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27 Hurt in Grand Teton Bus Wreck

July 14, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

All 27 passengers riding in a commercial tour bus are recovering after wecking in Grand Teton National Park. Park Spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs says the bus’s front tire drove off the road and the driver overcorrected causing the bus to flip onto its side on North Highway 89 close to Colter Bay. Local News 8 says eight of the 27 passengers are still in local hospitals

Park Bus Crash Injures Several

July 11, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

A bus crashed on Highway 89 between Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park Thursday injuring 26 people. Two of the victims were airlifted to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, 24 were taken to a hospital in Jackson. The highway was closed for several hours. The cause of the crash is under investigation

Eagles Rest Fire Burns Slowly in Grand Teton

July 9, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

Grand Teton National Park firefighters are watching, but not interfering with a wildfire on the west side of Jackson Lake. Jackson Hole Daily says the fire will be allowed to burn and take its natural course as long as it doesn’t threaten people or property. Park spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs says the Eagles Rest Fire is about a quarter-acre wide and is burning slowly

Lightning Ignites Another Fire in Grand Teton

July 7, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

A fire is burning in Grand Teton National Park and rangers are letting the blaze take its natural course. Teton Interagency firefighters boated across Jackson Lake and hiked up to Eagles Rest to control a quarter acre fire caused by lightning. Grand Teton National Park’s Fire Management Plan says naturally caused fires can be good for the ecosystem and are allowed to take their natural place

Brother and Sister Make History Climbing the Tetons

July 3, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole Comments Off

Two children made history last week after climbing to the top of Wyoming’s second tallest peak. 6-year-old Beo Charett and his 9-year-old sister Georgie were some of the youngest people to ever ski the Grand Teton. Jackson Hole Daily says the siblings trained for the more than 13,000 foot ascent by climbing Mount Glory, City of Rocks, Sinks Canyon and Blacktail Butte

Teton Park Rangers Rescue Hiker and Climber

July 2, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

Grand Teton National Park rangers rescued a weary hiker and fallen climber recently. 39-year-old Spanish man Xabier Aguirregoicoa (good luck with that one) was examined and released after the Teton Interagency helicopter found him in Granite Canyon. Jackson Hole Daily says 27-year-old Jackson woman Angela Lazarte was taken to St. John’s Medical Center with serious injuries after a fall in the Lake Ledges area

Grand Teton Rangers Save Several Lives

July 1, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

Grand Teton National Park rangers have been busy saving lives in the parks recently. Park officials say they rescued a 39-year-old Spanish man who hiked into Granite Canyon but didn’t have the energy to get out, a 27-year-old Jackson woman who fell while climbing Disappointment Peak and a 64-year-old man who fell off a horse in the Colter Bay area. Local News 8 says as tourist season peaks so does the amount of people who need to be saved by rangers

Stewart’s Draw Fire Rages After Lightning Strike

June 24, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

A lightning bolt ignited a blaze in Grand Teton National Park after striking a Douglas-fir tree in Stewart’s Draw north of Death Canyon. The fire is currently a quarter of an acre in size and is burning inside the Fire Use Zone in the park’s Fire Management Plan. Residents and visitors should report fire or smoke by calling 911 or Teton Interagency Dispatch at 307-739-3630

National Park Service Bans Drones

June 23, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

The National Park Service is banning people from flying drone aircraft above its parks. Jackson Hole Daily says Grand Teton National park has discouraged people from flying drone planes and park spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs says they haven’t had any complaints yet. Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis says the small planes annoy and endanger visitors and wildlife

Schwabacher Landing Reopens After 18 Months

June 20, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

One of the most popular spots to take wedding pictures in Grand Teton National Park, Schwabacher Landing, is now open after being closed for over a year and a half. Jackson Hole Daily says Schwabacher road off Highway 89 was originally closed because of erosion then it was shut down because of federal government budget cuts and it is always closed in the winter. Park spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs says they paved the road and updated the parking area

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