All posts by Jake Nichols

  • “Big Jim” Whittaker
    2013 Year in Review

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Both the community and this newspaper had an interesting year in 2013, and in many ways we will be sad to see it go. Our readership has probably never been higher, and certainly...

    • Posted December 23, 2013
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  • Christy Lawton Photo Sargent Schutt
    2013 Newsmaker of the year

    Matchmaker Christy Lawton JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Perhaps no story from Planet Jackson Hole stirred up more interest than the expose on Christy Lawton’s dating service for the well-heeled. Actually, no story did. We can confirm that...

    • Posted December 23, 2013
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  • PROPS & DISSES: 12.24.13

    Walgreens, Starbucks… bring on Walmart and get it over, already DISS JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Told ya so. A year ago. When town councilors approved Walgreens to be slotted into the hillside on Broadway across the street...

    • Posted December 23, 2013
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  • Jackson Hole's Matt Annetts
    THEM ON US: 12.24.13

    On extreme edge JACKSON HOLE, WYO – French filmmaker Thierry Donard’s Imagine: Life Spent on the Edge will make its U.S. premiere this Friday night at Center for the Arts. Jackson Hole’s Matt Annetts is among the...

    • Posted December 23, 2013
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  • Sandy Hessler at the ‘office.’
    Start Me Up: Institute sharks teach entrepreneurs how to swim

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – The inaugural Start Up Institute fall session culminated last week at a two-day pitch seminar that had the look and feel of the ABC reality show “Shark Tank,” where hopeful entrepreneurs sweat out...

    • Posted December 17, 2013
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  • First Snow King Mountain Resort ski school. Photo: Courtesy of Snow King
    GET OUT: Get out, go back

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – I remember my first run on Snow King. I grew up skiing back east on total crap snow. Ice really. It was a frigid morning, and it hadn’t snowed for weeks. The conditions...

    • Posted December 17, 2013
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  • COUNCIL CHRONICLES: 12.18.13

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – They did it. They really did it. To keep town citizens (known to politicians as voters) safe, the sage panel of electeds pushed through a ban on cell phone use in a moving...

    • Posted December 17, 2013
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  • Moose hockey is a hot ticket this year Photo: reactionphoto.com
    PROPS & DISSES: 12.18.13

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Moose are loose PROPS Don’t look now but your local hockey team is undefeated and feeling it. Off to a 6-0 start, the Moose are taking advantage of a better skating unit overall...

    • Posted December 17, 2013
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    Forest office gassed out

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – A faulty HVAC unit caused the evacuation and subsequent closure of the Bridger-Teton Forest supervisor’s office Sunday. A leak in the heating system produced fumes making the building unfit for human presence. B-T...

    • Posted December 15, 2013
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  • Jeff Daughtery
    EXIT PLAN: Jeff Daugherty looks back on 7 years in hot seat

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Planet Jackson Hole knew Jeff Daugherty was leaving his post as county planning director long before he announced his decision to take a job heading up First American Title in Jackson. We promised...

    • Posted December 10, 2013
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