Wyoming drivers can expect delays on highway 89 from Moran Junction to the Elk Ranch Flats Saturday morning June 7, between 7 and 8 a.m. Park rangers are controlling traffic so ranchers can move their cattle safely from Buffalo Valley’s Pinto Ranch to the Elk Ranch pastures. Pinto Ranch wranglers will drive about 300 cattle causing about a 20 minute delay for drivers.
Bison herds from Grand Teton National Park are giving golfers a thrill by using the Jackson Hole Golf and Tennis’s northern part of the course to migrate through. Assistant superintendent Jeff Jensen says three dozen moved through the course over a two day period. The Associated Press says the northern part of the golf course usually has migrating bison this time of year. Wyoming Game and Fish says if the bison get out of hand they will step in and help the bison get off the course
Watch out for grizzly bears in Grand Teton National Park because the biologists with the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team are trapping the bears for scientific research starting next Tuesday and continuing through October 15. The Endangered Species Act requires the scientists to collect information and study the grizzly population in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Trained professionals will bait and trap bears at several sites throughout the park that are not close to high traffic trails, but they will still post warning signs in case anyone wanders too close.
Memorial Day weekend is on the way and many Bridger-Teton National Forest campgrounds will be open in time for travelers, but Granite Hot Springs is not one of them. There is still three feet of snow and a lot of avalanche debris covering the area. Snake River Canyon, Gros Ventre drainage, Curtis Canyon, Hoback and several others are all open to visitors
Bureau of Reclamation managers came to Jackson to explain their tentative Jackson Lake Dam release plans after having more moisture this spring than they’re used to. Bureau managers say the flows will increase from 300 cubic feet per second next weekend and end just under 6,000 cubic feet per second at the end of June. Jackson Hole Daily says the Bureau is expecting 135 percent of the normal runoff this year.
Jenny Lake trails are officially open again after workers closed them for reconstruction. Jackson Hole Daily says a helicopter hauled trail-building materials including 250 bags of rock weighing 2,000 pounds each. Park spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs says Jenny Lake is the most visited location in the park with up to 3,000 visitors a day in the summer
Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks are now requiring separate permits for each park for boats without motors. The two parks have been honoring each other’s permits even though Yellowstone’s costs $10 a season and Grand Teton charges $20. Jackson Hole Daily says the parks are making the change to make sure boaters are being inspected for invasive water species
Most of Jenny Lake’s trails are closed until Friday because helicopters are hauling construction materials. Jackson Hole Daily says helicopter pilots are going to haul more than 250 bags of rock weighing around 2,000 pounds each before the week is over. Grand Teton Park officials say Hidden Falls, Inspiration Point, Cascade Canyon and Jenny Lake’s east and west boat docks are all blocked
Teton Interagency Fire personnel are burning about 200 debris piles in Colter Bay in Grand Teton National Park this month. Firefighters are controlling the fires in the safest conditions possible because of the rain, remaining snowpack and green vegetation. Area residents might see smoke rising the day of the fires
A backcountry snowboarder died after falling 1,500 feet on Teewinot Mountain in Grand Teton National Park Monday morning. 24-year-old Alaskan snowboarder Joseph Lohr climbed the 12,000 foot mountain and was headed downhill when the tragedy happened. Lohr died from his injuries at 4 p.m. just after park rangers arrived on scene
The Grizzlies Won’t Be a Pushover [AUDIO] - August 29, 2014 The Wyoming Cowboys open up their football season at home against Montana tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon in Laramie. It’s the first meeting between the two schools since 1997, and the Grizzlies enter the game as the fifth-ranked team in the FCS. On defense, the Cowboys top priority is to stop the run. With a talented quarterback […]
Warmer Temperatures With Isolated Thunderstorms Expected Today - August 29, 2014 A weak ridge of high pressure will build over the region today, which will allow temperatures to become warmer and closer to average statewide. However, some lingering low-level moisture and daytime heating could trigger a few hit or miss thunderstorms for the afternoon and early evening hours. Gusty winds and lots of lightning will be […]
GPS will sometimes lead you to astray - August 29, 2014 At the risk of sounding like I’ve been watching too much Top Gear, I need to go off on a bit of a rant right now. The good folks at Nissan let me drive a Titan for two full months, which was really nice of them. And it’s done a pretty good job of filling […]
Centennial Church Burglary And Shooting A Hoax, Pastor Shot Himself - August 28, 2014 A Pastor of the Centennial Valley Community Church, who claims he was shot during a robbery staged the whole incident. The Albany County Sheriff’s department says 44 year old Pastor Dennis Lynn Davis falsified his report of the robbery and in fact shot himself. Undersheriff Robert Debree says deputies immediately became suspicious of the crime, and after interviewing […]
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