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A skier taps the barrel in the Antelope Flats terrain park on Tuesday at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Mostly sunny skies are expected Wednesday before clouds and a chance of snow showers return Thursday evening.

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Katie Confer lays a colored ice block on her rainbow igloo Thursday in her front yard. She keeps her late sister in mind as she works. “It’s to show me nothing’s forever, and you’ve just got to keep bouncing forward and doing things that are meaningful.” Follow her progress on Instagram @tha…

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Jackson’s Alexander Brown works against Bear Lake’s Tyler Saunders in the 126-pound weight class during Wednesday’s only home boys wrestling match in Jackson. Jackson lost 46-36.

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A skier ascends Snow King Mountain during an afternoon skin up the Town Hill on Tuesday. Temperatures in the upper twenties and a chance of snow showers are forecast through the weekend.

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A black-capped chickadee searches for food Tuesday in Grand Teton National Park. Jackson Hole’s chickadee population is split about half-and-half between the mountain and black-capped varieties, according to Bert Raynes’ “Birds of Grand Teton National Park and the Surrounding Area,” with mou…

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Kara Borgeson, a teacher for JH Discovery Preschool, plays with her students in a large pile of snow on Thursday as they pretend to be howling puppies. Her students spend approximately three hours a day outside. “I think of outside as another classroom,” Borgeson said. “I let them take the lead.”

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A young moose eats brush Thursday morning as snow falls in Grand Teton National Park. A chance of overnight snowfall returns Friday evening before tapering off through the weekend.

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Amy King probes for a buried avalanche beacon platform Monday afternoon at the new beacon park in the southeast corner of Rendezvous Park near Wilson. The new park, installed with a sponsorship from the Jared Spackman Memorial Fund, provides backcountry users a resource to practice and hone …

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Judge Melissa Owens, right, congratulates Mayor Hailey Morton Levinson after swearing her in Monday at Town Hall. Jim Rooks and Jessica Sell Chambers, in background, were sworn in as town councilors.

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Members of the Sweetwater County Tactical Team transfer Riley Sills to an ambulance after taking him into custody outside his Town Creek apartment last Thursday afternoon. Sills is suspected of stabbing a man late last Wednesday before returning to his apartment, where officers waited outsid…

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A Teton County Sheriff’s Office drone flies during a standoff last Thursday at Town Creek Apartments. The drone is equipped with an infrared camera that allows the operator to see body heat from outside a building.

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A Jackson Police Department officer keeps aim at the apartment of Riley Sills, who is believed to have stabbed a man late last Wednesday outside Town Creek Apartments. Officers waited outside Sills apartment for more than 13 hours before he was taken into custody at the bottom of his stairca…

A young moose eats brush Thursday morning as snow falls in Grand Teton National Park. A chance of overnight snowfall returns Friday evening before tapering off through the weekend.

Amy King probes for a buried avalanche beacon platform Monday afternoon at the new beacon park in the southeast corner of Rendezvous Park near Wilson. The new park, installed with a sponsorship from the Jared Spackman Memorial Fund, provides backcountry users a resource to practice and hone …

People take to the ice Tuesday evening on Town Square. The downtown rink, managed by the Grand Teton Skating Association, will be open weekdays from 4:30 to 9 p.m. and weekends from noon to 9 p.m. as weather permits with ice skates available for rent.

Teton County Search and Rescue volunteer Dr. A.J. Wheeler and Grand Teton National Park climbing ranger Ryan Schuster soar past the Grand Teton while taking part in helicopter short-haul rescue training last Friday. Pick up Wednesday’s Jackson Hole News&Guide for more on a new device rec…

Sisters Mallory Allen, 11, and Hattie Allen, 7, admire a Christmas tree decorated with reindeer during the 35th annual Soroptimist Tree Festival at the Virginian Conference Center on Sunday. The Allen sisters have come with their family to admire the beautifully decorated Christmas trees eve…

A bull moose takes a morning stroll through the brush Friday in Grand Teton National Park. Larger bulls will shed their antlers following the fall rut, and younger bulls may keep their antlers into late winter.

Jackson Hole Ski and Snowboard Club racers ride the Cougar chairlift while training Thursday afternoon at Snow King Mountain. The Town Hill opens Saturday for its 2020-21 ski season.

