All posts by Natosha Hoduski

  • THE BUZZ: Black as Coal

    The plight of an endangered industry is illuminated as Teton County looks for school construction funds. JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING – Winding trenches of black coal seams carve across Powder River Basin’s infertile earth. Since the 1970s, commercial...

    • Posted February 16, 2016
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  • THE BUZZ II: Real Talk

    ‘22 in 21’ ushers serious valley issues to the forefront. Jackson, WY – Is child homelessness a battle being waged in Teton County? The fifth annual “22 in 21” conference illuminated that at least 28 valley students...

    • Posted January 26, 2016
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  • THE BUZZ: TLC Could Lose its Love

    Looming budget cuts threaten important literacy program. Jackson, WY – Jackson local Edgar Lopez’s entire trajectory has changed thanks to the Family Literacy Program at Teton Literacy Center. Through adult education courses and reading clubs, he was...

    • Posted January 26, 2016
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  • FEATURE: Teton Shadows

    Tales from some of Jackson Hole’s ‘haunted’ haunts. Aspen Hill Cemetery, Jackson, WY – It was 1 a.m. when Jennifer James and I climbed the tiered cemetery walkway. We were making our way at a steady pace,...

    • Posted October 27, 2015
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  • THE BUZZ: Commercial Consequences

    Looking at last week’s three-day housing meeting, the Alliance’s new development study, and the dangers of a more commercially developed valley. Jackson, WY – Jacob Brown was a longtime Jackson resident before he was priced out of...

    • Posted October 20, 2015
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  • FEATURE: Embracing the Hyphen

    How ethnic identity evolves in a homogenous place. Casper, Wyoming – Nina McConigley’s mother placed a feather in her hair. It was close enough to a costume, and McConigley’s dark skin made dressing as an American Indian...

    • Posted September 29, 2015
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  • FEATURE: Fire on the mountain

    With the West ablaze, how long before the Tetons feel the heat? Boise National Forest, Idaho – The wind kicks up; it’s a smoky day with limited visibility, causing an eerie haze to settle on the forest,...

    • Posted September 8, 2015
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  • FEATURE: High Hopes

    How one woman is leading the battle to legalize weed in Wyoming Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Chris Christian does not seem like your typical advocate for the decriminalization of marijuana. The 66-year-old grandmother is a participant in...

    • Posted August 11, 2015
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  • Queer in the Cowboy State

    Gay marriage is a start, but Wyoming has a long way to go Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Don’t ask, don’t tell. That’s how Bettie Taylor of Jackson, Wyoming, describes the atmosphere for members of the LGBT community...

    • Posted June 16, 2015
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  • NEWS FEATURE: Agreeing on science, Budget bill paves way for adoption of updated education standards

    Jackson Hole, Wyoming – The tables were turned for Next Generation Science Standards in Wyoming when Governor Matt Mead signed House Bill 23 into law on March 2. This new bill effectively countermands the ramifications of a...

    • Posted March 10, 2015
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