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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

Moose Wilson Road Opens — For Now

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The suddenly warm weather has enabled Grand Teton National Park to complete pre-season maintenance and open up the Moose Wilson Road this week.  Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says the park had decided … Continue Reading

State Considers Land Transfers

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The Task Force on Transfer of Public Lands will meet in early June to hear information related to the transfer of federal lands, and a history of public lands within Wyoming.  This year’s sequestration has jeopardized the agreed sale of state lands within Grand Teton National Park to the federal government and alternatives to that agreement are being discussed now.  The meeting will be held in Gillette June 6th.

Teton Park Attendance Down in April

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Grand Teton National Park is reporting a slip in recreational visits during April compared with the same month last year.  Figures released by the National Park Service Visitor Use Statistics Office show 33-hundred fewer people were … Continue Reading

Park Road Construction Brings Delays

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It has been said, there are two seasons in Wyoming: winter and construction.  Grand Teton National Park has announced that road repair and rehabilitation projects are beginning this week for the 2013 travel season.  Work to rebuild the road between … Continue Reading

Greater Water Draw-down Predicted

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The forecast runoff for the Snake River in Wyoming is below normal, and close to the 2012 condition.  Water Operations Manager Mike Beus of the Bureau of Reclamation’s Minidoka Project says the storage in downstream reservoirs is significantly less than last year which may result in … Continue Reading

River Plans Released For Review

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Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway, the National Elk Refuge, and Bridger-Teton National Forest have released the Draft Snake River Headwaters Comprehensive River Management Plans for public comment. Additionally, the Forest is … Continue Reading

Bus Service Planned Between Jackson & Riverton

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The Linx transportation cooperative has announced it will inaugurate a Wind River Connection of the regional Linx service, known as the “Purple Line,” which will run between Riverton and Jackson three times each week beginning June 4th. The Wind River Transportation Authority, WRTA, joined the four-state cooperative this year, closing a gap in … Continue Reading

Mountain Guide Services Sought

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The National Park Service has issued a prospectus to solicit proposals for guided mountain climbing and climbing schools in Grand Teton National Park. Two concession contracts valid for 10 years, each are to be awarded in the coming months.  Guided mountain climbing and climbing instruction are currently provided by … Continue Reading

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  • Colder Today With Rain Showers And Mountain Snow - October 1, 2014
    A cold front and weather system will push through the state of Wyoming early today.  Scattered rain showers will be possible statewide across lower elevations, but the best chance will be in northern and southeastern Wyoming.  Rain showers could become heavy at times, especially in southeastern parts of the state in the afternoon and evening.  […]
  • Today’s a big day for hunters in Wyoming - October 1, 2014
    If you’re really serious about hunting, you’re probably not listening to this. Depending on where you are in the state, the sun’s either up already or sunrise isn’t far away. If you’re a die-hard hunter, you’re probably already hunkered down in a field waiting for the geese to come in, out in the timber trying […]
  • Not all bad news in judge’s decision to relist wolves - September 30, 2014
    U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson handed down a ruling last week that removed wolves from Wyoming control and put them back under the protection of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. That ruling put an end to hunting wolves anywhere in the state, whether they’re in the trophy game area in the northwestern corner […]
  • The king of upland game birds is a worthy opponent - September 29, 2014
    Ruffed grouse hunters in the parts of the country where the birds are hunted heavily might flush 60 birds in one day, see six, get shots at four and come home with two. They consider that an average day. The birds are not easy to see, even when you know where they are. If you […]

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