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Salazar Praises President’s Interior Budget

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Interior Secretary Ken Salazar defended President Obama’s allocation in his proposed budget of $11.9-billion for the Department of the Interior as a balanced one that makes tough budget choices but funds the highest priorities.  During a telephone news conference yesterday, Salazar told reporters … Continue Reading

Travel Commission Says “Yellowstone Or Bust”

YNP Plow Contest

The Wyoming Office of Tourism has launched a Yellowstone or Bust Sweepstakes where people from around the country can log onto the website  and guess the date and time the plows will meet.  Deputy Travel and Tourism Director Alan Dubberley says it is a way to … Continue Reading

Bear 610 and Family Emerges With Family

610 & Family

Both Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks have cautioned visitors that bears have emerged from hibernation now, and are eagerly looking for food after their long winter’s naps.  Park officials say Grizzly 610 and her family were spotted near Cattleman’s Bridge on Monday, but Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says … Continue Reading

GTNP Launches Essay Contest

High school freshmen in Teton County, Wyoming are being invited to compete in an essay and creative arts competition hosted by Grand Teton National Park and the Grand Teton Association as part of Grand Teton’s multi-faceted “Class of 2016” initiative, highlighting … Continue Reading

Sage Grouse Strut Again

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It’s that time of year again when those who venture out into the sagebrush flats may very likely witness the mating ritual of the sage grouse as the males gather on their leks – or naturally raised areas where they can be seen better by the females – make their strange call and … Continue Reading

National Parks Here In Top 10 For Visits

Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks continue to be among the top ten national park destinations in the country.  According to year-end statistics, more than 3.4-million people visited Yellowstone in 2012 while 2.7-million visited Grand Teton National Park.  That places the parks … Continue Reading

Teton Park Road Open For Non-Motorized Travel

Teton Park Road Bike

It took just three days for Grand Teton National Park road crews to plow open the Teton Park Road between Taggart Lake Parking area and Signal Mountain Lodge this week; and this weekend, says Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs, the road will be open to non-motorized travel.  She says that includes … Continue Reading

Lava Creek Fire Touched Off Soon

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Weather permitting, members of Teton Interagency Fire will be touching off a prescribed burn in the Lava Creek area on the Buffalo Ranger District near Buffalo Valley, possibly as early as today.  Bridger-Teton National Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says the project completes a project that … Continue Reading

Prescribed Fires To Begin

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Neighbors of the Bridger-Teton National Forest can expect to see fire activity through the forest area this spring, as fire managers prepare to conduct multiple prescribed burns. Three prescribed burns are presently scheduled for the Jackson and Buffalo Ranger Districts. The primary purpose for these burns is … Continue Reading

Elk On Spring Mirgration

Elk Collar

They’re on the move again.  Elk, which live through the warmer months throughout Grand Teton National Park, are making their ways back from the National Elk Refuge into the park – crossing the highway in the process.  What’s more, Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says they aren’t moving only … Continue Reading

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  • Very Mild And Windy Through Saturday, Cooler On Sunday - October 24, 2014
    High pressure will continue to be the main weather feature today and Saturday.  Expect minimal cloudiness and mainly dry weather conditions across much of the state.   Winds, however, will be strong today with gusts as high as 50 mph across wind prone areas.   Temperatures will also stay very mild and about 15 to 20 degrees […]
  • A hunt with no disasters isn’t as much fun - October 24, 2014
    Not long ago, I saw a message on one of the hunting blogs I like to read. The writer wanted hunters to send in accounts of disasters they’d had in the field. I bet he got swamped with emails. Every hunter I know has had at least one calamity in the woods. If you hunt, […]
  • Windy At Times Today, Unseasonably Mild Through Saturday - October 23, 2014
    As high pressure strengthens, warmer air from southwestern portions of the nation will move into the region today.  Conditions will also stay mainly dry throughout much of the state, but winds will be strong and gusty.  Parts of I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) and I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) could see gusting as high as […]
  • My new used truck may be the death of me - October 23, 2014
    Not long ago, I brought home a 1994 Ford F-250. It’s not much to look at, but it’s even worse to drive. About the only things it has going for it are that it’s mechanically sound, and it’s technically a vehicle. I’ve named it Clunk, for good reason. When you shift it into either drive […]

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