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Local Fire Crews Traveling

Interagency Fire

With major fires now burning in the states west of here, crews from Teton Interagency Fire are being rotated into the firefighting effort – but nothing out of the ordinary.  Bridger Teton National Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek explains that the sharing of resources between states and agencies is … Continue Reading

Colter Bay Plan Released For Comment

colterbay VC

The National Park Service Wednesday released a Colter Bay Visitor Services Plan/Environmental Assessment for public review over the next 30 days, concluding September 13th. The purpose of the plan is to … Continue Reading

Accident Sends Two To Hospital

August 15, 2012 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off
car crash

The collision of three vehicles yesterday morning left two people injured and snarled traffic north of Jackson for over a half hour.  According to Grand Teton National Park officials, a northbound vehicle driven by … Continue Reading

Menor’s Ferry Finally In Water

August 15, 2012 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off
Menor's

Grand Teton National Park has finally launched the replica of Menor’s Ferry, and the popular vessel is again in operation on the Snake River. Skaggs says due to the swift river flow early in the season combined with repairs needed on the ferry, the launch of the craft was delayed until at mid-August. Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says … Continue Reading

Wyoming Seeks New DEQ Director

August 15, 2012 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off
John Corra

Governor Matt Mead is looking for candidates to be appointed to replace retiring Director of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality John Corra.  Corra announced his retirement after … Continue Reading

Climber Airlifted From Teewinot

August 14, 2012 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off
helicopter

Another climber has been rescued in Grand Teton National Park – however this time, not because of an injury that resulted from a fall.  Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says a 53-year-old climber from Rock Island, Illinois had become ill and … Continue Reading

Close Call For River Floaters In GTNP

August 14, 2012 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole Comments Off
raft

Five river floaters on a private float of the flat-water section of the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park Friday Night were very lucky when their raft overturned, spilling the five who were not wearing life vests into the river.  Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says all five were … Continue Reading

Fire Restrictions More Important Than Ever

fire ban

Partial Fire Restrictions remain in effect for both Bridger-Teton National Forest and Grand Teton National Park, and carry a hefty fine for those who don’t comply.  Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says violations of the prohibitions are punishable by … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Declares Fire Danger “Extreme”

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Fire danger in the region has continued to climb as the fire season moves into its traditional peak.  The continued hot, dry conditions and potential for increased fire activity in Yellowstone National Park has prompted park officials to elevate its fire danger rating to “extreme.”  The “extreme” rating is … Continue Reading

Another Helicopter Rescue in GTNP

August 8, 2012 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off
GTNP Rescue

Grand Teton National Park rangers rescued North Carolina man yesterday afternoon after he slipped and tumbled 20 feet on rocky terrain and sustained facial and lower leg injuries.  23-year-old Paul Danes of Raleigh, North Carolina had been scrambling alone and … Continue Reading

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  • Red Flag Warnings In Effect; Isolated Thunderstorms Possible Across Southeast Wyoming - July 25, 2014
    The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings for parts of central and south-central Wyoming through today.  With drier conditions and breezy to gusty winds, there is an increased risk for initiation and the spread of wild fires.  Temperatures will remain quite warm to hot, with highs in the 80′s to low 90′s for […]
  • Diapers weren’t a magic bullet for staying cool - July 25, 2014
    I promised you yesterday that I’d test a new product to see how well it works to keep you cool when the temperatures climb toward triple digits.   In case you missed it, yesterday I talked about seeing an ad on TV for a new type of training pants. The ad said, and I quote, […]
  • I’ll try anything to stay cool in the summer - July 24, 2014
    I recently saw an advertisement for a product that’s sure to be a big hit with outdoorsmen. Especially those of us who stomp around in the woods when the temperatures climb into the nineties. Last weekend, I found myself sitting in jeans, boots, a long-sleeved shirt and a cowboy hat at Cheyenne Frontier Days. While […]
  • Start honing your archery skills now - July 23, 2014
    Don’t just let that bow sit in the closet or out in the garage all summer. Dust off the case, take the bow out and get some practice. There are dozens of archery ranges around the state where you can practice shooting in the off season. If you don’t know where the one closest to […]

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