All posts by Jake Nichols

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    Primary concern – Introducing the primary election voter guide

      How it goes With primary election day just around the corner, a closer look at past Augusts reveals some compelling and disturbing trends. First gleaned from a look back is the surprising number of quality candidates...

    • Posted August 13, 2014
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    THEM ON US

    Cool runner Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Any story that begins with, “The diarrhea wouldn’t stop” has our attention. Nice lede, Dashiell Young-Saver. The piece in the LA Times went on to herald local extreme runner Lisa Smith-Batchen...

    • Posted August 7, 2014
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  • Jackson Hole Airport offers a unique set of challenges as an airport located in a national park with a particularly short runway. Photo by Luca Diana.
    Cleared for landing

    High-flying airport director sets down in Jackson Hole.   Jackson Hole, Wyoming – The Jackson Hole economy rises and falls in close correlation with deplanement numbers at the airport. Especially during winter, when few dare to brave...

    • Posted August 6, 2014
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    PULSE ON POLITICS: Town candidates sound off

    PJH: Does the town need to do more to provide sidewalks, pathways and alternate avenues for non-motorized travel? Geneva Chong (mayor): Yes, there is always room for improvement. As areas are developed access should be completed whether...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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    Wyolotto!

    State banks on lottery launching next month. Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Less than one month away from launch, Wyoming is poised to unveil its new state lottery with participation in two well-known multi-state games. Lottery tickets go...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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    PROPS and DISSES

      Cowboy up Jackson Hole, Wyoming – We can get behind the National Day of the American Cowboy. Wyoming senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso introduced the resolution that makes the annual day, which has been observed...

    • Posted July 23, 2014
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    PULSE ON POLITICS: Battle for House District 23

    Planet Jackson Hole: What is your motivation for running? Top priorities? Jim Darwiche: As a county commissioner there were several issues that I wanted to pursue, but couldn’t as they were state issues. One was education and vocational training....

    • Posted July 23, 2014
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    Walker walks

    After nine years, Housing Authority leader tires of ‘battle.’   Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Christine Walker announced her resignation as executive director of the Teton County Housing Authority last week. Her departure comes at a time when...

    • Posted July 23, 2014
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    Props and Disses

    Gubernatorial candidate implodes    Maybe it’s the heat or the pressure of an arduous campaign, but Republican gubernatorial candidate Taylor Haynes has become separated from his rocker. The strict constitutionalist is calling for limited federal government involvement...

    • Posted July 16, 2014
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    Pulse On Politics: Town candidates

    As a cost-saving move, consolidation makes sense in a lot of ways. It also eliminates redundancy existing in many services provided by a town and county government that are, at times, virtually indistinguishable. Talk has heated up...

    • Posted July 16, 2014
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