An early-morning fire in a cabin at Togwotee Mountain Lodge Tuesday heavily damaged the cabin, but the occupants were able to escape uninjured with their belongings. Jackson Hole Fire chief Willy Watsabaugh says units responded from Moran, Jackson and Grand Teton National Park at about 4:00 am, and together the 24 firefighters were … Continue Reading
The deadline for the next payment to the state of Wyoming for parcels within Grand Teton National Park that are being sold to the federal government passed over the weekend without the third of four payments being made. While that could spell a broken contract allowing the state to move forward with a sale of the land to someone else, Wyoming Governor Matt Mead says the state is looking for … Continue Reading
The harvest of wolves in Wyoming’s Trophy Game area has moved closer to its 2013 limit with the killing of a fourth wolf in the area east of Grand Teton National park and a third in the area east of Yellowstone National Park last week. As of Monday, 24 of the 26 animals set as this year’s quota had been killed, and 13 others had been killed under predator status. The wolf hunting season closes at the end of the day today.
November statistics are published now for visitations to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks and not surprisingly, Grand Teton National Park has again posted an increase while Yellowstone remains uncertain due to this year’s change in the statistical formula for determining visitation there. According to the National Park Service Public Use Statistics Office, Grand Teton saw in excess of 500 more people visiting the park … Continue Reading
The Bureau of Reclamation is praising the quick action of national park and county emergency responders for preventing a diesel spill from causing serious environmental damage. Spokesman John Redding says … Continue Reading
The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee Wednesday decided to recommend to the US Fish and Wildflife Service that the Greater Yellowstone grizzly bear population be removed from the endangered species list. Spokesman Greg Losinski says a presentation was made to the IGBC by … Continue Reading
In case you hadn’t noticed, it’s winter in Jackson Hole. As such, winter season activities are slated to get under way in Grand Teton National park beginning Sunday. Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says as a cost saving measure this year, the Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center will … Continue Reading
The public scoping period for the Moose-Wilson Corridor began Friday and continues through February 6th. The National Park Service is developing a comprehensive management plan and environmental impact statement for the corridor on the south end of Grand Teton National Park. Park Spokesperson Jenny Anzelmo-Sarles says the purpose of the Plan/EIS is to … Continue Reading
As Jackson Hole Airport prepares to greet holiday travelers with enhanced service, the report to the airport board regarding last month’s activity shows a 3% increase in both those arriving and departing. That comes on top of the 5% increase seen … Continue Reading
Grand Teton National Park’s management assistant Gary Pollock received the Department of the Interior’s Meritorious Service Award during a recent management team assembly with retiring Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott at park headquarters in Moose, Wyoming. As the second highest honor bestowed by the Secretary of the Interior, … Continue Reading
Warmer on Friday, But Showers & Thunderstorms Are Expected For Parts of Wyoming - April 18, 2014 Temperatures will be warm today, with highs mostly rising to the 60′s and 70′s statewide (slightly cooler across the western valleys and higher terrain). Expect rain showers and thunderstorms to move into the western third of the state, while the rest of Wyoming see sunshine into this afternoon. Scattered rain showers and pop-up thunderstorms will […]
A lunar eclipse, and me without my camera - April 18, 2014 Monday night, or more accurately early Tuesday morning, there was a total lunar eclipse. And being the experienced nature photographer I am, you’d think I was ready with my camera. But you’d be wrong. The last total lunar eclipse visible in Wyoming was way back in 2009, if I’m not mistaken. So I’ve been looking […]
Enzi Opens Campaign HQ in Cheyenne - April 17, 2014 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 […]
Back to normal at the trap range - April 17, 2014 By some strange luck, I shot really well last week in our trap league. But last night, I didn’t do so well. Not even close. The thing about shooting trap is that you’re bound to have good rounds once in a while. Those good nights give you hope that you’re improving. For some people, that […]
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