All posts by Melissa Thomasma

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  • FEATURE: Open Season

    An American icon finds itself caught in the crosshairs of an environmental, economic and spiritual battle upon its removal from the endangered species list. JACKSON HOLE, WY – On Friday afternoon, Doug Peacock stood wearily on a...

    • Posted August 23, 2017
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  • Adventure Eating

    There’s no need to sacrifice culinary savoir faire when dining “out.” JACKSON HOLE, WY – When it comes to playing outside, Kelly Halpin doesn’t mess around. A native of Jackson Hole, she’s one of the valley’s fiercest...

    • Posted July 19, 2017
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  • Dreamy Bites

    Chef Brian Laughlin, Field Rations JACKSON HOLE, WY – Most people have an image of a chef’s daily routine. They arrive in a restaurant’s kitchen each evening, and seamlessly craft the lineup of menu favorites for hungry...

    • Posted July 19, 2017
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  • Slices of Science

    Orion Bellorado JACKSON HOLE, WY- If you’ve spent a Saturday morning strolling through the Farmer’s Market on Town Square, you’ve seen Orion Bellorado’s pies at the Roots Kitchen and Cannery stall. Well, if you were there early...

    • Posted July 19, 2017
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  • BEYOND MORELS

    Food to harvest and honor in a mountainous milieu. JACKSON HOLE, WY – During the month of June, it’s impossible to scroll through social media without severe exposure to morel porn. Artistic shots of lovely mushrooms shrouded...

    • Posted July 19, 2017
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  • Alkali Concerns

    Groups sue feds over “recipe for disaster” for Jackson elk herd. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Four conservation groups that fear for the health of Jackson’s elk herd filed a lawsuit on Monday against the Forest Service over...

    • Posted June 6, 2017
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  • FEATURE: BURNING QUESTIONS

    JACKSON HOLE, WY – The clear blue sky is slowly gobbled up by rolling dark thunderheads. Thick squalls of rain and gusts of wind intermittently pummel the valley. A bright streak of lightning splits the sky, striking...

    • Posted May 24, 2017
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  • FEATURE: Ungulate Uncertainty

    JACKSON HOLE, WY – Dead bodies of deer and elk are unpleasant to see. Whether they lay alongside a busy roadway, victims of an accidental strike, or on the National Elk Refuge. Casualties of an unforgiving winter,...

    • Posted April 25, 2017
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  • FEATURE: Pillar of Support

    JACKSON HOLE, WY – October 29 was an average day in Teton County dispatch. Calls occasionally lit up the desktop screens of dispatchers Jenn McGrath and Jim Ligori, all to the soundtrack of radio chatter from officers...

    • Posted February 15, 2017
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  • FEATURE: What’s Next?

    From immigration to health care, examining how a Donald Trump presidency may affect locals. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Jackson Hole residents continue to sift through questions about the implications of the incoming Trump Administration. It seems that...

    • Posted December 6, 2016
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