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Feds Look for Land Appraiser in Grand Teton Park

August 14, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

The federal government is looking for an appraiser to set a new price for two, one-square-mile sections of Wyoming owned land in Grand Teton National Park. Jackson Hole Daily says the National Park Service wants to acquire the land and proposals are being accepted by the U.S. Department of the Interior until Tuesday. An appraisal company valued a 1,280 acre area for $69.5 million in 2003 and the same plot of land $91 million in 2010

Air Tour Owner Promises to Respect Park Visitors

August 12, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

The owner of a new commercial scenic air tour business out of the Jackson Airport is promising not to disturb Grand Teton National Park visitors. Fly Jackson Hole owner Peter Lindell says his contract with the park only allows him to fly over areas far away from trails where park hikers and campers would be. Lindell also says his potential routes cover the Gros Ventre Range, Teton Pass and the west slope of the Tetons

Teton Park Rangers Rescue Solo Climber

August 11, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

A man attempting to solo the Grand Teton alone had to be rescued over the weekend after suffering life-threatening injuries in a fall. Rangers were able to rescue Steve Markusen, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, despite poor weather near 13,000 feet when he fell while climbing without a harness, rope or helmet. Rangers say climbers should wear helmets and carry appropriate gear. They also strongly advise against climbing alone

Black Bears Becoming More Bold in Grand Teton

August 11, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

Black bears are becoming more bold by raiding coolers and snatching backpacks near Jenny and String Lakes in Grand Teton National Park. Jackson Hole Daily says the bears have avoided traps set by park rangers and are showing up so regularly the park is shutting down certain Jenny Lake trails to keep hikers safe. When bears start getting too close to humans, the park rangers are required to euthanize or capture and release them in other areas

Congress Blasts National Park Service

August 7, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, State of Wyoming Comments Off

Wyoming’s congressional trio is putting major pressure on the Grand Teton National Park Service to account for all the money they’ve spent on studying the Moose-Wilson Road. U.S Representative Cynthia Lummis and U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso are asking how the Park Service is spending taxpayer dollars. Jackson Hole Daily says the Park Service hasn’t responded about their several-year study deciding whether the road should be a one way or two way

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

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