All posts by Shannon Sollitt

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  • No More Not Even Once: The cost of living in a “tax friendly” state

    Wyoming is one of the nation’s largest consumers of methamphetamines. It’s also the most tax-friendly state. If you think those two facts are unrelated, think again. Kiplinger, a business and finance forecasting publication, recently named the most...

    • Posted October 25, 2017
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  • Amateur Hour: Dancing with the local stars for a cause

    Bernadette Gwilliam is not a dancer. “I have three left feet,” she joked. “I’ve never taken a dance class, aside from clogging, which is like river dancing.” But with local dancer Luke Zender’s instruction and choreography, Gwilliam...

    • Posted October 18, 2017
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  • Puppy Plight: Dogs misplaced by Texas’ hurricanes find their way to Jackson — and hopefully to new homes

    Finally, some happy news. (Does that sound almost like an oxymoron these days?) Eight dogs from San Antonio, Texas have made their way to Jackson following the wake of Hurricane Harvey. The Animal Adoption Center welcomed the...

    • Posted October 18, 2017
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  • Protect Our Own: A new group aims to protect LGBTQ Jackson residents from discrimination

    October is the 19th anniversary of the death of Matthew Shepard. The case of Matthew Shepherd is one of the Equality State’s ugliest scars. Shepard, a student at the University of Wyoming, was brutally tortured and left...

    • Posted October 18, 2017
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  • BUZZ 2: Cruelty Deja-Vu

    New cries of animal cruelty against a new pair of horses   JACKSON HOLE, WY — Teton County Sheriff’s Department has been alerted to yet another case of suspected animal cruelty against two horses on Heart 6...

    • Posted October 11, 2017
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  • BUZZ: Two Islands

    A Jackson resident and Puerto Rican native works to help one of her islands rebuild. JACKSON HOLE, WY—They say that living in Jackson is like living on an island. If that’s true, then Lina Collado has lived...

    • Posted October 11, 2017
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  • DON’T MISS: Rituals Resurrected

    Local playwright’s first play comes back to question humans’ inclination toward tradition. JACKSON HOLE, WY — Local playwright Bob Berky’s first ever (and also award-winning) play is back and more relevant than ever. Cooking the World is...

    • Posted October 11, 2017
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  • Crucial Matters

    Underneath the beauty, horrendous matters exist in Jackson JACKSON HOLE, WY— As I am looking out of my window to the distant mountains that are already speckled with snow, I cannot help but to feel blessed that...

    • Posted October 11, 2017
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  • DON’T MISS: Out, Outside

    Sticks, stones and self-acceptance on display at the Art Association. What do you call a bundle of sticks in Britain? Ask local artist Luke Zender and he’ll tell you that word for a bundle of sticks–faggot–is the...

    • Posted October 4, 2017
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  • GET OUT: Murphy’s Weekend

    Misadventures at Garnet Mountain Fire Tower A secluded fire tower on a mountaintop, panoramic views, a wood stove to keep us warm, and all the alcohol we could drink—that’s the weekend we bargained for. It was not the...

    • Posted October 4, 2017
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