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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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  • Let the Christmas hints begin - November 28, 2014
    My little sprouts are already getting ramped up for Christmas. They still don’t quite have the whole idea of the Christmas season, but they’re definitely into the presents. I was a little fella once, and I remember counting down the days until December 25th. There were no visions of sugarplums, but pocket knives, snowshoes, shotguns […]
  • Happy Thanksgiving, Wyoming! - November 27, 2014
    I know, a show about giving thanks on Thanksgiving is pretty predictable. But it doesn’t feel right to overlook the importance of this day. However, because this is a program about the outdoors, I’ll just talk about the things in the outdoors I’m thankful for. There’s plenty of it. Especially here in Wyoming. We’ve got […]
  • Pelts are nearing prime conditions - November 26, 2014
    The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer. It’s the amount of daylight, and not the temperature, that causes wild animals to grow longer, thicker coats. If you’re a predator hunter or a trapper, that’s your cue. The pelts are coming into their prime right now, but that doesn’t mean they’re at […]
  • Very Windy in Many Areas, Developing Light to Moderate Snow - November 25, 2014
    The I-25 and I-80 corridors and adjacent roads throughout central, eastern and southern Wyoming will see very strong and gusty winds today.  Sustained winds of 25 to 40 mph likely for many areas with gusts to 60 mph or higher in the wind prone locations. Light to moderate snow shower activity will also be increasing […]

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