All posts by Christie Koriakin

About Christie Koriakin

  • 081314spetpenny
    SPET proposals: penny saved, penny earned

    Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Each year about $10 million dollars is collected from the sixth penny on Teton County’s 6 percent sales tax. The Specific Purpose Excise Tax uses that money to fund voter-approved projects. A simple...

    • Posted August 13, 2014
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  • Andy Cavallaro
    Fair assessment: The race for Teton County assessor

    Three candidates filed for the Teton County assessor, and since two were Democrats, the race for the Teton County assessor Democratic candidate is contested. As a Republican, Dawn E. Johnson gets a free ride to general election,...

    • Posted August 13, 2014
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  • Teton County coroner: Deputy or doctor

    The job of coroner involves very few silver linings but three people are asking for your vote to take the helm of death investigation services in Teton County. Republican candidate Russell Nelson advances to the general election...

    • Posted August 13, 2014
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  • Scooter Anderson while filming in Jackson Hole with the Why Did You Come to Japan television crew.
    Big in Japan

    Reality show follows JH native from Japan to Jackson Hole.   Jackson Hole, Wyoming – They typically film with a relatively inconspicuous crew – a shooter, a director, and a producer – so they can maintain a...

    • Posted July 2, 2014
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  • 060414feature.lead
    God’s country, renter’s hell

    Desperation grows among local workforce looking for housing Jackson Hole, Wyoming –  Living out of your car has its challenges, particularly when you get food poisoning in the dead of winter and have to hightail it to...

    • Posted June 3, 2014
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  • Wyoming Governor Matt Mead tours the landslide on East Gros Ventre Butte. PHOTO: BRADLY J. BONER / JACKSON HOLE NEWS&GUIDE
    Gov: ‘Jackson Hole open for business’, overblown headlines may impede summer tourism.

    JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING – After touring the Budge Drive landslide on Monday, Governor Matt Mead said, “It was dramatic to see it in person.” Mead also praised local officials for their diligent work and emphasized that it’s...

    • Posted April 28, 2014
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  • Fire Chief Willy Watsabaugh fields media questions at the base of the landslide. Photo: Christie Koriakin
    Landslide! Pass the popcorn

    JACKSON, WYO – Slo-mo land-slide provides latest act of nature spectacle Forget television. In Jackson Hole – whether it’s flames licking the top of Horsethief Canyon, raging spring runoffs, blinding blizzards or neighboring wild animals rearing rambunctious...

    • Posted April 22, 2014
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  • A punny t-shirt Photo: Katie Shackelford Holmes
    PROPS & DISSES: 4.23.14

    JACKSON, WYO – Lighter side of landslide PROP Props have to be given to this diss. A newly printed T-shirt reads “Stone Drug Wins by a Landslide.” Whether you believe the new Walgreens was set to destroy...

    • Posted April 22, 2014
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  • Karen Culclough, lower left, pictured on a mission.
    Culclough case: More than one suspect may be in custody

    Jackson Hole, WY – Suspects in the death of Wilson resident, Karen Culclough, may be in custody, although details are unclear. Local Nicaraguan authorities are handling the case of the death of Karen Culclough, whose body was...

    • Posted April 15, 2014
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  • Affordable Care Act
    Healing Healthcare: New law is saving lives, sowing doubts

    JACKSON, WYO – Julia Heemstra never imagined that the Affordable Care Act would ever get this far. “I’ve been following universal healthcare since it was an idea of Hillary Clinton’s way back when,” said Heemstra, director of...

    • Posted April 15, 2014
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