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Newbold Dam Removed

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Grand Teton National Park is joining with the sportsmen’s group Trout Unlimited in a collaborative effort to remove an obsolete water diversion structure located near Kelly and restore the Gros Ventre watershed as a viable fishery. Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says … Continue Reading

2013 Elk Season To Be Set

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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking public input in the setting of the 2013 big game hunting season.  Game and Fish Spokesman Al Langston says as such, meetings are being hosted in Jackson and Pinedale next week to solicit public comments and concerns. Langston says … Continue Reading

Coming Fire Season Here Evaluated

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Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell says his agency is preparing for another busy fire year, but with fewer firefighters to battle the flames.  Tidwell says late winter storms helped ease drought conditions, but that the South and Southwestern U.S. are expected to dry out heading into May and June. Here in northwestern Wyoming, Tracy Weaver of Teton Interagency Fire says … Continue Reading

GTNP Elk Hunt Regs Revised

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Grand Teton National Park officials plan to implement changes in the 2013 elk reduction program which is conducted in collaboration with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and designed to help regulate the Jackson elk herd. These changes will be … Continue Reading

Park Visitations Up In February

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Visitation to Yellowstone National Park during February experienced a 4¼% increase from the same month last year.  According to the National Park Service Visitor Use Statistics Office, 31,053 people visited the park for recreational purposes with another 48,559 … Continue Reading

State Travel Combats Sequestration Effects

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Budget cutbacks in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks leading to delays in plowing the roads in both parks, less staffing of seasonal rangers, and reduced hours in visitor centers to name a few of the consequences of the sequestration have tourism interests in the state concerned.  Of highest concern is … Continue Reading

No Charges In Bear Death

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No criminal charges are to be brought against three hunters who killed a grizzly bear inside Grand Teton National Park last November.  That was the decision by the US Attorney’s Office after a comprehensive investigation of the incident.  Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says … Continue Reading

FONSI Issued for Colter Bay

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The National Park Service has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact for the Colter Bay Visitor Services Plan/Environmental Assessment.  The purpose of the Colter Bay Visitor Services Plan/EA is to guide decision making for redevelopment and restoration of park facilities in the vicinity of the Colter Bay Visitor Center. Of the four alternatives considered … Continue Reading

Local Parks Tops For Wildlife Viewing

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Austin-Lehman Adventures has published the top ten places in the world to view wildlife.  Locations range from Costa Rica to locations on the continent of Africa.  However, coming in at number two in their top ten is … Continue Reading

Sequestration Already Felt Here

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The national sequestration took effect Friday bringing with it mandated slashes to government budgets.  While it is not yet entirely known how that will impact the nearby forests and parks, National Parks Director John Jarvis told reporters it has already been felt in Yellowstone National Park. Jarvis says, “They would be … Continue Reading

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  • Lummis Defends Wyoming Uranium Jobs - July 11, 2014
    Last night U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis secured language in the Energy and Water Appropriations bill to strengthen the Department of Energy’s legal obligation to consider the health of the United States’ uranium mining industry as it seeks to dispose of excess uranium. Under the Lummis language, a ten percent drop in the price of uranium […]
  • Take some time to relax this summer - July 11, 2014
    Everyone’s busy these days. It seems like all of us are being asked to do twice as much at our jobs as we used to do, but we still have the same amount of time to do it all. And even our time off is hectic, because we’ve got to cram in all the stuff […]
  • Absentee Voting for Primary Election has Begun - July 10, 2014
    Secretary of State Max Maxfield reminds Wyoming voters that the 40-day period for absentee voting for Wyoming’s Primary Election begins on Thursday, July 10, and ends on Monday, August 18, the day before the Primary. “Wyoming offers ‘no excuse’ absentee voting.  This means that any registered voter can call their county clerk and request that […]
  • Summer is tubing season - July 10, 2014
    If you’re really adventurous, you might add some spice to a tubing trip. My friends Blair and Val introduced me to the fine art of river tubing when I was in high school, and looking back, it’s a wonder I lived long enough to graduate. The Wind River winds behind my parents’ house in Riverton, […]

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