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Aug 21, 2012 - The Associated Press

NPS takes comment on Teton plans

JACKSON -- Redevelopment plans for Colter Bay Village in Grand Teton National Park show a new, smaller visitor center and a smaller footprint overall.

Release of the environmental assessment this past week by the park opens a 30-day public comment period.

Grand Teton plans to redevelop the area at a cost of $9.5 million because the visitor center is old and has numerous deficiencies.

Grand Teton spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs says the visitor center was built in the late 1950s.

Skaggs said the parking and the access roads can be downsized to remove some developed footprint and improve traffic flow.

Funding for the project isn't yet determined.

The National Park Service is accepting public comment until Sept. 13.

Grizzly bear and cub caught, moved

CODY -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has trapped and relocated an adult female grizzly bear and her female yearling cub.

The action was taken last Thursday because the bear was damaging apple trees and frequenting a residence near Clark.

The bears were relocated to the Bridger-Teton National Forest south of Yellowstone National Park.

A second female grizzly was captured in the same area of Clark a couple of days before and relocated.

Logging work posing hazards

CHEYENNE -- Logging work west of the Snowy Range Summit on Wyoming Highway 130 could pose hazards for motorists.

The Wyoming Department of Transportation says that motorists should watch for flaggers, machinery and slowly moving logging trucks on the highway. A logging contractor began working in the area this week.

The work zone runs approximately from Headquarters Park Road to the Forest Service's Brush Creek Visitor Center.

The logging work is necessary to remove trees killed by the pine beetle epidemic. The contract for the work runs through next March.

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