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House and Senate Concur About Buffalo Bill

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The Wyoming House has concurred with what some consider a rather quirky amendment to a bill that revises quotas for bison hunting in the state in order to win passage of the bill in the interest of wildlife management.  Teton County Representative Keith Gingery says the basic bill is intended … Continue Reading

Yellowstone’s Economic Impacts Touted

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A new National Park Service report for 2011 shows that the 3,394,326 visitors to Yellowstone National Park spent $333-million in communities surrounding the park. This spending supported 5,041 jobs in the local area.  As in Grand Teton National Park, … Continue Reading

Supporters Unable To Rescue SAR Bill

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The Wyoming Senate yesterday soundly defeated a bill sponsored by Representative Keith Gingery which would have granted search and rescue volunteers the same kind of protection from personal lawsuits enjoyed by volunteer firefighters.  Gingery says attorneys in the Senate argued … Continue Reading

Airport Tower

The looming sequester is expected to spell curtailments of government services and even some closures of facilities – including airport control towers in the region.  At this time, the control towers listed do not include Jackson Hole Airport which continues … Continue Reading

Study Outlines GTNP Economic Impacts

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A new National Park Service report for 2011 shows that nearly 2.6 million visitors to Grand Teton National Park spent over $436-million in the gateway communities surrounding the park. That spending, in turn, supported 6,397 jobs in … Continue Reading

Retirees Warn Against Sequestration

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The Coalition of National Park Service Retirees are again warning about the effects of federal sequestration if Congress fails to act in the week ahead.  The organization says sequestration will impair the experiences in many ways for millions of visitors at America’s national parks just to mention a few of the consequences.   In addition, … Continue Reading

NPS Academy Set In GTNP

February 21, 2013 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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An innovative program initiated by Grand Teton National Park and developed through key collaborators—The Student Conservation Association and Teton Science Schools—will mark its third year in fostering a career track for college students from … Continue Reading

Barrasso Seeks “Good Neighbor” Legislation

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Agencies in the Greater Yellowstone area refer to it as a “blurring the boundaries.”  Now, Wyoming’s U.S. Senator John Barrasso has reintroduced bipartisan legislation that would allow the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management to work with state foresters to … Continue Reading

Park Visits Steady

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Recreational visits up, non-recreational visits down slightly made for an almost identical visitation figure for Grand Teton National Park when comparing January of this year with January of 2012.  Specifically, 440 fewer people passed through the park entrance stations during … Continue Reading

Grand Teton Offers Youth Employment

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Grand Teton National Park is currently recruiting participants for the 2013 Youth Conservation Program. Funding for this youth employment opportunity comes from the Grand Teton National Park Foundation through … Continue Reading

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  • Hauling hay makes me consider ATVs - July 28, 2014
    In my days in the mountains, I’ve seen some horse wrecks that probably should have turned my hair gray prematurely. I’ve had horses go lame on me deep in the backcountry. And I’ve been awakened in the night to the sound of thundering hooves receding down the trail toward the trailer. None of those situations […]
  • Red Flag Warnings In Effect; Isolated Thunderstorms Possible Across Southeast Wyoming - July 25, 2014
    The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings for parts of central and south-central Wyoming through today.  With drier conditions and breezy to gusty winds, there is an increased risk for initiation and the spread of wild fires.  Temperatures will remain quite warm to hot, with highs in the 80′s to low 90′s for […]
  • Diapers weren’t a magic bullet for staying cool - July 25, 2014
    I promised you yesterday that I’d test a new product to see how well it works to keep you cool when the temperatures climb toward triple digits.   In case you missed it, yesterday I talked about seeing an ad on TV for a new type of training pants. The ad said, and I quote, […]
  • I’ll try anything to stay cool in the summer - July 24, 2014
    I recently saw an advertisement for a product that’s sure to be a big hit with outdoorsmen. Especially those of us who stomp around in the woods when the temperatures climb into the nineties. Last weekend, I found myself sitting in jeans, boots, a long-sleeved shirt and a cowboy hat at Cheyenne Frontier Days. While […]

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