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Tyler Davis, the lead developer of the Mercill Avenue Condos, helps his daughter, Reagan, 3, into a front-end loader at the project’s groundbreaking celebration Wednesday. The development is a mixed-use property that will provide 20 one-bedroom units, 10 two-bedroom homes and 6,800 square fe…

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Local musicians LeeLee Robert and Rob Sidle laugh after finishing a rendition of Roy Orbison’s “Blue Bayou” on Monday during the 1,199th Hootenanny at Dornan’s in Moose. “One of the most fun things about the Hootenanny for musicians is you know people and you say, ‘Hey, will you play with me…

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Marcela Badillo shows her daughter, Jaqueline Vazquez, 9, how to use bear spray during a bear safety class for Spanish speakers at the Cache Creek Trailhead on Saturday. Several nonprofits hosted the clinic in an effort to remove language barriers from outdoor safety. While the bear spray be…

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The small farm just north of Victor, Idaho, home of Aska’s Animals Foundation, which strives to “provide a progressive environment for animals through rehabilitation, adoption, education and community outreach,” according to their website.

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Ty Hamilton, a wrangler at Heart Six Ranch in Moran, looks out over Buffalo Valley last week while leading a trail ride in the hills above the Buffalo Fork River.

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Mayor Hailey Morton Levinson and Jacob Roller, of J.Roller Development, break ground on the Kelly Place Condos workforce housing development Wednesday, June 9, at 440 W. Kelly Ave. 12 permanently deed-restricted ownership units for local workers will be built on the .32-acre double lot.

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Scott Eastman, principal of Munger Mountain Elementary School, watches a group of first graders dance at the school June 9. Eastman is retiring this year after working in the district since 2008.

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A biker cruises along the new Solitoga downhill trail Friday at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, one of four new trails off the Sweetwater Gondola that will open to the public today along with the rest of the resort’s existing trail system and other summer services. See page 3 for a story.

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Tourists cross the boardwalk between Black Pool and Yellowstone Lake last Friday at West Thumb Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park. Black Pool was named for the green and brown thermophiles that once lived in it, giving it a dark appearance. The pool’s temperature has since risen and l…

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Several unseasonably hot days are expected in the coming week.

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Casey Williams teaches his son, Reed, 8, how to cast a fishing line during Kids Fishing Day at Rendezvous Park on Saturday. In addition to casting for trout, kids learned about different types of fish, stream habitat and invasive species.

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The Jackson Hole High School class of 2021 claps during their graduation on Saturday. Some students sported a pin that says, “Live Like Wiley,” which refers to the Jackson Hole High student, Wiley Jay Olsen, who died in a car crash on Highway 22 near Skyline Ranch last September.

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Children wait their turn to sit inside of an excavator during the Touch-a-Truck event at Jackson Hole Children’s Museum on Sunday. The event returned after being canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Casey Williams teaches his son, Reed, 8, how to cast a fishing line during Kids Fishing Day at Rendezvous Park on Saturday. In addition to casting for trout, kids learned about different types of fish, stream habitat and invasive species.

Children wait their turn to sit inside of an excavator during the Touch-a-Truck event at Jackson Hole Children’s Museum on Sunday. The event returned after being canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Climbers work routes during the first Town Pump of the season Tuesday at the Teton Boulder Park. The weekly bouldering series runs from 6 to 8 p.m. each Tuesday through August 17.

Mountain Academy of Teton Science Schools Pre-K and elementary students watch graduates walk up the path to their high school campus together one last time Wednesday. Jackson Hole Classical Academy and Jackson Hole Community School will hold commencement ceremonies tomorrow, while Jackson Ho…

Horton Spitzer, center, cuts a rug with former valley resident Jenelle Sullivan, now of Madison, Wis., on Sunday night at the Stagecoach Bar in Wilson. Following a yearlong hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic and a recent rocky negotiation that nearly ended the Stagecoach Band’s half-century…

U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., shows a challenge coin he gave to all veterans in attendance while speaking during a Memorial Day ceremony Monday morning on the Town Square. Though members of American Legion Post 43 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4274 met at sunrise last Memorial Day to …

With a boost from her grandfather’s ladder, Katy Ann Fox works on her first large-scale mural project Thursday outside Trio on South Glenwood Street. Fox’s permanent mural and nine other wheat-pasted temporary murals are going up around town as part of Jackson Hole Public Art’s WildWalls 202…

Wildlife Brigade volunteers Carol Faustman, right, and Andrew Langford keep an eye on the crowd stopped alongside the road to catch a glimpse of grizzly bears Tuesday in Grand Teton National Park.

