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.
Several roads are opening up to recreationists in Grand Teton National Park. Teton Park and Moose-Wilson roads are opening May 1. Grassy Lake Road and Signal Mountain Summit are opening June 1. All roads will be fully accessible as soon as this winter’s snow melts naturally
Windy At Times Today, Unseasonably Mild Through Saturday - October 23, 2014 As high pressure strengthens, warmer air from southwestern portions of the nation will move into the region today. Conditions will also stay mainly dry throughout much of the state, but winds will be strong and gusty. Parts of I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) and I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) could see gusting as high as […]
My new used truck may be the death of me - October 23, 2014 Not long ago, I brought home a 1994 Ford F-250. It’s not much to look at, but it’s even worse to drive. About the only things it has going for it are that it’s mechanically sound, and it’s technically a vehicle. I’ve named it Clunk, for good reason. When you shift it into either drive […]
Quiet, Seasonal Weather Expected Today - October 22, 2014 High pressure will build over the state of Wyoming today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry. Winds, however, could be strong and gusty today, especially throughout central and southeastern portions of the state. Parts of I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) and I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) could see winds […]
Estimating range on waterfowl is easy - October 22, 2014 If you’ve done any goose hunting, you’ve probably heard the term “skybusting.” You may know it means shooting at birds that are out of your shotgun’s effective range, but do you know if you’re guilty of it? You can set up your decoys to minimize the risk of shooting at birds when they’re too far […]
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