All posts by Jake Nichols

  • Harrison Ford’s vintage World War II era plane. (Photo credit: NBC News)
    THEM ON US

    Jedi pilot The crash landing of Harrison Ford and his vintage World War II era plane was heard ‘round the world. The Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark hero made breaking news just about everywhere...

    • Posted March 11, 2015
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    PROPS & DISSES

    (Un)Chartered waters Charter Communications is a giant junk show. The cable/Internet/phone provider formerly known as Bresnan-cum-Optimum has fumbled the handoff from previous valley providers and brought customer service to a new low. Councilman Don Frank, in his...

    • Posted March 10, 2015
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  • Winter caretaker Steve Fuller. (Photo credit: CBS News)
    THEM ON US

    The Shining Admit it: You want Steve Fuller’s job. The grizzled 70-something has been battling Yellowstone’s winters as the park caretaker for 42 years but he wouldn’t call himself a loner. “What an extraordinary landscape, huh?” he...

    • Posted March 3, 2015
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  • Bill Neeb’s six-year-old dauther was struck by a snowboarder leaving behind a broken tibia and fibula. (Photo credit: Bill Neeb)
    PROPS & DISSES

    Boheme endangered DISS Unfortunately, it’s true. Cathy Beloeil says she will close down Café Boheme at the end of May when her lease is up. Unless, that is, she can find a suitable space by then. The...

    • Posted March 3, 2015
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  • Packrafting in front of the Tetons. (Photo credit: backpackinglight.com)
    PROPS & DISSES

    Let ‘em burn bill Adherence to International Building Code may not be the sexiest topic at the state capitol, and it hardly appears to be a pressing matter in Teton County, but what a handy little piece...

    • Posted February 24, 2015
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  • Cheney protesters gather on the University of Wyoming campus (Photo credit: Casper Tribune)
    THEM ON US

    Forever valentine A Casper man made national headlines when he gave his wife flowers for Valentine’s Day. Big deal, right? Him and 20 million other guys. Well, Jim Golay did it from the grave. When Shelly received...

    • Posted February 24, 2015
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    FEATURE STORY: www.PayUpWyo.com

    Would an Internet tax kill the economy or help local merchants survive. We all do it. “Add to cart.” Click. “Proceed to checkout.” Click. “Place your order.” Click. And we’re all breaking the law. Well, maybe not...

    • Posted February 17, 2015
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  • Cloud formation above Grand Teton. (Photo credit: Jackie Skaggs, GTNP)
    THEM ON US

    Eyes on the skies  All eyes were on the skies last weekend in Jackson Hole. Grand Teton National Park’s spokesperson Jackie Skaggs snapped a few photos of a unique cloud formation over the Grand on Thursday. She...

    • Posted February 17, 2015
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  • Where the goldfish play. (Photo credit: Jeana Haarman)
    PROPS & DISSES

    Tourism to the rescue Chamber of Commerce president Jeff Golightly returned from the Legislative session in Cheyenne recently with good news: The Wyoming tourism industry is healthy and thriving. “We were confident that 2014 was going to...

    • Posted February 17, 2015
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  • PROPS & DISSES

    Red Top rape: The prosecution rests The most difficult thing about writing this column is how alienating it can be. After a few years of writing an opinion piece, a journalist doesn’t have many friends left. But...

    • Posted February 10, 2015
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