All posts by Shannon Sollitt

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  • Reporter’s Notebook: Can’t Fool History

    Lessons on resistance and being present during ‘Hamilton’s’ Salt Lake City performance Salt Lake City, Utah – “Is there somethin’ going on tonight?” our Lyft driver asked, eyeing our outfits. Seated in the back of a Chevy...

    • Posted May 2, 2018
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  • The Track to Empowerment

    Jackson’s roller derby team opens the season with a high-stakes game and plenty of camaraderie JACKSON HOLE, WY – The Jackson Hole Juggernauts have skated their way into Jackson’s heart. For the last two years, Planet Jackson...

    • Posted April 25, 2018
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  • A Loaded Debate

    Wyomingites disagree about how to keep students safe from gun violence JACKSON HOLE, WY – About 50 high school students gathered in Jackson’s town square on Friday, April 20—a date that holds increasing significance for young people....

    • Posted April 25, 2018
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  • #MeToo Outside

    Women in outdoor recreation spell it out for an industry where sexism, assault run rampant JACKSON HOLE, WY – The first time a helicopter dropped Christie Watts off at the top of a snow-covered Alaskan peak, she just “stood there and cried” before dropping in. “I was so happy to...

    • Posted April 18, 2018
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  • A Housing Crisis By Any Other Name

    Town and county duke it out over affordable homeowners’ right to rent rooms JACKSON HOLE, WY – “I think it’s OK to beat a dead horse. This is really important to our community.” That was Teton County...

    • Posted April 18, 2018
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  • Beyond the Physical

    A new campaign is creating public art with a mental health mission JACKSON HOLE, WY – During the month of May, expect to see faces painted in business windows, on coasters, bookmarks and walls. The faces belong...

    • Posted April 12, 2018
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  • The Buzz: Dangerous Sips That Shatter Myths

    Date rape drugs come in more than one form and Jackson Hole isn’t immune to them JACKSON HOLE, WY – Danny Blacker is one of two women bartenders at the Million Dollar Cowboy. She’s worked there for...

    • Posted March 28, 2018
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  • Moratorium Will ‘Press Pause’ on Commercial Development

    JACKSON HOLE, WY – The Jackson Town Council made a move Wednesday in the name of the valley’s housing crisis that drew ire from developers and land and business owners. During an “emergency meeting,” the council passed...

    • Posted March 22, 2018
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  • Don’t Miss: Storytelling for Change

    The Quiet Force, a film capturing the hushed experiences of Latinos in ski towns, holds a fundraiser next week JACKSON HOLE, WY – Donald Trump’s jarring words during his 2016 presidential campaign: “We will build a great...

    • Posted March 21, 2018
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  • THE BUZZ: Civil Rights Debate Unfolds

    Town council moves forward with a non-discrimination ordinance but not without public and political opposition JACKSON HOLE, WY – A non-discrimination ordinance that would protect Jackson’s LGBTQ community is one step closer to becoming law, but critics...

    • Posted March 21, 2018
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