Grand Teton connects low-income families to community

Erik and Jennifer Balsa, of Jackson, navigate the migratory paths of birds during Junior Ranger Day on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center in Grand Teton National Park. The display showed kids the risks birds endure on their annual migratory journeys. (AP Photo / Jackson Hole News&Guide, Bradly J. Boner)

JACKSON, Wyo. — Azael Mendoza sat in the front seat of a patrol vehicle giggling and setting off sirens in Grand Teton National Park.

Yellowstone: White wolf was shot; $5,000 reward offered

A white wolf walks in Yellowstone National Park, in Wyo. in this 2016 file photo. One of only three white wolves roaming Yellowstone National Park has been put down by park staff after it was found with severe injuries. P.J. White of the National Park Service says the female wolf was found Tuesday, April 11, by hikers on the north side of the park. Neal Herbert / Yellowstone National Park via AP

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park officials say a wolf they euthanized after hikers found the animal suffering from a serious injury had been shot.

Waterfalls another wonder of nature

Spring sunshine is already persistently decaying the snow in the high mountain peaks. The snow becomes waterlogged, then when it can hold no more the water runs freely over, under and through the snowpack. It gathers momentum as tiny rivulets join forces, and soon streams are bursting and hundreds of waterfalls churn briefly to life. They bounce and cascade off the sides of the mountains in splendid displays, waning as the snow recedes.

Idaho boating rule for invasive species stickers clarified; education merit questioned

Inflatable boats under 10 feet long are the only exemptions to the Idaho Invasive Species Sticker requirement for watercraft. The Spokesman-Review

Most kayaks and stand-up paddleboards are among the vessels required to have state Invasive Species Stickers before launching in Idaho waters, state officials says.

Ouch! Sometimes summer bites

A little bit of preparation goes a long way in preventing mosquito bites. (Getty Images)

I saw them this past Wednesday evening out in force along the South Fork of the Snake River: Perhaps the most evil, vial creature in nature (excluding people of course) — mosquitoes.

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