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The first rays of sunlight illuminate the high peaks of the Teton Range recently in Grand Teton National Park. A chance of snow returns to the valley Wednesday with increasing probability of precipitation as the week goes on.

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Angel Rooks Orton, 14, left, and Stella Rooks, 13, seated, sneak away for a practice read-through of a resolution designating December 10 as Wyoming Women’s Suffrage Day in the Teton County Board of County Commissioners chambers on Monday morning. The two cousins, as well as 1 1/2-year-old G…

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A light snow falls around newlyweds Abigail Hernandez and Luis Chalas as photographer Viviana Torres fixes Hernandez’s veil during a photo shoot in Jackson Town Square following their wedding ceremony Saturday afternoon. Hernandez and Chalas have been together for two years after meeting on …

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A skier makes her way down the Lower Elk trail on Snow King Mountain on Friday morning. The Town Hill officially opens for the winter season on Saturday with the revving up of the Cougar chairlift and Magic Carpet.

Following a morning of shredding, Dawson Handley hangs ten off the nose of his snowboard Thursday at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Grand Targhee Resort opened limited terrain Wednesday, and Snow King Mountain is scheduled to open its Cougar lift to skiers and snowboarders Dec. 7.

Roger Watson walks his dog, Thor, through East Jackson on their way to the Nelson Drive trailhead Tuesday evening.

Members of the Jackson Hole High School basketball team run agility drills Monday during their first morning of practice. Pick up a copy of Wednesday’s Jackson Hole News&Guide for a preview of the Broncs’ and Lady Broncs’ upcoming seasons.

Jackson forward Alex Dewitz (96) skates off the ice with a bloody nose after fighting Portland Legend Matt Bader during their game Friday night at Snow King Sports & Events Center. Dewitz said he had to get six stitches on the bridge of his nose following the fight. Jackson defeated Port…

Members of the Jackson Hole High School Nordic ski team practice Tuesday at Snow King Mountain.

Employees of the Rusty Parrot Lodge survey the building Tuesday morning after a fire heavily damaged it hours before. See Wednesday’s Jackson Hole News&Guide for the latest on the fire at the downtown lodge.

Snowmobilers dig in to the early-season powder Sunday at about 9,600 feet above sea level near Togwotee Pass. Though precipitation is expected early Tuesday and into Wednesday, high temperatures in the 40s through the next week will likely keep any low-elevation snow accumulation at bay.

A bighorn ram pauses Nov. 11 while grazing by the road on the National Elk Refuge. After a short while, it crossed the road and ran up Miller Butte. A small group of bighorn winter on and around the butte each year.

A hiker pauses to take in the view Tuesday at Taggart Lake in Grand Teton National Park. Although most of the roads have been closed, cars can still drive to the Taggart Lake trailhead and people can continue on bike or foot throughout the park.

A long-tailed weasel perches atop landscaping rocks in a Kelly backyard Wednesday morning. The small mammal, seen in its white winter coat, will sport brown fur during the summer months.

A moose calf enjoys its breakfast Monday morning in Grand Teton National Park. A recent stretch of sunny, warm weather is expected to continue through Thursday before clouds bring a chance of rain and snow over the weekend and into early next week.

Jackson businessman and retired U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Joe Rice talks to Jackson Hole High School students Thursday about his road to military service during an all-school assembly honoring local veterans. The American Legion Post 43 will conduct its annual Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. M…

Laura Worcester lifts a mattress box spring with her husband, Eric Worcester, while shopping at the Snow King Resort liquidation sale Thursday morning. Laura works for Grand Teton Lodge Company and was shopping for the employee village. The sale at Snow King Resort began Thursday morning and…

An American dipper scratches itself as it dries off following an underwater plunge into the Gros Ventre River. The bird is often found near swift-moving streams where it dives for aquatic insects and sometimes small fish. The dipper is known for its white eyelids, which are particularly noti…

Families watch pumpkins plummet from the raised platform of the Jackson Hole Fire/EMS fire truck Saturday morning during the annual pumpkin drop at the Teton County Fairgrounds. People brought hundreds of pumpkins — some carved for Halloween, some beginning to rot — to be turned into “squash…

Maddy Shewe, left, 19 months old, and Lucy Bartlett, right, 15 months old, sit and eat candy in their wagon Thursday afternoon while they wait for more children to join their group from Rocky Mountain Kids day care for the Trick or Treat on Town Square. Businesses all around the square were …

It’s beginning to look a little like December on the slopes of Snow King Mountain, where snowmaking guns are taking advantage of frigid temperatures to lay down an early-season base. “Above 25 degrees, it’s hard to get a return on your work,” said Brian Maguire, the ski area’s director of re…

A pair of anglers cast their lines on the Snake River south of Jackson late last week. Warmer, more seasonal temperatures in the lower 40s are forecast to return for the weekend.

Jackson Hole High School senior Kaitlin Meyring, right, tries to spike past a Pinedale opponent during the third game of the Lady Broncs’ loss Friday at home. The team heads to Cody this week for the regional tournament.

Nieve Camino, 4, pulls out one of “Frankenstein’s guts” at the end of the Haunted Harvest tour Saturday at Vertical Harvest. Camino said the scariest part of the tour was “when the girl said ‘boo’ to me.” This marked the third year Vertical Harvest has put on the event, which included a haun…

Diamond Rio’s lead singer Marty Roe high-fives fans as he and the rest of the band bid farewell to the crowd Thursday night after their show at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar. The Grammy Award-winning group from Nashville, Tennessee, has been performing together since 1989. The band played so…

Country music singer and songwriter Larry Gatlin performs Monday evening at the Silver Dollar Showroom in downtown Jackson. The eldest of the Gatlin Brothers trio, he has written songs that were later recorded by Elvis Presley, Glen Campbell, Barbra Streisand, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson…

Hunters set out into the snow-covered high country in pursuit of elk Sunday. Scattered snow showers are expected to continue until Thursday, with up to 10 inches of snow at higher elevations forecasted by the end of the day Wednesday.

A cow moose and her calf browse bitterbrush Thursday morning in Grand Teton National Park. Moose locations and levels of activity are heavily dependent upon temperature, as the animal’s large size and insulating winter coat make it susceptible to heat stress.

Center for Jackson Hole board member Mickey Fearn, right at podium, invites the audience to applaud SHIFT Festival Executive Director and founder Christian Beckwith, left, Wednesday afternoon at the Center for the Arts. The 2019 festival continues through Friday and focuses on the relationsh…

The full moon rises Monday night over Crystal Butte. The full moon in October is commonly known as the Hunter’s Moon, to correspond with the traditional hunting season.

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