All posts by Jake Nichols

  • Packrafting in front of the Tetons. (Photo credit: backpackinglight.com)
    PROPS & DISSES

    Let ‘em burn bill Adherence to International Building Code may not be the sexiest topic at the state capitol, and it hardly appears to be a pressing matter in Teton County, but what a handy little piece...

    • Posted February 24, 2015
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  • Cheney protesters gather on the University of Wyoming campus (Photo credit: Casper Tribune)
    THEM ON US

    Forever valentine A Casper man made national headlines when he gave his wife flowers for Valentine’s Day. Big deal, right? Him and 20 million other guys. Well, Jim Golay did it from the grave. When Shelly received...

    • Posted February 24, 2015
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    FEATURE STORY: www.PayUpWyo.com

    Would an Internet tax kill the economy or help local merchants survive. We all do it. “Add to cart.” Click. “Proceed to checkout.” Click. “Place your order.” Click. And we’re all breaking the law. Well, maybe not...

    • Posted February 17, 2015
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  • Cloud formation above Grand Teton. (Photo credit: Jackie Skaggs, GTNP)
    THEM ON US

    Eyes on the skies  All eyes were on the skies last weekend in Jackson Hole. Grand Teton National Park’s spokesperson Jackie Skaggs snapped a few photos of a unique cloud formation over the Grand on Thursday. She...

    • Posted February 17, 2015
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  • Where the goldfish play. (Photo credit: Jeana Haarman)
    PROPS & DISSES

    Tourism to the rescue Chamber of Commerce president Jeff Golightly returned from the Legislative session in Cheyenne recently with good news: The Wyoming tourism industry is healthy and thriving. “We were confident that 2014 was going to...

    • Posted February 17, 2015
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  • PROPS & DISSES

    Red Top rape: The prosecution rests The most difficult thing about writing this column is how alienating it can be. After a few years of writing an opinion piece, a journalist doesn’t have many friends left. But...

    • Posted February 10, 2015
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  • THEM ON US

    American Sniperess American sniper Chris Kyle, whose story has now been immortalized in the hit Clint Eastwood film, continues to live on through his wife. Taya Kyle joined the Weatherby team in fulfillment of her husband’s dream....

    • Posted February 10, 2015
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    PROPS & DISSES

    National Park (at your) Service  Jackson Hole, Wyoming – In celebration of their 100-year anniversary, National Park System officials are hoping to get a bump in funding from Washington. President Obama’s record-setting budget calls for $3 billion...

    • Posted February 3, 2015
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    THEM ON US

    I wanna be a cowboy     Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Sublette County Sheriff Stephen Haskell’s new dress code has its first casualty. Deputy Gene Bryson quit the force after being told he could no longer wear...

    • Posted February 3, 2015
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    FEATURE: POINT OF ORDER, General feelings on the session so far

    Jackson Hole, Wyoming – The 63rd Wyoming Legislature is two-and-a-half weeks into its seven-week run and the buzz at the Capitol is all about money. Every other year (but not this one) lawmakers tackle budget issues during...

    • Posted January 27, 2015
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