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Wild Mamas Very Protective

Elk Cow and Calf

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

GTNP Schedules Indian Artists

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Grand Teton National Park has announced this summer’s schedule of American Indian Guest Artists who will be demonstrating their crafts in the park.  Participating artists share the cultural traditions of their tribes through such art forms as … Continue Reading

Petition Seeks NPS to Protect Wolves

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The National Park Service is being urged through a petition filed by the National Parks Conservation Association to set rules about wolf hunts.  The petition asks that regulations be set to protect gray wolves from being hunted inside the John D. Rockefeller Jr., Memorial Parkway, which … Continue Reading

Leave The Wildlife Babies Alone

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It has sometimes been referred to as the “Bambi syndrome” where casual observers in the public view baby animals they believe may be abandoned and want to intervene.  Mark Gocke of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department says that is exactly the wrong thing to do.  He explains that … Continue Reading

Local Funds Mitigate Sequestration Here

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Not surprisingly, Sequestration was on the minds of the superintendents of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks as they addressed the Jackson Hole Lunchtime Rotary Club Tuesday.  Both praised the participation of the local communities and foundations for … Continue Reading

River Releases Announced

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The Bureau of Reclamation has announced plans to increase flows in the Snake River below Palisades Dam this week to about 18,000 cubic feet per second: making those increases gradually until the maximum is reached on May 18th. Then, after the high flow is sustained for two days, it will be … Continue Reading

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  • Shouldn’t my dogs be KEEPING their hair now? - November 21, 2014
    I don’t understand why it’s happening now, when the temperatures are dropping well below zero, but my golden retriever’s blowing her coat. In a big way. And it’s not just her. Our collie’s doing the same thing, and to a much bigger degree. At least the golden has some abilities that allow me to overlook […]
  • Cool And Still Breezy At Times - November 20, 2014
    High pressure will be the main weather feature across much of the state today.  Expect partly to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and near or slightly above normal temperatures.  Winds, however, could still be breezy to gusty at times.  Expect gusting between 35 and 50 mph across central and southeastern Wyoming this morning […]
  • Don’t commercialize hunting - November 20, 2014
    The state of New Jersey is dealing with a huge whitetail deer overpopulation problem. To get more people to get out and hunt those deer, and hopefully bring the population down to a more manageable level, the state is toying with the idea of allowing the commercial sale of meat from wild deer. It’s a […]
  • Mostly Sunny And Seasonal, Still Windy At Times - November 19, 2014
    High pressure will continue to build over the state of Wyoming today.  Expect sunny to mostly sunny skies and mainly dry conditions for much of the state.  The one exception will be in far northeastern portions of the state, where early flurries or light snow showers are possible.  Winds will also be breezy to gusty […]

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