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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

Austin-Lehman

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

Jon-Jarvis

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

Jackson Man Dies In Avalanche

Apocalypse Couloir

A Jackson man has died as the result of an avalanche Friday morning in the Tetons in Grand Teton National Park. 40-year-old Jarad Spackman and a companion were ascending Apocalypse Couloir on Prospector Peak near the mouth of Death Canyon when the avalanche apparently released spontaneously about … Continue Reading

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

Arch Winter

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

WY Capitol

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

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