All posts by Jake Nichols

  • Reporter’s Notebook: U.S. health care system: What doesn’t kill you makes you broke

    The healthcare system in the United States is broken. Everyone, it seems, knows that. Fixing it will be such a monumental and thankless task, it’s unlikely the answer will come from the political realm. Who would be...

    • Posted January 16, 2013
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    Props and Disses: 1.16.13

    $13 million rain dance DISS Aaron Millions is barking up the wrong tree if he thinks he’s going to get rich taking Wyoming water from the Green River. The real money is in convincing the state you...

    • Posted January 16, 2013
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  • Wyoming Frontier Prison in Rawlins. - courtesy TRAVEL CHANNEL
    Them on Us: Haunted Wyoming prison spooks TV crew

      Jackson Hole, Wyo.-Zak, Nick, Aaron and the rest of the “Ghost Adventures” crew visited the old state penitentiary in Rawlins for a real bloody scare. The latest installment from the paranormal trackers on the Travel Channel...

    • Posted January 16, 2013
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    Legislative Roundup: Silencers shot down

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO - Silencers shot down in committee Members of the House Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources Committee refused to endorse legislation that would make the use of suppressors and silencers legal for hunters in...

    • Posted January 13, 2013
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  • Nick Izard and his family
    Props and Disses: 1.9.13

      Bases loaded, two out, bottom of the ninth – PROP Open letter to J. Joseph Ricketts: Mr. Ricketts, you are my new hero. What you did makes me want to root for the Cubs. Well, almost....

    • Posted January 9, 2013
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    Them on Us: Pardon our pollution

    Jackson Hole, Wyo.-Wyoming again is home to one of the stinkiest power plants in the country, according to the Environmental Integrity Project. The national nonprofit watchdog compiles an annual list of top polluters in the nation. Laramie...

    • Posted January 9, 2013
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    eBuzz: Town to Flat Creek residents: You’re on your own this winter

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – The Town of Jackson will not mitigate Flat Creek flooding this winter. In a letter obtained by JH Weekly, Mayor Mark Barron recaps the 14-year battle the town has had trying to prevent...

    • Posted January 7, 2013
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    eBuzz: Field is set for open council seat; a dozen want to finish Turley’s term

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – The application deadline for the vacant seat on the town council has passed. Councilwoman Melissa Turley stepped down officially on January 2 to accept her post to the Board of County Commissioners. Mayor...

    • Posted January 4, 2013
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  • Jennifer Wolfrom
    eBuzz: Nightmare in South America: Jackson woman abducted, assaulted and robbed

      JACKSON HOLE, WYO - UPDATED: In her words: Victim speaks out, answers critics This story presents some unique constraints for a journalist. As some have noted, it is obviously a one-sided piece. JH Weekly does not...

    • Posted January 3, 2013
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    eBuzz: Bank robber in town all weekend; JH Weekly uncovers new photos

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – The suspect wanted in the robbery of the U.S. Bank on Powderhorn Lane Monday was apparently in Jackson all weekend, maybe longer. The ‘vehicle of interest’ in connection with the incident was videotaped...

    • Posted January 2, 2013
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