All posts by Jake Nichols

  • 82813themonus
    THEM ON US: Economic fallout in Jackson Hole

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Economic fallout in Jackson Hole Not much was revealed at the Jackson Hole banker’s summit last weekend. Without the Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke giving his traditional Friday morning address, it was unlikely...

    • Posted August 27, 2013
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  • 82813getout1
    GET OUT: Shoal Falls

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Scenic and strenuous The first time I hiked to Shoal Falls I came at it from the west via Swift Creek trailhead. Boy was that dumb. It’s more scenic that way because you...

    • Posted August 27, 2013
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  • Edwin Schmidt
    Crazies come out, park rangers light up two

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Park rangers in Grand Teton National Park wrestled with two combative men last week in separate incidents. Tasers were used in both cases. On Wednesday, August 14, a 23-year-old Kentucky man went ballistic while...

    • Posted August 21, 2013
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  • 82113feature1
    NOT FOR RENT: Housing tight, working class squeezed out

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO - I usually don’t like to write myself into a story. In this case, however, I can’t extricate myself from it. I am as much a part of this tale as most everyone else in...

    • Posted August 20, 2013
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  • The mountain is on fire. Don’t let this mutha... burn.
(Sargent Schutt)

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – The meeting started like it always does. Eagle Scouts paraded in front of proud parents and a gallery of stakeholders applauding politely while secretly hoping it’ll put the councilors in high enough spirits to...

    • Posted August 20, 2013
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  • Back Row: (L to R) Sublette County Sheriff’s Office "Cold Case" detectives Sarah Brew and Lance Gehlhausen, Sublette County Attorney Investigator Randall Hanson, SCSO Detective Shane Templar. Front Row: (L to R) Sublette County Sheriff Wayne "Bardy" Bardin, Sublette County Prosecuting Attorney Lucky McMahon, Sublette County Captain Brian Ketterhagen. (With permission, Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online)
    PROPS & DISSES 8.21.13

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Murder in the worst degree   DISS The botched trial of Troy Willoughby continues to haunt Sublette County prosecutors. The exonerated ex-con filed a federal lawsuit days after he was freed after a...

    • Posted August 20, 2013
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    Forest Fire! Red Top Meadows (Video enhanced)

    Jackson Hole, WYO – Wildland firefighters are are battling a small fire just north of Red Top Meadows and south of the Butler Creek residential area. USFS crews have been searching for the cause of smoke in the...

    • Posted August 14, 2013
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  • 81413feature
    Party Rock Anthem: Does the Enzi-Cheney showdown signify unrest in the GOP?

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – The Republican Party has a lot to prove heading into next year’s midterm elections. After failing in 2012 to field a viable presidential candidate – Gov. Rick Perry, who was in the race long enough...

    • Posted August 13, 2013
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  • Teton Village 2013
    PROPS & DISSES: Aerial imagery turns back clock

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO –                         Aerial imagery turns back clock   PROPS I can’t stop fooling around on the county’s GIS mapping website. This column was...

    • Posted August 13, 2013
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  • 81413getout
    GET OUT: Murphy Creek (Greys River)

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – What do you like to get out of camping? I use a camping weekend to unplug and recharge, to reconnect with nature. I don’t want to see other people. I don’t want to have...

    • Posted August 13, 2013
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