All posts by Jake Nichols

  • USFS
    Another day, another offer for BTNF

    Days after one developer drops out, another steps up JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Just days after USFS reps broke off talks with developer S.R. Mills on the sale of Bridger-Teton’s 10-acre parcel on North Cache, Forest Service...

    • Posted June 5, 2015
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  • Walgreens store merchandise discarded at transfer station. (ALBIE ROBERTSON)
    Walgreens cuts and runs

    Pharmacy giant packs up, dumps entire store contents at landfill Jackson Hole, Wyoming – The Planet confirmed workers were busy Thursday clearing out Walgreens of all store inventory by trucking merchandise to the county landfill. An employee at the...

    • Posted June 4, 2015
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  • propdiss
    PROPS & DISSES

    Road warriors This is exactly how sprawl happens. Idaho Falls probably didn’t set out to become Idaho Falls in 1891. But citizens are always wanting stuff, especially an easier drive. We don’t want to see or be...

    • Posted June 3, 2015
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  • propdiss
    PROPS & DISSES

    One foot in the Grove  The Grove is too far gone to save or scrap. The decision to award a construction contract for the second phase of the maligned affordable housing project is the only reasonable way...

    • Posted May 27, 2015
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  • The Island features Dr. Buck Parker. PHOTO: NBC
    THEM ON US

    Paging Dr. Buck Yes, that’s Jackson’s Buck Parker on NBC’s new reality survival show “The Island.” The 41-year-old doctor (Parker is a trauma surgeon now living in Orlando, Florida) managed to escape the first week of his...

    • Posted May 27, 2015
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  • Norman Smith’s four-room log cabin homestead near Blacktail Butte was valued at $5,000 in 1918. Shown here in 1912. PHOTO: JACKSON HOLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUM
    THE BUZZ: Housing Summit high on hope…low on inventory, funding

    Jackson Hole, Wyoming – The Jackson Town Council and Board of County Commissioners held a two-day housing summit for the public last week. While it was at the beginning of Old West Days, it wasn’t anything like...

    • Posted May 26, 2015
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  • Outgoing START director Michael Wackerly looks forward to handing over keys to the bus at the end of the month. PHOTO: JOSH MYERS
    TRANSIT UNLIMITED

    START continues to expand but is everybody on the bus? Teton County’s mass transit system begins and ends with START. The Southern Teton Area Rapid Transit authority has grown (some would say ballooned) by leaps and bounds...

    • Posted May 19, 2015
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  • propdiss
    PROPS & DISSES

    Gory incidents in YNP  The book Death in Yellowstone nearly had another couple of chapters written last week. A bison gored a 16-year-old exchange student from Taiwan on Friday while she posed for a picture with the...

    • Posted May 19, 2015
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  • JH bombs Wasatch 10 to 3 last friday. PHOTO: JHHS LACROSSE
    PROPS & DISSES

    Jim Stanford’s man camp There is nothing wrong with council member Jim Stanford’s efforts toward alleviating Jackson Hole’s housing crunch with a man camp. It is an admirable dream. It is also wrought with several holes. Don’t...

    • Posted May 13, 2015
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  • Sir Barton stands in Washington Park in Douglas, WY. PHOTO: CITY OF DOUGLAS
    THEM ON US

    Triple Crown winner buried in Wyoming Kentucky might be able to boast on their prolific racehorse breeding background – the blue grass state is practically synonymous with the industry – but Wyoming owns an asterisk distinction all its own....

    • Posted May 13, 2015
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