All posts by Jake Nichols

  • 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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  • KZ95
    PROPS & DISSES: 1.15.14

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Ban cars on Moose-Wilson Road PROPS The hottest topic in the county right now is the 7.7-mile stretch of road connecting Teton Village with Moose and only one outcome makes any sense: A...

    • Posted January 14, 2014
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  • Wyoming License Plate
    THEM ON US: 1.14.14

    Clean up on Runway 1 JACKSON, WYO – News that a USGS survey found deicing fluids are sluicing into the groundwater in Grand Teton made the rounds last week. Numerous enviro mags and blogspots picked up the...

    • Posted January 14, 2014
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  • Jack and Margaret Huyler
    PROPS & DISSES: 1.8.14

    Do you know Jack? PROPS JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Hello new year, goodbye Jack Huyler.  Huyler was a legend in this valley… and a rarity. He appreciated Jackson Hole’s natural beauty without trying to alter it.  Huyler wasn’t...

    • Posted January 7, 2014
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