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Yellowstone & Grand Teton Remain Top Destinations

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(MOOSE, Wyo)  Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks continue to be listed among the ten most popular national parks in the country.  Great Smokey Mountains National Park was the most popular with over nine-million visitors, but Yellowstone came in fourth place with nearly 3.2-million visitors – just behind Yosemite in California.  Grand Teton National Park was … Continue Reading

Avalanche Victim Identified

March 11, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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(MOOSE, Wyo)  The skier who was injured Sunday in an avalanche in Grand Teton National Park’s Granite Canyon has been identified now.  43 year-old Greg Epstein from Wilson was skiing with two companions at the time and was preparing to descend one of the Air Force chutes when the avalanche triggered.  Park officials say Epstein was … Continue Reading

Two People Caught In Weekend Avalanches

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(JACKSON)  Two of several avalanches over the weekend caught skiers, injuring one to where he had to be flown to safety.  The unidentified skier was reportedly with a group of four when the avalanche released in Granite Canyon on a path called Double Dog-leg shortly before 2:00 pm Sunday.  A call for help was placed to … Continue Reading

Gov. Mead Signs Park Land Trade Bill

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(CHEYENNE)  Governor Matt Mead signed the act passed this session by the state legislature to clear the way for the state and the Interior Department to exchange land parcels in order to keep school sections owned by the state within the protection of Grand Teton National Park.  Teton County Senator Leland Christensen and Jackson Representative Ruth Ann Petroff were … Continue Reading

GTNP Invites Students Over Spring Break

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(MOOSE)  Spring break for college students has developed a reputation all of its own.  However, Grand Teton National Park four years ago developed a program that provides a valuable alternative to the carousing that stereotypically has come to represent spring break.  It is called … Continue Reading

Area Reservoirs To Fill This Year

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(Burley, ID) The Bureau of Reclamation office in Burley, Idaho this week has been able to provide some positive news about the prospects this summer for the reservoirs making up the Minidoka Project.  Spokesman Mike Beus says with the amounts of snow being measured in the Natural Resource Conservation Service measuring sites, it now appears Jackson Lake and the reservoirs downstream will … Continue Reading

Land Swap Provisions Approved By Legislature

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(CHEYENNE)  It was an uphill battle, but after hours of hashing over Senate File 39, a conference committee reached unanimous agreement on the provisions for an exchange for land in Grand Teton National Park between the state and the Interior Department.  Teton County Senator Leland Christensen, who sponsored the bill, says reaching that agreement was anything but easy. Christensen says there were … Continue Reading

NPS Regional Director Accepts River Plan

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(DENVER)  National Park Service Intermountain Regional Director Sue Masica has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact for the Snake River Headwaters Comprehensive River Management Plan and Environmental Assessment. Over the past three years, Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway and the National Elk Refuge have … Continue Reading

Former GTNP Superintendent and GT Association Honored

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(MOOSE)  Grand Teton Association, Grand Teton National Park’s partner organization of 77 years, along with Former Park Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott received national awards at the recent Association of Partners for Public Lands conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Scott received APPL’s 2014 Agency Partner of the Year award in recognition of … Continue Reading

Interior Budget Unveiled for 2015

March 5, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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(WASHINGTON)  Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell yesterday discussed President Obama’s fiscal year 2015 budget request of $11.9 billion for the Department of the Interior.  The 2015 budget allocates funds for efforts to upgrade and restore national parks and other public-land areas, while engaging thousands of youth, and veterans in outdoor activities.   Jewell says an additional $30-million dollars has been set aside for … Continue Reading

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  • Colder Today With Rain Showers And Mountain Snow - October 1, 2014
    A cold front and weather system will push through the state of Wyoming early today.  Scattered rain showers will be possible statewide across lower elevations, but the best chance will be in northern and southeastern Wyoming.  Rain showers could become heavy at times, especially in southeastern parts of the state in the afternoon and evening.  […]
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    If you’re really serious about hunting, you’re probably not listening to this. Depending on where you are in the state, the sun’s either up already or sunrise isn’t far away. If you’re a die-hard hunter, you’re probably already hunkered down in a field waiting for the geese to come in, out in the timber trying […]
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    U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson handed down a ruling last week that removed wolves from Wyoming control and put them back under the protection of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. That ruling put an end to hunting wolves anywhere in the state, whether they’re in the trophy game area in the northwestern corner […]
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