Fred Meyer hopes diminish

Wondering if a Fred Meyer store will open in the former Kmart? This is what the spokesman for the Kroger unit said: “Fred Meyer would love to serve the Jackson community but we currently do not have an option that is viable at this time.”

Bodywork certified

Laura Garrard, a board-certified bodywork therapist in Jackson Hole, recently achieved the first level of craniosacral therapy certification through the Upledger Institute, a clinical and educational resource center in Florida. Garrard has practiced manual holistic therapies in Jackson for 15 years and holds certifications in complete decongestive therapy and manual lymph drainage, traditional reiki, yoga and Swedish massage. She runs her practice, Attuned Healing Bodywork, in the Jackson Holistic Healing Center on Jackson Street.

Unemployment

Teton County employment grew from 20,700 jobs in the second quarter of 2018 to 21,009 jobs a year later. The addition of 308 jobs amounted to a 1.5% gain, according to the Wyoming Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, Second Quarter 2019. Wages in the second quarter of 2019 totaled $240,446,180, an increase of $10,759,765, or 4.7%. Average weekly wages rose $27, or 3.1%, to hit $880 in the second quarter of last year.

Rah rah for gear rentals

A recently published Wall Street Journal article recommends that skiers rent most of their gear when they travel. “Imagine arriving at your hotel room and a full array of premium ski equipment is waiting for you. It’s not just some weird fantasy anymore.” The article by Michael Frank mentions Ski Butlers and Black Tie Skis, both of which operate in Jackson Hole, as well as the Four Seasons in Teton Village, which lends an in-house supply of skis, including Black Crow, Fischer and Kastle brands. The article advises against renting boots. “Ski boots should be specially made for your feet. Otherwise they hurt like hell.”

Jennifer Dorsey is chief copy editor and Business section coordinator. She worked in Washington, D.C., and Chicago before moving to the Tetons.

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