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Use Caution When Driving in the Tetons

February 9, 2010, 9:19 am
Despite a four-year education campaign, visitors to Grand Teton National Park continue to collide with wildlife on park roads. Each year, Grand Teton National Park collects comprehensive data on the number of wildlife-vehicle collisions occurring on park roads. This information is used to examine trends and patterns in an effort ...

Yellowstone, Tetons a photographer's paradise

February 1, 2010, 9:20 am
It was a particularly cold morning as I walked along the mist-covered banks of the Yellowstone River. The sun was barely visible on the horizon but its rays were already penetrating a line of fog-shrouded trees by a small meadow. Across the river stood an old bull bison, coated ...

Well-known Wyoming cougar dies of plague

January 13, 2010, 7:36 am
A female cougar popular among local researchers for her propensity to wander around Jackson Hole has died of plague in Grand Teton National Park, a park biologist said. Scientists from Craighead Beringia South, a Kelly-based research institution with a permit to conduct work in the park, learned the animal had ...

Grand Teton National Park awards concession contracts for floating and fishing

December 10, 2009, 8:06 am
The National Park Service has awarded a dozen floating, fishing and horseback concession contracts in Grand Teton National Park. The contracts include 11 that originally expired at the end of 2008 but were continued for an additional year. The park also issued a new fishing contract on the Snake River from the Moose ...

Follow the herds :Travelers can watch beasts roam in Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, South Dakota, Kansas

November 30, 2009, 7:55 am
 It was sunrise on a bitterly cold September morning, but gray clouds obscured the sun. Snow blanketed the ground and the road was a sheet of ice. I struggled to keep the rental car on the park road.Suddenly, the road was blocked. I was surrounded by buffaloes. They were ...

‘I’m glad I lost’: Hansen at first fought Grand Teton expansion

October 22, 2009, 1:09 pm
Cliff Hansen is known throughout Wyoming for his achievements as governor and U.S. senator. But recently, Hansen was in the national spotlight when he was featured in Ken Burns' popular PBS documentary series on America's national parks for his opposition to - and, later, his support of - the expansion of Grand Teton National ...

Yellowstone, Grand Teton are perfect for winter

October 20, 2009, 7:05 am
America's National Parks are high on our interest list.We travel in the summertime to national parks or visit the parks in the South during the winter.As a travel agent, some great winter destinations I recommend are Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks. Not only do the snowmobile riders enjoy ...

Firearms Industry Rejects National Park Service Classification of Traditional Ammunition as a Health Threat; Offers to Work with

August 10, 2009, 3:01 pm
In response to an announcement today regarding a National Parks Service program encouraging hunters to voluntarily switch to alternative ammunition, the National Shooting Sports Foundation rejected NPS's categorization of traditional ammunition as a health threat. NSSF is offering to work with the National Park Service to develop measures to ...

The Lorax Visits Grand Teton National Park

August 10, 2009, 6:51 am
Special family-oriented Junior Ranger programs inspired by Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax will be offered at Grand Teton National Park during the week of August 9 - 15. Families with children of all ages are invited to attend one of the unique Junior Ranger sessions designed to highlight the whimsy and love of nature ...

Soar to the Top of the Tetons on the Big Red Aerial Tram in Jackson Hole

August 6, 2009, 2:28 pm
Open for its first summer season, the Jackson Hole Aerial Tram, or “Big Red” as the locals call it, is the perfect way to get a bird’s eye view of Jackson Hole, the Snake River Valley, Grand Teton National Park and the infamous Grand Teton Mountain. Hop on the aerial ...

Grand Teton National Park: Wildflowers, Wildlife and Water

August 6, 2009, 2:02 pm
Every year, nearly 4 million visitors travel to northwestern Wyoming to experience one thing: Grand Teton. Natural processes have created—and continue to shape—a striking mountainous landscape. This time of year, the warm weather brings the park to life with vibrant wildflowers, a flurry of wildlife activity and crystalline bodies of water. There are ...

Species Spotlight: Wolverine

August 6, 2009, 1:57 pm
Common residents of Alaska mainland, adult wolverines have no natural predators. However, these creatures tend to be extremely combative when it comes to territory and food. Wolverine–known to take on other animals as big as bears–are widely noted for their ferocious nature. Description: Wolverines have short legs, large five-toed paws, broad and rounded heads, ...

Grand Teton National Park Historic Buildings Subject of Talk at AMK Ranch

July 28, 2009, 7:38 am
Historic buildings that are part of Grand Teton National Parks history are the subject of the summer seminar lecture series Thursday, July 30, at the University of Wyoming-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Center. The center is located at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.Sara Needles, Wyoming Cultural ...

Lightning Storms and Wildfires

July 15, 2009, 8:39 am
Several large thunderstorms passed through eastern Idaho Sunday. Leaving many in awe at its beauty and power.But lightning can put those at the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management in standby mode.Only one fire is being blamed on last nights storm here in eastern Idaho. But in ...

Unleash your underwater hunter on the Snake River

July 13, 2009, 7:44 am
When the pressure cooker of daily professional live is about to squeeze the last out of tolerance out of your body ... go fishing. From what I hear, there are plenty of those meals-waiting-to-happen in the Snake River, and is there a better way to feel good than catching and eating ...