All posts by Sarah Ross
FEATURE: Dawn After the Storm
JACKSON HOLE, WY – Misty Dawn grew up on the Wind River Indian Reservation (WRIR) in Crowheart, Wyoming. On one side, her ancestors are healers, on the other, chiefs. The reservation is the only in the country...
- Posted April 11, 2017
Sheriff: ICE’s Visit Was Routine
JACKSON HOLE, WY – Over the weekend officers from Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) were in Jackson to detain about nine people with warrants for their arrest. By Monday they’d arrested four people, raising concerns among...
- Posted April 5, 2017
FREE SPEECH: Living the Dream vs. Reality
Sometimes it is possible to go home again. JACKSON HOLE, WY – During a memorable high school spring break, I donned a bikini and ski goggles and lay outside without any sunscreen. It was a bluebird day—cold...
- Posted April 4, 2017
THE BUZZ 2: Defeated Drivers
At least two lodged semis have closed Teton Pass in the last two weeks and irked commuters want change. JACKSON HOLE, WY – It has been a frustrating winter for those who travel Teton Pass often. Commuters...
- Posted March 15, 2017
THE BUZZ 2: Quest for Equality Ensues
After the state legislature shot down a non-discrimination bill, local groups are taking the matter into their own hands. JACKSON HOLE, WY – In February, the Wyoming Senate voted down Senate File 153, an Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)...
- Posted March 8, 2017
FREE SPEECH: Wendell’s Jackson
What it was like to be the only black man in the valley. JACKSON HOLE, WY – When he enters a room, Wendell Brown isn’t surprised to see heads turn. Growing up, he was among the few...
- Posted February 15, 2017
THE BUZZ: People Power
Locals are working to shift lawmakers’ decisions in Cheyenne and Washington. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Until a couple weeks ago, Wilson resident Beth McIntosh didn’t know that Republican Sen. Mike Enzi has an office in Jackson above Picnic....
- Posted February 7, 2017
FEATURE: Moments vs. Movements
JACKSON HOLE, WY – At the time, Erica MacDonald didn’t know what she was a part of. Shoulder to shoulder with hundreds of strangers, she stood at a Washington D.C. street corner for hours on January 21,...
- Posted January 31, 2017
THE BUZZ: Bill Battle Royale
Welcome to Wyoming’s 2017 legislative session, where abortion, ‘anti-discrimination’ and public lands are the issues du jour. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Class is in session for state lawmakers who are considering legislation that could have critical impacts...
- Posted January 17, 2017
FREE SPEECH: Cowboy Courage
How a former UW student shed light on civil rights issues in the face of intolerant school and state officials. JACKSON HOLE, WY – When he woke up on October 17, 1969, Mel Hamilton was a starter...
- Posted January 10, 2017