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From near and far, visitors return to Yellowstone National Park   By Billy Arnold Jackson Hole News&Guide Via Wyoming News Exchange   JACKSON — At 71, Mike Newman had lived in Europe and China but never visited America’s first national park. His wife, however, had been to Yellowstone National...
JACKSON — Wyoming’s 24/7 Sobriety Program will continue running in Teton County until a verdict decides whether the program is unlawful, federal Judge Scott W. Skavdahl ordered April 15. The ACLU isn’t backing down, however. In a flurry of filings, the ACLU challenged Skavdahl’s ruling and...
JACKSON — Jackson residents are fed up with tourism, that much is clear. But at least Jackson is no more fed up than other popular destinations around the globe.  That’s according to Seleni Matus, director of George Washington University’s International Institute of Tourism Studies, which is...

Flooding in Red Lodge, Montana, has affected homes and businesses on Broadway and several roads near the city center. Access to the town is limited due to road closings on Highway 308 and U.S. Highway 212, including the Beartooth Pass. (Photo courtesy of Kevin Kinzely for the Powell Tribune)

 
JACKSON — Sheila Lee and her family were hiking Monday in Yellowstone National Park when their phones pinged with alerts about the park’s entrances closing. “We finished what we were doing for the day, and we didn’t think too much about it, but it felt a little weird,” Lee said. Then the Indiana...
JACKSON (WNE) — Grizzly 793, known as “Blondie” by wildlife watchers, has lost her three cubs born this year. That’s according to Grand Teton National Park, which confirmed rumors that had been circulating on social media for days. Justin Schwabedissen, the park’s bear management specialist, said...
JACKSON — Designated advocates routinely support crime victims in courtrooms per state law, but two local defense attorneys are raising questions about where they sit and whether their presence might prejudice a jury. The role of the crime victim advocate varies, but generally they help guide the...
JACKSON (WNE) — Even with an airport closure and lower numbers of tourists, Teton County is at high risk for COVID-19 sooner than it has been the past two summers. With that shift comes questions about why the coronavirus — now a more transmissible version of the omicron variant — is circulating...

Amy Girard, 42, is the National Elk Refuge’s new wildlife biologist. She’s lived in Jackson for roughly 15 years and took the job this February. (Photo by Kathryn Ziesig, Jackson Hole News&Guide)

JACKSON — When Amy Girard sees a dead animal, she doesn’t just see a lifeless corpse. “I want to open it up,” Girard said, laughing. “I want to know what it looks like on the inside. It’s always a surprise. You don’t know what you’re gonna find.” Girard, 42, is the National Elk Refuge’s new...
JACKSON — Two suicides have occurred in Teton County this year, both young adults in their early twenties and both by firearm. The first occurred March 28, a 20-year-old Teton County resident who was attending the University of Wyoming. The latest firearm suicide was a 22-year-old male resident who...

A Snow King zip line crew member takes off, beginning a 2,820-foot descent May 27 during the first tour open to the public. After nearly a decade of negotiations and a year of building, Snow King Mountain Resort finally opened its newest attraction — a multi-pitch zip line dubbed the steepest in the U.S. (Photo by Kathryn Ziesig, Jackson Hole News&Guide)

JACKSON — Carabiners clipped and fear only somewhat assuaged, the world starts to fall away as you plummet toward the valley floor. In the distance, the Tetons slip back behind the veil of East Gros Ventre Butte, and the whir of the wire that suspends you ramps to a higher pitch. Pulling down on...

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