All posts by Jake Nichols

  • Council holds on D2 but adds cap

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Town leaders got an earful from both sides but at the end of a 4-hour meeting the council held firm to District 2 land development regulations that recently added short-term commercial potential to...

    • Posted July 5, 2016
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  • Cell tower passes

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – A 55-foot cellphone tower will go forward, hidden stealthily in the Redeemer Lutheran Church bell steeple despite councilman Jim Stanford’s objection to religious symbols looming so high in the air above secular citizens whether...

    • Posted July 5, 2016
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  • New school sewer hookup bogs down on site location

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – The school district’s bid to hook into the town’s sewer system for the proposed Munger Mountain elementary school in Hog Island nearly derailed, again, when councilman Jim Stanford challenged the site location despite urgings...

    • Posted July 5, 2016
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  • THEM ON US 6.29.16

    Valley of the Doll(ar)s JACKSON HOLE, WY – The perception that Jackson Hole has become a valley of the “have nots” is more than ideology. The data is in. Economic Policy Institute crunched numbers and spit out...

    • Posted June 28, 2016
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  • FEATURE: How the West Was One

    Wyoming’s new old range wars over drilling south of Jackson persist. JACKSON HOLE, WY – The battle for the Wyoming Range wore on and on. So long, it’s been a difficult story to follow with rapt interest....

    • Posted June 28, 2016
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  • THE BUZZ: Tenement Tenting

    Homeless shelters pop up in canyons, mountains, and creeks, prompting electeds to once again consider temporary labor camps. JACKSON HOLE, WY – As the summer season hits full swing, worker shortages continue to be an issue for...

    • Posted June 21, 2016
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  • THEM ON US

    ‘Bearly’ knew you News outlets across America and across the pond lamented the loss of a famous grizzly bear cub that never got a chance to live long enough to be named. The blond-faced yearling was killed...

    • Posted June 21, 2016
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  • Grizzly End for 399’s Cub

    Jackson Hole, Wyoming — Sorrowful wildlife watchers around the world are commiserating with residents over the loss of a famous grizzly bear cub that never got a chance to live long enough to be named. The blond-faced yearling was...

    • Posted June 21, 2016
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  • THE BUZZ 2: Priority Pass

    Housing and transportation dominate tax-driven fund to the exclusion of conservation. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Local leaders established a Community Priorities Fund (CPF), and in doing so missed a chance to identify the valley’s supposed ongoing No....

    • Posted June 14, 2016
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  • THEM ON US

    Rodeo queen flags down Nat Geo In honor of Flag Day, National Geographic ran a pictorial story on flags from around the world. The feature, written by Melody Rowell, published on June 11. The photo gallery featured...

    • Posted June 14, 2016
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