All posts by Jake Nichols

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    FEATURE: She’s Heli-Good

    Daring ace brings nerves of steel to air rescue missions. JACKSON HOLE, WY – “Do rescue helicopters have a hover button?” asked Billy G., an online blogger in response to a scene in the action movie “San...

    • Posted March 1, 2016
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    THE BUZZ: Budget Lands on Gov’s Desk

    Budget Session scheduled to wrap at the end of the week. JACKSON HOLE, WY – If the 63rd Legislative Session is all about the budget then all eyes are on Governor Matt Mead’s desk, where the proposed...

    • Posted March 1, 2016
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    THE BUZZ: Estranged Bedfellows

    Does a growing divide between town and county leaders have electeds ‘out of joint?’ JACKSON HOLE, WY – Recent meetings between town and county officials have brought to light a palpable tension between the two government bodies....

    • Posted February 23, 2016
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    BREAKING: House squeezes $15 million more out of capitol

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Local representatives helped eke out a little more money the state doles out to counties and municipalities. House Bill 51 originally called for a $90 million payout to local governments. That’s half of the...

    • Posted February 18, 2016
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    THE BUZZ: No Weed for Wyoming

    A third of the way through the legislative process has already left a graveyard of dead bills. JACKSON HOLE, WY – The Legislative Budget Session convened for a full day on President’s Day as state lawmakers slogged...

    • Posted February 16, 2016
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    THEM ON US

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Jackson noted as ‘trippy’ The 2015 TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards for Destinations on the Rise is out. Fifty-two destinations around the world were selected based on a year-over-year increase in positive traveler feedback and...

    • Posted February 9, 2016
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    THE BUZZ: Budgeting in a Bust Cycle

    Lawmakers focus on painful cuts and balances this legislative session. JACKSON HOLE, WYO – State lawmakers began the 63rd Wyoming Legislature this week. The short session (20 scheduled days) focuses primarily on budget-related decisions but in years past...

    • Posted February 9, 2016
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    THE BUZZ: One Step Forward, Two Back

    Budge gets moved while Housing Authority remains a concept. Jackson, WY – How fitting to be writing this Buzz on Groundhog Day. Like the movie that never ends and always begins the same, members of the board...

    • Posted February 2, 2016
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    FEATURE: Labor Pains

    When the valley’s promised land of milk and money turns sour for foreign workers. Jackson, WY – When Oksana* arrived in America last year the very first thing she remembers was the mountains. She was awestruck by...

    • Posted January 26, 2016
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    THEM ON US

    Down under The Sydney Morning Herald ran a piece from Rachel Olding on the Aussie killed in Sunday’s avalanche at JHMR. Dave Hannagan, 46, was skiing with his newfound American companion from Arizona, Cathy Grimes, 36. The...

    • Posted January 26, 2016
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