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Black Bears Get Euthanized If Park Visitors Feed Them

August 4, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

Grand Teton National Park biologists and park managers are urging all visitors to store food in places bears can’t get to. Picnickers and boaters around String Lake and other beaches have been leaving food and coolers out and a bear has been fed several times which means it will most likely come back to the same public location for more food in the future. In order to keep visitors safe, park policy requires that bears that have eaten human food in public locations must be euthanized or relocated

Hiker Killed From Head Trauma After Major Fall

July 28, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

Jackson Hole Daily says the San Francisco man found at the base of Inspiration Point in Grand Teton National Park died from head injuries after a major fall. Teton County Coroner Kiley Campbell completed an autopsy of 36-year-old Will Cornyn and says he died from blunt force trauma to the head. Park officials say he was travelling alone to Lake Solitude, an almost 20 mile round trip hike, late in the day and fell from a 100 foot cliff

San Francisco Man Found Dead in Park

July 24, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

Grand Teton National Park rangers found a hiker’s body at the entrance of Cascade Canyon Tuesday. Local News 8 says 74 people formed search teams and found 36-year-old San Francisco man Will Cornyn lying dead below a steep cliff near Inspiration Point. Cornyn left the southeast shore of Jenny Lake Sunday on his way to Lake Solitude in the North Fork of Cascade Canyon and never came back

Park Rangers Rescue Injured Hiker

July 22, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

A serious hiker got a serious injury on her leg after jumping from a rock on her way down the Cache Couloir above the Platforms in Garnet Canyon Sunday afternoon. Grand Teton National Park rangers reacted with a rescue operation to get 23-year-old Maryland native Joanna Wang out of the remote area using a Teton Interagency helicopter. Rescuers found Wang and took her to St. John’s Medical Center for treatment that night

Parks Cause Major Economic Growth in Jackson

July 21, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

A new study says Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks boosted Jackson’s and several other communities’ economies by hundreds of millions of dollars last year. Grand Teton National Park Superintendent David Vela says the park’s universal appeal is the reason so much money and so many jobs are created in northwestern Wyoming. Parks spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs says Teton Park and John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway contributed more than $502 million and created just under 7,000 jobs in Jackson and nearby communities

Rollover Victim Identifed

July 18, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

Authorities have identified the man killed in a rollover in Grand Teton National Park early  Wednesday. Forty-five-year-old Bernardo Bravo drove off Teton Park Road about a mile north of the park’s Moose entrance station. Bernardo is a recent resident of Jackson, and formerly of Phoenix, Arizona. A motorist spotted a single tire on the roadway, and later a park worker found the wreckage and Bravo’s body

Grand Teton Fall Victim Identified

July 16, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

The woman who died on Monday in a fall on the Grand Teton has been identified. 43-year-old Mary Bilyeu, of Edmond, Oklahoma, was ascending to the Upper Saddle of the Grand Teton with a climbing partner and a guide at an elevation of about 13,000 feet  when she fell. Nearby rangers responded but Bilyeu was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident is being investigated by park officials who remind backcountry hikers that late season snow remains in the high country and hikers should use caution. For up to date up-to-date trail conditions, you can visit http://www.tetonclimbing.blogspot.com or stop by a Ranger Station.

Signal Mountain Summit Road Reopens with Completion of Hazard Fuels Project

July 15, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

A Teton Interagency fire effects crew is finishing the major part of its fuels reduction project Wednesday on Signal Mountain Summit Road in Grand Teton National Park. The park road is reopening for the public Wednesday afternoon and staying open seven days a week. The fire effects crew will still be working close to the road so visitors should be alert for fire trucks and crew members in the area

Disabled Vets Climb Grand Teton

July 14, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

Nine disabled veterans are hiking the Grand Teton Wednesday after practicing on the lower levels yesterday, today and tomorrow. A Jackson based company Exum Mountain Guides is taking the crew up 13,700 feet. Local News 8 says the adventure was organized by a Colorado nonprofit seeking to involve people with disabilities in outdoor activities.

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

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