All posts by Jake Nichols

  • THE BUZZ: Dem there were three

    Party rounding up a trio for Turley’s successor  Jackson Hole, Wyoming – More than two weeks after Melissa Turley announced her intention to leave the Board of County Commissioners, Democratic Party leaders are still muddling through the...

    • Posted June 30, 2015
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  • START Bus director hired

      JACKSON HOLE, WYO – An exhaustive search for a new START Bus director has ended with the appointment of Darren Brugmann to head the valley’s transit agency. Brugmann is a 25-year veteran of transit management. His...

    • Posted June 26, 2015
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  • Death at Van Vleck believed to be suicide

    Jackson, Wyoming – Planet Jackson Hole has confirmed the death of a student yesterday at the Van Vleck home in Jackson. The student was discovered unresponsive last night. Teton Youth and Family Services staff members trained in first...

    • Posted June 26, 2015
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    Walgreens worries reach HQ The story The Planet broke two weeks ago exposing Walgreens’ decision to discard their Jackson store’s inventory rather than donate it to a charity reverberated across national news outlets including the Chicago Tribune...

    • Posted June 23, 2015
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  • The BUZZ: Budget balancing

    Town, county spending is up Jackson Hole, Wyoming – The county’s general fund budget for FY 2016 will just about hit the $39 million mark. The 5 percent increase is due in part to new hires the county...

    • Posted June 23, 2015
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  • Hotel Terra sold

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – The Planet has confirmed Hotel Terra and Teton Mountain Lodge in Teton Village have been sold. Both properties were acquired this week by Noble House Hotels & Resorts, a luxury hotel and management...

    • Posted June 12, 2015
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  • PROPS & Disses

    On any given Sunday Ted Kerasote penned a poignant editorial for the News&Guide last week about the two lives lost in the Sickle Couloir avalanche, closing with the idea that sometimes family men must choose “the humble...

    • Posted June 9, 2015
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  • THE BUZZ: Rx for Walgreens headache

    Pharmaceutical giant navigates slippery slope of retreat Walgreens’ exit from Jackson has been as inglorious as its arrival. From day one, allegations ran the gamut from accusations developers were in bed with city hall, to speculation that...

    • Posted June 9, 2015
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  • Another day, another offer for BTNF

    Days after one developer drops out, another steps up JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Just days after USFS reps broke off talks with developer S.R. Mills on the sale of Bridger-Teton’s 10-acre parcel on North Cache, Forest Service...

    • Posted June 5, 2015
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  • Walgreens cuts and runs

    Pharmacy giant packs up, dumps entire store contents at landfill Jackson Hole, Wyoming – The Planet confirmed workers were busy Thursday clearing out Walgreens of all store inventory by trucking merchandise to the county landfill. An employee at the...

    • Posted June 4, 2015
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