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Late Season Storm Snarls Traffic

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The calendar said it was the first day of spring yesterday, but Mother Nature apparently had something else in mind. A late season storm caused a myriad of headaches for drivers in and around Jackson.  The town quickly issued an advisory calling for … Continue Reading

Grizzly Bears Out in GTNP

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While Yellowstone National Park last week reported the emergence of grizzly bears from their dens, Grand Teton National Park is seeing reports of bear tracks in grizzly country – which Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says can be almost anywhere in the park now.  Skaggs points out that … Continue Reading

Newbold Dam Removed

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Grand Teton National Park is joining with the sportsmen’s group Trout Unlimited in a collaborative effort to remove an obsolete water diversion structure located near Kelly and restore the Gros Ventre watershed as a viable fishery. Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says … Continue Reading

2013 Elk Season To Be Set

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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking public input in the setting of the 2013 big game hunting season.  Game and Fish Spokesman Al Langston says as such, meetings are being hosted in Jackson and Pinedale next week to solicit public comments and concerns. Langston says … Continue Reading

Coming Fire Season Here Evaluated

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Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell says his agency is preparing for another busy fire year, but with fewer firefighters to battle the flames.  Tidwell says late winter storms helped ease drought conditions, but that the South and Southwestern U.S. are expected to dry out heading into May and June. Here in northwestern Wyoming, Tracy Weaver of Teton Interagency Fire says … Continue Reading

GTNP Elk Hunt Regs Revised

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Grand Teton National Park officials plan to implement changes in the 2013 elk reduction program which is conducted in collaboration with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and designed to help regulate the Jackson elk herd. These changes will be … Continue Reading

Park Visitations Up In February

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Visitation to Yellowstone National Park during February experienced a 4¼% increase from the same month last year.  According to the National Park Service Visitor Use Statistics Office, 31,053 people visited the park for recreational purposes with another 48,559 … Continue Reading

State Travel Combats Sequestration Effects

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Budget cutbacks in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks leading to delays in plowing the roads in both parks, less staffing of seasonal rangers, and reduced hours in visitor centers to name a few of the consequences of the sequestration have tourism interests in the state concerned.  Of highest concern is … Continue Reading

No Charges In Bear Death

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No criminal charges are to be brought against three hunters who killed a grizzly bear inside Grand Teton National Park last November.  That was the decision by the US Attorney’s Office after a comprehensive investigation of the incident.  Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says … Continue Reading

FONSI Issued for Colter Bay

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The National Park Service has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact for the Colter Bay Visitor Services Plan/Environmental Assessment.  The purpose of the Colter Bay Visitor Services Plan/EA is to guide decision making for redevelopment and restoration of park facilities in the vicinity of the Colter Bay Visitor Center. Of the four alternatives considered … 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 […]