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Boaters and anglers reminded to drain, clean, and dry

Local residents and visitors to Grand Teton National Park are reminded to do their part to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) and have their watercraft inspected before launching on park waters. Those who recreate on park waters have a responsibility to drain, clean, and dry their vessel, as well as check fishing…

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Simms (Wildfire)

The Simms Fire was reported at 4:25 p.m. on May 19, 2022 and is burning in pinyon/juniper, Gambel oak brush and grassland on USFS, BLM and private land approximately 15 miles southwest of Montrose, Colorado. Fire is burning in Ouray and Montrose Counties. USFS is managing the fire as a full-suppression fire. Strong winds in…

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Roof replacement and concrete restoration to take place at Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park this summer

The historic Jackson Lake Lodge, located within Grand Teton National Park, will undergo a roof replacement, exterior concrete restoration and re-staining to the building façade this summer to restore the character-defining architecture and design of the National Historic Landmark (NHL). Visitors will see construction and changes in the building’s appearance throughout the season. https://www.nps.gov/grte/learn/news/roof-replacement-and-concrete-restoration-to-take-place-at-jackson-lake-lodge-in-grand-teton-national-park-this-summer.htm

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Twin Starts (Wildfire)

The Texas A&M Forest Service received a new request in Llano County at approximately 2:00pm on May 19th. Upon arrival crews found 2 fires, one approximately 10 acres, with forward progression stopped by locals. The second fire is estimated at 100 acres with structures threatened and active fire behavior. Aviation resources on scene include 3…

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Dry Branch Fire (Wildfire)

The Dry Branch Fire started on May 18 at approximately 3:30pm. Local fire departments requested assistance from Texas A&M Forest Service after 4pm. The fire is burning north of Star in Hamilton County.Initial reports of structures threatened has quickly evolved into mandatory evacuations throughout the area. Evacuations are currently ongoing on FM 2005 between 1047…

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Summer Heat Warning – updated May 18, 2022
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Summer Heat Warning – updated May 18, 2022

The National Park Service urges SPECIAL CAUTION for all hikers during the summer months. Individual days can reach a high of 115 F (46 C) or higher. These temperatures are beyond unpleasant or uncomfortable-they are, in fact, dangerous and if you fail to factor the heat into your plans the results could be tragic.

It’s hot down there! Manage the heat for a safe hike.

get wet

take breaks in the shade

hike early and/or late

eat real foods and foods with high salt content (salt pills aren’t advised, instead have salty foods like chips or ramen noodle soup)

add an electrolyte mix to your water

visit Summer Hiking – Hike Smart for more info

Phantom Ranch weather at https://www.nws.noaa.gov/wtf/MapClick.php?site=fgz&textField1=36.1050&textField2=-112.0940&lg=ep

Grand Canyon National Park Recreational Forecast at https://www.weather.gov/fgz/GrandCanyonRecreationalForecast

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Sandstone Mountain (Wildfire)

The Sandstone Mountain Fire began on the afternoon of May 17th. Multiple fires were caused in the area by a roadside start along State Highway 71, southeast of Llano, TX, including the Slab Road Fire. Local resources transitioned to unified command with Texas A&M Forest Service on the morning of May 18th. One structure was…

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Plumtaw Fire (Wildfire)

 The Plumtaw fire was first reported at around 1pm on May 17th roughly 7 miles north of the town of Pagosa Springs, Colorado. The fire was mapped on the evening of 5/17 at around 600 acres and it did see growth overnight, reaching Fourmile Road on the east boundary. Firefighters tied the fire into Plumtaw…

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Grand Teton National Park hosts annual American Indian guest artist program at Colter Bay Visitor Center, 2022

Grand Teton National Park will host American Indian artists at the Colter Bay Visitor Center this summer to share their traditional and contemporary art with park visitors. This annual summer program, which has been in existence since the mid-1970s, is scheduled through October 3. https://www.nps.gov/grte/learn/news/grand-teton-national-park-hosts-annual-american-indian-guest-artist-program-at-colter-bay-visitor-center-2022.htm

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