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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

Travel Conference Continues In Cheyenne

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The 2013 Wyoming Governor’s Hospitality and Tourism Conference continues in Cheyenne today.  Wyoming Travel Commission Director Diane Shober says the conference provides an opportunity to network, educate and interact with state legislators.  In Shober’s words, … Continue Reading

Park Urges Backcountry Skiers To Be Prepared

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As winter activities in the area increase and especially with increasing avalanche risks now, it is particularly important that those venturing out on back country adventures take personal responsibility for their safety.  That begins with knowing current conditions and avalanche danger in the areas they are going, but … Continue Reading

Seasonal Park Ranger Dies In Avalanche

January 28, 2013 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Grand Teton National Park rangers recovered the body of a backcountry skier who died in an avalanche on Sunday afternoon.30-year-old Nick Gillespie of Jackson, Wyoming, was caught in an avalanche on the southeast face of 9,277 foot Survey Peak in the northern Teton Range about 5:00 pm and died as a result of … Continue Reading

AMK Upgrades Eyed

January 23, 2013 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The University of Wyoming and the National Park Service are in the process of preparing an environmental assessment to analyze environmental effects of a range of alternatives for proposed improvements to the UW/NPS Research Center Campus at the AMK Ranch on the eastern shore of … Continue Reading

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    High pressure will slowly slide east today, which will cause winds to increase and become strong by this afternoon and evening.  Expect wind gusts between 35 and 50 mph throughout central and southeastern Wyoming.  Otherwise, we will see sunny to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and near or slightly above normal temperatures.  Daytime […]
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    I don’t understand why it’s happening now, when the temperatures are dropping well below zero, but my golden retriever’s blowing her coat. In a big way. And it’s not just her. Our collie’s doing the same thing, and to a much bigger degree. At least the golden has some abilities that allow me to overlook […]
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    High pressure will be the main weather feature across much of the state today.  Expect partly to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and near or slightly above normal temperatures.  Winds, however, could still be breezy to gusty at times.  Expect gusting between 35 and 50 mph across central and southeastern Wyoming this morning […]
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