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In a response to Teton County Health Department’s change of the COVID-19 risk level to “high,” multiple events scheduled for this weekend and the coming week have been canceled. The online version of this story will be updated at as news comes in. Email cancellations to

Bronc Bash

Jackson Hole High School’s annual Bronc Bash, previously scheduled for Friday night, Aug. 20, was canceled. This marks the second consecutive season that the carnival-style event for the community has been forced to cancel.

The team still held its previously scheduled intrasquad scrimmage Friday but limited attendance to only family members.

Bikes and Brews

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s Bikes and Brews, scheduled for Saturday afternoon, has been canceled.

The event was originally going to include live music from cowboy-rock singer Jared Rogerson, along with tastings from close to 20 local and regional beers, while raising money for Friends of Pathways.

Concerts, parties

On the arts and culture front, the Desert City Ramblers have postponed their Aug. 26 gig at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar.

This Sunday’s Concerts on the Commons with Yam Haus has been called off, as has the free series’ season closer Israel Nash.

As of Friday afternoon, Teton County Library’s Aug. 31 outdoor event with Gov. Mark Gordon on the Center lawn was still on, as was the Center’s presentation of “Setsuko’s Secret,” about Japanese internment during World War II, with stricter COVID-19 restrictions in place, though Center Executive Director Marty Camino advised that could change as safety conditions change.

Pass Bash

The Teton FreeRiders canceled their only Pass Bash of the season, originally scheduled for Aug. 29.

The FreeRiders were expecting to shuttle bikers to trailheads along Teton Pass for an afternoon of riding.

Auxiliary golf tourney

The annual St. John’s Auxiliary Golf Tournament scheduled for Aug. 24 at the Jackson Hole Golf and Tennis Club has been canceled.

Per a press release, players can receive a refund or have their fees donated to the Auxiliary Pledge by contacting Claire O’ Connell at

‘I’m Speaking’

Womentum’s story slam and storytelling workshop, “I’m Speaking,” scheduled for this coming Wednesday evening, has been postponed.

Million Pound party

Hole Food Rescue’s annual celebration of the amount of food rescued has been canceled. Originally set for Aug. 26, the event was to highlight food insecurity in the community. Those who already purchased tickets may receive a refund or donate the amount to the cause. See

Senior Center dining

The Senior Center of Jackson Hole has closed its dining room but is still offering takeout meals via its drive-thru. Fitness classes will transition to Zoom.

Visitor center

The visitor center on North Cache is no longer allowing people inside.

Beginning Sunday, limited visitor services will be offered outside the facility, formally known as the Jackson Hole and Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center, seven days a week, depending on the weather, according to a press release.

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