All posts by Jake Nichols

  • Kenneth Scott Millward (TCSO)
    Inmate dies in jail

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – County authorities have confirmed the death of an inmate in the Teton County Detention Center on Thursday, July 16. Kenneth Scott Millward, 47, was found dead in his cell early in the morning on...

    • Posted July 17, 2015
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  • Father Eric Andrews-Sharer with rescued daughters Kelsi, Megan and Erin (Photo: andrews-sharer family)
    THE BUZZ: How to get ‘unlost’ in the wild

    Survival is often not about what’s in your backpack, but what’s in your head Jackson Hole, Wyoming – The Andrews-Sharer sisters ordeal last week caused a major search party that eventually led to their safe extraction from...

    • Posted July 14, 2015
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  • Andrews-Sharer sisters (Facebook)
    Gone girls found

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – The three women missing since July 1 have been found deep in the Gros Ventre Wilderness by Search and Rescue teams at 10 a.m. today. A helicopter spotted the sister trio – Megan, Erin, and...

    • Posted July 9, 2015
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    FEATURE: Building Blocks

    Can private developers build a way out of a housing crisis? Do they want to? Jackson Hole, Wyoming – For the most part, Jackson Hole is a happy, healthy place to live. Neighbors help neighbors, the post...

    • Posted July 7, 2015
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  • Renowned bear expert slated to visit the valley, Dr. David Mattson chummies up with a replica of his favorite species.
    THE BUZZ: Grizzly challenge

    Living with the Yellowstone bear The grizzly bear population in the United States is …Fill in the blank. Wildlife biologists say everything from rebounding to robust. Conservationists and wildlife advocates might answer: encouraging, but still threatened. Ranchers...

    • Posted July 7, 2015
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  • propdiss

    Suicide and the veil of secrecy A pastor friend of mine says this about suicide: “It’s something you can do any day of the week but once you do it, it can’t be undone.” More than once...

    • Posted June 30, 2015
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  • Teton County Commissioner Melissa Turley (far left), poses with the board of commissioners: Paul Vogelheim, Smokey Rhea, Mark Newcomb and Barb Allen. Teton County Democrats are eyeing candidates to replace Turley, who announced her intent to leave the board two weeks ago.
    THE BUZZ: Dem there were three

    Party rounding up a trio for Turley’s successor  Jackson Hole, Wyoming – More than two weeks after Melissa Turley announced her intention to leave the Board of County Commissioners, Democratic Party leaders are still muddling through the...

    • Posted June 30, 2015
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  • Darren Brugmann (Facebook)
    START Bus director hired

      JACKSON HOLE, WYO – An exhaustive search for a new START Bus director has ended with the appointment of Darren Brugmann to head the valley’s transit agency. Brugmann is a 25-year veteran of transit management. His...

    • Posted June 26, 2015
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    Death at Van Vleck believed to be suicide

    Jackson, Wyoming – Planet Jackson Hole has confirmed the death of a student yesterday at the Van Vleck home in Jackson. The student was discovered unresponsive last night. Teton Youth and Family Services staff members trained in first...

    • Posted June 26, 2015
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    Walgreens worries reach HQ The story The Planet broke two weeks ago exposing Walgreens’ decision to discard their Jackson store’s inventory rather than donate it to a charity reverberated across national news outlets including the Chicago Tribune...

    • Posted June 23, 2015
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