CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. Senate has declared July 28 National Day of the American Cowboy.
The annual resolution was passed by unanimous vote on Tuesday.
Wyoming Republican U.S. Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso are among the main sponsors of the resolution.
Democrat Gary Trauner announces bid for Wyoming US Senate
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Democrat Gary Trauner has announced he will run for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Wyoming Republican John Barrasso.
The 58-year-old Trauner is a Jackson Hole businessman who run unsuccessfully for U.S. House in 2006 and 2008, losing both times to former Reps. Barbara Cubin and Cynthia Lummis.
Man arrested in connection with fatal shooting in Louisiana
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Police say a man has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a Louisiana man.
Sheriff: Boy, 9, wounded by gunshots into Mississippi home
LEXINGTON, Miss. (AP) — U.S. Marshals have arrested the man suspected of shooting into a house and injuring a 9-year-old boy in Mississippi.
Craig Thomas, the ex-boyfriend of the child's mother, was arrested Friday in Jackson.
Belated Cowboy Day recognition passes US Senate
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — After being delayed because of political fallout from the debate over health care, a resolution recognizing National Day of the American Cowboy has passed the U.S. Senate.
The resolution sponsored by Wyoming Republican Sen. Mike Enzi passed with unanimous consent earlier this month. It recognized July 22 as National Day of the American Cowboy.
Grand Teton park plans for eclipse crowd
MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Grand Teton National Park in northwest Wyoming will alter some road traffic and parking in order to accommodate an expected influx of people looking to view the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21.
"A typical August day is a very busy day at Grand Teton National Park," park spokeswoman Denise Germann said. "This Aug. 21, the day of the total eclipse, we're expecting to be the busiest day in the history of the park,"
River Road disappearing into the Snake, and history
A slow-going, seldom-used rutted road that’s perched along the fluvial terraces of the Snake River appears to be a casualty of the raging runoff that’s just now subsiding.
About 200 feet of the 12-mile River Road took a tumble into the river bottom below sometime in June. And the historic Grand Teton National Park road, which begins about 3 miles north of Moose, likely will never be fixed, left to the elements from here on out.
GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Over the past 20 years, the Grand Teton National Park Foundation has raised more than $65 million for the site in Wyoming.
Foundation President Leslie Mattson told the Jackson Hole News & Guide (http://bit.ly/2qkKBAi) that its next priorities include the cultural preservation of the Mormon Row area and improving public access to the Snake River.
The foundation was created in 1997 as the primary fundraising partner for the park.
Grand Teton Park and Foundation celebrate 20-year partnership
In 1997 the Grand Teton National Park Foundation was created as the primary fundraising partner for Grand Teton National Park. This year the two organizations are celebrating the accomplishments achieved over the course of the last 20 years.
Experience the nighttime sky during the day or fulfill a dream of becoming a park ranger Saturday at Junior Ranger Day in Grand Teton National Park.
Free and open to all from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center in Moose, the day offers plenty of activities.
“It’s probably our biggest day in April,” park spokesman Andrew White said.
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Two Bucks County prison inmates will serve additional jail time in connection with a conspiracy to have prescription drugs sold for them on the outside.
The Courier Times reports (http://bit.ly/2nizXUU ) 47-year-old Raymond Tuthill and 28-year-old Craig Thomas were sentenced this week to serve between four and 10 more years behind bars for masterminding the scheme.
Teton park reopens Craig Thomas visitor center
The snow still lies deep in Grand Teton National Park but one of spring’s early signs has been seen.
The park’s Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center reopened Monday for the summer season.
The center will operate from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through March 31 before changing over to longer hours when the tourist season begins to revive.
The arrival of November brings a number of seasonal closures in Jackson Hole, including roads, pathways and one visitor center.
Access in Grand Teton National Park west of the Snake River becomes more limited today.
The Moose-Wilson Road is closed, as well as the Teton Park Road between the Taggart Lake trailhead and Signal Mountain.
The Craig Thomas Visitor and Discovery Center in Moose, is now closed, and will not reopen until early March.
- The Times-TribuneWyoming County Court Notes 11/8/2018November 9, 2018
- Idaho State JournalGrand Teton National Park work project to help celebrate National Public Lands DaySeptember 14, 2018
- Jackson Hole DailyGrand Teton services start to shutter for fallSeptember 11, 2018
- The SunDracut: Coalition for a Better AcreMay 24, 2018