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 National Park Service might be pulling in plenty of extra cash from over 100 business owners in Grand Teton National Park starting in 2016. The Associated Press says the park is creating a new fee structure for commercial businesses like towing companies or bike tour operators. Currently there is only a $300 flat annual fee, but the new program is charging a new graduated fee based on gross receipts
The National Park Service Regional Director approved a $16 million trail improvement project at Grand Teton National Park that could start in two weeks. Jackson Hole News and Guide says one of the park’s most visited sites, Jenny Lake, is getting new trails, bathrooms and a visitor plaza. 3,000 people visit the trail each day in the summertime
There will be several major road projects happening in the Moose area this summer causing traffic delays in Grand Teton National Park and John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway. Local News 8 says Blacktail Ponds Overlook, Teton Point Turnout, Schwabacher Landing and Gros Venture Roads are some of the projects happening soon
People looking for recreation in Grand Teton National Park and on John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway can expect lots of traffic this year because there will be several major road overhauls starting in May and lasting through November. Highway 89 is having an overlay project on over ten miles of road. Schwabacher Landing Road will also be closed to get paved May to June. Gros Venture, Pacific Creek and the Phase 3 pathway are all getting repairs done too
It sounds like a win-win for Jackson Hole pilots and residents. The Associated Press says 80 percent of planes landing at the Jackson Hole airport are using a new route. The new path keeps planes further away from the Tetons, Jackson Lake and the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park. Pilots like it because it shaves 14 miles and a few minutes off of their trips and park officials like it because they don’t hear as many low flying planes close to the park
Jackson Hole’s famous mama bear, Grizzly 399, was seen for the first time this spring followed by two cubs in Grand Teton National Park. Wildlife photographer Roger Hayden and about 20 other people gathered to watch the 18-year-old female grizzly. Jackson Hole News and Guide says she usually hangs out at Oxbow Bend, Willow Flats and around Jackson Lake Lodge.
Grand Teton National Park’s Murie Center board is hiring career environmentalist Paul Hansen as its new executive director. Hansen has been living in Jackson for seven years and has a background in environmental protection, wildlife science and conservation management. Jackson Hole News and Guide says Hansen is taking the reins of his new job May 5.
A new study that pinpoints mercury concentration in fish is finding a wide variation between the mercury level in cutthroat trout in Grand Teton compared to Yellowstone Park trout. Jackson Hole News and Guide says Yellowstone cutthroat had an average of 101 nanograms of mercury per gram of weight while Grand Teton cutthroat had 33 nanograms. All fish measured in the study tested below the Environmental Protection Agency’s safe consumption level of 300 nanograms.
Single Vehicle Rollover Kills Rock Springs Woman - September 19, 2014 A single vehicle rollover on September 11th, at 11:50 p.m., resulted in the 105th highway fatality in Wyoming for 2014. A 2000 Dodge Ram truck was being driven by 54 year old Denise R. Olson of Rock Springs, Wyoming. The Wyoming Highway Patrol reports that the truck was traveling south on WY 530 at mile post 15 […]
Not As Warm With A Few Showers And Thunderstorms Today - September 19, 2014 Scattered showers will be possible in central and southern Wyoming this morning into early afternoon as a weak cool front continues to push through the state. Higher pressure will then build over the region this afternoon and evening, but some lingering moisture and daytime heating could trigger a few hit or miss thunderstorms in southern […]
Be a geek — make a gear checklist - September 19, 2014 You’re miles from home. Heck, you’re even miles from the trailhead. You’re sitting in hunting camp, and you’re ready for the hunt that’ll start the next morning. You have your rifle. Your skinning knife’s on your belt. Your license is in your back pocket. Your cartridges are … uh, oh. They’re sitting on the seat […]
Cody Man Commits Suicide - September 18, 2014 A 41-year-old Cody man killed himself with a pistol following a fight with his fiancé on Wednesday night. The Cody Police Department reports that Thad Deuter shot himself in the head in his backyard following a domestic dispute shortly after 8 p.m. At this time, authorities are not releasing additional information and the investigation is […]
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