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At 6 feet, 8 inches tall, William “Bill” Sweney was “a gentle giant” and “literally larger than life,” friends and family said. They are mourning the life of the Emmy Award-winning producer, longtime airline employee and nature lover.

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After nearly a year’s deployment, Army Pfc. Briton Bommer arrived home to little fanfare — his parents didn’t know he was coming.

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The girls’ first idea was grocery shopping for their neighbors, but they’d heard the shelves were pretty bare and they worried they might not be able to fulfill their promises.

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Political apathy hung over Brian Charette in 1992, when he moved to Jackson Hole as a 20-year-old ski bum. He’d come of age as the Gulf War raged, and he “didn’t want to be involved with any system.”

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Alexis Jagelski slipped through a willow patch, her fly-rod gently deflecting branches so she could step onto the cobbled shoreline of the Snake River. Gathered in a circle around a guide were four Jackson Hole Middle School students, there to learn the art of fly-fishing from the Jackson Ho…

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Backcountry snow sports always carry an aura of uncertainty. Snow stability varies from day to day and slope to slope, unpredictable weather can sabotage any outing, and complex psychological factors govern reactions at every turn.