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Grand Teton may take piece of concessionaires

JACKSON, Wyo. — Companies that do business in Grand Teton National Park may be sharing some of their earnings with the National Park Service.

May 06, 2014 3:13 pmLoading…

House bill sets up battle over government shutdown

The U.S. House set the stage for a faceoff over a government shutdown Friday by passing a short-term spending bill that defunds the health care law known as Obamacare.

September 21, 2013 8:30 amLoading…

Nonprofits come to aid of national parks following sequester

Philanthropy and nonprofits have kept the consequences of across-the-board federal budget cuts largely invisible to tourists traveling through the country’s national parks this summer.

August 05, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…
Grand Teton revises elk hunt after grizzly run-ins

Grand Teton revises elk hunt after grizzly run-ins

CHEYENNE — Grand Teton National Park officials on Wednesday announced several changes to the park's annual elk hunt, including the closing of an area where a grizzly bear mauled an elk hunter in 2011 and where two elk hunters killed a grizzly that charged them last fall.

March 13, 2013 5:04 pmLoading…

Grand Teton cuts speed but sees more roadkill

JACKSON, Wyo. — The number of animals struck by vehicles in Grand Teton National Park rose last year despite a speed limit reduction on the park's main road.

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Federal budget cuts delay Yellowstone opening, close Grand Teton visitor centers

CODY, WYO. — Being among the first to enter Yellowstone National Park each spring is a badge of pride worn by many die-hard locals as well as thousands of visitors from across the country. But the park’s early birds will have to wait a week or two longer this year, thanks to across-the-board…

March 02, 2013 8:00 pmLoading…

Investigators probe Grand Teton grizzly killing

MOOSE, Wyo. — Investigators at Grand Teton National Park are continuing to probe last week's killing of a charging grizzly bear by members of an elk-hunting party.

November 26, 2012 11:28 amLoading…

Elk hunt begins in Grand Teton National Park

JACKSON, Wyo. — Elk hunting has kicked off in two units east of the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park.

October 07, 2012 2:49 pmLoading…

Rangers: Fallen climber spotted in Grand Teton

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. — Rangers who received reports about fallen climber say they've spotted a motionless body in Grand Teton National Park in northwest Wyoming.

July 22, 2012 10:18 pmLoading…

Teton guard accused of lying about assault

JACKSON — A park concessionaire security guard at Grand Teton National Park has been charged with filing a false report over an alleged assault near Jackson Lake Lodge.

June 16, 2012 5:35 pmLoading…

1 dead in Teton rescue helicopter crash

LANDER -- A veteran member of Teton County Search and Rescue responding to a snowmobile accident was killed Wednesday in a helicopter crash on Togwotee Pass.

February 15, 2012 9:05 pmLoading…

Teton Natl. Park elk harvest lower than years past

JACKSON, Wyo. - Grand Teton officials say the national park's elk reduction program has harvested 28 percent fewer animals this year compared to the same time last year.

November 28, 2011 9:24 pmLoading…

Hunter cited for killing bison in Grand Teton Park

JACKSON — A 48-year-old Idaho hunter is accused of illegally killing a bull bison in Grand Teton National Park.

November 09, 2011 10:21 pmLoading…
Grand Teton major rescue tally nears single-year record

Grand Teton major rescue tally nears single-year record

LANDER, Wyo. — When Laura Mason’s controlled slide Thursday on a snowfield on 11,901-foot Nez Perce Peak sped out of control until she collided with rocks below, she became the 27th major rescue in Grand Teton National Park this year.

August 14, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Grand Teton closes popular climb

LANDER, Wyo. — On Thursday, Jenny Lake climbing rangers Drew Hardesty and Brian Hays experienced a first in their climbing careers. Two peregrine falcons swooped through the air, at times coming within 15 feet of them.

June 28, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Grand Teton rangers warn of avalanches and runoff

JACKSON — Grand Teton National Park rangers are warning visitors to be wary of the dual danger of avalanches and spring runoff from the up to 60 feet of snow that fell in the mountains this winter.

June 18, 2011 5:20 pmLoading…
Grand Teton National Park sees more vehicle-animal crashes

Grand Teton National Park sees more vehicle-animal crashes

LANDER, Wyo. — Mark Gocke drove north on U.S. Highway 89 toward Moran in the early morning 10 years ago in the late fall. It was late November, and Gocke hoped to station himself for elk hunting before the morning sunlight lit the valley.

June 06, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Wyoming missing skiers buried in avalanche found dead

Two skiers swept up in a massive avalanche while they slept were found dead Sunday after a six-day search, a Grand Teton National Park official said.

April 24, 2011 12:48 pmLoading…

Search in Grand Teton National Park for 2 skiers missing since Sunday

JACKSON, Wyo. — Rescue teams in Grand Teton National Park set out in deep snow Tuesday to look for two men who planned to climb, ski and camp in a canyon where avalanches have been occurring.

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Bears emerging from their dens in Wyoming

Bears emerging from their dens in Wyoming

JACKSON, Wyo — Bears are emerging from their dens in northwestern Wyoming and wildlife managers say it's time for people to consider carrying bear spray again when they're visiting the backcountry.

March 21, 2011 10:37 amLoading…

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