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GTNP Housing Wins LEED Platinum

September 4, 2012 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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An employee housing project in Grand Teton National Park at Moose is to receive Platinum certification in the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Homes program.  Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says this project provides … Continue Reading

Wolves De-listed Effective September 30

graywolf

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that the Wyoming population of gray wolves is recovered and no longer warrants protection under the Endangered Species Act. Beginning September 30th, wolves in Wyoming will be managed by the state under an approved management plan, as they are in the states of Idaho and Montana.  Listen here to Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe as he makes that announcement.

Jenny Lake Boat Shuttles End

Jenny Boats

Due to an uncommonly low lake level at Jenny Lake, the popular boat shuttles across the lake will come to an end after the long Labor Day Weekend.  Grand Teton National Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs explains that the service usually is available into September.  Skaggs says the boats … Continue Reading

Pronghorn Numbers Up Here

Pronghorn

State biologists have counted near-record numbers of summering pronghorn in Jackson Hole this year.  Additionally, wildlife officials have documented the highest fawn ratios since modern record-keeping began here. The survey is used to … Continue Reading

Boy Scouts Travel 50 Miles On Pathway

Cycling MB

The new bicycle path through the county and Grand Teton National Park has provided an opportunity for a group of boys to move one step closer to the rank of Eagle Scout.  Members of Boy Scout Troop 67 last weekend completed a 50-mile bicycle ride from Indian Trails to Jenny Lake and back again, in part to … Continue Reading

Moose-Wilson Road Closing Again

August 28, 2012 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off
road-closed

If it’s not bears, it’s dust.  The south end of the Moose-Wilson Road is slated to close tomorrow for dust treatment with that closure to take place from 4:00 am Wednesday until 8:00 am Thursday.  This is the third application of dust coat this summer.  Those wishing to access the Death Canyon trailhead or the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve may travel south from Moose along the paved portion of the road in order to reach either of those locations.

Smokey Weekend Due To Idaho Fires

Idaho Fires

Where is all the smoke coming from now?  Wind currents from the west have been picking up smoke from some very large Idaho fires and carrying it into our area.  Currently, about 232-thousand acres near Salmon, Idaho are burning causing evacuations there and threatening structures while another fire involving about 120-thousand acres is burning east of Boise.  While there are other smaller fires in Idaho and Wyoming, most of the smoke appears to be coming from the large complex fires according to the National Weather Service.

(Photo From Salmon-Challis National Forest)

Wyoming Markets Fall Season

fall color

If you look closely, there is a change of season in the air – and the Wyoming Travel Commission is marketing the months to come as well.  Travel Commission Director Dianne Shober says the state is promoting a visit during the cooler months of autumn.  Shober says it appears … Continue Reading

Blind Climber Summits Grand

August 24, 2012 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off
Exum

The Exum Mountain Guides in Grand Teton National Park revealed that a blind climber and mountaineer, Nancy Stevens summited the Grand Teton Wednesday morning. For the past few months Stevens has been … Continue Reading

JDR Parkway Anniversary Celebrated

JDR Ded.

The John D. Rockefeller Memorial Parkway Saturday marks its 40th anniversary with a series of programs to recognize the philanthropy of Mr. Rockefeller that made the 24-thousand acre reserve and eight national parks possible.  The day’s celebration begins with … Continue Reading

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