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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

Winter Season Begins In GTNP

December 11, 2013 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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In case you hadn’t noticed, it’s winter in Jackson Hole.  As such, winter season activities are slated to get under way in Grand Teton National park beginning Sunday.  Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says as a cost saving measure this year, the Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center will … Continue Reading

Public Scoping is Open For Moose Wilson Corridor

December 9, 2013 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The public scoping period for the Moose-Wilson Corridor began Friday and continues through February 6th. The National Park Service is developing a comprehensive management plan and environmental impact statement for the corridor on the south end of Grand Teton National Park. Park Spokesperson Jenny Anzelmo-Sarles says the purpose of the Plan/EIS is to … Continue Reading

Jackson Airport Numbers Up Again

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As Jackson Hole Airport prepares to greet holiday travelers with enhanced service, the report to the airport board regarding last month’s activity shows a 3% increase in both those arriving and departing.  That comes on top of the 5% increase seen … Continue Reading

GTNP Management Assistant Honored

December 6, 2013 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Grand Teton National Park’s management assistant Gary Pollock received the Department of the Interior’s Meritorious Service Award during a recent management team assembly with retiring Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott at park headquarters in Moose, Wyoming.  As the second highest honor bestowed by the Secretary of the Interior, … Continue Reading

Elk Begin Staying On Refuge

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There has been significant elk movement to the National Elk near Jackson over the past two weeks.  Refuge Biologist Eric Cole says elk numbers on the south end of the Refuge have fluctuated between 200 and 600 animals with 412 counted Tuesday.  Radio and GPS telemetry indicate … Continue Reading

Park Concession Employee Sentenced

November 27, 2013 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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A former concession employee arrested earlier this year in connection with an assault on a fellow employee in the Jackson Lake Lodge employee dormitory in Grand Teton National Park has been sentenced in connection with the incident.  US District Judge Nancy Freudenthal sentenced 32 year-old Vincent Hagey to … Continue Reading

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  • Lummis Defends Wyoming Uranium Jobs - July 11, 2014
    Last night U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis secured language in the Energy and Water Appropriations bill to strengthen the Department of Energy’s legal obligation to consider the health of the United States’ uranium mining industry as it seeks to dispose of excess uranium. Under the Lummis language, a ten percent drop in the price of uranium […]
  • Take some time to relax this summer - July 11, 2014
    Everyone’s busy these days. It seems like all of us are being asked to do twice as much at our jobs as we used to do, but we still have the same amount of time to do it all. And even our time off is hectic, because we’ve got to cram in all the stuff […]
  • Absentee Voting for Primary Election has Begun - July 10, 2014
    Secretary of State Max Maxfield reminds Wyoming voters that the 40-day period for absentee voting for Wyoming’s Primary Election begins on Thursday, July 10, and ends on Monday, August 18, the day before the Primary. “Wyoming offers ‘no excuse’ absentee voting.  This means that any registered voter can call their county clerk and request that […]
  • Summer is tubing season - July 10, 2014
    If you’re really adventurous, you might add some spice to a tubing trip. My friends Blair and Val introduced me to the fine art of river tubing when I was in high school, and looking back, it’s a wonder I lived long enough to graduate. The Wind River winds behind my parents’ house in Riverton, […]

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