All posts by Jake Nichols

  • 151202TOU
    THEM ON US

    Dog fight U.S. Senator Tom Barrasso (R-WY) has ruffled a few feathers over his efforts to strip wolves from federal protection. Barrasso co-sponsored a bill with Wyoming Representative Cynthia Lummis that would remove the gray wolf from...

    • Posted December 1, 2015
    • 0
  • 151125Buzz
    THE BUZZ: Moose-Wilson Road Hogs

    Plans for contentious corridor are being placed under the microscope. Jackson, WY – The Park Service did its homework. Of that, most are in agreement. In preparing the colossal 694-page Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the Moose-Wilson...

    • Posted November 24, 2015
    • 0
  • 151125TOU
    THEM ON US

    Dark day ahead It’s not too early for some stargazers to begin planning for the first total solar eclipse in the United States since the late 1970s, and the first to travel the entire country since 1918....

    • Posted November 24, 2015
    • 0
  • 151118TOU
    THEM ON US

    Toilet seat tribulations The front-page newsworthiness of the News&Guide’s coverage of Chinese tourists’ inability to grasp the proper use of Western toilet seats was questionable, judging from local response. But a corresponding story in the UK’s Daily...

    • Posted November 17, 2015
    • 0
  • Shower space in $600 rental. Water was not working either at time of visit. (Photo: Jake Nichols)
    THE BUZZ: A Penny for Your Housing

    Debate ensues over how to raise taxes to fix valley’s deepening housing crisis and impending traffic melee. The valley’s housing dilemma can be known by a quick scan of newspaper headlines/classifieds, during a 5-mph crawl down Broadway...

    • Posted November 17, 2015
    • 0
  • Small illuminated screens are more readily accessible than books these days. (Photo: Kelly Halpin)
    THE BUZZ: Well-Read, Well-Fed

    In an increasingly digital world, the battle to reignite a love for books holds major weight. Jackson, WY – We don’t read. Statistically, a third of those who begin this article won’t make it halfway through. More...

    • Posted November 10, 2015
    • 0
  • 151111TOU
    THEM ON US

    UnREal appeal More real estate propaganda to exacerbate our housing crunch appeared recently in Financial Times. Median home prices in Jackson Hole reached $823,500 in the third quarter of 2015, a rise of 15 percent from the...

    • Posted November 10, 2015
    • 0
  • 151104TOU
    THEM ON US

    Wyoming-Pixar co-promote dino flick The Wyoming Office of Tourism (WOT) partnered with Disney-Pixar on a marketing deal that will promote the state as part of the advertising campaign for the upcoming film release “The Good Dinosaur” –...

    • Posted November 3, 2015
    • 0
  • Potential apartment rental zones care of the Housing Action Plan. (Photo: Town of Jackson/Teton County)
    THE BUZZ: Housing Hinges on Loot

    With the Housing Action Plan approved where will the money come from? Action Jackson Town and county officials were indeed in the home stretch at Monday’s joint information meeting. If they weren’t aware of that, joint planner...

    • Posted November 3, 2015
    • 0
  • 151028Buzz
    THE BUZZ: Frankly Speaking

    Are intolerance and intimidation eroding First Amendment rights? Jackson, WY – Mary Grossman was a natural fit for the classroom when administrators at the Jackson Hole Community School decided to cover freedom of expression for Free Speech...

    • Posted October 27, 2015
    • 0