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Santa Cleared For Approach In Jackson

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Wyoming’s busiest airport has made special provisions tonight to accommodate the Jolly Old Man as he makes his rounds in northwestern Wyoming.  Airport Manager Ray Bishop says Santa filed his flight plan some days ago and has been given clearance to … Continue Reading

GTNP Seeks New Ski Contractors

December 21, 2012 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The National Park Service has issued a prospectus to solicit proposals for providing guided cross-country ski touring services, including guided snowshoe tours and associated transportation and food service in Grand Teton National Park. Those tours are to be conducted on approved routes within the park. The new contracts will be valid for 10 years. … Continue Reading

Snow Piling Up In Tetons

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Waves of winter weather continue to pass through the region, dropping copious amounts of snow in the high country and measurable amounts in the valley.  The Natural Resource Conservation Service is reporting … Continue Reading

IGBC Reviews Signage

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The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee concluded its annual winter meeting yesterday in Missoula, Montana after discussing a host of issues and activities involving the bear through the multi-state area.  IGBC Spokesman Gregg Losinski says the committee revisited the new signage that was implemented last summer and determined that they had been … Continue Reading

GTNP Begins Winter Season

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Winter season also gets into full swing in Grand Teton National Park beginning this weekend.  As a feature of the season, Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says a special single day pass is available at all three entrance stations allowing visitors to enter the park for $5 per vehicle, rather than … Continue Reading

IGBC Proposes Grizzly Hunting

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The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee wraps up its 3-day winter meeting today in Missoula, Montana.  Topping the committee’s agenda on the first day was the question of using regulated hunting as a management tool once the grizzly population in an ecosystem has recovered.  Spokesman Gregg Losinski says … Continue Reading

Retired Rangers Sound Warning

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Retired national park rangers are warning the impending “fiscal cliff” sequester could have dire consequences to our nation’s already budget-strapped parks.  Failure of The Congress to resolve the national budget would result in a mandated 8.3% cut in park budgets and most likely bring … Continue Reading

GTNP Reaches Out To Students

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Grand Teton National Park has announced the implementation of a multi-year initiative focused on local “Class of 2016” students. In partnership with the Grand Teton Association and Jackson Hole High School, park staff will provide … Continue Reading

GTNP Visitation Up

December 10, 2012 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Grand Teton National Park is reporting visitation during the month of November increased slightly contributing to a year-to-date increase as well.  The National Parks Public Use Statistics Office has recorded an overall increase of 3% for the month with … Continue Reading

GTNP To Demo Dam

December 5, 2012 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Grand Teton National Park, the National Elk Refuge and Trout Unlimited propose to remove an aging diversion dam on the Gros Ventre River at Kelly. The Newbold dam impedes native fish passage and is continuing to show signs of failing.  Grand Teton is beginning to … Continue Reading

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  • Body of Overdue Hiker Found in Grand Teton National Park - July 23, 2014
    The body of an overdue hiker was discovered Tuesday afternoon near the mouth of Cascade Canyon in Grand Teton National Park. Park officials report that Will Cornyn, 36, of San Francisco, Calif. was found below a steep cliff band near Inspiration Point. Cornyn had been reported overdue by his girlfriend on Monday when he did […]
  • Wyoming Sees Increase in Whooping Cough - July 22, 2014
    With continued growth in reported pertussis (whooping cough) cases this year, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is encouraging awareness of the disease and vaccination to help protect vulnerable residents, especially infants. Forty-three pertussis cases have been reported to WDH so far this year, compared to a total of 76 in 2013, 59 in 2012, […]
  • Digital age flattens the learning curve - July 22, 2014
    If you’re thinking you want to get some photographic evidence of the time you spend outdoors, now’s a great time to buy a camera. The prices on digital cameras has fallen a lot since I started shooting, and there are some fantastic cameras out there for very decent prices. I’m not a big fan of […]
  • Hot and Mostly Sunny - July 21, 2014
    Temperatures will stay hot for today with only a small chance of a few gusty thunderstorms in the east.  Temperatures for eastern Wyoming will be a few degrees cooler but still very warm on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Tuesday looks to be generally dry as well.

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