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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

GTNP Entrance

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

GRTE Summer

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

Jackson Lake Dam

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

Snake-River

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

Linx

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

Roads Opening In Grand Teton

GTNP Entrance

Roads in Grand Teton National Park begin opening tomorrow, but seasonal facilities won’t be open immediately.  Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says the Teton Park Road becomes the first seasonal road to open inside the park while snow is … Continue Reading

New Plan Proposed To Sell Land In GTNP

Gingery

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

GRTE Summer

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

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    A ridge of high pressure will slowly move east today.  This will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry across much of the state today.  Winds, however, will be strong and gusty across eastern Wyoming with gusts between 40 and 50 mph.  Temperatures across western Wyoming will stay very mild and above […]
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