All posts by Jake Nichols

  • M_S&P
    eBuzz: S&P: State rates great … still

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Amid heated debates right now in Cheyenne regarding saving and spending, Wyoming policymakers and residents alike can rest assured in one thing: Wyoming’s credit is still A-OK with Standard & Poor’s rating service....

    • Posted February 1, 2013
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  • A River Running West: The Life of John Wesley Powell
    Book Review: A River Running West: The Life of John Wesley Powell Donald Worster

      Book Review: A River Running West: The Life of John Wesley Powell Donald Worster Historians of the American West regularly pull their classics off the shelf. Bibles of a bygone era like Wallace Stegner’s “Beyond the...

    • Posted January 30, 2013
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  • Kate Schade- courtesy KATE SCHADE
    Them on Us: Lucky life of a lifty

      Lucky life of a lifty The first of the “One Day in Jackson Hole 12-12-12” projects is finished. We read on Snowboarding.com that KGB Productions, along with the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival contributed their film...

    • Posted January 30, 2013
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  • Taylor Wollart with Sen. John Barrasso. - photo by BRUCE NICHOLS
    Props and Disses 1.30.13

    TV versus TOJ, battle of the bulges DISS Build it and they won’t go somewhere else. In their mad race to outdo one another, County Commissioners (Teton Village) and City Councilors (Town of Jackson) are each building...

    • Posted January 30, 2013
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  • Liza Benson
    Savage Sunday: Skiers die in two separate slides; another party still lost

      JACKSON HOLE, WYO - UPDATE: The victim of the Clause Peak avalanche has been identified by the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office. Elizabeth “Liza” Benson, 28, was pronounced dead at the scene Sunday afternoon by a doctor...

    • Posted January 28, 2013
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  • Nick Gillespie
    eBuzz: Second avvy victim identified

      JACKSON HOLE, WYO – JH Weekly has learned the identity of the victim of an avalanche that occurred in Grand Teton National Park on Sunday afternoon. Nick Gillespie, 30, was with three other skiers when a...

    • Posted January 28, 2013
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  • avalanche
    Backcountry treacherous, 12 more slides today

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – New snow on top of old crust is proving to be a deadly combination. The Bridger-Teton National Forest Avalanche Center is warning backcountry users to exercise extreme caution in route-finding lines today. Another...

    • Posted January 28, 2013
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  • Cindy Hill, State Superintendent of Public Instruction
    Legislative Roundup: ‘Hill Bill’ passes, Legislature in turmoil

      JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Rep. Keith Gingery is growing increasingly frustrated with the actions of some of his fellow legislators. Senate File 104 passed this morning after heated debate. The bill will effectively neuter Cindy Hill’s...

    • Posted January 25, 2013
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  • Great Gray Owl takes flight - photo courtesy TETON RAPTOR CENTER
    Props and Disses 1.23.13

      Hoot for joy, lucky owl PROP I will never tire of hearing stories like this one. Every time I read about wanton destruction of wildlife by some a-hole poacher I get angry. My blood boils when...

    • Posted January 23, 2013
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  • Devra Davis
    Is this the worst flu ever?

      JH Weekly: This season’s influenza strain is vicious. It’s been knocking normally healthy people down for weeks. Where did this come from? Did CDC drop the ball on this one? Dr. Devra Davis: I don’t think...

    • Posted January 23, 2013
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