All posts by Jake Nichols

  • THE BUZZ: Where there’s smoke…

    Wildfires burn all around us. How long will we stay lucky? It’s a constant reminder. As the smoke of dozens of distant fires drifts into the valley, we inhale carcinogens and exhale with hope. The ash of...

    • Posted August 25, 2015
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  • THE BUZZ: UnFair Board

    It’s getting ‘Western’ at the rodeo grounds Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Grumblings about a restructuring of the Teton County fair board reached a boiling point last week when governmental revisions were announced. The statement resulted in multiple...

    • Posted August 18, 2015
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  • CIVIC CRONICLES: Housing hopes

    Economist tackles development in the valley Jackson Hole, Wyoming – An assembly of about two dozen packed into a 300-square-foot conference room at the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance for a meeting about the future of housing in...

    • Posted August 18, 2015
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  • THEM ON US

    Kool Thing Punk rocker Kim Gordon, who co-founded Sonic Youth in the 1980s in New York City, was spotted in town last weekend. Buckrail ran her Instagram post on their website but it’s highly unlikely they recognized...

    • Posted August 11, 2015
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  • THE BUZZ: Coalicious

    Wyoming struggles with coal’s bleak future [An earlier version of this article stated that the Democratic National Party had issued a statement condemning Obama’s Clean Power Plan. The DNC did not in fact issue a statement against the...

    • Posted August 11, 2015
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  • THE BUZZ: Hunting done right

    A Wyoming perspective on harvesting wildlife Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Facebook blowback in the aftermath of Cecil the lion’s death and the denouncing of the dentist/hunter who shot him has been nothing short of static electricity. Legalities...

    • Posted August 4, 2015
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  • THEM ON US

    Neither snow nor rain nor avalanche Treasured lessons from history are valued for their ability to frame perspective — and show us how little things really change in Wyoming. Joyce Driggs Edlefsen penned a nice piece for...

    • Posted August 4, 2015
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  • Macker makes cut

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Planet Jackson Hole has learned that Natalia Macker has been chosen by the Board of County Commissioners today to replace the resigning Melissa Turley. Macker was one of three finalists chosen by Democratic...

    • Posted August 4, 2015
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  • Fire in park kills one

    Jackson, Wyoming – An early morning fire at an employee dormitory in Colter Bay claimed the life of one seasonal worker and injured four others. Teton Interagency Dispatch Center received an emergency call at 12:04 a.m. on...

    • Posted July 31, 2015
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  • FEATURE: Quiet casualties

    Why we shouldn’t stay silent about suicides in a small town Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Many people who attempt suicide often talk about wanting rest or trying to find peace. They don’t want to die so much but...

    • Posted July 28, 2015
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