All posts by Sarah Ross

  • THE BUZZ: Humanity vs. Legality

    Sifting through the barriers to citizenship that Jackson’s undocumented immigrants face. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Hector Flores* spent the first six years of his life in Tlaxcala, Mexico. He says his parents struggled to find work and...

    • Posted May 2, 2017
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  • THE BUZZ: Narrative by Numbers

    Unpacking ICE’s past, present and future in Teton County. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was recently in Jackson to arrest nine undocumented people. These detainments—four were arrested—have spurred questions about ICE’s role in...

    • Posted April 18, 2017
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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