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Park To Close, Repair Pilgrim Creek Road

Pilgrim Creek

Grand Teton National Park has announced that Pilgrim Creek Road will be closed to all public access today through Friday while a contractor is hauling and staging gravel along the road. The project will continue in early July, when … Continue Reading

Water Draw-down Significant This Year

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By the end of this summer, those boating in Palisades Reservoir may need wheels on their boats – well almost.  Reclamation Water Operations Manager Mike Beus of the Minidoka Project says the irrigation season has started with comparatively low levels in the major storage reservoirs of the Upper Snake River Basin.  Beus says … Continue Reading

Land Sale In GTNP In Question

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Governor Matt Mead says he is concerned about the future of the agreed sale of four parcels of land in Grand Teton National Park to the federal government.  The second of the four parcels was closed in January, but sequestration and related budget concerns now appear to jeopardize … Continue Reading

Local Firefighters Deployed Out Of State

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Wildland firefighters from around the region are being deployed to assist on fires burning around the southwestern United States.  Among them are crews and equipment from the Wyoming State Forestry Division.  However, crews from the various federal agencies in northwestern Wyoming are also being deployed to help in the fire-stricken states as well.  Grand Teton National Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says … Continue Reading

“Get Along Little Dogies”

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The vanishing American cattle drive will once again be seen on the northern end of Jackson Hole this Saturday.  Grand Teton National Park is alerting drivers on US Highway 26/89/191 through Moran Junction may encounter some delays between 6:45 and 8:30 am due to bovine blockage.  Park rangers will … Continue Reading

Wild Mamas Very Protective

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The message about leaving young wildlife alone is a very familiar one this time of year.  However, those spending time in the outdoors or specifically setting out to view wildlife need to beware of the adult animals which are very protective of their young.  Already, Grand Teton National Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says … Continue Reading

Grand Teton Seeks To Get People Outside

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Grand Teton National Park will launch a new Active Trails program in cooperation with St. John’s Medical Center, kicking-off the program at Miller Park in Jackson from 5:00 to 7:00 pm Thursday. The objective of the program is to … Continue Reading

Teton Park Sees Bear Jams

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The abundance of animals – especially bears – in Grand Teton National Park has been causing quite a stir over the past couple weeks as well as some significant headaches for traffic there.  Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says the park’s abundant bear population has been … Continue Reading

Beware of the Bears

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This is Bear Awareness Week, and as we have been hearing, grizzly bears in this area have been very much in evidence. Erin Edge with Defenders of Wildlife says with the success of grizzly recovery, bears are now in areas where they haven’t been for decades, so it means … Continue Reading

Weekend Rain A Mixed Blessing

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Several days of rain, including both days of the weekend, have spoiled the recreational plans of many; but the rain has been a real blessing to the area.  Those reporting totals around the valley to the National Weather Service have measured nearly … 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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