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Ducks feed while paddling on Flat Creek as the sun rises early Tuesday morning. The Flat Creek wetlands on the National Elk Refuge just north of Jackson are a popular spot for wildlife watching, with many species of waterfowl and other birds that frequent the area.

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Mason Lynch, 14, braces for impact Tuesday afternoon while jumping into the Gros Ventre River in Grand Teton National Park. Conditions will remain ripe for swimming, with sunny skies and high temperatures in the 70s and 80s forecast to continue into the weekend.

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The Lockhart family has proposed a phased residential development near Jackson Hole High School, to the north and west of the family ranch headquarters in northern South Park. The family submitted an application Wednesday seeking to rezone as auto-urban residential about 117 acres of agricul…

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Post 43 pitcher Parker Bleggi hurls in a fastball Thursday evening as the Giants took on the Lone Peak (Utah) Misfits at Giants Field.

A broad-tailed hummingbird hovers in the air Wednesday evening in Kelly, fluttering its wings at up to 70 beats per second. While the tiny birds are incredibly adept and acrobatic flyers, they lack the ability to walk or even hop.

After an early morning of driving cattle up the Green River, Bailee Boles and Wyatt Griebel ride back to their horse trailer on Monday north of Cora. The 58-mile Green River Drift cattle trail has been used continuously since the 1890s, connecting low-elevation spring pasture with high-eleva…

Aaron Dahill cracks a smile while enjoying the rapids Monday afternoon on Granite Creek southeast of Jackson.

Jim Campbell, a United States Geological Survey hydrologist from the Riverton field office, lowers a SonTek RiverSurveyor used to measure streamflow and water levels into the Gros Ventre River on Wednesday in Kelly. Campbell samples depth and flow at 14 USGS gauges on Jackson Hole waterways,…

Wyoming Highway Patrol Trooper Rich Scovel inspects brake components on a truck Thursday at the Highway 22 weigh station on the west side of Teton Pass. Highway patrol spent the day conducting routine equipment inspections of eastbound commercial trucks.

Boaters make their way out onto Jackson Lake on Friday from Colter Bay in Grand Teton National Park. Boating on park waters was prohibited during the phased opening due to lack of staff for aquatic invasive species check stations. Waters opened to boating for the summer season on June 5.

Nathan Carter looks back at classmate Ethan Barker on Wednesday afternoon after the two graduating seniors and nine other classmates received their diplomas from Mountain Academy of Teton Science Schools. The class of 11 students hadn’t been in the classroom together since March 13, and sat …

Shortly after sunrise Monday, members of American Legion Post 43 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4274 salute the flag as taps is played during an informal Memorial Day ceremony on the Town Square. Proclamations from Gov. Mark Gordon, Sen. John Barrasso and Rep. Liz Cheney were read honorin…

A broad-tailed hummingbird takes a short break from its acrobatic routine Wednesday afternoon on a branch in Kelly. Though sometimes tough to spot because of their agility and speed, the unmistakable wing-trill of the bird signals a sure sign of its presence.

Bikers ride by a new mural Tuesday in the pathway tunnel just south of Russ Garaman Park depicting the Teton Range and the Snake River. Painted by a group of middle school students from Girls Actively Participating!, the mural is part of Jackson Hole Public Art’s Wild Walls program, which pr…

A National Park Service employee opens and cleans the restroom at Kelly Warm Springs on Thursday ahead of a partial opening scheduled for Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks. Yellowstone’s south and east entrances are set to open at noon today with limited access to restrooms, self-se…

Employees of Universal Stone, of Idaho Falls, raise a stone panel into place Monday at the nearly completed Town Square veterans’ monument. The original monument, built in 1976, honored Teton County veterans who served through the Vietnam War. It was dismantled and reconstructed starting in …

The full moon — the final “super moon” of 2020 — rises Wednesday evening over Housetop Mountain in the Jedediah Smith Wilderness. Super moons occur when the lunar body is within 90% of perigee, which is its closest approach to Earth in orbit, resulting in the moon appearing brighter and bigg…

The muddy waters of the Hoback River merge with the clear waters of the Snake on Friday at the rivers’ confluence at Hoback Junction. Recent warm temperatures that have crept into the low 60s have expedited snowmelt as summer moves closer.

A backcountry skier is dwarfed by the snowy landscape while out for a tour Sunday near the Continental Divide at Togwotee Pass.

A bison stops to lick its nostril Sunday afternoon while traveling with a herd of about 30 others across sagebrush flats in Grand Teton National Park. With spring, bison, elk, deer and other animals are on the move, often crossing roads and pathways in Teton Park, as the snowpack melts away …

Traffic yields to Susan Hollingsworth as she drives cattle Tuesday morning as part of Mead Ranch operations in Spring Gulch.

Brendan Burns powers through the wind and rain during a ride back to Jackson on Monday along the pathway in Grand Teton National Park. Though the park remains closed, the seasonal closure of the pathway between Jackson and the Gros Ventre River was lifted Monday, allowing cyclists and pedest…

Rose Wenck, a server at Roadhouse Pub and Eatery, left, collects trash with Kaitlyn Paul, a sous-chef at the pub and restaurant, during an Earth Day cleanup of Gregory Lane by about 20 volunteers from Fine Dining Restaurant Group. This year’s annual Spring Clean Up has been canceled, mostly …

With calving season in full swing, Chris McDonald moves cattle Sunday afternoon on the Lockhart Ranch south of Jackson.

A man and his dog watch over their fishing holes Friday afternoon on Lower Slide Lake up the Gros Ventre River. Sunny skies are expected Saturday with a slight chance of precipitation Sunday.

An Uinta ground squirrel peeks out from its hole in the ground Tuesday on the National Elk Refuge. Despite recent snowy spells that are expected to give way to sunny skies and highs in the low 50s this weekend, the reemergence of “chislers,” as the ground squirrels also are known, is a tellt…

Meagan Murtagh unloads donated cupcakes and coffee Wednesday with Lisa Roarke for the staff at St. John’s Health. The cupcakes were donated by Yuka Quantrille at Wilson Custom Cakes, and the coffee came from Humble Brew Coffee.

With the snowpack dissipating and supplemental feeding over, elk continue to disperse from the lowlands of the National Elk Refuge on Friday morning. The pathway along Highway 26/89/191 that runs north from Jackson remains closed through the end of April to allow for undisturbed movement of …

A bull moose makes his way across open flats near the Gros Ventre River last week in Grand Teton National Park. Gathering shed antlers in Wyoming is forbidden from January 1 through April 30 west of the Continental Divide, and is never allowed in Grand Teton National Park.

Three-time Olympic alpine ski racer Resi Stiegler takes a run through the Town Downhill Pro course Friday, the day after the event’s cancellation. The race, scheduled to take place Saturday and Sunday at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, was canceled due to concerns over COVID-19. However, JHMR …

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