All posts by Jake Nichols

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  • Voted by staffers as ‘the nicest senator,’ Mike Enzi is taking his number knowledge to Washington. PHOTO: MIKE ENZI
    PROPS & DISSES

    Enzi tackles the math Senator Mike Enzi, a self-admitted “numbers guy,” will be chairing the Budget Committee in Washington. It’s an honor Enzi was made for and, surprisingly, the first time a trained accountant has actually served...

    • Posted January 20, 2015
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  • Lovejoy streaks across Taurus the Bull. PHOTO: MIKE CAVAROC
    THEM ON US

    Hollywood-Hole exec passes Alan Hirschfield’s passing made most of the Hollywood trades early this week. Variety, ABC News, and Deadline were among dozens of outlets to carry the news. The Hollywood Reporter already had it added to...

    • Posted January 20, 2015
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    Hooters rumor a bust

    JACKSON HOLE, WY- The whole town’s talking about it. The rumor. Hooters is coming to Jackson Hole. The Planet tracked it down and we have confirmation the rumor is just that. A hoax. The buzz began with a...

    • Posted January 20, 2015
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  • Yamileth Barrera and Michelle Vargas, two skiers in the Doug Coombs program, prepare to take another run. PHOTO: AARON SCHRANK
    PROPS & DISSES

    Equality State’s inequality Aaron Schrank’s fine piece for Wyoming Public Media was broadcast over the weekend. Titled, “Inequality In The Equality State: Disparities Abound In Wyoming’s Renowned Ski Town,” the five-and-a-half minute radio story explores the chasm-like...

    • Posted January 13, 2015
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    Them On Us

    Them on us on them and us Jackson Hole, Wyoming – The Salt Lake City Tribune mentioned The Planet’s sale last week. The Planet began the new year under new ownership. Copperfield Publishing, publisher of Salt Lake’s...

    • Posted January 13, 2015
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  • Touring his new country by way of Volkswagen bus, Jim Darwiche’s wanderlust brought him to Jackson Hole in 1977. PHOTO: JIM DARWICHE
    Living the dream: Local businessman shares his exodus from Middle East to great American West

    Jackson Hole, Wyoming – The first thing you notice about Jim Darwiche is the smile. That smile is everywhere on the Town Square in all seasons. Darwiche is always walking about downtown, from one of his businesses...

    • Posted January 6, 2015
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  • Stone Drug won against Walgreens by a landslide. PHOTO: MARY GROSSMAN
    2014 YEAR IN REVIEW

    Jackson Hole, Wyoming – What a wild year 2014 was. MMXIV will be remembered in great part for a pair of disasters in the valley that were momentous enough in scope to reach a national audience. The...

    • Posted December 31, 2014
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    2014 Happy Trails

    Jackson Hole, Wyoming – The new year began with the passing of a valley legend. Jack Huyler, 93, passed away in Ojai, California, on January 2, 2014. Huyler lived the early dude ranching life in Jackson Hole...

    • Posted December 31, 2014
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  • After a number of residential ‘field trips,’ Grizzly 760 was put down much to the dismay of many valley residents. PHOTO: THEHOLEPICTURE.COM
    2014 A year to forget for wildlife

    Jackson Hole, Wyoming – The year 2014 will be remembered as tough on wildlife. From an unfortunate moose fatality in the Gros Ventre to an elk bloodbath in the park to a high-profile grizzly removal, the passing...

    • Posted December 31, 2014
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  • Where is everybody? Desolation Row in Jeffrey City. PHOTO: LELAND RUCKER
    PROPS & DISSES

    Bare minimum doesn’t cut it One clear way to assess whether your politician has a Democratic heart or a Republican heart is to watch how they vote next month on a bill sponsored by Rep. Jim Byrd,...

    • Posted December 31, 2014
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