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GTNP Sends Webcasts To Schools

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Grand Teton National Park has been reaching out to classrooms nationwide with curricula that feature the natural phenomena that is indigenous to the area – most recently with a “Snowdesk” webcast.  Hundreds of students in … Continue Reading

Crews Begin Clearing Teton Park Road

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Crews from Grand Teton National Park begin clearing the Teton Park Road from the Taggart Lake parking area to Signal Mountain Lodge today.  Park crews anticipate that with the low snowpack on the road, they will be able to have the road opened by its traditional opening date despite … Continue Reading

Control Burn Planned

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Teton Interagency Fire personnel plan to conduct the final phase of the Lava Creek prescribed fire as soon as spring conditions are suitable. The project is to take place near the Wilderness Ranches home sites, directly north of Highway 26/287 and east of … Continue Reading

GTNP Launches eHike

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A new web-based, interactive program takes viewers on an ‘eHike’ around String Lake, one of the six glacial lakes that grace the foot of the Teton Range. Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says interpretive rangers from the park now are taking classroom students and visitors … Continue Reading

Congress Members Seek Wolf Delisting

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All three members of the Wyoming Delegation have joined with other western legislators in sending a letter to the US Fish and Wildlife chief Dan Ashe, encouraging the delisting of the wolf nationwide.  The letter, signed by a total of 59 representatives and 13 senators, tells Ashe … Continue Reading

Western Senators Seek Firefighting Funds

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Senators Mark Udall of Colorado and John Barrasso of Wyoming say they plan to offer a bipartisan amendment to the 2014 U.S. Senate budget to increase the funding availability for fighting wildfires and modernizing the air tanker fleet. Udall and Barrasso, who both serve on the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said … Continue Reading

Some Areas of GTNP To Remain Closed

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Sequestration cuts in Grand Teton National Park will not come without a certain amount of inconvenience for some recreationists.  During a conference call Monday with members of the media, Grand Teton National Park Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott revealed that … Continue Reading

GTNP Outlines Sequestration Cuts

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Calling the decisions the most difficult she has made in her National Park Service Career, Grand Teton National Park Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott Monday outlined for the media what areas of service will see cuts this summer in order to trim about $700-thousand from the park’s budget.  Scott says through reduced hours, the park will be able to … Continue Reading

Looking To Change Bear Counting Methods

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The US Fish and Wildlife Service is requesting public review and input on Proposed Revisions to the Demographic Recovery Criteria for the Grizzly Bear Population in the Greater Yellowstone Area. According to Grizzly Bear Recovery Coordinator Chris Servheen, the agency is proposing to … Continue Reading

Avalanche Conditions Rise

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The Bridger Teton Avalanche Center is cautioning that soft sensitive wind slabs as deep as two feet have accumulated now in the back country contributing to an elevated avalanche condition today.  Yesterday, the center reports that … 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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