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Train cars sit parked at a rail depot recently near the Sinclair Oil Refinery in south central Wyoming. The refinery opened 100 years ago this year and has become one of the largest and most complex in the Rocky Mountain region.

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Keith Benefiel used to have a semitruck deliver six cords of wood to his house a winter: 768 cubic feet of pine.

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In a world of “digital fast” and ever-moving storylines and news alerts, is there a place for the still image, the art and craft of journalism? Sure, we love beautiful images that define the wonder and majesty of our little corner of the Great Yellowstone region. And who doesn’t love to see …

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New York City may have Times Square and the dropping of the New Year’s ball, but Jackson celebrates New Year’s with an iconic half-century-old tradition that thrills the entire town.

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The annual Santa letters section of the paper always feels cute and lovely and wholesome. But what we love so much about the annual tradition is the snapshot in time these pieces of work provide from the some of our youngest community members.

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There are a lot of things Jackson is known for — the mountains, the skiing, the billionaires — but there’s also some old-fashioned Jackson that comes to our neighborhoods and the Town Square at Christmastime, highlighting the spirit of the season.

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Christmas exploded at the Virginian this past Sunday as Soroptimist of Jackson Hole held its annual Christmas tree auction and brunch, one of their biggest fundraiser of the year.

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Low-budget shopping options have all but disappeared in Jackson. But there remains a place where Marmot Gore-Tex ski pants are $26, and designer-name handbags like Marc Jacobs and Coach sell for $25.

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The following photos are an installment of photographer Ryan Dorgan’s series “The Wasting Sickness of Jackson Funk,” which will be shown at the Teton County Library next summer.

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On a frigid night nearly 100 valley residents came to together at The Virginian Lodge to celebrate all things Jackson Hole. The theme for this year’s 49’er Ball — the oldest and longest running community event in Jackson — was “Act Like a Local.”

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Gangsters and flappers gathered en masse at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar Saturday to try their luck at craps, roulette and blackjack while listening to big band music. It was the Rotary Club of Jackson Hole’s annual Casino Night, the group’s biggest fundraiser, to sponsor as many as 40 scho…

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The fairgrounds on Saturday was a trick-or-treater’s Shangri-La — the one time it’s OK to accept candy from a stranger’s truck.

Race veterinarian Alan Hallman, left, uses a stethoscope on a race dog from Quebec, Canada, on Friday in downtown Jackson. Mushers and handlers gathered Friday morning to get their racing dogs checked by certified race veterinarians before the start of the Pedigree Stage Stop Race.

Shop technician Kris Quandt tends to a pair of Nordic skis last week at Skinny Skis in downtown Jackson. See the Business section of this week’s Jackson Hole News&Guide for a story on the shop’s capacity and ski-tune technology upgrades.

Jackson wrestler Tai McBride, right, lunges away from her South Fremont opponent, Danielle Romriell, as they begin their wrestling match Thursday evening at Jackson Hole High School. Just as quickly as it began, the match ended with McBride pinning Romriell for the win. Pick up a copy of tod…

Eamon Lee Christol, 2, climbs into a snow plane cockpit Saturday at the Dale Robson Memorial Snow Plane Rally in Tetonia, Idaho.

A visitor to the Wyoming State Capitol takes photographs outside the building as seen from the Joint Appropriations Committee meeting room Saturday in Cheyenne.

A lone pedestrian crosses the intersection of Alpine Lane and Powderhorn Lane on an overcast Thursday afternoon. 

A paraglider braves the cold temperatures while flying over High School Butte on Wednesday. Weather in the valley will continue to stay frosty as nighttime temperatures dip below zero.

