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Bears Out of Hibernation in Grand Teton National Park

April 8, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

Bears are out of hibernation in Grand Teton National Park and Park staff are receiving reports of bears seen near Blacktail Butte. 50 percent of adult male bears are out of their winter dens by mid-March and females with yearlings come out shortly after. Locals and visitors should be careful because bears are looking for food and will aggressively defend themselves from threats

GTNP Hike Gains National Acclaim

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(JACKSON, Wyo)  A popular hiking blog-site online has named Grand Teton National Park one of the ten best hiking destination in the country.  The publication explains that team members had a chance to nominate the locations they thought were the best, and through those they had … Continue Reading

Moose Count Breeds Optimism

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(JACKSON, Wyo)  A recent count of moose in the Jackson Hole area has biologists here cautiously optimistic about an apparent recovery taking place in the population.  Volunteers had joined biologists from Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Grand Teton National Park, Bridger-Teton National Forest and the National Elk Refuge late last month to count moose in the region in an effort … Continue Reading

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

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  • Hunters must be conservationists first - October 20, 2014
    As hunters, it’s our responsibility to take care of the critters we hunt, as well as those we don’t. We have to obey the game laws. Police ourselves to be sure others respect the wildlife. And even offer suggestions to the Game and Fish Commission when we think there are better ways to ensure that […]
  • Quiet & Mainly Settled Weather Expected - October 17, 2014
    High pressure will build over the area today, which will keep skies sunny to mostly sunny and conditions mainly dry.  Winds will also stay light to breezy and no significant gusting is expected.  Temperatures become a touch cooler statewide, but will be closer to average.  Daytime highs will be in the 50′s across the mountain […]
  • Wish list season is upon us again - October 17, 2014
    Late October is a bad time of year for me. If I were independently wealthy, it wouldn’t be so bad. But I’m not. I’m a journalist, so it’s a little painful. It’s rough because this is when the Christmas catalogs start hitting the mailbox, and they’re chock-full of gear I wish I had. From the […]
  • Pleasant Autumn Weather Expected - October 16, 2014
    Temperatures will be noticeably cooler and closer to average today due to a cool front that crossed through the state of Wyoming yesterday.  We can also expect partly to mostly cloudy skies and breezy winds today, but conditions will remain mainly dry.  Winds will gust between 15 to 25 mph.  Daytime highs will reach the […]

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