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
One of the most popular spots to take wedding pictures in Grand Teton National Park, Schwabacher Landing, is now open after being closed for over a year and a half. Jackson Hole Daily says Schwabacher road off Highway 89 was originally closed because of erosion then it was shut down because of federal government budget cuts and it is always closed in the winter. Park spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs says they paved the road and updated the parking area
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
Fair And Warm Weather Lingers Through Mid-Week - September 15, 2014 A stretch of warm and dry weather will linger across Wyoming for the next few days. Temperatures will rise into the 70′s for most areas, with partly to mostly sunny skies and fair conditions. Wednesday could bring a couple mountain showers to north and northwest regions. Otherwise, no major weather systems will affect the state […]
My hunting dog has been pouting - September 15, 2014 I finally got my dog out for a day of hunting last week. It was almost too late. She’s been pouting for months, and I realized a while ago it was because I hadn’t gotten her on a bird since last November. I figured it out when I took her out to get her tuned […]
Improving Weather Expected For Friday & Weekend - September 12, 2014 We will see improving weather conditions today and this weekend as our latest cold front moves out of the area and higher pressure builds overhead. However, there could be a few more additional light snow showers in far southeastern parts of the state this morning and visibility could also be reduced at times along I-25 […]
Let’s go … skishing? - September 12, 2014 Many of us in Wyoming have braved the frigid waters of our state in a float tube in order to get into a better position to catch a big fish. But would you consider just jumping all the way in and swimming out to the deep water? Some crazy guy out in New York is […]
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