Evidence continues to emerge on the migration patterns of animals and how their journeys are made more difficult. Research biologist Hall Sawyer says we should be placing greater focus … Continue Reading
Filming could begin here sometime this week on a portion of “Django Unchained” directed by Quentin Tarantino. Locations are being kept closely-guarded secrets, but some may be within Grand Teton National Park. Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says a permit was issued … Continue Reading
All three members of Wyoming’s Washington delegation have signed a letter urging Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to find a way to keep the Interior Department’s commitment to Wyoming to purchase state inholdings in Grand Teton National Park. The delegation’s letter acknowledges that … Continue Reading
The National Park Service has released a report after an analysis of 2010 visitation to the nation’s parks, and analysts say that park visitors spent $12.13-billion in the local gateway regions. The report says this includes approximately 60-miles circumference around the parks. Half of that spending, says the report, … Continue Reading
A mammoth avalanche on Taylor Mountain and another on Horseshoe Bowl Tuesday serve as serious reminders, avalanche forecasters say, that we’re dealing with a period of prolonged instability.
Bridger Teton Avalanche forecaster Bob Comey says he’s surprised … Continue Reading
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Friday night issued an avalanche warning for the western mountains of Wyoming effective until midnight Sunday. This warning includes the Teton, Gros Ventre, Snake River, Salt River and Wyoming Ranges as well as the west slope of the Wind River Range and the Togwotee Pass area. Forecasters say heavy snow and strong winds have created very dangerous avalanche conditions where medium to large natural avalanches are likely, and in fact have been already impacting the area’s roadways. The Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center says over the past seven days, there have been 135 avalanches in the area. Travel in avalanche prone areas is to be avoided. Weather officials and urge all outdoor recreationists – regardless of their ability – to heed the warning.
Jackson Hole is still going through the aftermath from this week’s winter storm. Teton Pass remains closed after highway crews were forced to close it at 9:15 Thursday night. Wyoming Department of Transportation officials report there were numerous avalanches, many which … Continue Reading
The snow keeps coming in Northwestern Wyoming, and avalanche conditions powered by the current winter storm have elevated to the second highest possible rating. The “high” avalanche danger means that there can be large avalanches in many areas and very large avalanches in … Continue Reading
The winter weather that swept into Jackson Hole yesterday not only snarled traffic, causing a host of slide-offs and fender-benders, but it also set up very serious avalanche conditions. Lead Avalanche Forecaster for the Bridger-Teton National Forest Bob Comey says … Continue Reading