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Snow Piling Up In Tetons

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Waves of winter weather continue to pass through the region, dropping copious amounts of snow in the high country and measurable amounts in the valley.  The Natural Resource Conservation Service is reporting … Continue Reading

IGBC Reviews Signage

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The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee concluded its annual winter meeting yesterday in Missoula, Montana after discussing a host of issues and activities involving the bear through the multi-state area.  IGBC Spokesman Gregg Losinski says the committee revisited the new signage that was implemented last summer and determined that they had been … Continue Reading

GTNP Begins Winter Season

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Winter season also gets into full swing in Grand Teton National Park beginning this weekend.  As a feature of the season, Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says a special single day pass is available at all three entrance stations allowing visitors to enter the park for $5 per vehicle, rather than … Continue Reading

IGBC Proposes Grizzly Hunting

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The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee wraps up its 3-day winter meeting today in Missoula, Montana.  Topping the committee’s agenda on the first day was the question of using regulated hunting as a management tool once the grizzly population in an ecosystem has recovered.  Spokesman Gregg Losinski says … Continue Reading

Retired Rangers Sound Warning

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Retired national park rangers are warning the impending “fiscal cliff” sequester could have dire consequences to our nation’s already budget-strapped parks.  Failure of The Congress to resolve the national budget would result in a mandated 8.3% cut in park budgets and most likely bring … Continue Reading

GTNP Reaches Out To Students

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Grand Teton National Park has announced the implementation of a multi-year initiative focused on local “Class of 2016” students. In partnership with the Grand Teton Association and Jackson Hole High School, park staff will provide … Continue Reading

GTNP Visitation Up

December 10, 2012 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Grand Teton National Park is reporting visitation during the month of November increased slightly contributing to a year-to-date increase as well.  The National Parks Public Use Statistics Office has recorded an overall increase of 3% for the month with … Continue Reading

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

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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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