 2014
    I shot at a lot of clay pigeons when I was a kid, but I never did it at an organized trap or skeet club. And I’ve shot at a lot of birds, both upland and waterfowl. I may not have been born with a shotgun in my hand, but I picked one up not […]
  • Change gears on the outdoor activities - July 17, 2014
    Next week’s the last full week in July, and if you live anywhere near Cheyenne, that means Cheyenne Frontier Days. It actually starts tomorrow. I kind of got into the habit of absorbing everything Frontier Days has to offer when I was working at the newspaper, and I can’t seem to get it out of […]

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