Nine disabled veterans are hiking the Grand Teton Wednesday after practicing on the lower levels yesterday, today and tomorrow. A Jackson based company Exum Mountain Guides is taking the crew up 13,700 feet. Local News 8 says the adventure was organized by a Colorado nonprofit seeking to involve people with disabilities in outdoor activities.
All 27 passengers riding in a commercial tour bus are recovering after wecking in Grand Teton National Park. Park Spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs says the bus’s front tire drove off the road and the driver overcorrected causing the bus to flip onto its side on North Highway 89 close to Colter Bay. Local News 8 says eight of the 27 passengers are still in local hospitals
A bus crashed on Highway 89 between Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park Thursday injuring 26 people. Two of the victims were airlifted to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, 24 were taken to a hospital in Jackson. The highway was closed for several hours. The cause of the crash is under investigation
Grand Teton National Park firefighters are watching, but not interfering with a wildfire on the west side of Jackson Lake. Jackson Hole Daily says the fire will be allowed to burn and take its natural course as long as it doesn’t threaten people or property. Park spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs says the Eagles Rest Fire is about a quarter-acre wide and is burning slowly
A fire is burning in Grand Teton National Park and rangers are letting the blaze take its natural course. Teton Interagency firefighters boated across Jackson Lake and hiked up to Eagles Rest to control a quarter acre fire caused by lightning. Grand Teton National Park’s Fire Management Plan says naturally caused fires can be good for the ecosystem and are allowed to take their natural place
Two children made history last week after climbing to the top of Wyoming’s second tallest peak. 6-year-old Beo Charett and his 9-year-old sister Georgie were some of the youngest people to ever ski the Grand Teton. Jackson Hole Daily says the siblings trained for the more than 13,000 foot ascent by climbing Mount Glory, City of Rocks, Sinks Canyon and Blacktail Butte
Grand Teton National Park rangers rescued a weary hiker and fallen climber recently. 39-year-old Spanish man Xabier Aguirregoicoa (good luck with that one) was examined and released after the Teton Interagency helicopter found him in Granite Canyon. Jackson Hole Daily says 27-year-old Jackson woman Angela Lazarte was taken to St. John’s Medical Center with serious injuries after a fall in the Lake Ledges area
Grand Teton National Park rangers have been busy saving lives in the parks recently. Park officials say they rescued a 39-year-old Spanish man who hiked into Granite Canyon but didn’t have the energy to get out, a 27-year-old Jackson woman who fell while climbing Disappointment Peak and a 64-year-old man who fell off a horse in the Colter Bay area. Local News 8 says as tourist season peaks so does the amount of people who need to be saved by rangers
A lightning bolt ignited a blaze in Grand Teton National Park after striking a Douglas-fir tree in Stewart’s Draw north of Death Canyon. The fire is currently a quarter of an acre in size and is burning inside the Fire Use Zone in the park’s Fire Management Plan. Residents and visitors should report fire or smoke by calling 911 or Teton Interagency Dispatch at 307-739-3630
The National Park Service is banning people from flying drone aircraft above its parks. Jackson Hole Daily says Grand Teton National park has discouraged people from flying drone planes and park spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs says they haven’t had any complaints yet. Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis says the small planes annoy and endanger visitors and wildlife
Very Mild And Windy Through Saturday, Cooler On Sunday - October 24, 2014 High pressure will continue to be the main weather feature today and Saturday. Expect minimal cloudiness and mainly dry weather conditions across much of the state. Winds, however, will be strong today with gusts as high as 50 mph across wind prone areas. Temperatures will also stay very mild and about 15 to 20 degrees […]
A hunt with no disasters isn’t as much fun - October 24, 2014 Not long ago, I saw a message on one of the hunting blogs I like to read. The writer wanted hunters to send in accounts of disasters they’d had in the field. I bet he got swamped with emails. Every hunter I know has had at least one calamity in the woods. If you hunt, […]
Windy At Times Today, Unseasonably Mild Through Saturday - October 23, 2014 As high pressure strengthens, warmer air from southwestern portions of the nation will move into the region today. Conditions will also stay mainly dry throughout much of the state, but winds will be strong and gusty. Parts of I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) and I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) could see gusting as high as […]
My new used truck may be the death of me - October 23, 2014 Not long ago, I brought home a 1994 Ford F-250. It’s not much to look at, but it’s even worse to drive. About the only things it has going for it are that it’s mechanically sound, and it’s technically a vehicle. I’ve named it Clunk, for good reason. When you shift it into either drive […]
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