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Wildlife Safety Workshop Scheduled

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(JACKSON)  With reports of bears venturing out of their winter dens, residents are reminded that it’s a good time to think about how to avoid conflicts with large predators. Wildlife officials encourage anyone who spends time in bear and lion country to attend the upcoming “Staying Safe in Bear, Lion, and Wolf Country” workshop to be held … Continue Reading

Governor Mead Inks Trade Resolution For Taiwan Parnership

March 7, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off
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(CHEYENNE)  Governor Matt Mead yesterday signed a joint resolution that recognizes the importance of the relationship between Taiwan and the State of Wyoming in economic ventures through the Trans-Pacific Partnership. In October, Governor Mead had led a trade mission to Taiwan, promoting … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Bears Wake Up

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(MAMMOTH)  Yellowstone National Park biologists are warning that grizzly bears have begun emerging from hibernation in the Greater Yellowstone Area, so hikers, skiers and snowshoers should take appropriate precautions during their activities.  Spokesman Al Nash says that includes … Continue Reading

Snowfall Here Not A Record

March 6, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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(RIVERTON)  While many residents of Jackson Hole by now are muttering unkind things about “Old Man Winter” as they shovel their driveways again and again, they may be interested to learn that this is by no means a record year – nor is the most recent snowfall a record.  That’s not to say the snow accumulation at Jackson Hole Resort isn’t some of the best seen in years.  In fact, February was … Continue Reading

Skiers Caught in Avalanche OK

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(JACKSON)  An avalanche yesterday afternoon caught two Jackson Hole skiers in the Upper 7 Dwarfs area in Granite Canyon, causing some undisclosed injuries to at least one of the skiers.  According to the Bridger Teton National Forest Avalanche Center, the first skier apparently triggered an avalanche about 12:30 pm which carried him … Continue Reading

South Park Loop Road Closes Again

March 6, 2014 State of Wyoming, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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(JACKSON)  Rock-fall on the northern end of South Park Road again yesterday, again led to the closure of that portion of the road yesterday afternoon and continuing through the night.  Town of Jackson officials plan on contracting workers to … Continue Reading

State Raises Maximum Speed Limit

March 6, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off
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(CHEYENNE)  The Wyoming State Legislature has passed the bill raising the speed limit on some sections of interstate in the state to 80 miles an hour.  The Senate voted 24-6 to approve the bill which now goes to Governor Matt Mead for his signature to become law.  Under the new law … Continue Reading

No Need For Special Legislative Session

March 6, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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(CHEYENNE)  This week, the Wyoming House failed to act on Senate File 106 which would have provided for an a special legislative session in order to deal with the il-fated act last year which reorganized the office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.  That action was found by the State Supreme Court to be unconstitutional.  Teton County Representative Keith Gingery says … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Plows Make Good Progress

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(MAMMOTH)  The plowing of roads in the interior of Yellowstone National Park is making excellent progress, having only begun Monday.  Park Spokesman Al Nash says crews have already opened 21 miles of road reaching Norris Junction and are now proceeding the 19 miles to Canyon. Nash says … 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

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  • Body of Overdue Hiker Found in Grand Teton National Park - July 23, 2014
    The body of an overdue hiker was discovered Tuesday afternoon near the mouth of Cascade Canyon in Grand Teton National Park. Park officials report that Will Cornyn, 36, of San Francisco, Calif. was found below a steep cliff band near Inspiration Point. Cornyn had been reported overdue by his girlfriend on Monday when he did […]
  • Wyoming Sees Increase in Whooping Cough - July 22, 2014
    With continued growth in reported pertussis (whooping cough) cases this year, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is encouraging awareness of the disease and vaccination to help protect vulnerable residents, especially infants. Forty-three pertussis cases have been reported to WDH so far this year, compared to a total of 76 in 2013, 59 in 2012, […]
  • Digital age flattens the learning curve - July 22, 2014
    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 […]
  • Hot and Mostly Sunny - July 21, 2014
    Temperatures will stay hot for today with only a small chance of a few gusty thunderstorms in the east.  Temperatures for eastern Wyoming will be a few degrees cooler but still very warm on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Tuesday looks to be generally dry as well.

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