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Land Exchange Bill Moves Forward In House

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The Wyoming House of Representatives passed the Grand Teton National Park land swap bill on general file Monday – the first action taken in the House after it was sent over from the Senate.  Teton County Representative Keith Gingery says the passage was fairly uneventful, with most of the legislators supportive of the measure. Gingery says the members of the House understand that … Continue Reading

Grand Teton National Park Recruits YCP Workers

March 4, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Grand Teton National Park is recruiting participants for the 2014 Youth Conservation Program now. The YCP is a summer program for high school students, ages 16 to 19. The 2014 program will span ten weeks from June 16th through August 21st. During the course of their day, YCP participants may … Continue Reading

Moose Day Volunteers Sought

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A group of volunteers are joining biologists from Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Grand Teton National Park, Bridger-Teton National Forest and the National Elk Refuge Saturday to count moose in the region.  Called “Nature Mapping Jackson Hole”, this is a program by the Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation that trains volunteers to become “citizen scientists” who can … Continue Reading

Land Exchange Bill Squeaks By

February 26, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The Wyoming Senate debated the Grand Teton National Park Land Exchange Bill for over an hour before passing it on a split vote of 18 to 12.  Among the issues being discussed was an amendment placed on the bill Monday that Teton County Senator Leland Christensen says endangered the deal. He called that amendment … Continue Reading

GTNP Road Openings On Schedule

February 26, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Even as Yellowstone National Park this week announced that the roads through the park would be reopened once again on their normal schedule, Grand Teton National Park also assured those roads that are seasonally closed in the park would reopen on schedule as well. The Teton Park road, which is closed in the wintertime will be plowed out and initially opened on schedule for … Continue Reading

Land Exchange Bill Sees Amendment

February 25, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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The bill to allow an exchange of land for the parcels in Grand Teton National Park to the federal government passed on second reading in the state Senate yesterday with one amendment.  Senate Majority Floor Leader Phil Nicholas explained the intent of the amendment was to assure the state got full value for the land.  He says, “If we are going to go and exchange for minerals, … Continue Reading

Enzi Lists Local Issues Getting Federal Attention

February 25, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Senator Mike Enzi visited with constituents in Jackson Hole Friday about issues being dealt with in Washington that impact them.  In addition to those catching headlines every day, Enzi says there is a host of concerns just “under the radar.” He says among them are … Continue Reading

Washington Delegation Lobbies For Land Exchange

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Even as the Wyoming State Legislature continues to work out legislation to provide alternative compensation for land in Grand Teton National Park that the Interior Department has agreed to acquire, US Senator Mike Enzi says the delegation in Washington continues its efforts to help persuade the federal government to seize the opportunity.  While visiting Jackson Friday, Enzi said … Continue Reading

Moose-Wilson Project Moves To Next Phase

February 20, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Work on the Moose-Wilson Corridor Comprehensive Management Plan in Grand Teton National Park is moving forward with two steps having been completed now.  Earlier this week, the National Park Service received the findings of an independent Road Safety Audit from the Western Federal Lands Highway Division of the Department of Transportation which Park Spokesperson Jenny Anzelmo-Sarles says will … Continue Reading

Legislature Speaks Out On Moose-Wilson Plan

February 14, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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A House resolution sponsored by State Representatives Robert Nicolas of Laramie County, Keith Gingery and Ruth Ann Petroff of Teton County and Tim Stubson of Natrona County; along with 11 state senators was introduced Wednesday urging the National Park Service to retain two-way traffic on Moose-Wilson Road.  The Resolution (attached here) points out that the pedestrian and bicycle pathways … Continue Reading

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