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Late Season Storm Snarls Traffic

One car hits another in a side impact car collision.

The calendar said it was the first day of spring yesterday, but Mother Nature apparently had something else in mind. A late season storm caused a myriad of headaches for drivers in and around Jackson.  The town quickly issued an advisory calling for … Continue Reading

Grizzly Bears Out in GTNP

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While Yellowstone National Park last week reported the emergence of grizzly bears from their dens, Grand Teton National Park is seeing reports of bear tracks in grizzly country – which Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says can be almost anywhere in the park now.  Skaggs points out that … Continue Reading

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

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  • 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 […]
  • Quiet, Seasonal Weather Expected Today - October 22, 2014
    High pressure will build over the state of Wyoming today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry.  Winds, however, could be strong and gusty today, especially throughout central and southeastern portions of the state.  Parts of I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) and I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) could see winds […]

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