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Fire Danger Here Reduced To Moderate

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Interagency fire officials have now reduced the fire danger to moderate following several days of moisture and cooler temperatures.  Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says although fire officials are calling the fire danger rating moderate, hunters and other on the forest for recreation should continue to … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Fire Danger Drops to Low

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Yellowstone National Park Tuesday afternoon reduced its fire danger rating from high to low following the onset of cooler temperatures and some rain showers.  Park Spokesman Al Nash says the reason for the move came primarily as a result of … Continue Reading

GTNP Visitation Sees Slight Increase

October 11, 2012 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Visitation to Grand Teton National Park last month actually showed a slight increase, both in the number of people entering the park for recreational purposes and on business.  According to the National Park Service Visitor Use Statistics office, recreational visits increased by … Continue Reading

Wolf Struck, Killed In GTNP

October 10, 2012 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off
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Grand Teton National Park has revealed that a motorist along Highway 89 hit and killed a gray wolf about 2 miles south of Moose early Tuesday morning.  Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says the animal was part of a group believed to be from the Pinnacle Peak Pack that was crossing the road about 7:00 am when the accident occurred. She says the others … Continue Reading

Fire Danger Rating Reduced

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For the first time since June, Teton Interagency Fire officials have lowered the fire danger rating to “high” and in doing so, also lifted the fire restrictions in the park and on the forest.  Those restrictions, however, remain in effect for the county and other parts of the state.  Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek points out that … Continue Reading

GTNP Addresses Bicycle Safety Concern

October 9, 2012 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole Comments Off
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The completion of the bike path from Jackson to Moose which just completed its inaugural summer season, has brought with it some concerns which Grand Teton National Park officials say need to be addressed.  Furthermore, Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says that to an extent, the problems where the pathway intersects Gros Ventre Junction have persisted … Continue Reading

GTNP Elk Hunt Begins

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Grand Teton National Park’s annual elk hunt began Saturday as part of a federally mandated “elk reduction program.”  Under its 1950 enabling legislation, Grand Teton National Park is mandated by federal law to conduct an elk reduction program in cooperation with … Continue Reading

GTNP Elk Reduction Program Begins

October 2, 2012 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off
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Grand Teton National Park’s annual Elk Reduction Program will begin Saturday. Under its 1950 enabling legislation, Grand Teton National Park is mandated by federal law to conduct an elk reduction program in cooperation with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department as necessary for … Continue Reading

Fire Danger Rating Reduced

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Teton interagency fire managers lowered the fire danger rating to “Very High” for the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Grand Teton National Park and Teton County Thursday after moderate rain fell across the area earlier in the week. However, fire officials warn that Western Wyoming is still very dry and unseasonably warm. Hunters and other recreationists need to be aware that … Continue Reading

GTNP Hosts Volunteer Event

September 28, 2012 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off
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Grand Teton National Park will waive entrance fees Saturday in recognition of National Public Lands Day. National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis announced that all 397 national park sites will offer free entry in an effort to encourage individuals, families and communities to reconnect with nature and explore America’s great outdoors. Grand Teton National Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says those visiting this park are being encouraged to … Continue Reading

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