All posts by Jake Nichols

About Jake Nichols

Jake is a work in progress.
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    THE BUZZ: One Step Forward, Two Back

    Budge gets moved while Housing Authority remains a concept. Jackson, WY – How fitting to be writing this Buzz on Groundhog Day. Like the movie that never ends and always begins the same, members of the board...

    • Posted February 2, 2016
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    FEATURE: Labor Pains

    When the valley’s promised land of milk and money turns sour for foreign workers. Jackson, WY – When Oksana* arrived in America last year the very first thing she remembers was the mountains. She was awestruck by...

    • Posted January 26, 2016
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    THEM ON US

    Down under The Sydney Morning Herald ran a piece from Rachel Olding on the Aussie killed in Sunday’s avalanche at JHMR. Dave Hannagan, 46, was skiing with his newfound American companion from Arizona, Cathy Grimes, 36. The...

    • Posted January 26, 2016
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    Slide at JHMR kills 2…UPDATED…

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Tragedy struck at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort today when a pair of skiers were buried by an avalanche in an out-of-bounds area south of the resort. Ski Patrol was notified by cell phone that...

    • Posted January 24, 2016
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    THEM ON US 1.20.16

    Primitive warfare Here’s one for the lumbersexuals–a hipster trend we thought (hoped) would be buried with 2015. Outside Magazine’s lede was irresistible: “It’s seductive, manly, and primal–and really damn hard. After a few whiskeys, our writer tries...

    • Posted January 19, 2016
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    THE BUZZ: Winds of Change

    Citizens are heard on commercial, but tax tango irks some. Jackson, WY – The joint town and county meeting (JIM) on January 12 promised to be groundbreaking. Indeed, it did not disappoint. Wearied from talking a good...

    • Posted January 19, 2016
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    THE BUZZ: Room and Board

    Has the lodging tax run its course? Jackson, WY – Timing is everything. More than two decades ago, as the final touches were being put on the 1994 Comprehensive Plan, valley voters had had it with tourists....

    • Posted January 12, 2016
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    THE BUZZ: Capitol Hill Slide

    Legislators brace for a brutal budget session. Jackson, WY – When legislators convene for the upcoming budget session this February they’ll have a nagging corporeal reminder of the spending and saving decisions looming in the coming year....

    • Posted January 5, 2016
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    THEM ON US

    Brigid goes hunting Huge “atta cowgirl” to Brigid Mander. The former Planet writer knocked out a wonderful piece on hunting for the Wall Street Journal to end last year. It was mainly a travelogue for interested hunters....

    • Posted January 5, 2016
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    Newsmaker 2015: The Future of Jackson Hole

    Will unchecked growth, climate change transform the valley into a place we don’t recognize? Jackson, WY – Something changed this past summer. We all felt it. It could be measured in part with quantifiable data, but much...

    • Posted December 29, 2015
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