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Meeteetse Chocolatier commutes through Yellowstone, Grand Teton to new Jackson store

Better known as the Meeteetse Chocolatier, Tim Kellogg has made a name over the past decade for creating rich, European-style chocolate truffles and other confections, which he sells online and from a storefront in Meeteetse, about 90 minutes from the East Gate of Yellowstone National Park. In late June, Kellogg opened a small retail outlet in downtown Jackson, just south of Grand Teton National Park. For the past month, Kellogg's weekly commute has taken him through Yellowstone and Grand Teton, as he now splits his time between Meeteetse and Jackson. Continue Reading →

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Shutdown Alternatives: The Next Best Things in Jackson Hole

Trees near the Cache Creek trailhead in the Bridger-Teton National Forest show off their best fall colors near Jackson, Wyo.

Nothing quite matches the unique experiences you can have in Yellowstone and Grand Teton, but these ideas represent the Next Best Things in nearby communities. Kate Foster, communications manager for the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, offers a few of her picks for the Next Best Things to see and do in and around Jackson, Wyo. Continue Reading →

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Wyoming towns meet fundraising goal for plowing Yellowstone roads on time

Crews work earlier this spring to plow Sylvan Pass, the highest point along the east entrance road into Yellowstone National Park. (National Park Service photo - click to enlarge)

Two small Wyoming tourist towns at the edge of Yellowstone National Park are celebrating successful fundraising efforts to cover the cost of plowing part of the roads leading into the park, assuring an on-time opening for their gates this spring. The chambers of commerce in Cody and Jackson have confirmed that they have raised enough money to move forward with a plan to pay for Wyoming Department of Transportation personnel and equipment to assist in snow removal inside Yellowstone's east and south gates. Continue Reading →

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Wyoming towns consider raising private funds to plow Yellowstone roads on time

The usual spring opening for Yellowstone National Park has been delayed to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. (Ruffin Prevost/Yellowstone Gate)

The Internet has proven to be a popular way to crowdsource funding for everything from new tech gadgets to independent film projects, but could it also be a way to raise money to get snowplows moving so Yellowstone National Park will open on time? That's at least one idea being considered by local business leaders in the Wyoming gateway communities of Cody and Jackson. Continue Reading →

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Grand Teton scenery, wildlife featured in Tarantino movie Django Unchained

Actors Jamie Foxx, left, and Christoph Waltz appear in a publicity image from Django Unchained, a new movie filmed in Grand Teton National Park and the surrounding area. (©Columbia Pictures - click to enlarge)

Sharp-eyed cinema fans may recognize landscapes from Grand Teton National Park and see wildlife from the National Elk Refuge in a few scenes from a major Hollywood movie set for release on Christmas Day. Production on writer-director Quentin Tarantino's latest film, Django Unchained, came to Jackson, Wyo. on short notice in February when a lack of snow in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains forced producers to scramble for a new last-minute location. Continue Reading →

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Jackson Hole celebrates pathway completion, National Elk Refuge centennial

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead speaks Saturday at the centennial celebration for the National Elk Refuge in Jackson, Wyo. (Yellowstone Gate/Ruffin Prevost - click to enlarge)

Two celebrations of public lands projects in Jackson Hole last week drew dignitaries from across the spectrum of state, local and federal governments, and both were praised as models of cooperative efforts that have made local landscapes more livable and sustainable. The recent completion of the second phase of a multipurpose pathway connecting the Wyoming communities of Moose and Jackson was marked by separate events at both ends of the pathway. Also, the National Elk Refuge, spanning from the northern end of Jackson to the southern end of Grand Teton National Park, marked its centennial. Continue Reading →

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Jackson Hole celebrates Earth Day with ‘Picnic for the Planet’ on Sunday

Jackson Hole residents will get a chance to help set a world record for the biggest picnic in history on Earth Day, as a local group joins others around the globe holding a special "Picnic for the Planet." Groups organizing the event to raise awareness about environmental issues say the effort is aimed at connecting people through the food they love. Continue Reading →

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