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Fire Danger Now “Very High”

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Fire officials in Grand Teton National Park and on Bridger Teton National Park have just elevated the fire rating to “very high” after reviewing the fire indices including moisture content, the projected weather and the availability resources to fight fires.  At this time, the area is in stage one fire restrictions limiting the use of open fires to designated recreation sites having permanent fire rings and limiting smoking to inside buildings or vehicles, or in areas that are cleared of vegetation at least three feet in all directions.

Travel Predictions High This Week

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It should be a busy year for Independence Day holiday travel in the Rocky Mountain States.  That’s according to AAA Auto Club who predicts approximately 3.1 million residents of the eight-state Mountain Region will travel … Continue Reading

Park Rescue Foundation Established

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The Grand Teton Association took the opportunity Wednesday during the first annual Search and Rescue in Grand Teton National Park Year in Review to announce a new foundation to benefit rescue operations in Grand Teton National Park.  The “Jenny Lake Rangers Fund” is designed to … Continue Reading

Jackson Hole Fire Restrictions Coming

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Teton Interagency Fire Mangers became the latest in Wyoming to announce fire restrictions due to the continued drying conditions on the forest, in Grand Teton National Park and around the county.  Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says the images we have seen from elsewhere … Continue Reading

Fireworks Ban Critical This Year

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This is the time of year Americans like to celebrate their independence with the launching of fireworks –and here in Wyoming, they are readily available in the counties that surround Teton County.  However, on all the federal lands within the county and in Teton County itself, there is a ban on … Continue Reading

Weather Service: Start Hikes Early

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The National Weather Service reminds us that this is National Lightning Awareness Week – and in a community with so much outdoor recreation, planning for a summer outing will go a long way to keeping one safe.  Warning Coordination Meteorologist Chris Jones says storms usually form over the mountains … Continue Reading

Car Renters Get Wildlife Message

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The Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation has just launched a new DVD to warn motorists about wildlife on the valley’s roadways. The DVD is now playing on a large monitor opposite the rental car company counter at the Jackson Hole Airport.  The feature will … Continue Reading

River Flows Decrease Here

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While counties around us are seeking disaster designation for drought, Teton County at the headwaters of the southern Idaho irrigation system is now seeing signs of the season drying out and inflows into Jackson Lake are declining.  With an average rate of less than 1600 cubic feet per second now, the Bureau of Reclamation yesterday … Continue Reading

Weather Service: Be Cautious Around Lightning

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This week is National Lightning Safety Awareness Week, which should have more significance to those in Wyoming since this state leads all states in the lightning death rate per million people – with a total nearly twice that of the next highest state.  Meteorologist Chris Jones says the highest incidence of people struck by lightning is found in western Wyoming.  Jones says people … Continue Reading

Investigation Clarifies Fatal Bear Accident

June 24, 2012 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off
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An ongoing investigation by Grand Teton National Park rangers, with assistance from Wyoming Highway Patrol, has clarified the circumstances around a vehicle accident that resulted in the death of a young male grizzly bear on June 21. The driver of the vehicle, a 29-year-old Pennsylvania man, sustained … Continue Reading

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    U.S. Senator Mike Enzi opened his official campaign headquarters in Cheyenne on Wednesday. Wyoming’s senior senator is seeking his fourth term in the Senate. There were rumors last year that Enzi would retire at the end of his current term and he admits it is something he thought about. “Anytime anybody’s getting ready to go […]
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