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Planning Begins For Moose-Wilson Corridor

January 16, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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“A lot of high, positive energy flowing” is how Grand Teton National Park officials are terming the first public meeting regarding management plans for the Moose-Wilson corridor Tuesday night in Jackson.  Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says around 200 people attended the event in Jackson and shared their ideas and concerns with park planners.  She says there were a lot of … Continue Reading

GTNP Visits Down In December, Up For 2013

January 15, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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While recreational visitations to Grand Teton National Park were down last month from what they were in 2012, total visitations for the year were up by five percent despite the 2 ½ weeks lost in October.  Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says altogether, more than 4-million-117-thousand people passed through Grand Teton’s gates in 2013.  Skaggs points out that … Continue Reading

National Park Fee Free Days Announced

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Grand Teton National Park has announced the holidays that entrance fees will be waived, starting next week with Martin Luther King Day.  Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says those holidays include … Continue Reading

Avalanche WARNING In Effect Here

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The Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center has issued an Avalanche WARNING for the Teton and Gros Ventre ranges through noon Monday. Dangerous avalanche conditions exist and large avalanches have been observed.  Large to very large natural and human-triggered avalanches are likely.  Travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended.  Visit http://jhavalanche.org for the latest information.

Fire Damages Cabin at Togwotee Lodge

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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

Wyoming Seeking Solution To Completing Land Sale

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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

Wyoming Wolf Hunt Done Tonight

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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 Visitation Up In GTNP

December 17, 2013 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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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

Diesel Spill Contained In Park

December 13, 2013 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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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

IGBC Recommends Grizzly Delisting

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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

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    If you’re thinking you want to get some photographic evidence of the time you spend outdoors, now’s a great time to buy a camera. The prices on digital cameras has fallen a lot since I started shooting, and there are some fantastic cameras out there for very decent prices. I’m not a big fan of […]
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