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GTNP Considers Improvements To Jenny Lake Area

August 23, 2012 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off
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Grand Teton National Park is developing a long-range plan for the renewal of trails and other facilities in the Jenny Lake area which is one of the most popular day-use areas of the park. Due to intensive visitor use over many decades, the area has deteriorated over time including … Continue Reading

610 and Family Returns North

August 23, 2012 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off
610 & Family

It appears for now, Grizzly 610 and her three cubs have taken the cue and returned to Grand Teton National Park permanently – more or less.  The grizzly family had made its way down the Moose Wilson Road in search of ripe hawthorn berries, and late last week … Continue Reading

GTNP’s YCC Gets $25K Grant

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The Coca-Cola Company has awarded Grand Teton National Park Foundation $25,000 to support ten weeks of trail repair and historic site maintenance in Grand Teton National Park through the Youth Conservation Program, a privately funded summer work-and-learn opportunity for … Continue Reading

Wildfire Doused Near Jackson

August 20, 2012 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off
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Firefighters from Jackson Hole Fire/EMS were joined by Teton Interagency Fire Crews and the interagency helicopter Sunday to douse a wildfire near Spring Creek Ranch sparked by an apparent electrical malfunction.  Jackson Hole Fire Chief Willie Watsabaugh says the call came in at about 10:45 am and crews declared it out at about 2:20 pm.  He says even though it posed no immediate threat to buildings, … Continue Reading

Two Bear Families Close Moose/Wilson Road

August 17, 2012 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off
610 & Family

The movement of bears along the Moose/Wilson Road north of the Death Canyon intersection led to the temporary road closure through that area Thursday for the first time this year.  Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs explains that traffic … Continue Reading

Local Fire Crews Traveling

Interagency Fire

With major fires now burning in the states west of here, crews from Teton Interagency Fire are being rotated into the firefighting effort – but nothing out of the ordinary.  Bridger Teton National Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek explains that the sharing of resources between states and agencies is … Continue Reading

Colter Bay Plan Released For Comment

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The National Park Service Wednesday released a Colter Bay Visitor Services Plan/Environmental Assessment for public review over the next 30 days, concluding September 13th. The purpose of the plan is to … Continue Reading

Accident Sends Two To Hospital

August 15, 2012 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off
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The collision of three vehicles yesterday morning left two people injured and snarled traffic north of Jackson for over a half hour.  According to Grand Teton National Park officials, a northbound vehicle driven by … Continue Reading

Menor’s Ferry Finally In Water

August 15, 2012 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off
Menor's

Grand Teton National Park has finally launched the replica of Menor’s Ferry, and the popular vessel is again in operation on the Snake River. Skaggs says due to the swift river flow early in the season combined with repairs needed on the ferry, the launch of the craft was delayed until at mid-August. Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says … Continue Reading

Wyoming Seeks New DEQ Director

August 15, 2012 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off
John Corra

Governor Matt Mead is looking for candidates to be appointed to replace retiring Director of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality John Corra.  Corra announced his retirement after … Continue Reading

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  • Special Weather Statement issued April 24 at 1:40PM MDT by NWS - April 24, 2014 at 7:40 PM
    AS A NEW UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE MOVES THROUGH THE REGION...CHANCES FOR LIGHT RAIN OR SNOW WILL RETURN TO THE WESTERN VALLEYS. THERE WILL BE A LET UP IN THE PRECIPITATION THIS EVENING BEFORE A BETTER CHANCE FOR INCREASING SNOW ARRIVES FRIDAY MORNING...CHANGING TO A RAIN SNOW MIX BY LATE MORNING. GEN [...]

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  • Governor Takes Action to Protect Wyoming Forests - April 24, 2014
    Governor Matt Mead continues to work to protect Wyoming’s forests. In a letter to the Secretary of Agriculture, Governor Mead identified most forested acres in Wyoming as areas needing expedited insect and disease treatment. These areas include portions of the Bighorn, Black Hills, Bridger-Teton, Medicine Bow, Shoshone, and Uinta National Forests and could potentially lead to […]
  • University of Wyoming Professor Receives Prestigious Math Fellowship - April 24, 2014
    Chris Hall soon will roam the halls where a mathematical giant once stood. Hall, a University of Wyoming associate professor in the Department of Mathematics, has been selected for the prestigious von Neumann Fellowship at Princeton University’s Institute for Advanced Study. Up to eight of these fellowships are available each year. “I’m excited about the fellowship […]
  • Know how to defend yourself from a bear attack - April 24, 2014
    I hope you know what to do to avoid having a bad encounter with a bear. But do you know what to do if an encounter is unavoidable? If you’re wandering around the woods, doing everything you should do to keep from startling a bear, chances are you won’t see one. But even the best […]
  • Rep. Lummis Announces Re-Election Bid - April 23, 2014
    U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis announced her re-election bid on Wednesday in Cheyenne. Lummis said she wants a fourth term representing Wyoming in Congress so she can work to reduce the federal government’s role in the Cowboy State. “The federal government cannot do better for Wyoming, than Wyoming can do for itself,” Lummis said. “So part […]