All posts by Jake Nichols

  • Flashing sign urges motorists to merge like grown-ups. (Jake Nichols)
    PROPS & DISSES: Get your swerve on … please!

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO - Get your swerve on … please  DISS Jackson motorists lack the gene responsible for proper merging. It’s that simple. Never has a community as a whole been so woefully sucky at merging as...

    • Posted May 28, 2013
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  • Author at Lake Louise
    GET OUT: Land O’Lakes and bombers

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO - Now that everyone is back from a Memorial Day camping weekend, here is where you should have gone. The Torrey-Ring-Trail lake circuit just southeast of Dubois is a spectacular place to spend a...

    • Posted May 28, 2013
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  • Themonus5.29
    THEM ON US: Pants on the ground

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO - Pants on the ground Full disclosure: Mountain Khakis conducted the survey that found out men like to wear khakis. Hmm, who didn’t see this coming? “Are khakis the male style equivalent of the...

    • Posted May 28, 2013
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  • JacksonBroncBlack_lg
    State statute: High school extracurriculars for all

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Rumors of late and a certain degree of confusion has led some students and parents of students to understand public high school sports, after-school activities, and electives are for Jackson Hole High School...

    • Posted May 23, 2013
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  • librarysign
    Future is now at public library: Teton County paves the way with innovation and excellence

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO - “Make thy books thy companions. Let thy cases and shelves be thy pleasure grounds and gardens.”  — Judah ibn Tibbon This is how my love affair with the library began. I confess, our relationship...

    • Posted May 21, 2013
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  • Daft Punk meets Soul Train
    PROPS & DISSES: Disco ain’t daft, punk

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO - Disco ain’t daft, punk   PROP Everything else has lost meaning. Time stands still. Whether hikers can no longer access the summit of High School Butte or if a bridge will ever be completed...

    • Posted May 21, 2013
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  • Pot test on sale at the Dollar Tree in Jackson.
    THEM ON US: Weed whacker

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO - Weed whacker Suspicious parents now have a quick and easy alternative to rummaging through their kid’s sock drawer. Spotted at the Dollar Tree: An at-home marijuana drug test kit. Mom and dad can...

    • Posted May 21, 2013
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  • View from the top of the ridge looking down on Leeks Canyon.
    GET OUT: Game for Leeks Canyon?

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO - The first time I hiked Game Creek through to Leeks Canyon I wasn’t intending to. I had started up Game Creek for the millionth time, hit the Cache Creek connector split and felt pretty...

    • Posted May 21, 2013
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  • Recent photo of a mountain lion at an undisclosed residence. Photographer said, “I wish to keep the location secret so Game & Fish won’t come trap it or kill it.”
    CULTURE MATTERS: The Cougar Fund hosts discussion

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO - What’s the first thing you think of when you see the animal pictured above? Maybe ten percent of people will respond with something “Westernly” witty like, “BANG!” or “Makes a good target.” The majority of...

    • Posted May 21, 2013
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  • Artist rendering of proposed vertical greenhouse to be built along south wall of the parking garage. (Courtesy Vertical Harvest)
    Councilman changes his mind about greenhouse

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO - Councilman Bob Lenz, who was among the unanimous vote to recommend Vertical Harvest to the Wyoming Business Council for a grant that would provide capital startup money for a three-story greenhouse in Jackson, has...

    • Posted May 19, 2013
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