Grazing among its herd, a single mule deer briefly stops to assess the area before continuing Monday afternoon on Saddle Butte. The herbivores subsist on a diet that varies throughout the year. During the winter months they switch from herbaceous flowering plants and grasses to nutritious bu…

Eric Cullen, structural steel superintendent for Ryman Corp. in Cheyenne, cuts through the railing on the Astoria Bridge on Friday afternoon. He was doing preliminary stabilization work on the structure, which was closed in early December after being struck by a semi truck that exceeded the …

Local comedian Andrew Munz skates around the Center for the Arts stage singing a parody of “911” by Lady Gaga on Tuesday night during his sold-out show, “Freshly Waxed.” Along with multiple musical numbers and stand-up comedy, Munz screened a few short films featuring locals as well as his a…

The Jackson Hole High School dance team performs for a packed home audience during halftime of the boys varsity basketball game Thursday night. The Broncs faced off against Teton High School and fell 54-42 to the Timberwolves.

Cheered by family and friends, Skip Wright-Clark, Tom Evans and Mike Sullivan wave to hockey fans upon being inducted as the first three members of the Jackson Hole Moose Hall of Fame between periods of the team’s game Friday night against the St. Louis Spirit.

Skiers and snowboarders gear up after offloading from Sweetwater Gondola on Thursday at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. This weekend the forecast calls for partially cloudy skies and snow on Sunday.

Cyclists on fat bikes pedal their way up Cache Creek toward the trailhead Monday afternoon. The first week of 2023 is forecast to bring snow showers and temperatures at or below freezing.

Spectators at the base of Snow King take in the fireworks display Saturday night following the annual New Year’s Eve torchlight parade, ringing in 2023.

Jordan Cawley of Sager Sign Arts in Idaho Falls, Idaho, attaches new neon tubes to the vintage sign at The Virginian Lodge on Thursday. The Broadway Avenue landmark has been renovated and restored, with the sign getting its first paint job in 40 years.

Skiers and snowboarders make their way up the Mount Glory bootpack Thursday on Teton Pass. Snow and seasonally normal temperatures have returned to the region after about 10 days of wild weather that included everything from subzero temperatures just before Christmas to rain and highs nearin…

The five members of Canadian Brass perform a holiday concert in front of a near-capacity Center Theater crowd on Tuesday evening at the Center for the Arts. Hosted by the Grand Teton Music Festival, the venerable brass quintet presented a varied program of popular and classical seasonal favo…

A cow moose moves along the Snake River near the Wilson Bridge while munching on grasses at dusk last week.

Dusk falls on Teton Village as skaters glide around the ice rink illuminated by GlowNights installations Saturday evening. GlowNights artworks are designed to bring people together in public spaces during the darkest nights of the year.

Family and friends gather Thursday in the Jackson Hole High School rotunda to watch the First Lego League competition. Several robotics teams from elementary schools around the valley participated in the competition, which challenges students to apply STEM (science, technology, engineering a…

Skiers prepare to offload from the new high-speed detachable quad Thunder chairlift after it opened Saturday at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Built by Colorado firm Leitner-Poma, the new lift travels at twice the speed of the original Thunder, cutting riders’ time to only about 3.6 minutes.

As researchers swab the nostrils and throats of two captured bighorn sheep, a group of hunters walks by Saturday morning on the National Elk Refuge. Wyoming Game and Fish and University of Wyoming wildlife biologists were collecting saliva and fecal samples, and measuring fat to better under…

Moose forward Drew Akins, right, works the puck near the Vail goal during the first period of Jackson’s 12-5 win over the Yeti on Friday at the Snow King Sports & Events Center. See tomorrow’s Jackson Hole News&Guide for a story on the Friday and Saturday games.

The Laff Staff brought audience member Connor James onstage to help perform a bit during their Friday night show in the Black Box Theater at the Center for the Arts. The improv comedy troupe has been performing together for 14 years.

A lone snowboarder rests in the middle of the empty run, Easy Does It, on Thursday as skiers make their way down to the Casper Quad lift at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. On Saturday, the resort plans to open the new Thunder Quad after a generous dose of early season snowfall.

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