All posts by Jake Nichols

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    The BUZZ: Budget balancing

    Town, county spending is up Jackson Hole, Wyoming – The county’s general fund budget for FY 2016 will just about hit the $39 million mark. The 5 percent increase is due in part to new hires the county...

    • Posted June 23, 2015
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  • Hotel Terra (Courtesy Hotel Terra)
    Hotel Terra sold

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – The Planet has confirmed Hotel Terra and Teton Mountain Lodge in Teton Village have been sold. Both properties were acquired this week by Noble House Hotels & Resorts, a luxury hotel and management...

    • Posted June 12, 2015
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    PROPS & Disses

    On any given Sunday Ted Kerasote penned a poignant editorial for the News&Guide last week about the two lives lost in the Sickle Couloir avalanche, closing with the idea that sometimes family men must choose “the humble...

    • Posted June 9, 2015
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    THE BUZZ: Rx for Walgreens headache

    Pharmaceutical giant navigates slippery slope of retreat Walgreens’ exit from Jackson has been as inglorious as its arrival. From day one, allegations ran the gamut from accusations developers were in bed with city hall, to speculation that...

    • Posted June 9, 2015
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    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

    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

    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

    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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