All posts by Jake Nichols

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    THEM ON US

    Death after a decade The skiing community celebrated the 10-year anniversary of a local legend’s death in France this week. Doug Coombs fell to his death while trying to reach aspiring mountain guide Chad VanderHam, who’d fallen...

    • Posted April 5, 2016
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    THE BUZZ: Lobo Lust Wipes Out 19 Wapiti

    Elk massacre in the Hoback is a rare example frenzy killing by the wolf. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Bears do it. So do foxes, honey badgers, and mountain lions. Even orcas and household lap cats do it....

    • Posted March 29, 2016
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    FEATURE: Man with the Plan

    Real talk with long-range planner Alex Norton on community growth and values. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Probably every generation of Jackson Holers viewed their beloved valley on the cusp of irreversible change. From the first settlers who...

    • Posted March 29, 2016
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    THE BUZZ III: Can You Hear Me Now?

    Verizon warns town it is headed for a coverage crisis. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Wireless carriers have been at odds with government leaders for years over placement of cell towers they say are necessary but electeds fear...

    • Posted March 23, 2016
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    THE BUZZ II: Fire Union Hosed

    Contract talks halted, headed for lawsuit. JACKSON HOLE, WY – “I don’t think it ever crossed my mind,” Keith Gingery admitted to the town council Monday afternoon. “I didn’t even know we paid our volunteers.” The deputy county...

    • Posted March 23, 2016
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    BREAKING: Town/County Halts Talks with Fire Union

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Earlier today, the board of county commissioners signed off on a letter drafted by deputy county attorney Keith Gingery that effectively halted the current collective bargaining process underway between the joint government boards...

    • Posted March 21, 2016
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    …And They’re Off!

    Elk Refuge sets new opening policy for forest access Tired of dealing with the headache of babysitting the long line of shed hunters who cue for position to enter the Bridger-Teton National Forest via the National Elk...

    • Posted March 16, 2016
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    THE BUZZ II: Authority Always Wins

    Electeds create new housing authority out of hot air. JACKSON HOLE, WY – County commissioners and town councilors met Tuesday to make two important decisions put off at past meetings. The joint board of 10 signed off...

    • Posted March 15, 2016
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    THE BUZZ: State of the Union

    Firefighters introduce organized labor to Jackson. JACKSON HOLE, WY – The Jackson Hole Fire/EMS department has experienced tremendous growth in its recent history. The evidence was cheerfully noted at the annual Fireman’s Ball, which smashed records last...

    • Posted March 15, 2016
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    Big Decisions on New Housing Authority, Budge

    Jackson Hole, Wyoming — County commissioners and town councilors met today to make two important decisions put off at past meetings. The joint board of 10 signed off on a resolution creating a regional Housing Authority including...

    • Posted March 14, 2016
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