Cal Hoyt and Vic Notzka play a game of hockey with Hoyt’s dog, Samantha, on Friday afternoon on Slide Lake in the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Clear skies and below-freezing overnight temperatures remain in the forecast.

A Jackson Hole Mountain Resort groomer moves snow near the base of the Teton Village ski area Monday afternoon in preparation for the resort’s opening day on Thursday. The resort has made a number of changes this year in an effort to prevent further spread of COVID-19 and is requiring masks …

The first skiers of the 2020-21 ski season ride the Dreamcatcher Lift on Friday during Grand Targhee Resort’s first day of operations at the west slope of the Tetons. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day while Snow King Mountain plans to begin spinning its lifts…

Grizzly bear 399 tolerates some playful biting from one of her four cubs on Tuesday south of Wilson as the others continued to clean off a deer carcass. The 24-year-old bear has spent much of the past three weeks far from her usual range in northern Grand Teton National Park, worrying wildli…

A large herd of elk climbs the slopes of Blacktail Butte late last week in Grand Teton National Park. Thousands of elk are currently migrating from summer range toward wintering grounds on and around the National Elk Refuge.

Sunlight paints the Teton peaks early Friday morning as clouds begin to descend into the valley. A winter storm warning went into effect Friday afternoon and will stand until 11 p.m. Saturday, with the National Weather Service forecasting 4 to 8 inches of snow — more possible from Moose to M…

From left, Jackson Hole High School students Gracie Hardeman, Brooklyn Hills, Gabriella Batchen and Sarah Ornowski deliver gift bags to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post Commander Ed Liebzeit on Wednesday morning following an annual Veterans Day ceremony on the Town Square. Students made up a la…

Jason Gallas, of Bulverde, Texas, fishes in the Madison River with his son, Noah, late last month in Yellowstone National Park. See this week’s Jackson Hole News&Guide for a story on how Yellowstone and Grand Teton fared while operating amid a pandemic during the 2020 summer season.

Tim McLaurin, Jackson’s self-proclaimed “biggest rock star,” dances for passersby Wednesday afternoon on the Town Square. McLaurin has frequently taken time since March to show off his dance moves on the square and outside St. John’s Health, where he breaks it down to artists from Brooks &am…

Jackson Webb, 2, center, and his brother, Nixon Webb, 6, right, play with bubbles from a “witch’s brew” made of dry ice at the Jackson Hole Children’s Museum on Saturday. Last week, the Jackson Hole Children’s Museum hosted a series of Halloween-themed arts and crafts to give kids a fun and …

Jackson Webb, 2, center, and his brother, Nixon Webb, 6, right, play with bubbles from a “witch’s brew” made of dry ice at the Jackson Hole Children’s Museum on Nov. 2. The museum has closed its doors again because of the pandemic.

A bald eagle perches on a tree limb in Grand Teton National Park last Thursday.

A raven flies over Taggart Lake in Grand Teton National Park last Thursday.

Kelly Elementary School students parade through the hamlet on Thursday. The Halloween march has been a Kelly tradition since 1979, when teachers Ken and Bobbi Thomasma led students to the neighborhood post office and postmaster Don Kent took their pictures.

Traffic slows to a stop as an elk crosses Highway 390 near the Aspens shortly before sunrise Wednesday. The Wyoming Department of Transportation declined to consider lowering the speed limit on the road where wildlife-vehicle collisions remain a pressing problem, with 38 animals killed over …

A helicopter lowers one of two new Gazex exploder tubes into place Friday in Glory Bowl on Teton Pass. The new exploders complete an upgrade of the original Gazex tubes used for avalanche mitigation on Mt. Glory. A third exploder in Glory Bowl and the single tube in Twin Slides were replaced…

Kathy McRoberts, center, experiments with different surface design techniques to decorate a piece of tile during an afternoon workshop led by artist Jenny Dowd of Dowd House Studios, left, at the Art Association of Jackson Hole on Saturday. McRoberts, who has been creating pottery for about …

Saminda Francis and Dale Lupton of the National Park Service’s Historic Preservation Training Center in Frederick, Maryland, remove damaged stucco from the “pink house” at the John Moulton homestead on Tuesday morning along Mormon Row in Grand Teton National Park. Moulton built the house in …

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