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Lightning Sparks Numerous Fires

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Several more lightning-caused fires showed up on the Bridger Teton National Forest and in the two national parks late last week and were kept to minimal sizes.  The Sled Fire was discovered west of Bondurant on the Big Piney Ranger District and was contained within … Continue Reading

Park Trapping Nuisance Bears

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Visitors to Grand Teton National Park may notice a number of culvert traps making appearances in various locations – most notably in the Phelps Lake area.  That’s because at least one bear has become a problem trying to … Continue Reading

Fire Danger Remains High

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While the weekend weather is shaping up to be excellent for outdoor recreation, the fire danger in the area is still considered high by area fire officials.  As such, the limited restrictions remain in place in the county, in the national park and on the national forest.  Bridger Teton National Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says … Continue Reading

A Lull In The Fire Season

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Two recent fires have been controlled now and are no longer considered active.  The Y Fire, reported Sunday, was held at 1/10 of an acre in the Greys River area and was controlled by Tuesday.  The Pilgrim Fire in the Pilgrim Creek Drainage just north of Grand Teton National Park, … Continue Reading

Grizzly Delisting Planned

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Wyoming Governor Matt Mead received a response from Interior Secretary Ken Salazar last week to a letter Mead had written last May regarding the delisting of the Yellowstone grizzly bear population.  Salazar told Mead that the US Fish and Wildlife Service is now in a better position to … Continue Reading

Climbing Victim Identified

July 24, 2012 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off
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Grand Teton National Park has identified the climber who fell to his death Sunday while climbing the Middle Teton with two companions.  27-year-old Justin Beldin of Benicia, California plummeted approximately 1000 feet down the Northwest Couloir while the three were descending the peak.  According to a news release, his companions had … Continue Reading

Climber Falls 1000 Feet in GTNP

July 23, 2012 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off
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An unidentified man fell about 1000 feet while climbing the Middle Teton Sunday morning and was the subject of an intense search during unstable weather conditions in the mountains.  While little information is being released about the incident, … Continue Reading

Private Plane Makes Forced Landing On Togwotee

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A private pilot and his passenger escaped serious injury when their plane made a forced landing near Togwotee Pass.  Sheriff’s officials say an eye witness reported the incident about 11:25 Sunday morning and response was dispatched from … Continue Reading

Another Lightning Fire Quickly Contained

July 22, 2012 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off
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A small lightning-sparked fire in the Pilgrim Creek drainage of Grand Teton National Park was quickly contained Sunday afternoon.  Firefighters were aided by a downpour in the area and some of the firefighters who initially responded were quickly released from the scene.  Meanwhile, Park officials remind visitors that the danger of fire remains “high” and open fires are permitted only within the fire rings of improved camping areas.

Plein Air In The Park Concludes

July 20, 2012 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off
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Grand Teton National Park served as the inspiration and setting for a ‘Plein Air for the Park’ fine art exhibition, co-hosted by the Grand Teton Association and Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters.  Forty-four professional artists spent two weeks painting on-location to capture … Continue Reading

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