All posts by Jake Nichols

  • Whether a hockey game or a hand-holding date, ice skating choices abound. Photo
    GET OUT: Unrelenting cold has an upside: ‘Ice Ice Baby’

    JACKSON, WYO – I hate to admit it but the long range “Old Farmers Almanac” forecast for western Wyoming’s 2013-14 winter made way back last September is turning out to be way too accurate. Dry and cold...

    • Posted February 4, 2014
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  • Walt Farmer in Canada (2010)
    AstroCowboy dies

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Planet Jackson Hole has learned of the passing of Walt Farmer. The beloved astronomer, film historian, and veteran had been suffering from a heart condition, Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, and more than one bout...

    • Posted January 29, 2014
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  • Decriminalization has a better chance of passing than medical marijuana, according to Rep. Keith Gingery.
    WYOMING LEGISLATURE: Will lawmakers make nice next month?

    JACKSON, WYO – Will lawmakers make nice next month? If not, will they spark up and chillax? The 62nd Wyoming Legislature cranks up next month in the budget session form. Every other year, state lawmakers have taken...

    • Posted January 28, 2014
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  • Sally ‘Superwoman Sally’ Francklyn
    THEM ON US: 1.29.14

    JACKSON, WYO – Rotten to the core? Public distaste for new common core standards is reaching a fevered pitch headed into School Choice Week this week. Numerous events are planned across the country, including a dozen or...

    • Posted January 28, 2014
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  • PROPS & DISSES: 1.29.14

    JACKSON, WYO – Aiming for the stars PROP At first glance, Samuel Singer’s dream of a $3.5 million observatory/planetarium in Jackson Hole might seem like a stretch, especially if he hopes to get there via crowdfunding with...

    • Posted January 28, 2014
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  • There used to be a geocache near the bridge but I believe it has been removed by “muggles.” Photo Jake Nichols
    GET OUT: Riverton rocks!

    JACKSON, WYO -OK, this isn’t the most exciting excursion in the world but it’s a great cure for winter blues and a chance to do a little target practicing – redneck style. Whenever the snow starts getting...

    • Posted January 21, 2014
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  • A still shot from Longmire Photo ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL
    THEM ON US: 1.22.14

    JACKSON, WYO – Prudent Wyoming ranks high again Wyoming once again ranked high in the list of fiscally healthy states. The survey, conducted by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and released last week, placed Wyoming...

    • Posted January 21, 2014
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  • Chi-town shakedown Photo credit: OFF SQUARE THEATRE
    PROPS & DISSES: 1.22.14

    JACKSON, WYO – Good at the first drop PROPS I sat down for a late breakfast at Nora’s last weekend. It was, like, one in the afternoon. I don’t mention this as testament to my customary Saturday...

    • Posted January 21, 2014
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  • CNG fueling station. (Justin Sullivan, Getty)
    Jackson Gets Its Gas

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO. – A proposed compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station was green-lighted today, receiving approval from the state’s highest elected officials. The State Loan and Investment Board voted unanimously to OK the Town of Jackson’s...

    • Posted January 16, 2014
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  • (From left to right) Moira Hyde, Polly Friess and Lucia Pantalena. By Jake Nichols
    SCHOOL OF THOUGHT: Progressive Jackson academy offers classical education

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – The Pioneer Classical School has made headlines for all the wrong reasons. The classical liberal arts school launched in 2011 with backing from local philanthropist Foster Friess. Friess’ son Steve and his wife...

    • Posted January 14, 2014
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