All posts by Jake Nichols

  • Jamaican Bobsled team trains in Evanston
    THEM ON US: 2.12.14

    A dry future Longtime editor for Powder Magazine, Porter Fox landed a sweet opinion piece in The New York Times Sunday Review. Titled “The End of Snow?” the article had to baffle most New Yorkers who’ve had...

    • Posted February 11, 2014
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  • David Vela
    GTNP taps new super

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – It will be David Vela who will head Grand Teton National Park. Intermountain Regional Director Sue Masica announced today that Vela will take over superintendent duties in Grand Teton beginning sometime in April....

    • Posted February 11, 2014
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  • Jackson Tourism
    TOUTING TOURISM: With bed tax back on the ballot, Travel Board defends track record

    JACKSON, WYO – Do we need more tourists? It depends on who you ask and, perhaps more importantly, when. Waiting to make a left-hand turn onto Broadway in mid-July, watching an endless parade of Montana-plated rentals roll...

    • Posted February 4, 2014
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  • WyoLotto
    PROPS & DISSES: 2.5.14

    JACKSON, WYO – It’s a bird, it’s a plane … it’s a WyoFail DISS Seriously, Clontz, what the suck is with that new lottery logo? Lottery Commission Chief Executive Officer Jon Clontz recently unveiled the state’s new...

    • Posted February 4, 2014
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  • THEM ON US: 2.5.14

    JACKSON, WY0 – Thar she blows If you believe Internet traffic, we are in for a world of hurt soon. If you believe Borehole B944 and its latest readings, the super volcano in Yellowstone National Park could...

    • Posted February 4, 2014
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  • Whether a hockey game or a hand-holding date, ice skating choices abound. Photo tetonparksandrec.org
    GET OUT: Unrelenting cold has an upside: ‘Ice Ice Baby’

    JACKSON, WYO – I hate to admit it but the long range “Old Farmers Almanac” forecast for western Wyoming’s 2013-14 winter made way back last September is turning out to be way too accurate. Dry and cold...

    • Posted February 4, 2014
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  • Walt Farmer in Canada (2010)
    AstroCowboy dies

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Planet Jackson Hole has learned of the passing of Walt Farmer. The beloved astronomer, film historian, and veteran had been suffering from a heart condition, Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, and more than one bout...

    • Posted January 29, 2014
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  • Decriminalization has a better chance of passing than medical marijuana, according to Rep. Keith Gingery.
    WYOMING LEGISLATURE: Will lawmakers make nice next month?

    JACKSON, WYO – Will lawmakers make nice next month? If not, will they spark up and chillax? The 62nd Wyoming Legislature cranks up next month in the budget session form. Every other year, state lawmakers have taken...

    • Posted January 28, 2014
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  • 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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