Surfer Mike Mellick shares the wave with a kayaker Sunday afternoon on the Snake River. Snowpack in the Snake River Basin is currently sitting at just 62% of median while the valley’s waterways continue to swell as peak spring runoff approaches.

Nick Staron, Teton Habitat’s community engagement manager, left, gives a tour of the newly completed homes section of the Grove Project to Kris Greenville, Teton Habitat’s executive director, center, Rolf Engh and Carol Linton, Teton Habitat’s board of directors president. A ribbon-cutting c…

Grizzly bear 399 and her cubs forage for food in Grand Teton National Park on Saturday. The famous grizzly and cubs attract a lot of attention from tourists and locals alike.

Kelly residents and people with historic ties to the community gather last Tuesday at Kelly Elementary School to mark the 94th anniversary of the May 18, 1927, flood that washed away the town. The flood was the result of a breach of debris from a massive 1925 landslide on the north end of Sh…

Vern Woolstenhume of Teton Transport hauls a 22x22-foot house across the Snake River on Friday morning. When the owners decided to build a new residence on their property in Wilson they donated the existing house to a friend in Teton Valley, who paid for the moving costs. The house had to be…

Post Commander Joe Burke, left, shows a photo of Jackson Hole World War I veterans, some of the first members of Jackson’s Post 43, to Vincent J. “Jim” Troiola last Wednesday. Troiola, a candidate for the 2022-23 National Commander of the American Legion, made a tour stop at Jackson’s Post 4…

Steve Glenn mounts his new $2,300 mountain bike, purchased Saturday at the ninth annual Jackson Hole Community Bike Swap. The 69-year-old is recently retired and said he is looking forward to getting out on the trails, even if his new ride is “a bit more than I was looking for.” Hundreds tur…

Tourists walk along the boardwalks at the West Thumb Geyser Basin next to a frozen Yellowstone Lake last week. The South Entrance to the world’s first national park opened May 14 as Yellowstone visitation begins to trickle in for the 2021 season.

Jackson Post 43 player Grant Parkin runs to first base after hitting the ball during Sunday’s home game against Gallatin Valley. See the Sports section in Wednesday’s Jackson Hole News&Guide for a full story on the Giants’ game.

Will Grenier and Brian Crampton, of the National Park Service Historic Preservation Training Center, finish up prep work at the historic John Moulton homestead Tuesday on Mormon Row in Grand Teton National Park. The area will be closed through mid-summer as crews move the house and replace i…

From left, Jackson Hole High School cross country runners Jacie Chatham, Parker Smith and Sarah Tallerico collect trash during an afternoon of “plogging” — picking up litter while jogging — on Tuesday along the South Park Loop bike path. Straw Free Jackson Hole organized the event after a su…

Renee Knutson, a gardener of 14 years, tends to her plot last Wednesday at the Blair Community Garden, where she will be growing strawberries, raspberries, asparagus, mint, tulips and daffodils. Knutson enjoys providing a habitat for bees and looks forward to harvesting her strawberries.

A commercial raft guide takes a group down the scenic stretch of the Snake River between Wilson Bridge and South Park on Tuesday. Mostly sunny skies and high temperatures in the 60s are expected to continue until Friday, when a chance of rain returns to the forecast.

The sun sets over the Tetons from the viewpoint of the Wedding Tree last Tuesday. Warmer spring weather is expected to continue throughout the week.

Jackson’s Bryce Johnson runs to recover the ball during last week’s game against Hillcrest. See the Sports section in Wednesday’s Jackson Hole News&Guide for a full story.

Julio Martinez walks through the crowd to receive his certificate in entrepreneurship during Central Wyoming College-Jackson’s commencement and nurses pinning ceremony at the Center for the Arts on Saturday. A total of 19 graduates and five nursing candidates were honored in an socially dist…

A hiker follows a melted-out trail high in the hills east of Hoback Junction on Saturday. Winter closures were lifted across the Bridger-Teton National Forest as of 6 a.m. May 1, opening up much of the backcountry around Jackson Hole as animals begin to move toward summer range.

Jen Thomas and Erik Garcia, of Clearfield, Utah, set up camp Friday at the Gros Ventre Campground in Grand Teton National Park. The campground was the first in the park to open its gates for the summer and saw 80 advance reservations made for opening day. All of Grand Teton’s and the majorit…

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