All posts by Craig Benjamin

  • GUEST OPINION: Gimme Shelter

    From ‘crisis’ to ‘emergency,’ housing in Jackson has an even bleaker future if we don’t act now. JACKSON HOLE, WY – It’s a frightening feeling not knowing where you’re going to live. But it’s nothing compared to...

    • Posted May 24, 2016
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  • GUEST OPINION: Protect Our Legacy

    Unite for the Wyoming Range, but don’t stop there. JACKSON HOLE, WY – I’ll never forget the first time I saw the Wyoming Range. Though at the time, I had no idea what it was called. It...

    • Posted May 10, 2016
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  • GUEST OPINION: A Big Win for Wolverines

    An even bigger win for wildlife management based on science, facts, and data. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Wolverines are the ultimate Jackson Hole animal. Their wide, flat, snowshoe-like feet and frost-resistant fur make them adept at living...

    • Posted April 26, 2016
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  • GUEST OPINION: Decision Day for Downtown Jackson

    Housing for our middle class, or more Marriotts? JACKSON HOLE, WYO – It’s incredible that just one year ago Jackson was poised to become like Vail. Vail isn’t a community; it’s a resort. Vail got this way in...

    • Posted April 13, 2016
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  • GUEST OPINION: (For)Got Conservation?

    The blueprint is there, now citizens must ensure electeds follow it. JACKSON HOLE, WY – I never imagined I would look forward to any season more than I look forward to ski season. For nearly my entire life,...

    • Posted March 15, 2016
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  • GUEST OPINION: Erasing Divisive Lines

    While national politics are rife with displays of hate, Jackson Hole has an opportunity to be different. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Last week I did something profoundly disturbing. Something that bothered me to the depths of my...

    • Posted March 1, 2016
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  • GUEST OPINION: The Giving Tree

    As the good Earth gives, are we losing sight of what we need to protect? JACKSON HOLE, WY – It’s an ancient truth so fundamental that even a young child understands its importance. An ancient truth we...

    • Posted February 16, 2016
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  • GUEST OPINION: Playing Safe

    Let’s make the best decisions possible in the backcountry, and stay alive. Jackson, WY – Our decisions have consequences. This hit home for me on Monday, March 7, 2005, when one decision saved a life; another, nearly...

    • Posted February 2, 2016
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  • GUEST OPINION: The Right Way to Play

    The power of engaging in local politics Jackson, WY – It’s a moment that changed the trajectory of my life, and like other important moments in my life, it took place at a dive bar. My wife...

    • Posted January 19, 2016
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  • GUEST OPINION: Resolutions for a Better Jackson

    Eleven things we can do in 2016 to improve the place we call home. Jackson, WY – It’s that time of year, when we resolve to create a better future, for ourselves, and for our community. In...

    • Posted January 5, 2016
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