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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

GTNP Elk Harvest Lowest Since 1950s

December 4, 2012 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The number of elk killed by hunters in Grand Teton National Park this fall is the lowest seen since  the hunt was resumed after a two-year suspension in 1961.  That’s according to statistics released yesterday by park biologists.  Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says the total number of elk harvested this year … Continue Reading

Parks Prepare For Austerity

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The fate of the federal budget is causing no small amount of concern for the nation’s parks, and among them, Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.  Currently, the parks are being operated on funds provided under a continuing resolution that will remain in place until March, providing emergency funding until … Continue Reading

Grizzly Bear Shot By Hunters In GTNP

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Grand Teton National Park officials say a party of three hunters participating in the Elk Reduction Program in Grand Teton National Park encountered, shot and killed an adult male grizzly bear around 7:30 am THursday. The incident was reported to Teton Interagency Dispatch Center at 7:32 am.  The hunters say … Continue Reading

Fire Damages Store In GTNP

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An early morning fire Tuesday damaged the convenience store at Signal Mountain, but a call from an observant maintenance worker at the nearby lodge prevented it from becoming more advanced.  Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says … Continue Reading

Wildlife Overpasses Sucessful

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We’ve all watched the construction of overpasses for wildlife between Bondurant and Pinedale, and many of us scratched our heads over the logic.  However, Ray Hagaman of Wyoming Game and Fish says the wildlife has already proven they know what they are for.  Hagaman says it is estimated that between two and three thousand pronghorn, and 2000 to 2500 mule deer pass through … Continue Reading

Grizzly Bears In Region Make Do

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While it has been a tough food year for grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem due to this year’s drought, the bears appear to be doing well none-the-less due to their adaptability.  The Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee wrapped up their two-day fall meeting yesterday, and … Continue Reading

National Parks Observe Veterans’ Day

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To salute and honor those who have served in the United States Armed Forces, the National Park Service continues to recognize Veterans Day by offering a day of free entry. The practice began in 2006, and each year, all 398 national park units across America will offer vets … Continue Reading

Mead Says GTNP Land Sale Must Continue

November 8, 2012 Grand Teton National Park, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Wyoming Governor Matt Mead spoke of various budget concerns during a news conference yesterday, addressing proposed cuts and dwindling revenue sources.  Among the concerns is the apparent inability of the federal government to come up with the money necessary to consummate the sale of state lands inside Grand Teton National Park.  Mead says … Continue Reading

Maverik Stores Support GTNPF

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Maverik Inc., the familiar convenience store and gas station chain across Western Wyoming,  Eastern Idaho, and the Rocky Mountain West has made a $4,000 contribution to Grand Teton National Park Foundation in support of … Continue Reading

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