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    THEM ON US

    I wanna be a cowboy     Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Sublette County Sheriff Stephen Haskell’s new dress code has its first casualty. Deputy Gene Bryson quit the force after being told he could no longer wear...

    • Posted February 3, 2015
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    FEATURE: POINT OF ORDER, General feelings on the session so far

    Jackson Hole, Wyoming – The 63rd Wyoming Legislature is two-and-a-half weeks into its seven-week run and the buzz at the Capitol is all about money. Every other year (but not this one) lawmakers tackle budget issues during...

    • Posted January 27, 2015
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    THEM ON US

    Honeymoon in the Hole Yes, that was Cameron Diaz in Jackson Hole. The inked-up dude with her is her new husband, Benji Madden. This columnist was flooded with calls from People, Star, and US Weekly asking if...

    • Posted January 27, 2015
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  • A cheap high, ‘palcohol’ faces a proposed substance ban. PHOTO: PALCOHOL.COM
    PROPS & DISSES

    Just say no to the war on drugs Lawmakers waste their time and effort banning party drug du jours and adding to a bloated list of junk kids are not to snort, shoot, drink or smoke. Today’s...

    • Posted January 27, 2015
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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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